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“if i had one more time to make you smile
that’s what i’d do
cause i’m betting it all, girl”
– steve moakler
Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones01a little bit of rain didn’t put a damper on their day! erin and brandon were two of the most laid back people i’ve gotten to know, and so i knew their day would be flawless! the overwhelming feeling of the day was gratitude — they were so thankful for their families, for the people who love and support them, and for each other. it truly was the most gorgeous fall wedding day! Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones03Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones06Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones10Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones13Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones14Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones25Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones30Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones31Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones49Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones57Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones65Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones70Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones74Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones82Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones84Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones91Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones115Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones116Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones118how stunning is erin’s pnina tornai gown?! it suited her so perfectly! the perfect blend of glamour and elegance!Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones150Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones151Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones156Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones169Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones170Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones176Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones194Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones206Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones213Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones227Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones234Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones240Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones244Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones287Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones290Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones296Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones335Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones344Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones347Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones349Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones351Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones353Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones356Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones365Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones379Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones400Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones447Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones453Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones474by the time we arrived at shadow creek it had started raining, so we made these happen QUICK! these guys were such troopers! Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones524Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones530Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones536Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones540Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones543Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones550Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones554Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones558Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones560Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones563Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones565Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones574Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones582Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones583Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones585Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones586Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones587Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones594one of my favorites from their day!Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones599Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones600Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones606Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones608Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones610we have one just like this from their engagement portraits and it was one of my favorites! Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones612Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones614Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones618Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones623Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones630even gus made a special appearance! :) Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones646Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones691Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones692Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones694to all future couples, having a draping/backdrop like this behind your sweetheart table made a HUGE difference! instead of having the wall, a set of doors, or something not quite as photogenic, i love love LOVED having this soft lovely backdrop behind them for all of their photos! made such a big difference!! Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones698Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones708Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones709Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones711Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones718Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones721Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones732Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones736Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones738Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones774Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones775Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones776Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones787Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones800Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones801you guys, this donut table set up was unreal! i wanted one of each! Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones843Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones858Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones864Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones867Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones868Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones888Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones898Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones899Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones937Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones938congratulations again!!Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Jones959

Ceremony – Saint Theresa Catholic Church
Reception – Shadow Creek Weddings and Events
Wedding Gown- Pnina Tonai at Kleinfeld Bridal
Florist – Laura Larrick Walker with Buttercups Floral
Hair Stylist – Tina Wolfe
Makeup Artist – Madison Hornsby
Wedding Coordinator – Kathleen Wheaton
DJ – Chris Valentin
Ceremony Videographer – Taylor McNelis
Cake – Mary Luckenbaugh, Cake-Elaborations
Catering: P.I.G.S
Bridesmaids Dresses – Bill Levkoff at Leesburg Bridal and Tuxedo
Groomsmen Attire – Classic Tuxedos and Suites
Donuts – Strites Donuts
Photography – Jessica Smith Photography
Engagement Portraits

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“you move me
you get me dancing and you make me sing
you move me
now i’m taking delight in every little thing
how you move me”
– garth brooks
Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner01this is my 4th year photographing this sweet family, and i think each year gets better than the next! i love that each time i pull up to their house, there’s an adorable little face pressed against the glass just waiting for me to walk in the door (and this year landon even quickly invited me to stay for dinner! ;) ) getting to see these kids grow year after year is just the best! can’t believe how fast they’re growing up!Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner02Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner04Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner07Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner11Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner12Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner14Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner15Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner19Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner22Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner27landon’s expression in this next one just kills me. can ya tell he was ready to go play?! :) Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner31Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner34Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner36Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner38Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner43Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner44Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner45Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner47Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner49Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner50Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner51Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner53Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner54Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner55Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner56happy monday! :)

