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“The smile that flickers on a baby’s lips when he sleeps- does anyone know where it was born? Yes, there is a rumor that a young pale beam of a crescent moon touched the edge of a vanishing autumn cloud, and there the smile was first born in the dream of a dew-washed morning.”
― Rabindranath TagoreGreat_Falls_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Georgopoulos01Great_Falls_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Georgopoulos02Great_Falls_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Georgopoulos03Great_Falls_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Georgopoulos05Great_Falls_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Georgopoulos08Great_Falls_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Georgopoulos14Great_Falls_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Georgopoulos15Great_Falls_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Georgopoulos17Great_Falls_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Georgopoulos21Great_Falls_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Georgopoulos22Great_Falls_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Georgopoulos29Great_Falls_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Georgopoulos32Great_Falls_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Georgopoulos35Great_Falls_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Georgopoulos36Great_Falls_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Georgopoulos43this little man dished out so many of those sweet dreamy smiles!
Great_Falls_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Georgopoulos44Great_Falls_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Georgopoulos51Great_Falls_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Georgopoulos52Great_Falls_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Georgopoulos53Great_Falls_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Georgopoulos55Great_Falls_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Georgopoulos56Great_Falls_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Georgopoulos62Great_Falls_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Georgopoulos66Great_Falls_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Georgopoulos68Great_Falls_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Georgopoulos75Great_Falls_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Georgopoulos77happy tuesday!

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“we’re dancing in the minefields,
sailing through the storm…
He’s promised not to leave us,
and His promises are true.
so in the face of all this chaos, baby
i can dance with you.”
– andrew peterson
Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Friske01Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Friske04Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Friske05Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Friske06Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Friske10Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Friske15Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Friske17Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Friske18Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Friske19Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Friske24Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Friske26man these two made my job SO darn easy!Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Friske27Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Friske35Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Friske41Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Friske42Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Friske50Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Friske51Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Friske52Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Friske57Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Friske62I believe this was the moment when he told her they were going to have six kids… ;) Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Friske64Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Friske66happy thursday!

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“so this is love
so this is what makes life divine.”
Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson01Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson09Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson10Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson12Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson11Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson15Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson17Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson33how fun is that song request card they included in their invitations?! Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson28Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson43Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson44Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson61Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson73Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson79Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson92Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson97Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson95Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson125Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson144Devin’s dress suited her SO well and was perfect for their fairytale day!Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson126Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson145Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson151Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson156Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson153Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson166Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson169Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson194Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson198Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson203Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson208Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson205Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson217Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson230Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson233I seriously loved every single photo I took of these two… there wasn’t one “bad” portrait of them which made culling SO much harder! Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson243Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson246Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson257this little butterfly really wanted to be a part of their portraits. it moved from his back, onto his boutonniere, then onto her bouquet, and finally made it’s way into the umbrella to hide from the rain a bit! Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson258Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson269Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson263Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson272Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson280Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson287Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson291Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson295Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson301Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson305Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson309Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson315Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson320Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson322Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson324Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson328Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson329Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson340Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson341Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson356Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson350Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson362Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson368Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson375Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson385Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson376Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson391Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson392Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson395Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson404Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson428Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson432Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson434Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson437Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson457Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson454Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson463Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson512Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson518Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson516Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson520Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson539Devin and James opted to plant their own little tree during their ceremony, and in my 12 years of shooting weddings I’ve never seen this done! I loved it! such a special, unique thing that they can take with them wherever they go in the future. Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson549Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson550Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson555Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson570Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson573Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson634Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson646Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson655Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson662Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson663Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson678Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson685Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson679Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson692the rain finally stopped just in time for a few sunset portraits, and I’m so glad James and Devin opted to take a few minutes and sneak outside!Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson698Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson708Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson709Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson718Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson727Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson755Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson751Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson760Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson768Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson773Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson777Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson784Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson788Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson792Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson801Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson810things, ahem, escalated quickly… ;) Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson819Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson836Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson820Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson851Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson857Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson861Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson863Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson870Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson871Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson878Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson890Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson891Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson895Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson896Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson941Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson943Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson960congratulations mr. and mrs. anderson!! xo! Bristow_Manor_Golf_Club_Wedding_Photographer_Anderson963

Venue- Bristow Manor Golf Club
Wedding Gown- Amy’s Bridal Boutique
Florist- Design in Bloom
Hair and Makeup- Yisell Santos
DJ- Firedog DJ Entertainment Services
Videographer- Steve and Stephanie Roelfs
Cake- Lemon Tulip Cakes and Bakery
Bridesmaids Dresses- David’s Bridal
Invitations- Stamping Sheep
Photography- Jessica Smith Photography
Engagement Portraits

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“and when all your faith is gone
it feels like you can’t go on
if it’s a friend that you need
let it be me”
– Ray LaMontagne
Meridian_Hill_Park_Engagement Portraits_Spodak01the struggle to narrow down the photos for this post was REAL. I seriously loved them all and wanted to share each and every single one of them! Meridian_Hill_Park_Engagement Portraits_Spodak03Meridian_Hill_Park_Engagement Portraits_Spodak05Meridian_Hill_Park_Engagement Portraits_Spodak06Meridian_Hill_Park_Engagement Portraits_Spodak12Meridian_Hill_Park_Engagement Portraits_Spodak27Meridian_Hill_Park_Engagement Portraits_Spodak29Meridian_Hill_Park_Engagement Portraits_Spodak37Meridian_Hill_Park_Engagement Portraits_Spodak38Meridian_Hill_Park_Engagement Portraits_Spodak40Meridian_Hill_Park_Engagement Portraits_Spodak41Meridian_Hill_Park_Engagement Portraits_Spodak45Meridian_Hill_Park_Engagement Portraits_Spodak52Meridian_Hill_Park_Engagement Portraits_Spodak53Meridian_Hill_Park_Engagement Portraits_Spodak54Meridian_Hill_Park_Engagement Portraits_Spodak55Meridian_Hill_Park_Engagement Portraits_Spodak65Meridian_Hill_Park_Engagement Portraits_Spodak67Meridian_Hill_Park_Engagement Portraits_Spodak70Meridian_Hill_Park_Engagement Portraits_Spodak72Meridian_Hill_Park_Engagement Portraits_Spodak78Meridian_Hill_Park_Engagement Portraits_Spodak82Meridian_Hill_Park_Engagement Portraits_Spodak84Meridian_Hill_Park_Engagement Portraits_Spodak87Meridian_Hill_Park_Engagement Portraits_Spodak90Meridian_Hill_Park_Engagement Portraits_Spodak93Meridian_Hill_Park_Engagement Portraits_Spodak97Meridian_Hill_Park_Engagement Portraits_Spodak98at the very end of the session I asked them if there was anything else they had in mind or any other photos they wanted and Jesse asked Sylvia, “were there any cheesy photos you wanted? I don’t think we’ve done any cheesy pictures at all!” and I told him that was one of the BEST compliments I’ve ever received and the mark of success!! no cheesy photos here! ;) thanks for being wonderful, you two! cannot wait for your wedding this fall!! Meridian_Hill_Park_Engagement Portraits_Spodak108

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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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