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“a grand adventure is about to begin!”
– a.a. milneBurnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Oliver05i’m pretty sure there’s nothing better than a happy baby in a field of sunflowers :) look how much Harrison has grown since his 4 month session!Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Oliver08Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Oliver09Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Oliver12Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Oliver13he has the sweetest disposition! you’d never know it was his bedtime when we were doing these photos, he was all smiles!Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Oliver15Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Oliver17Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Oliver23look at all those chompers! he’s been working hard to grow 8 teeth so far!Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Oliver26Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Oliver27Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Oliver30Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Oliver33if you haven’t been over to Burnside Farms yet, make sure you go quickly before they close for the summer!Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Oliver35Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Oliver37Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Oliver39Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Oliver42one of my absolute favorites!Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Oliver45Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Oliver51oh my gracious, that FACE! ah you’re killin me kid! :)Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Oliver58Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Oliver62Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Oliver63Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Oliver64Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Oliver69Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Oliver73i think he was channeling a little Flynn Ryder here and turning on his “smolder” for the camera ;)Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Oliver75Happy Monday! :)

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“the rocket racers all tuckered out
supermans in pajamas on the couch
goodnight moon, we’ll find the mouse
and I love you”
– dixie chicks
Great_Falls_VA_Family_Photographer_Stone01can you believe how much these two handsome little men have changed since the last time I saw them in April?! how do they always grow so fast!Great_Falls_VA_Family_Photographer_Stone04we spent the morning exploring Colvin Run Mill in Great Falls and lucked out with the most beautiful weather and an empty park! success!Great_Falls_VA_Family_Photographer_Stone09such a happy boy!Great_Falls_VA_Family_Photographer_Stone12Great_Falls_VA_Family_Photographer_Stone13Great_Falls_VA_Family_Photographer_Stone17Great_Falls_VA_Family_Photographer_Stone25Ben’s got a lot to teach Harrison, including the joy of throwing rocks into the water to see which one makes the biggest splash! i think Harrison got a kick out of it just as much as Ben did!Great_Falls_VA_Family_Photographer_Stone30Great_Falls_VA_Family_Photographer_Stone32Great_Falls_VA_Family_Photographer_Stone36Great_Falls_VA_Family_Photographer_Stone40Great_Falls_VA_Family_Photographer_Stone42Great_Falls_VA_Family_Photographer_Stone45Great_Falls_VA_Family_Photographer_Stone46LOVE this next one of Mike and Ben!Great_Falls_VA_Family_Photographer_Stone49Great_Falls_VA_Family_Photographer_Stone55Great_Falls_VA_Family_Photographer_Stone58Great_Falls_VA_Family_Photographer_Stone59Great_Falls_VA_Family_Photographer_Stone63i couldn’t get enough of his sweet curls! isn’t he adorable?!Great_Falls_VA_Family_Photographer_Stone64Great_Falls_VA_Family_Photographer_Stone66my favorite from their session!! this one needs a big frame for sure :)Great_Falls_VA_Family_Photographer_Stone74Great_Falls_VA_Family_Photographer_Stone75Great_Falls_VA_Family_Photographer_Stone77Great_Falls_VA_Family_Photographer_Stone78Great_Falls_VA_Family_Photographer_Stone82Great_Falls_VA_Family_Photographer_Stone84Happy Thursday! :)

