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Why Hire Local Wedding Photographers

The very special experiences of being a Local Wedding Photographer

The most enjoyable aspect of being a local wedding photographer is meeting and working with all of the wonderful people I encounter at every wedding that I photograph. It is such a special occasion which much anticipation from the happy couple and so many expectations for the finished product from the photographer. I truly enjoy the experience of each wedding and I work extremely hard to ensure I exceed all expectations the couple have from their local wedding photographer. For over 16 years, my passion for local wedding photography has helped me make a personal connection with the people around Northern Virginia.

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To the love of my life. . .

To the love of my life. . . 

Sarah & Brent Details

It was such a beautiful evening at the Belvedere Hotel for Sarah & Brent’s wedding. With beautiful centerpieces from Floral ImpressionsSBw1023 copy

Katherine & Jared

Congratulations to Katherine and Jared! They were recently married at the Dahlgren Chapel, Georgetown University. Although the day started out with a rainy morning, the weather cleared up in time to take some photos on the campus grounds. The flowers for the wedding were provided by Petal’s Edge Floral Design. Katherine and Jared’s special day was coordinated by Rebecca Sparks of Rex & Regina, LLC. Congratulations again to Katherine and Jared! Wedding Photography Va_KJ01 Wedding Photography Va_KJ03 Wedding Photography Va_KJ04 Wedding Photography Va_KJ08 Wedding Photography Va_KJ13 Wedding Photography Va_KJ19 Wedding Photography Va_KJ23

Caroline & Ron’s Wedding

It was a beautiful sunny day when Caroline & Ron tied the knot at the Washington Masonic National Memorial.  They were both incredibly relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed the festivities on the day.  They had a “first look” and we managed to get a lot of the photographs taken ahead of the ceremony.  Congratulations again to you both – it was a pleasure to be part of your special day.  Brian Lusby worked with me to create some beautiful images.

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Ally & Dave’s Wedding

Ally & Dave married recently at the Carnegie Institute in Washington, DC.  Ally made a stunning bride.  Her dress was so unique.  It was a ball gown in ivory colored raw silk designed by Ramona Keveza from their Legends Collection.  The unique belt was by Marchesa and purchased separately.  The skirt of the dress was affixed with a button and actually detached from the gown so that when Ally was ready to “party” she could do a quick “reveal” by tearing off the skirt.  Some images here show the “reveal”.  Ally mentioned that she will use the skirt material to make a clutch and christening gowns for future children.  It was a wonderful occasion enjoyed by all and with the help of Brian Lusby we were able to capture some beautiful images.  Ellen Seagraves was the florist, and Jeannie Dion, one of Ally’s bridesmaids provided the most amazing cake.  Dan Goldman of Bialeks DJ provided great music for the guests to dance the night away and Margo Fischer did a wonderful job coordinating the event.




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Stephanie and Dan’s Wedding

Stephanie and Dan were married at St. John Neumann Church, Reston on Saturday, April 26 with the wedding reception at the Marriott Dulles Airport Hotel.  Another wonderful wedding with a different twist.

Stephanie and Dan love playing games and this became the theme of the wedding.  Stephanie’s parents, Ken and Kathy Smith did an outstanding job incorporating the theme throughout the wedding day and topped it all with an amazing slideshow which was presented at the reception.  So many new and exciting details – some of which are shown in the images in this blog.  Stephanie’s brother Jeff produced  and laser cut the cake topper and “Mr and Mrs” signs.  As Kathy said – they embraced the theme and felt it is “just an expression of the fun couple Stephanie and Dan are and their love of lie and each other”.

Brian Lusby was my valuable second shooter at this wedding.

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Jenn & EJ’s Wedding

Jenn & EJ were married on April 12, in Arlington with the reception at the Fairview Marriot Hotel in Falls Church. Jenn looked stunning. It was a wonderful wedding with friends and family – and everyone had a great time. Brian Lusby assisted me in photographing this wedding and some of his beautiful work is shown below.


Dana and Steve’s Wedding

Dana and Steve were married on April 5, 2014 at St. John Neumann Church with their reception at Lansdowne Country Club. Brian Lusby photographed this wedding with me and some of his images are featured below.

Dana looked absolutely stunning in a “Le Reve” gown. Steve who is 6ft 5 inches tall was looking sharp. What a fun couple they are. Dana is a basketball coach so for their engagement pics we did some in the garden and took some pics at nearby basketball court.

At the reception – they amazed us all by giving an outstanding performance with two dances that they personally choreographed. The dance was a well kept secret and they brought the house down with their “moves”. Congratulations!

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