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“you’re gonna miss this
you’re gonna want this back
you’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast”
– trace adkins
Green_Springs_Gardens_Family_Photographer_Sweet04remember these two beautiful girls from their family portrait session last year? well if it’s possible, they are even sweeter and more gorgeous than ever! Green_Springs_Gardens_Family_Photographer_Sweet06Green_Springs_Gardens_Family_Photographer_Sweet08Green_Springs_Gardens_Family_Photographer_Sweet11Green_Springs_Gardens_Family_Photographer_Sweet15Green_Springs_Gardens_Family_Photographer_Sweet20Green_Springs_Gardens_Family_Photographer_Sweet25Green_Springs_Gardens_Family_Photographer_Sweet26Green_Springs_Gardens_Family_Photographer_Sweet30Green_Springs_Gardens_Family_Photographer_Sweet32Green_Springs_Gardens_Family_Photographer_Sweet34Green_Springs_Gardens_Family_Photographer_Sweet38Green_Springs_Gardens_Family_Photographer_Sweet40Green_Springs_Gardens_Family_Photographer_Sweet45i got a photo like this of ellie twirling last year and i think it was her one request for this year to duplicate it :) mission accomplished! Green_Springs_Gardens_Family_Photographer_Sweet48Green_Springs_Gardens_Family_Photographer_Sweet52Green_Springs_Gardens_Family_Photographer_Sweet54secrets secrets! Green_Springs_Gardens_Family_Photographer_Sweet61Green_Springs_Gardens_Family_Photographer_Sweet62Green_Springs_Gardens_Family_Photographer_Sweet66Green_Springs_Gardens_Family_Photographer_Sweet69Green_Springs_Gardens_Family_Photographer_Sweet73showing off some of her ballet moves :) Green_Springs_Gardens_Family_Photographer_Sweet75Green_Springs_Gardens_Family_Photographer_Sweet79this girl has got THE best giggle :) Green_Springs_Gardens_Family_Photographer_Sweet79bshe’s well on her way to earning that black belt! :) look out, world! Green_Springs_Gardens_Family_Photographer_Sweet80and i’ll end with one more favorite :) love this shot of ellie! Green_Springs_Gardens_Family_Photographer_Sweet84happy monday! :)

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“love the Lord your God, and love one another. love one another as He loves. love with strength and purpose and passion and no matter what comes against you don’t weaken. stand against darkness, and instead choose love. that’s the way back into Eden.”
– francine riversBirkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone01this was the kind of day i cherish getting to be a part of. where i walk away at the end of the evening thinking “this is why i’m thankful for what i get to do every day. getting to be involved in days just like this.” the kind of day that is intentional in every aspect, full of joy, and truly focused on the real reason we were there. peyton and megan have been a joy to work from the moment i met them, and even though it was drizzling outside (literally) all day, i didn’t hear either of them mention it once. they weren’t phased in the least by a bit of rain, they were just so thankful this day was finally here, and all of their favorite people to go along with it.  i was thrilled to be back at the birkby house here in leesburg for their wedding, and the staff there really went above and beyond to help make sure their vision for the day really came to life.

they even had a special guest of honor show up during portraits… their 10 week old puppy ozzie! you guys, i can’t handle the cuteness. i may or may not have been tempted to try and smuggle him out in my camera bag :) he’s the most adorable little ball of fluff! i’m so glad we were able to take some photos of their little family of 3 on this special day, and capture ozzie’s itty-bitty-ness at this age!

