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“and the stars blinked
as they watched her carefully
jealous of the way she shone.”
– atticus
Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Harris01I’m convinced you’ve never met a little girl more adored by her family than Scarlett. she’s got 3 fantastic big brothers, and I’m pretty sure they all think that their baby sister is the most wonderful person in the world. smitten doesn’t even come close to it. it melted my heart seeing how much they completely adored their baby sister, wanting to make her smile, wanting to be close, and genuinely “aww!!”-ing over every single thing she did. she’s a lucky little lady! Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Harris02Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Harris04Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Harris09the main thing they wanted to capture during their session was this: sitting on the floor playing with Scarlett. this is how they spend much of their time, and what seems to make all 4 of these kids light up the most. I loved the cozy, in home, natural feel to their session. I hope Scarlett looks at these photos one day and sees how dearly loved she is by these 3 men in her life. Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Harris13Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Harris15Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Harris17Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Harris18Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Harris28Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Harris30Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Harris31Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Harris34Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Harris41Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Harris42Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Harris43Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Harris46Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Harris48Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Harris50-2Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Harris53one of their favorite things are “kitchen island dance parties” :) Scarlett was all giggles the whole time!Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Harris57-2Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Harris59Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Harris60those chubby baby cheeks are pretty kissable!Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Harris61Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Harris66Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Harris68Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Harris80one of my favorites! look at those tiny chompers and sweet smile! Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Harris81Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Harris82it was a gross rainy day, but we managed to sneak in just a couple photos outside!Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Harris85Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Harris86happy monday!

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“marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse. millions of tiny moments that create your love story.”
-jennifer smithMuseum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh01I’m convinced that Kate has the BEST smile, and thankfully the day flowed so perfectly that she was all smiles from start to finish :) we had a perfect timeline, gorgeous venue, and all of their favorite people in one place. Kate and Adi were so intentional about getting a bit of time and a photo with each of their guests, and because we crafted their timeline so specifically, they were able to go enjoy all of cocktail hour and the whole reception with their favorite people. just the way a wedding day should be :) Kate and Adi, thanks so much for letting us join you for the day! happy viewing, friends!
Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh03these shoes!! how fun are these Kate Spade shoes?!Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh12Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh16Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh18Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh21Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh44Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh46Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh68Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh97Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh105Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh106Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh112Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh114Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh127Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh134Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh145Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh152Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh155Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh159Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh165Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh174Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh176Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh180Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh181Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh182Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh187Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh195Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh198Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh201Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh209Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh210Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh221Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh224Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh225Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh244I think I could have done all of their portraits right here in front of this pink wall! it matched their colors SO perfectly! Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh245Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh263Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh268Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh272Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh280Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh290Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh310Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh322Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh323Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh330Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh333Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh337Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh339Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh340Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh349Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh384Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh410Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh441Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh443Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh445Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh446Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh451Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh457Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh463Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh484Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh500Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh504Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh509Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh514Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh561Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh563Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh579Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh581because we were able to fit ALL of their portraits (bride and groom, wedding party, AND family!) in before the ceremony, everyone got to go join cocktail hour and we were able to get plenty of fun photos like this! I always say this is the best time to get photos with your guests, while it’s still light outside and everyone is enjoying a few snacks :) Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh582Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh583Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh584Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh600Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh601Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh603Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh605Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh683Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh688Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh697Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh700Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh703Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh711Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh712Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh721Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh751Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh763Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh779Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh785Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh808Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh812Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh821thank you both for letting Sarah and I be a small part of your day! xo! Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh822Museum_of_the_Shenandoah_Valley_Wedding_Marsh823

Venue: Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
Florist: Bluebells
Wedding Dress: Global Bridal Gallery
Hair and Makeup: Stephanie Novak
Wedding Planner: Amy VanMeter
DJ: GS Productions
Cake: Tiers in Heaven
Catering: Six Star Events
Bridesmaids Dresses: BHLDN
Invitations: Minted
Photography: Jessica Smith Photography

