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“you’re the best song i’ll ever write
and we’re humming and dancing through the years together
you’re the best song i’ll ever write
and i pray you’ll hear Jesus in it when you’re older”
– bethany dillon
Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Giles01this wild little man just celebrated his very first birthday, and we marked the occasion with some updated family portraits :) his big brother matthew completely knows how to work the camera, if ya couldn’t tell ;) Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Giles02Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Giles05bwLeesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Giles07Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Giles08Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Giles10Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Giles14love that scrunchy nose smile :) Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Giles15jethro takes snack time VERY seriously when bananas are involved ;)
Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Giles27Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Giles33Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Giles34bwLeesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Giles36Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Giles40Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Giles44Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Giles49Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Giles55Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Giles56Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Giles58Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Giles60Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Giles61Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Giles67forget the cake! who wants cake when you can have donuts?!? :) Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Giles71Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Giles72Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Giles77what i love most about this picture are the expressions on the boys faces, each looking at their parents like “hey!! i thought the extra ones were for ME!?!?”  :)Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Giles81Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Giles87Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Giles89happy 1st birthday, jethro!

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“even though i don’t tell you all the time
you had my heart a long long time ago
in case you didn’t know”
– brett young
Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass01remember these two from just a few weeks ago?! i love it when i get to see couples again so soon after their engagement session! these two had an incredible day last saturday as they celebrated their marriage with all of their favorite people. and i just might have two new favorite venues! they got ready at the charming glen gordon manor, and then we headed over to marriott ranch for the ceremony and reception! so much character and elegance in both! :) congratulations andrew and allison, hope you’re having the best time on your honeymoon! Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass04Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass16Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass17Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass23Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass50Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass53Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass54Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass55Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass59Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass69Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass88Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass92Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass106isn’t her dress completely stunning?!Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass108Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass113Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass124we had a little (BIG!) surprise visitor during a few of her bridal portraits! :)Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass136Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass141Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass163Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass167Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass168Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass173Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass183Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass194Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass196Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass199Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass204 copyMarriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass209Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass218Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass224Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass229Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass246Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass255Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass262Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass267Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass271Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass276Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass283Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass285Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass302Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass305Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass311Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass314Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass321Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass341Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass346Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass370Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass375Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass401Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass419 copyMarriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass433Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass455Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass467Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass476Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass546Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass557Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass558Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass559Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass570Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass580we caught the light just perfect for their sunset portraits! :)Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass593Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass609 copyMarriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass610Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass653Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass663Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass669Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass675Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass677Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass678Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass689thanks for letting us celebrate with you both!! xo!Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass767Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass768Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass777Marriott_Ranch_Wedding_Glen_Gordon_Manor_Wedding_Glass778

Ceremony/Reception Venue – Marriott Ranch
Getting Ready Location – Glen Gordon Manor
Wedding Gown – Ellie’s Bridal Boutique
Florist – Good Earth Flowers and Events
Hair and Makeup Artist – Trish Langley
DJ – Dream Day DJ’s, Jake Richie
Bridesmaids Dresses – JCrew
Grooms Attire – Suit Supply
Invitations – Brewood Engravers
Photography – Jessica Smith Photography
Engagement Portraits

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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
Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Photographer_Gyovai26Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Photographer_Gyovai29Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Photographer_Gyovai34Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Photographer_Gyovai43bwLeesburg_VA_Maternity_Photographer_Gyovai49Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Photographer_Gyovai50Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Photographer_Gyovai54Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Photographer_Gyovai59Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Photographer_Gyovai62Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Photographer_Gyovai64happy monday! :)

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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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