A Dublin Honeymoon Session

 

This timeless and romantic honeymoon session in Dublin makes my heart sing. Not only was this city beautiful and full of rich history but Elizabeth and Kenny were the absolute sweetest, their love was so special! I mean just look at the way they look at each other! I couldn’t handle how adorable their lovestruck gaze was. They were so giddy in love with each other and it was written all over their faces. This is why I love honeymoon sessions! That all consuming joy is still fresh and awe inspiring. What better way to preserve those emotions and memories than to have your beautiful love captured in a beautiful place. To remember where you started, to look back on that honeymoon phase with warm affection as the years pass. It’s so incredibly beautiful.

I’m excited to be headed to Hawaii next for another amazing honeymoon session with one of my couples. It’s so exciting to document such intimate and special memories for couples in such beautiful places! So as I eagerly await my trip to Hawaii I wanted to look back and share this amazing honeymoon session in Ireland with you all! There was something so timelessly romantic about this session that I couldn’t get over. I’m immediately taken back to this wonderful place every time I look at these images.

I picked up Elizabeth and Kenny up at their hotel almost immediately after I got off my flight and they showed me around the marvelous city of Dublin. It was my first time driving in Europe and I was nervous but I did it! They had already been in Dublin for quite awhile so they had it all down and made sure I didn’t get lost. We explored the streets and the gorgeous parks. I’m sitting here wishing I could go back right now and do it all again. What an amazing time! I could go on all day about this city and this adorable couple but I will just let the pictures do the rest of the talking.

 

 

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A Sweet Woodland Elopement ~ Jeremy and Erin

A Sweet Woodland Elopement ~ Jeremy and Erin

 

Jeremy and Erin’s intimate woodland elopement at Little Rocky Glen was such an honor to witness. I always love witnessing love and the start of a marriage. You can tell by the giddy smiles on their faces how very excited they were to be married to each other. That’s the kind of affection I adore to capture. They chose to elope with just their immediate family there to witness.

We found them the perfect spot and that’s just about all the planning that went into it. All that was important to them was that they wanted to be married to each other, every thing else was just details. I just adore that attitude! Truly all they needed was each other. Isn’t that the most romantic and sweet thing! They simply wanted each other. I can’t think of a better way to enter into your wedding day.

After their beautiful ceremony preformed by Glen Minister of the Trees, we hiked around Little Rocky Glen and had a ton of fun! Barefoot hiking adventures are my favorite! And after that we went back to their home and they snuggled with their cats which are an important part of their family. I love couples who love their fur babies and want them to be a part of their special day. Their fur babies weren’t so found of being photographed but we managed to get some before they leaped out of their arms to hide.

I adore being a part of Jeremy and Erin’s elopement, they are such a generous and awesome couple. It’s so evident that Jeremy dotes on Erin like she is a princess, to which she would say, “Well I am.” hahaha but they are truly perfect for each other and I am still in awe of their beautiful day and love!

 

 

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Ballerina Bridal ~ Washington D.C.

Ballerina Bridal ~ Washington D.C.

 

I’m still plugging away at blogging sessions from back in April. I hope to get more than one blog in this week to try and catch up a little on a the amazing sessions and weddings from this spring and summer. But to start with for this week here is an amazing Ballerina Bridal I photographed while I was in D.C.

Danielle of Riley Weddings and Events contacted me about this beautiful styled shoot. I was so happy I was able to fit it in while I was in  Alexandria for an awesome Engagement Session with one of my 2017 brides. A ballerina bridal was something I had been wanting to photograph for a while. The venue had the perfect warm golden hues that I just fell in love with! It was the perfect way to finish my trip. It was a timelessly beautiful bridal session with the perfect of amount of elegance and grace.

So many talented vendors came together to make this beautiful day possible. Riley Wedding and Events put all of this together and she did such a beautiful job! Ajax was a beautiful new venue that allowed us to use their space; Greenworks Florist provided all the beautiful flowers and greenery, Estylo Jewelry provided the lovely jewelry as well as Trumpet & Horn, Amie Decker Beauty did a fabulous job on hair and make up, Couture by Posh Bridal let us use one of their gorgeous wedding gowns, Buttercream Bakeshop made the delicious and pretty macrons, Fluffness provided the pretty cotton candy, Bella Villa Shop provided the vintage rentals, and Janie from the Artful Wander modeled for us. It was truly a lovely collaboration to be a part of in the beautiful city of D.C. I hope I run in to all of these lovely vendors again!

And for any brides wondering if an extra bridal session is something you would want, I hope while you’re scrolling through this bridal session you find your answer. I believe a bridal session or bridal boudoir is a wonderful way to preserve the memories of this exciting time in your life of being a bride. It is something you husband will definitely cherish and I think all women who have a bridal session done learn to appreciate their own beauty more.

 

 

An Enchanting Woodland Wedding ~ Chris and Hannah

An Enchanting Woodland Wedding ~ Chris and Hannah

Chris and Hannah’s woodland wedding was such an enchanting experience. It was an intimate wedding with their family and friends at the beautiful Ukrainian Homestead of ODWU. One of my favorite parts about a wedding day is the emotions you feel from the couple’s friends and family. There were many happy tears shed on this day and tons of laughter.

Hannah was an absolutely gorgeous bride and Chris is such a sweet and doting groom. Their love for each other was so evident and their unified love for all their friends and family was such a beautiful things to witness. They are genuinely some of the kindest souls I’ve ever met. They went to every single table to greet there guest with hugs during dinner before they sat down and ate their own food. To me that’s a big testament to how much you love someone. If I’m postponing food for you, it’s a big deal. Haha. But seriously that just speaks to how sweet Hannah and Chris truly are.

From the gorgeous forest setting, their choice of florals and all their perfect decorations, this was the perfect woodland wedding. It took me longer than I wanted to share this beautiful day with you as this was one of my May weddings but I’m happy to finally have the chance to share it with you. I hope you enjoy as I a lot more weddings to blog and share with you and pretty much all of them are gorgeous outdoor affairs.

 

 

 

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An Old Town Alexandria Engagement Session ~ Alan and Andrea

An Old Town Alexandria Engagement Session ~ Alan and Andrea

 

I had such a lovely time with Alan and Andrea in Old Town Alexandria for their engagement session! What a charming place and with these two it was full of romance and adorableness. It drizzled throughout their entire session but they were total champs and we braved the rain. Even with the rain it was still one of the prettiest places I’ve ever been too. Full of beauty and rich history Alexandria should be on everyone’s list of places that you must visit. All the little shops, the charming architecture and sweet people makes it a relaxing and wonderful place to stay. My stay there really felt like stepping on to the set of You’ve Got Mail, it was truly that charming.

Alan and Andrea are so adorable! All it takes is one visit with them to tell they still give each other butterflies and are each other’s biggest fans. That’s the kind of genuine love I adore to witness and capture. I have known Andrea since high school and it makes me so happy to see her with such a sweet and caring man. He seriously dotes on her and she is definitely his biggest supporter and best friend. I get giddy thinking of their wedding day that is quickly approaching! It will truly be a special day!

Thank you for inviting me to the place that captured both of your hearts and the place you met and fell in love! Such a wonderful experience! Also special thanks to Andrea for helping me jumpstart my car after I left my lights on in the middle of D.C. Hahaha what an adventure! Enjoy some of my favorites from my time with Andrea and Alan and stay tuned for their wedding this October!

 

 

 

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