megan and peyton, thank you thank you thank you for being so wonderful, and for trusting me with such an important day. it was an honor to celebrate with you both! xoxo! Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone13Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone14Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone15Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone17Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone27Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone63i also wanted to say a big thank you to my dear, talented friend heidi for 2nd shooting for the day! so many of the photos you see in this post are hers, including these next two of peyton. heidi, you are MORE than welcome to join me any time! thanks for your hard work and gorgeous images! :) Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone66Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone74Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone75Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone80Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone87Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone88they redid the bridal suite at birkby house since i was there last and it’s completely gorgeous! so bright and cheerful! just like these ladies! Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone110Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone111i’m obsessed with megan’s dress! it suited her so perfectly! Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone118Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone128Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone133Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone138Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone140Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone149megan you are the most stunning bride!! Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone165it was drizzling outside all day, but that didn’t put a damper on anything. they came prepared with some fun umbrella’s and a great attitude and we made it happen! their portraits are some of my favorites i’ve done all year! :) Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone170i think he was pretty excited to see his girl :) Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone173Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone175Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone185be. still. my. HEART. look at that sweet face! is puppy fever a thing? megan, we might need to find a time for you, me, and ozzie to grab lunch soon so i can get my puppy fix! ;) Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone195Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone205Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone206Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone211Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone212Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone213they had an opportunity to exchange cards, which resulted in happy tears all around :) Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone214Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone238Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone257Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone259one of my favorites from the day! loved the pink! Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone265Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone266Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone269Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone270Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone277Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone278Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone281Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone310Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone323Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone330Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone332Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone334Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone350Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone359Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone365Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone368Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone370Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone375Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone382Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone386Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone391Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone415Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone420Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone421Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone422just before the ceremony she did a little ‘first look’ with her dad, and you could tell instantly what a special relationship they have. seriously, it’s such an honor to get to witness moments like this all day long: Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone427Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone431Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone434these little ladies were SERIOUS about emptying their basket of flowers, and they weren’t going to their seats until all the petals were gone! Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone452Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone501Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone503Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone507Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone508Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone526Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone537Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone541Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone570… that moment when it’s official and you’re MARRIED! :)
Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone571Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone575Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone579Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone583Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone606Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone621Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone635Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone636Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone642Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone646Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone649Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone671Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone672Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone673Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone674Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone675Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone677Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone686they gave away these adorable little succulent plants as wedding favors! so fun!Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone698Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone699Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone700Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone729Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone740Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone742Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone754Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone761Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone775Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone779Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone788Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone799Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone801Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone815Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone832Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone871Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone888Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone900Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone910Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone925Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone947i couldn’t adore you any more than i already do! thank you both so much for letting me be a small part of your day! xo!Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone948Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone955Birkby_House_Wedding_Photographer_Stone981

venue: birkby house, leesburg va
wedding dress: jenny too, BHLDN
florist: pollen productions, katharine lucas
hair and makeup stylist: bridal artistry dc
wedding coordinator: vows and vines events
videographer: christy stevens
desserts: mom’s apple pie company
catering: magnolias mill
groomsmen’s tie: the tie bar
groomsmen’s suspemnders: jj suspenders
invitations: lisa singer
photography: jessica smith photography
engagement portraits

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“today’s a day like any other
but i am changed, i am a mother
oh in an instant
and who i was has disappeared
it doesn’t matter, now you’re here
so innocent
i was lost for you to find
and now i’m yours and you are mine”
– sara bareilles1Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_DeArment59how handsome are these two little brothers? nate was quite smitten with his baby brother alex, and was more than happy to dish out all the kisses and snuggles during their family newborn session :) Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_DeArment02Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_DeArment04Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_DeArment07Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_DeArment12Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_DeArment18Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_DeArment19love nate’s little curls in the back, and that little hand placement under his chin :) so cute! Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_DeArment28Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_DeArment33Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_DeArment36Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_DeArment39Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_DeArment43Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_DeArment47Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_DeArment50Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_DeArment51Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_DeArment56ohmyGOSH. another favorite for sure. this little boy was such a ham for the camera! Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_DeArment58Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_DeArment62Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_DeArment64Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_DeArment66Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_DeArment75Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_DeArment76Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_DeArment79Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_DeArment81Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_DeArment82happy wednesday! :)

