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“cause you’re mine, that’s all i need to know
the sun shines everywhere we go
it’s so right, cause i’ve got you to hold every night
i’m the lucky one”
– faith hill
Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Photographer_Gyovai01i first met sebastian almost a year ago for his first birthday portraits, and now he’s about to be a big brother! he’s still just as adorable and charming as ever, as you can clearly see! :)Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Photographer_Gyovai02Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Photographer_Gyovai05Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Photographer_Gyovai06Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Photographer_Gyovai08“i’ll eat you up i love you so!”Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Photographer_Gyovai11Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Photographer_Gyovai13Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Photographer_Gyovai16Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Photographer_Gyovai17Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Photographer_Gyovai25Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Photographer_Gyovai22
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“and we will tie ourselves together
with a spoken solemn vow
and we will fight for one another
til they lay us in the ground”
– wilder adkins
Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard01from the moment i received diana’s first email, i knew she and ryan were my kind of people. the kind that i was genuinely thrilled to work with and get to know. they had just gotten engaged, and she knew she wanted me to photograph their wedding, so they checked in with me to make sure i was available before they locked in their venue. it’s couples like them that leave me humbled and so very thankful for what i get to do every day. there was nowhere else i would have rather been than celebrating with them last saturday! i may or may not be already counting down until i get to hang out with them again :) hope you both are having an incredible honeymoon! xo! Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard02Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard04Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard08Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard16Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard24i think this made us all teary… “Hi hon, this is a lace handkerchief I had made for you from my wedding dress in 1953. Grandpa & I have had 63 years of a great marriage and we wish you and Ryan many wonderful years together. We are so very happy for you. Love you honey, Grandma”Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard32Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard39Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard66Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard71bOspreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard75Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard78Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard79Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard93lookin’ so sharp, sir! Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard96bwOspreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard109Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard113Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard123Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard130Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard134Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard144Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard146Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard156Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard162this spot looked like something out of a fairytale to me! Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard166Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard173Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard179Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard180Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard186Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard188Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard190Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard225Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard238Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard245Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard253Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard258Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard263Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard268well, thats one way to show off your socks guys! :) Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard290Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard332Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard338Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard350Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard356Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard360Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard369Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard387Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard390Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard394Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard399Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard477Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard478Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard481Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard486Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard496Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard503Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard508so we may have missed the sunset, but i’m SO very glad we snuck out during dinner for a few minutes! these ended up being some of my favorites from their day down by the marina! Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard534Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard541another favorite :)Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard544bwOspreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard553Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard553bOspreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard554Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard555Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard569Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard576Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard577love love LOVE!Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard583Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard587bwOspreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard594Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard596Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard603Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard611Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard628Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard631Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard636Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard642Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard659Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard669Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard671they dedicated a special dance to diana’s parents! so sweet!Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard712Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard714Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard740Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard741Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard743Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard744Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard780Ospreys_at_Belmont_Bay_Wedding_Legard782

Wedding Venue – Osprey’s at Belmont Bay
Wedding Gown – David’s Bridal
Florist – Wegmans
Hair and Makeup – Swati Vig
DJ – Black Tie Entertainment
Videographer – Shutter and Sound
Wedding Cake – Cakes by Megan
Catering – Shawn’s Smokehouse BBQ Company
Bridesmaids Dresses – David’s Bridal
Grooms Attire- Mens Warhorse
Invitations – Wedding Paper Divas
Decor Signs – Water’s Edge Design
Photographer – Jessica Smith Photography
Engagement Portraits

