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“wherever you go
no matter how far
my love is where you are”
– faith hill
leesburg_va_family_photographer_nelson01wagon rides, bubbles, balls, golf clubs, and your mama & daddy… all things that make family pictures awesome when you’re 17 months old! ;) leesburg_va_family_photographer_nelson44leesburg_va_family_photographer_nelson47leesburg_va_family_photographer_nelson48leesburg_va_family_photographer_nelson54leesburg_va_family_photographer_nelson56leesburg_va_family_photographer_nelson60leesburg_va_family_photographer_nelson64leesburg_va_family_photographer_nelson65leesburg_va_family_photographer_nelson67leesburg_va_family_photographer_nelson69leesburg_va_family_photographer_nelson78leesburg_va_family_photographer_nelson80leesburg_va_family_photographer_nelson83leesburg_va_family_photographer_nelson84leesburg_va_family_photographer_nelson87their dad is a golf instructor, and these two are well on their way to being pros themselves! leesburg_va_family_photographer_nelson89leesburg_va_family_photographer_nelson94thanks again for having me over for the afternoon! happy friday! :)

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“i put on that white dress for you, uh huh
i told the preacher man well yes i do, uh huh
i’ll stay and i’ll grow gray with you, uh huh
yeah i put on that white dress for you, uh huh”
– drew & ellie holcomb
historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich01it was literally the perfect day. perfect weather. incredible people. a beautiful location. the best mix of fun and emotion. they laughed all day long, which made my job super easy :) their families and wedding party made us feel at home right away, and i can’t count how many times during the reception i looked at the two of them and said to katie, “gosh they are just so FUN!”  i can tell that their marriage is going to be one filled with laughter every day :) congratulations to you both! thanks for letting us come celebrate with you! xo!historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich08historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich10historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich16historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich30historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich37historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich51historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich64love this shot of caroline and her sweet momma:historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich71she did a “first look” of sorts with her bridesmaids, and it’s safe to say their reaction did not disappoint! :) especially when they found out her dress had pockets!!historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich76ladies, i adore you all!! consider this my formal request to photograph each of your weddings when that day comes! please and thank you! ;) historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich121historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich126historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich128historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich134historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich138i was so thrilled when i saw caroline gown and cathedral length veil! those are my faaaaavorite to photograph! :)historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich167bwhistoric_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich174historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich179lookin’ so dapper, sir! historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich180bthey were being ring “bears”, if it wasn’t totally obvious ;) historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich181historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich187historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich220historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich223historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich227historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich228historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich258historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich282historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich324historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich325they were married in bethany united methodist church in purcellville, and it was the most charming church for their ceremony!historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich338historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich353historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich371historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich379historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich385historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich390high fives all around! ;) historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich394historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich401historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich447kisses on the nose are my fav :)historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich477historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich482historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich490then we headed over to whitehall manor for the reception!historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich503historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich511historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich519historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich524historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich528historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich541historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich545historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich546historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich550historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich552historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich553historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich557historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich560historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich564historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich566historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich575historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich582historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich585historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich588historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich593historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich599historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich601historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich604my favorite favorite favorite from their day! historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich611historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich614historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich616historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich618historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich619historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich652historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich669historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich670historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich737their mother/son dance was pretty epic, to say the least :) historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich749historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich758historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich766historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich775historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich783historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich786historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich787historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich800historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich806man oh man, this guy was a dancing machine! he was cracking me up all night long! historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich835apparently this was the first time cody’s grandparents had ever come out onto a dance floor, and everyone stopped what they were doing to join in! :)historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich853historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich854historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich891historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich892historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich893historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich894historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich902i completely adore you, sweet lady!historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich903historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich904historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich937historic_whitehall_estate_wedding_photographer_rich939

Reception – Historic Whitehall Estate
Ceremony – Bethany United Methodist Church
Wedding Gown – Hannelore’s in Old Town Alexandria
Florist – Lavender Fields
Hair and Makeup Artist – Carola Myers
Wedding Coordinator – Amanda Long
DJ – King Studios
Cake – WOW Bakery, Melissa Jordan
Bridesmaids Dresses – David’s Bridal
Groomsmen Attire – Jos A Bank
Invitations – Hawthorne House
Photography – Jessica Smith Photography
Engagement Portraits