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“i may not know where tomorrows headed
or have the answer to every question
but whatever road we choose
i’ll always be a fool for you.”
– green river ordiance
01Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle265you know it’s bound to be a great day when it starts with blue skies and my favorite wedding venue as the backdrop! shadow creek was looking extra lovely for bryan and courtney’s big day, and i think it’s safe to say the day came together just as perfectly as courtney had envisioned it! Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle03Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle05Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle06Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle08Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle17Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle25Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle26Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle44Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle57Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle58Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle78Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle81Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle87Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle90Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle97Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle122Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle123Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle129Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle139Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle149Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle159Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle169Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle192Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle205Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle206Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle211Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle216best photo bombers ever :) Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle231Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle235Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle249Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle253Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle258Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle262Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle269Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle277Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle287Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle288Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle292Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle302Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle311Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle350Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle353Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle356Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle378Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle395Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle412Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle420hey we’re married! high five!! ;) Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle422Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle430Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle529Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle534Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle551Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle559Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle561Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle565Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle569Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle574Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle598Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle610Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle616Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle625Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle635Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle636their first dance was a completely choreographed masterpiece! Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle705Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle706Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle721Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle722Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle735Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle748if it was going to rain at all, it picked the PERFECT time! it poured while they did their first dance and toasts, but by the time we wanted to sneak out for a few more photos the rain had (almost) disappeared!Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle765one of courtney’s main requests for the day was a few photos with Gus :)Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle781mission. accomplished. ;) Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle789Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle799Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle802Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle807Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle809Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle826Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle842Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle848Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle855Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle863then there’s those moments when the competitive nature comes out during the shoe game ;) Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle867Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle893Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle915Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle931Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle933Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle940congratulations again!! :) Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Molle941

Venue: Shadow Creek Weddings & Events
Florist: Jennifer Morris Flowers
Wedding Dress: Le Reve Bridal & Tuxedo
Hair Stylist: Jewel Hair Design
Makeup Artist: Blende Makeup Artistry
Church: Bethany United Methodist
Wedding Coordinator: Kelly Barlow
DJ: Tristan Nery
Videographer: DeVries Productions
Cake: Mr. Bake
Catering: P.I.G.S
Invitations: Added Touches by Terry Larkin
Photography: Jessica Smith Photography
Engagement Portraits

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“nonsense. young boys should never be sent to bed. they always awake a day older, and then before you know it… they’re grown.”
– j.m. barrie, Peter PanAshburn_VA_Family_Photographer_Preston01remember this handsome little boy from his 1st birthday photos?!  somehow benton is already turning TWO and he is full of all things spunk and sweetness, sass and silliness, smarts and snuggles, and he’s (still) got me wrapped around his little finger! he was such a ham and showed off all his best tricks during their session, complete with animal sounds, dance moves, and a very elaborate story about his new friend pete the dragon who just so happens to live in the barn at one loudoun ;) happy 2nd birthday, little friend! i completely adore you! Ashburn_VA_Family_Photographer_Preston03Ashburn_VA_Family_Photographer_Preston04Ashburn_VA_Family_Photographer_Preston07Ashburn_VA_Family_Photographer_Preston08Ashburn_VA_Family_Photographer_Preston13Ashburn_VA_Family_Photographer_Preston14how he closes his eyes and counts to 10 to play hide and seek is just about the cutest thing i’ve seen ;) Ashburn_VA_Family_Photographer_Preston15this kid… he slays me. Ashburn_VA_Family_Photographer_Preston18Ashburn_VA_Family_Photographer_Preston22Ashburn_VA_Family_Photographer_Preston29Ashburn_VA_Family_Photographer_Preston30Ashburn_VA_Family_Photographer_Preston33Ashburn_VA_Family_Photographer_Preston34Ashburn_VA_Family_Photographer_Preston38Ashburn_VA_Family_Photographer_Preston45his little fake laugh and scrunchy nose smile just kill me :) Ashburn_VA_Family_Photographer_Preston47Ashburn_VA_Family_Photographer_Preston49Ashburn_VA_Family_Photographer_Preston53Ashburn_VA_Family_Photographer_Preston56Ashburn_VA_Family_Photographer_Preston57Ashburn_VA_Family_Photographer_Preston59Ashburn_VA_Family_Photographer_Preston63Ashburn_VA_Family_Photographer_Preston64Ashburn_VA_Family_Photographer_Preston66Ashburn_VA_Family_Photographer_Preston68Ashburn_VA_Family_Photographer_Preston71Ashburn_VA_Family_Photographer_Preston72Ashburn_VA_Family_Photographer_Preston74Ashburn_VA_Family_Photographer_Preston76happy wednesday! :)

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