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“i’ve been known to move too fast, get too close
but the way you move has me playing through all these thoughts of you
in a dress of white, in a diamond ring
in a love for life
and in this song I sing, you marry me”
– johnny edward
Burnside_Farms_Engagement_Photos_Proposal_Bluth01adam had created the perfect plan. he knew burnside farms would be the best spot since patricia loves sunflowers so much, and we lucked out with the peek of their season and a field FULL of overwhelmingly gorgeous flowers! he blindfolded her and led her to the middle of their maze, so that as soon as she opened her eyes she would be completely surrounded by them all. she was so in awe of the flowers and the handsome man down on one knee in front of her, that she didn’t notice me at ALL! success!! it humbles me to no end that couples invite me into occasions like this and trust me to document them. i will be forever thankful! congratulations to you both! :)Burnside_Farms_Engagement_Photos_Proposal_Bluth02Burnside_Farms_Engagement_Photos_Proposal_Bluth05Burnside_Farms_Engagement_Photos_Proposal_Bluth07Burnside_Farms_Engagement_Photos_Proposal_Bluth09Burnside_Farms_Engagement_Photos_Proposal_Bluth11she immediately dropped to her knees right in front of him too :)Burnside_Farms_Engagement_Photos_Proposal_Bluth14Burnside_Farms_Engagement_Photos_Proposal_Bluth17i believe he said something along the lines of, “i think you’re supposed to be standing for this part!” ;)Burnside_Farms_Engagement_Photos_Proposal_Bluth19Burnside_Farms_Engagement_Photos_Proposal_Bluth24Burnside_Farms_Engagement_Photos_Proposal_Bluth27one of my favorites :)Burnside_Farms_Engagement_Photos_Proposal_Bluth29i was so worried she would spot me right away, but thankfully i took a few minutes! phew! :)Burnside_Farms_Engagement_Photos_Proposal_Bluth30Burnside_Farms_Engagement_Photos_Proposal_Bluth33Burnside_Farms_Engagement_Photos_Proposal_Bluth34Burnside_Farms_Engagement_Photos_Proposal_Bluth36Burnside_Farms_Engagement_Photos_Proposal_Bluth41Burnside_Farms_Engagement_Photos_Proposal_Bluth44Burnside_Farms_Engagement_Photos_Proposal_Bluth45Burnside_Farms_Engagement_Photos_Proposal_Bluth49Burnside_Farms_Engagement_Photos_Proposal_Bluth50Burnside_Farms_Engagement_Photos_Proposal_Bluth58Burnside_Farms_Engagement_Photos_Proposal_Bluth65Burnside_Farms_Engagement_Photos_Proposal_Bluth68congratulations again! happy wednesday! :)

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“there’s no good reason for the way you love me
but you’re my walking dream come true
there’s no good reason for the way you love
but i thank God that you do.”
– dave barnes
Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_May01i remember meeting allie and kevin at andrew and emily’s wedding back in 2014 and knew immediately that they were wonderfully adorable! i took a photo of them together during the reception and i remember thinking to myself, “oh my goodness, i seriously hope i get to photograph THEIR wedding one day!” and that day is here!! i was so excited when i got allie’s email saying that they were engaged and getting married next year! i truly had the best experience with their family for andrew and emily’s wedding, and i’m thrilled to have such a great excuse to see them all again! :) allie and kevin made my job SO very easy, and we had a blast exploring one of my favorite spots for their engagement portraits, meadowlark botanical gardens! happy viewing, friends!Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_May05how gorgeous is allie’s dress?! they coordinated their outfits so perfectly!Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_May09love love love!Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_May15Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_May16Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_May17Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_May20Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_May23Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_May24Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_May32Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_May37Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_May45Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_May47Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_May55Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_May58Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_May60Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_May65Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_May66Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_May68Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_May73Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_May75Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_May77Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_May84Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_May86i’m already excited for your wedding next july!! :) happy monday!

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“i never felt like this before
i knew i’d love you
but this is something more”
– dave barnes
colvin_run_mill_family_portraits_hansen01this little girl was smiling and giggling with me from the moment they pulled her out of the car! melt my heart!colvin_run_mill_family_portraits_hansen06colvin_run_mill_family_portraits_hansen12colvin_run_mill_family_portraits_hansen14love that scrunchy nose smile :)colvin_run_mill_family_portraits_hansen16colvin_run_mill_family_portraits_hansen18bwcolvin_run_mill_family_portraits_hansen22colvin_run_mill_family_portraits_hansen25colvin_run_mill_family_portraits_hansen29colvin_run_mill_family_portraits_hansen31colvin_run_mill_family_portraits_hansen32colvin_run_mill_family_portraits_hansen33somebody was NOT a fan of the grass, but it was too cute not to share :)colvin_run_mill_family_portraits_hansen35colvin_run_mill_family_portraits_hansen38colvin_run_mill_family_portraits_hansen40colvin_run_mill_family_portraits_hansen46colvin_run_mill_family_portraits_hansen48colvin_run_mill_family_portraits_hansen50colvin_run_mill_family_portraits_hansen53colvin_run_mill_family_portraits_hansen55colvin_run_mill_family_portraits_hansen57you can go back and see liana’s 4 month portrait session and newborn portrait session as well! happy thursday! :)

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