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“well hello, little baby
your eyes have never seen the sun
you should know, little baby
that i am the lucky one.”
– jj heller
leesburg_va_maternity_photographer_lawless01we roamed around their most favorite spots in downtown leesburg, jillian dished out smiles and kisses, and we marked this season of their lives before it changes in just a few short weeks with the arrival of a new baby sister! :)leesburg_va_maternity_photographer_lawless04leesburg_va_maternity_photographer_lawless06leesburg_va_maternity_photographer_lawless11leesburg_va_maternity_photographer_lawless14leesburg_va_maternity_photographer_lawless15this is the face you get when they say, “jillian, can you smile for the camera?” ;) love that scrunchy nose!leesburg_va_maternity_photographer_lawless19leesburg_va_maternity_photographer_lawless23leesburg_va_maternity_photographer_lawless24leesburg_va_maternity_photographer_lawless25apparently jillian has a baby in her belly too! :)leesburg_va_maternity_photographer_lawless32leesburg_va_maternity_photographer_lawless34leesburg_va_maternity_photographer_lawless37leesburg_va_maternity_photographer_lawless41leesburg_va_maternity_photographer_lawless44this is the coffee shop where emily and jillian like to walk to for their coffee dates :) they sit in these chairs and rock and sip their coffee, and soon there will be another little girl to join them! leesburg_va_maternity_photographer_lawless46leesburg_va_maternity_photographer_lawless49leesburg_va_maternity_photographer_lawless53leesburg_va_maternity_photographer_lawless55leesburg_va_maternity_photographer_lawless58leesburg_va_maternity_photographer_lawless64can’t wait to see you guys again soon! happy friday! :)

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“there’s nothing fancy ‘bout the way i love you
it’s as simple as the stars in the sky, and the blue in the sea
there’s nothing fancy ‘bout the way i love you
but it sure is fancy how you love me”
– dave barnes
rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard01jordan and madeleine’s wedding day was the perfect combination of all the best things… it was joyful, easy going, fun, organized, full of laughter, an epic dance party, thoughtful toasts, happy tears, good drinks, and all of their favorite people. not sure you could ask for anything more than that :)rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard02rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard08rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard10rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard21rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard31rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard36rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard38rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard52isn’t madeleine’s dress so stunning?! it suited her so perfectly!rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard59rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard68rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard69her eyes completely lit up when she saw her bouquet, and i can’t say i blame her! it was stunning!rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard82rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard86rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard107rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard109rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard112rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard115rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard118rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard126rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard131rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard144rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard147rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard153rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard154rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard155rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard156rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard164rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard176one of my favorites! :)rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard182rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard183rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard190rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard194rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard202rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard210rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard214rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard219rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard223rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard233rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard235rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard252rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard257rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard263rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard286rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard288rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard294rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard300rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard337rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard344rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard352rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard355rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard359rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard367rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard374rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard383love this image, with jordan’s dad on one side officiating the ceremony, and both of his brothers on the other side :)
rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard459rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard467rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard471rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard483rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard503rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard509rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard512rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard522rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard528rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard536rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard558rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard559rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard560rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard633these guys showed up ready to DANCE! all three of these first dances were so much fun, and dance floor remained packed all night!rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard643rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard648rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard666rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard667rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard672rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard695rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard711rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard716rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard727rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard751rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard752rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard767rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard772i’ve known madeleine’s family for at least the past 15 years, we grew up in the same town and her older sister meredith and i sang together in high school! it was so fun to have such a great excuse to catch up! :)rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard792and of course, my two favorite photos of the night :) rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard793rust_manor_house_wedding_leesburg_va_bullard794

Venue – Rust Manor House, Leesburg VA
Wedding Gown – BHLDN
Florist – J. Morris Flowers
Hair and Makeup – Jamie D’Agostino Makeup Artistry
Wedding Coordinator – Events by Lexi (Lexi Schafer)
DJ – Digital Sound Services (Ian Lade)
Pies – Mom’s Apple Pie
Catering – Great Blue Heron Catering
Ceremony Musicians – Bud’s Collective
Photography – Jessica Smith Photography
Engagement Portraits

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