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“when it’s time to celebrate
you’re the one leading my parade
with pink balloons and rainbow confetti
when I need you, you’re always ready”
– cathy heller
Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Covert01i absolutely cannot believe this little lady is about to turn two. i think every time i see her, which is typically at least once every couple weeks, i look at her momma and say some form of, “ah Katie she’s just so BIG! she’s so grown up!” and then we both have a moment with all the feels. in my mind she should still be about 6 months old in Mickey Mouse ears, but then i show up and she’s telling me a story about her most recent adventures and it catches me off guard each time. we’ve done flowers of Katie in poppy fields (in italy none the less!), Katie and Cedar in lavender fields, and this time around we planned a visit to burnside farms to frolic through their sunflower fields! Cedar even picked out her own outfit for the occasion, complete with a gold sparkle tutu and necklace.. did you expect anything else? :)Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Covert06Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Covert07Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Covert10she took her responsibility to carry this basket VERY seriously, she wouldn’t put it down!Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Covert13when we first talked about the idea of doing pictures here, this was the exact shot I had in my mind! :)Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Covert16“C’MON miss jessie!! come this way!!”Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Covert17Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Covert19Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Covert24love that sweet smile :)Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Covert30even though this session was supposed to be ALL about Cedar, i’m so very thankful my dear friend let me talk her into being in a few photos with her girl too. these next few of Katie and Cedar bring so much joy to my heart!Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Covert34Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Covert37hunting for bumble bees… or the perfect flower.. or her Elsa toy that may or may not have been hidden by the flowers ;)Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Covert44Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Covert50Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Covert53Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Covert55Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Covert59two of my favorite ladies :)Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Covert64Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Covert65Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Covert77Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Covert79we had about 3 minutes to make this next part happen before a huge storm came through, but i’d call this a success! i love seeing her imagination develop more and more each day, and she was so exited about the idea of doing a tea party with her baby and her animals :)Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Covert87Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Covert90Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Covert91Burnside_Farms_Sunflower_Portraits_Covert96love you so much sweet Cedar Belle, happy birthday to YOU!

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“before you even knew me, you knew me best
before you ever asked me, I said “yes!”
– haley and michaels
Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette01this day has been years and years in the making, and i think it’s safe to say that everyone in attendance were all so ready to see Mike and Lynnsey officially become husband and wife. i’ve known these two from church for the past 5 years almost, and i remember Mike saying years ago that he was excited to spend thanksgiving that year with Lynnsey and his “future family”. he just knew she was it, right from the beginning. they are truly the very best of friends, and make the most incredible team. they are always the first to show up and help, the first to offer prayer, and each one of their friends would tell you that Mike and Lynnsey love the people in their life fiercely. their passion for God’s church and His people is something that i know is a blessing to so many people, and i can only imagine how that will increase now that they are an official team. Mike and Lynnsey, i know you had a wide range of photographers to choose from and i can’t tell you what an honor it is that you asked me to document this season in your life together. i have LOVED having you both in front of my camera (and all the time together and conversations in between!) and i had the best time with you guys this past weekend! hope you’re enjoying every moment of your honeymoon! xoxo!Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette23Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette24Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette28Lynnsey’s talented mom did ALL (and i do mean ALL!) of the floral arrangements for the day… from the bouquets to the centerpieces to the boutonnieres… i couldn’t get over how gorgeous everything turned out!Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette35Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette51Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette61Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette71Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette83gah! stooooop you are SO gorgeous my dear!Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette87love that shot on the right that Katie took!Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette89Lynnsey wanted to do a ‘first look’ with her dad and two brothers, and their reaction to seeing her for the first time was the BEST!Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette109Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette143isn’t this the loveliest group of ladies you’ve seen?!Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette146Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette153Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette193Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette198Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette237you guys are AWESOME. thanks for making my job so easy :)Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette245then it was time to get married!! Lynnsey and Mike were married at our home church, The Community Church, and i’m sure it was so special for them to be able to have the ceremony here!Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette313Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette319Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette323Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette335Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette339Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette347Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette348Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette353i loved this moment during the ceremony! they invited all pastors in the room to come up and pray over them. it was a cool visual to see how many godly mentors Mike and Lynnsey have investing in their lives, what a sweet blessing.Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette372married!!Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette386Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette395Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette404we snuck out for a few portraits while Mike was still in his dress blues and these next two on the balcony are some of my favorites from their day!Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette470love love LOVE!Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette469Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette479Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette489Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette494Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette495Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette498Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette508they had an open ceremony for anyone who wanted to come, and then had a little cupcake reception at the church before heading to the official reception. aren’t these reception details so fun?!Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette509Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette521Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette523Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette532Lynnsey has worked with the kids at our church, well, for forever! i know it must have been so special for her to be able to have some of her favorite girls there for the ceremony!Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette537Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette550then everyone headed over to the lovely Shadow Creek for the reception! first up, was a few more portraits!Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette555Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette582Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette601Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette616we had to work that American flag into at least one of their portraits just for Mike :)Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette619Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette623Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette629one of my favorite things about this couple is how they are ALWAYS laughing together. couples that will be playful and laugh together are always my favorite to have in front of my camera :)Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette634Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette641look at that good lookin’ group!Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette655true story, sometimes i end up liking that initial “wind up” as they all start running toward the couple even better than the end result (aka the image below this one!) y’alls faces in this image are all SO. GOOD. ;)Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette659Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette664Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette671Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette678Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette715Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette716Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette717Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette726Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette727Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette736we were able to catch that last little bit of sunlight! perfect timing!Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette742Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette748Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette764Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette769Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette793Jonathan was the first one out on the dance floor, and that’s the look that says his lovely girlfriend Katie doesn’t stand a chance hiding at her table ;)Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette794Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette848Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette860they got to spend almost the entire reception out on the dance floor! so fun!Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette861Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette864Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette865Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette866Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette867and of course, my favorite way to end the evening :)Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette894Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Purcellville_VA_Audette895