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“here’s to you
you were pink or blue
and everything i wanted
heres to you”
– nichole nordeman
Herndon_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Worden01looks like even their pup penny has learned that baby snuggles are the best thing ever :) when we took Jonathan and Kathryn’s engagement portraits a few years ago, one of the things they said they were excited about was all of the family photos we would take in the years to come. so needless to say, I was over the moon excited to have them in from of my camera again, with their precious emmaline. J+K have had a special place in my heart since I met them, and its couples like them that graciously invite me to document each season of their lives that always remind me why I love what I do every day. for as much as I LOVED their engagement session and wedding (you guys, they were both SO so wonderful!), seeing them with their sweet baby girl topped it all. I couldn’t be happier for you both! thanks for sharing her with me and letting me cuddle her for a few minutes! xo! Herndon_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Worden02Herndon_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Worden03Herndon_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Worden08Herndon_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Worden09Herndon_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Worden10Herndon_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Worden12Herndon_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Worden13Herndon_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Worden17oh those sleepy smiles get me every time!Herndon_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Worden25Herndon_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Worden27Herndon_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Worden28Herndon_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Worden29Herndon_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Worden33Herndon_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Worden37Herndon_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Worden39Herndon_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Worden42Herndon_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Worden43Herndon_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Worden44Herndon_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Worden47Herndon_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Worden48miss emmylou was dishing out all kinds of sweet sleepy smiles!Herndon_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Worden58Herndon_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Worden62Herndon_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Worden63Herndon_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Worden64Herndon_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Worden74Herndon_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Worden75Herndon_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Worden78Herndon_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Worden80Herndon_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Worden87happy monday!

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“I don’t get many things right the first time
in fact, I am told that a lot
now I know all the wrong turns, the stumbles and falls
brought me here…
and I know… that I am the luckiest.”
– Ben Folds
Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail01this was just one of those days where all of the right pieces were so perfectly in place. stunning backdrop, wonderful people, and a couple so calm, content, and sure about the promises they were making that the whole day was a dream. it rained just about all day, but you’d never know it based on their incredible attitudes and willingness to celebrate their day no matter what. I’m so so so thankful for couples like that, who know the true importance of the day and choose joy and thankfulness, because the promises and commitments they are making are so. worth. celebrating. Ashley and Kevin, thanks so much for making us a part of your day, and I hope you’re having the BEST time on your honeymoon! Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail04Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail05Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail06as always, Kelley with Event Studio completely outdid herself with the flowers! Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail07Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail16Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail17so many adorable baby cows at shadow creek! Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail25Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail26Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail29Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail29bShadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail30Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail31Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail56Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail87Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail105Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail106Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail118Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail122Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail133Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail139Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail145Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail149Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail152Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail154Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail155Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail156walking in and seeing a cathedral length veil is the FASTEST way to completely make my day! they always make bridal portraits extra dreamy :)Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail185Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail195Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail197Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail198Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail199Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail214Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail215Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail223Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail224Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail239Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail269Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail272Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail278Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail287Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail288Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail294Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail298Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail304Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail308Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail314Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail316Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail321Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail322Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail326Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail332Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail332bShadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail334Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail335how stunning is this?! I’m so glad we snuck in a few portraits with it before it was ultimately moved inside for the ceremony!Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail336Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail345Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail355Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail363Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail369Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail373Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail377Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail380Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail382Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail385Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail390Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail405Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail407Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail417when I told this crew “you’ve gotta really commit!” to this next photo, they did not disappoint! Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail422Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail426Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail429Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail434Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail435Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail439Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail446Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail494Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail522Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail554Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail560Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail561Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail568Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail577Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail583Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail586Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail592Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail600Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail605Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail608Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail642Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail643Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail646Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail659Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail662Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail663Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail703Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail706Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail709Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail722Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail732Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail733Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail750Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail751Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail753Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail754Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail763Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail764Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail772Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail775Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail782Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail785Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail786Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail825Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail828Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail846Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Quail847

Venue: Shadow Creek Weddings and Events
Florist: Event Studio
Wedding Dress: Matthew Christopher, Love Couture
Hair and Makeup: Ariel Lewis
Wedding Coordinator: Laura Dugas
Band: Millennium, Washington Talent Agency
Catering: Purple Onion Catering
Bridesmaids Dresses: Wtoo by Watters
Groomsmen Attire: Generation Tux
Invitations: You’re Invited, By Jan
Photography: Jessica Smith Photography
Engagement Portraits

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“Now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story no one on earth has ever read, which goes on forever; in which every chapter is better than the one before.”
– CS LewisOatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz01this whole session was such a dream! beautiful couple, beautiful location, beautiful spring day! it doesn’t get better than this :) Oatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz02Oatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz02bOatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz03Oatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz04Oatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz08Oatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz12Oatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz14Oatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz16Oatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz17Oatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz20Oatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz24Oatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz26Oatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz28Oatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz29Oatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz34Oatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz38Oatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz39Oatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz40Oatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz50Oatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz55Oatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz56Oatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz59Oatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz60Oatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz66Oatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz69Oatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz70Oatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz72Oatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz73Oatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz75Oatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz86Oatlands_Plantation_Wedding_Photogapher_Schultz88happy tuesday! :)

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