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“darling, we’re both scared
but where love is, fear won’t tread
all of these friends here agree
we’re right where we should be”
– dave barnes
01House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin622fall weddings don’t get any better than this! perfect day. incredible fall weather. a keepsake wedding dress. a head-over-heels-in-love couple. and lots of incredible friends and family to celebrate with them! we had the best time with matt and hilary all day at irvine estate in lexington va, it was the most stunning backdrop for their day! i could tell exactly why they fell in love with this spot, the view is incredible! there’s nothing better than fall in virginia :) congratulations to the new mr. & mrs. cronin!House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin03House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin04hilary explained that it has always been her dream to wear her grandmothers wedding gown. her grandmother wore it in 1954, then her mother wore it in 1982, and when it was finally her turn it suited her SO perfectly! how incredible is this portrait that she has of her grandparents on their wedding day? such a precious keepsake! House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin13House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin14she had another super fun dress to change into for the reception! best of both worlds :)House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin21House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin24House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin33she also had her grandmothers engagement ring that she wore during the ceremony too:House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin46House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin47House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin60House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin79House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin98House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin108House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin110House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin115House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin119House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin124House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin162House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin173House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin177House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin179House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin185House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin195House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin196House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin216hilary, you are the most stunning bride!! i seriously could have done bridal portraits of her all day long!House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin238House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin253House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin254House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin257House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin277House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin286House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin298House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin317House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin318House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin322House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin333House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin395House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin403House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin404House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin407House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin417House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin421House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin425House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin427House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin434House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin448MARRIED!! :)House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin458House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin466House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin503House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin510House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin515House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin518House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin522House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin540House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin545House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin546House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin547House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin566House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin575House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin576House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin578House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin580House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin583House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin586House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin591House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin596House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin597House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin602House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin606House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin610House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin627House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin636a quick change and then a few more portraits in the new dress!House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin691House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin692House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin702House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin704House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin706House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin707House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin708House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin709House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin711House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin712House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin723House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin744House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin749House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin756House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin762House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin777House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin785House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin806House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin807House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin808House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin816House_Mountain_Inn_Wedding_Photographer_Cronin819

Venue – House Mountain Inn: Irvine Estate
Wedding Dress – Grandmother’s dress first worn in 1954, Reception Dress: Bridal Heirlooms
Florist – Jefferson Florist and Gardens
Hair and Makeup – Makeup by Ravishing
Wedding Cake- Cakes by Casey
Cupcakes – Cupcake Company
Bridesmaids Dresses – David’s Bridal
Groomsmen Attire – Men’s Warehouse
Invitations- Minted.com
Pumpkins- Myers Pumpkins
Photography- Jessica Smith Photography
JMU Engagement Portraits

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“sweet dreams be yours dear
if dreams there be
sweet dreams to carry you close to me”
– the music man
Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Broomfield01remember this little man? well these days he’s a new big brother! he’s already quite smitten with baby alexander, and was so quick to snuggle up and dish out lots of kisses! :) Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Broomfield05Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Broomfield06Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Broomfield08look at the joy on his face! so sweet!Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Broomfield14Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Broomfield16Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Broomfield17Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Broomfield20Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Broomfield21i see that little smirk :)Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Broomfield26Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Broomfield29Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Broomfield31Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Broomfield32Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Broomfield36Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Broomfield39Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Broomfield42Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Broomfield47Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Broomfield50Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Broomfield56look at that little smile for his dad! so sweet! Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Broomfield63Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Broomfield64Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Broomfield69Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Broomfield75Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Broomfield76congratulations again, thanks for sharing your boys with me! happy monday! :)

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“and you’re a thief, oh you just steal my attention as you please
girl you make me weak in the knees
you’re my favorite time of day”
– jake ousley
Aldie_Mill_Engagement_Portraits_Anderson01fall engagement sessions literally don’t get any more perfect than this one! gorgeous evening, gorgeous colors, gorgeous couple! have i mentioned lately that i get to work with the best people in the world? couples that laugh together for the whole hour are my faaaavorite! :)Aldie_Mill_Engagement_Portraits_Anderson02Aldie_Mill_Engagement_Portraits_Anderson08Aldie_Mill_Engagement_Portraits_Anderson09Aldie_Mill_Engagement_Portraits_Anderson10Aldie_Mill_Engagement_Portraits_Anderson12Aldie_Mill_Engagement_Portraits_Anderson17Aldie_Mill_Engagement_Portraits_Anderson24for the most part, virginia sort of missed the “fall” memo this year, but we did luck out with a few bright red trees and a beautiful dose of fall colors!Aldie_Mill_Engagement_Portraits_Anderson28Aldie_Mill_Engagement_Portraits_Anderson30Aldie_Mill_Engagement_Portraits_Anderson31Aldie_Mill_Engagement_Portraits_Anderson33Aldie_Mill_Engagement_Portraits_Anderson35Aldie_Mill_Engagement_Portraits_Anderson36Aldie_Mill_Engagement_Portraits_Anderson37Aldie_Mill_Engagement_Portraits_Anderson38Aldie_Mill_Engagement_Portraits_Anderson39Aldie_Mill_Engagement_Portraits_Anderson40Aldie_Mill_Engagement_Portraits_Anderson56Aldie_Mill_Engagement_Portraits_Anderson59Aldie_Mill_Engagement_Portraits_Anderson60i couldn’t get over the range of colors in that tree behind them! so gorgeous!Aldie_Mill_Engagement_Portraits_Anderson76happy thursday! :)

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