I always love photographing people that I have personal relationships with. I have known this sweet family for about 3 years now, when Brittany and I started working together and became fast friends. We don’t work together anymore, but we have definitely stayed in close contact, and she is a member of one of my wine clubs (yes, I have multiple…and it is like book club with no reading ;)). I photographed her sweet daughter Josie at the hospital when she was born, and also photographed her family last winter for a holiday session. I was so happy to meet up with them again this year at Silver Lake Park in Haymarket, Virginia. Josie stole the show with her silly antics and Keegan did AMAZING with the chaos of the day. Their session took place on peak weekend for leaves, and the scenery did NOT disappoint! Here are some of my favorites:
I am so excited to be sharing so many of my favorite images from Lydia + Kevin’s November wedding here today! I feel like the days have been flying by ever since this wedding, and I have been so busy with the holiday season that I have very much neglected this space! Lydia first contacted me a few months ago, and let me know that she and her fiancee were set to have a very intimate wedding ceremony in November at the Kenmore Inn in Fredericksburg, Virginia. I often hear from potential clients that a ceremony is intimate, and will have anywhere from 40-50 guests, but Lydia + Kevin said intimate and MEANT it! They had a total of 13 people at their ceremony including them, myself, and the officiant! I loved that they chose to celebrate with only their families, and it made for a very sweet and romantic ceremony. They also hit the weather jackpot for a November wedding, because we had a beautiful and warm fall day, without rain! This year has been INCREDIBLY rainy, so the fact that there was no rain seemed like a miracle to me. Lydia + Kevin actually live in Colorado, and she did such a great job planning her day while living across the country. She had a real feel for the venue, and chose beautiful florals and attire to complement the ambiance, but my favorite part of the day was definitely the first look and just how happy and sweet Lydia + Kevin were – they were so obviously in love and ready to start their lives together, which always makes me feel so dang good! Here are some of my most favorites from the literally hundreds of images I shot that day!