Ceremony- The Community Church
Reception- Shadow Creek Weddings and Events
Wedding Gown- David’s Bridal
Florist- Karen Coker (bride’s mother!)
Hair and Makeup Artist- Jennifer Morin (bride’s cousin)
Catering- A La Carte Catering
DJ- Egey Levy
Bridesmaids Dresses- David’s Bridal
Grooms Attire- Men’s Warehouse
Invitations- designed by Chris Coker (bride’s brother)

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“sometimes when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of her neck. this is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood—finding a piece of yourself separate and apart that all the same you could not live without.”
– jodi picoultWashington_DC_Newborn_Portraits_Chowdhury01this little lady is the newest addition to Azim and Amrin’s family and she’s such an angel!Washington_DC_Newborn_Portraits_Chowdhury03Washington_DC_Newborn_Portraits_Chowdhury04Washington_DC_Newborn_Portraits_Chowdhury10Washington_DC_Newborn_Portraits_Chowdhury11Washington_DC_Newborn_Portraits_Chowdhury12Washington_DC_Newborn_Portraits_Chowdhury16Washington_DC_Newborn_Portraits_Chowdhury19Washington_DC_Newborn_Portraits_Chowdhury20Washington_DC_Newborn_Portraits_Chowdhury26Washington_DC_Newborn_Portraits_Chowdhury27Washington_DC_Newborn_Portraits_Chowdhury31looks like everyone was a little sleepy during their session… yawns all around! ;)Washington_DC_Newborn_Portraits_Chowdhury34Washington_DC_Newborn_Portraits_Chowdhury35Washington_DC_Newborn_Portraits_Chowdhury38Washington_DC_Newborn_Portraits_Chowdhury47Washington_DC_Newborn_Portraits_Chowdhury50Washington_DC_Newborn_Portraits_Chowdhury51Washington_DC_Newborn_Portraits_Chowdhury56love this one of Amrin and her girl!Washington_DC_Newborn_Portraits_Chowdhury58Washington_DC_Newborn_Portraits_Chowdhury67Washington_DC_Newborn_Portraits_Chowdhury69such beautiful ladies!Washington_DC_Newborn_Portraits_Chowdhury70Washington_DC_Newborn_Portraits_Chowdhury73Washington_DC_Newborn_Portraits_Chowdhury81and i’ll end with one more favorite!Washington_DC_Newborn_Portraits_Chowdhury82Happy Wednesday!

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