You guys. Even four months later, I am still pinching myself that I had the privilege to photograph this wedding!!! Rheanna + Pat set a date of September 21st for what was sure to be the wedding of the damn decade, and I was ALL IN. They chose to get married at Patrick’s family property in Catharpin, Virginia. Patrick grew up on this land, and it really is the most idyllic setting for a wedding. When it comes to variety in scenery, its got it all – woodland forestry, sweeping fields, a gorgeous barn, perfectly lit wooded areas, and a pond with the perfect amount of mossy growth on top. It is a photographer’s dream! Aside from all that, I knew that with Rheanna’s creative mind & Patrick’s woodworking ability, the event was going to be stunning and THEY DID NOT DISAPPOINT. Every single table, wooden box, wooden sign, table covering or other wood element was BUILT BY THE GROOM WITH HIS OWN TWO HANDS. His expert craftsmanship was such a big part of the event, and I have never seen such a beautiful reception set up.
A few weeks back, I had the pleasure of photographing an amazing baby shower for the sweetest couple, Pragya + Kapil.( I am so excited to be working with them for maternity and newborn portraits, so you will get to see more of them soon!) The shower was hosted by Pragya’s sister-in-law and close family and friends, and was at the gorgeous Casanel Vineyards & Winery in Leesburg, Virginia. I have been to my fair share of wineries in the area, but had never heard of Casanel, and I really think it must be the best kept secret in Leesburg! It was so beautiful. You drive in through rows and rows of vines and the views from the tasting room and members club are of rolling hills with more vineyards. It was stunning, and a perfect location to celebrate Pragya + Kapil’s soon-to-be born baby! The details for the shower were so sweet, and they had the idea to do the coolest gender reveal ever, at the shower! Pragya, Kapil and a few close family members knew whether they were having a baby boy or baby girl, but nobody else at the shower was privy to that info! They set out a bunch of stickers of dresses and suits, and it was so fun to watch almost every single party goer decide that she must be carrying a baby boy. Three lone ladies were on team girl. When it was time for the reveal, everyone went outside with confetti cannons and a set of dice. They took turns popping the cannons and it worked out perfectly that the first four popped had gold confetti – building the suspense for everyone. Team girl popped the final two cannons at once, and were ecstatic when they saw PINK confetti flying!!! This was my absolute favorite moment – everyone was so excited and celebrating and you could tell how much love Pragya was feeling from her closest people. It was really special, and my favorite images from the day, hands down, so we will lead with them here, and follow with more of the highlights from Pragya’s baby shower!