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This one had been in the books for a long time! Ever since I started becoming interested in wedding photography, I’ve looked up to Hannah of Hannah Smith Photography. This girl was someone that lived close to me and was about my age and doing something that I dream to do in a couple of […]

August 28, 2017

This one had been in the books for a long time! Ever since I started becoming interested in wedding photography, I’ve looked up to Hannah of Hannah Smith Photography. This girl was someone that lived close to me and was about my age and doing something that I dream to do in a couple of years on my own! So safe to say when she asked me to second shoot with me in August, I did a little happy dance πŸ™‚ I would get to photography another wedding while watching and learning from the sweetest, bubbliest pro!Β The drive down with Hannah and Madison was sooo much fun & I loved getting to work with them throughout the day, talk about a dream team! I could immediately tell that the day was gonna be a good one πŸ™‚ The storms were holding off, we perused TJMaxx and had lunch at Chik Fil A before officially starting the day at Rock Hill Plantation.

And the entire day continued to be so easy-going!!! Jon & Melissa were sooo calm and easy to work with and you could tell that NOTHING could make their day any less than perfect! Even their bridal party was so easy to get along with, welcoming and the whole wedding felt like one big tight knit community that had come together to watch two of their beloved own finally tie the knot πŸ™‚ And what better place to do so than Rock Hill Plantation in Stafford, VA. They had a BEAUTIFUL outdoor ceremony space in front of a gazebo, such a classy getting ready area for Melissa, the cutest little front porch and 3 baby goats! I have a thing for baby goats so I was freaking out a little and all three of them were SOO cute and nice (shots with goats included at the end)! Here are some of the highlights of Jon & Melissa’s big day!

This first look was the SWEETEST THING EVER!!!! This was my first time photographing one & I can see why photographers advocate for them!! It gives you guys some time to see each other, talk to each other & enjoy the day before your big moment!!

Definitely one of the funniest parts of the day!! These girls had soo much fun with these shots πŸ™‚

^^^ THIS MELTED MY HEART!!!! Melissa watching the Mother Son dance πŸ˜€

And they finished off with a sparkler exit that looked like it was something out of a fairy tale πŸ™‚

I loved getting to capture all the sweet moments throughout Jon & Melissa’s big day along with Hannah & can’t wait to work with her and Madison sometime again πŸ™‚ iPhone pictures with goats below as promised!

August 28, 2017

I had the absolute honor to be the second photographer at Samantha & Jacob’s intimate wedding at The Morrison House in Alexandria at the end of this summer. They celebrated their day with close family and friends. Their love for each other was evident throughout the day especially when they would make funny faces at […]

September 10, 2015

I had the absolute honor to be the second photographer at Samantha & Jacob’s intimate wedding at The Morrison House in Alexandria at the end of this summer. They celebrated their day with close family and friends. Their love for each other was evident throughout the day especially when they would make funny faces at each other in order to crack laughs for photos. I loved that they had their guests paint a canvas with a bare tree with fingerprints as leaves and then added their own immediately after the ceremony. I hope you enjoy the details of the day that I caught alongside Vanessa Smith who was the primary photographer. Be sure to check out her blog post of the day and the rest of her work on her website!

Aww look at all these adorable cute kids πŸ™‚

They put their fingerprints on the canvas together hand in hand. It was one of my favorite moments throughout the day.

Such a sweet first dance!

I had such a great time learning from this incredible opportunity. I was definitely nervous going in but am so glad that I had the opportunity to second shoot a wedding this summer! I wish Samantha & Jacob the very best and hope that they can relive their beautiful day through the pictures!

September 10, 2015

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