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“so every day
i was surrounded by the beautiful crying forth
of the ideas of God,
one of which was you.”
– mary oliverNorthern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vines01this sweet baby girl is the newest addition to scooter and ashley’s family, and this marks the 14th time i’ve had their beautiful family in front of my camera! i’m telling’ ya, this ‘photography for life’ concept just gets better every day! :) oh, and can you tell miss emerson is THRILLED to have a baby sister?!Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vines02Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vines05they’re all pretty smitten with sweet blakesley :)Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vines08Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vines12she’s got the cutest giggle!Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vines13Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vines14i love emmie kissing blakesley’s toes in this next one:Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vines15Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vines17my favorite from their session!Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vines19… couldn’t post the top one without following it up with this one! ;) #reallife Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vines20Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vines21Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vines25Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vines30Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vines31Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vines32Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vines35Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vines47Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vines52Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vines57Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vines58Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vines60Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vines63Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vines67Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vines74Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vines80Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vines86Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vines88Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vines90love those cute folded fingers!Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vines95happy monday!! :)

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“you and me baby and the daffodils
the kids growing up in the rolling hills
and love will be enough for us”
-dave barnes
Northern_VA_Poppy_Field_Portraits_Covert01my sweet friend katie has a thing for poppies. and i have a thing for portraits of her cute family. so naturally, when she discovered a huge field full of poppies off the side of the road, we had to make a little bit of magic happen :) i’ve now photographed Cedar Belle in a field of lavender and a field of sunflowers, and now poppies!
Northern_VA_Poppy_Field_Portraits_Covert02Northern_VA_Poppy_Field_Portraits_Covert06oooh sweet bravey! how very loved you are, Braven McClain!Northern_VA_Poppy_Field_Portraits_Covert09i took a VERY similar photo of Katie in a field of poppies back in 2012. in tuscany. in her wedding dress. and as incredible as those photos are, seeing her here with her babies is even better :) Northern_VA_Poppy_Field_Portraits_Covert12Northern_VA_Poppy_Field_Portraits_Covert16Northern_VA_Poppy_Field_Portraits_Covert17Northern_VA_Poppy_Field_Portraits_Covert23Northern_VA_Poppy_Field_Portraits_Covert25Northern_VA_Poppy_Field_Portraits_Covert26whew that smile is just the best!Northern_VA_Poppy_Field_Portraits_Covert29Northern_VA_Poppy_Field_Portraits_Covert31I think CB picked her dress specifically because she knew it would twirl the best ;)
Northern_VA_Poppy_Field_Portraits_Covert35Northern_VA_Poppy_Field_Portraits_Covert38Northern_VA_Poppy_Field_Portraits_Covert39Northern_VA_Poppy_Field_Portraits_Covert47Northern_VA_Poppy_Field_Portraits_Covert48like i said, everyones a fan of that little man ;) Northern_VA_Poppy_Field_Portraits_Covert54Northern_VA_Poppy_Field_Portraits_Covert56Northern_VA_Poppy_Field_Portraits_Covert62Northern_VA_Poppy_Field_Portraits_Covert67phil might not have been there for the session in italy, but i made sure to sneak in a few photos of him and katie at the end of this session! he was busy taking video footage while I did photos of katie and the kids, wait till you see it!! Northern_VA_Poppy_Field_Portraits_Covert72Northern_VA_Poppy_Field_Portraits_Covert73Northern_VA_Poppy_Field_Portraits_Covert77Northern_VA_Poppy_Field_Portraits_Covert80and here’s the video that phil shot! we said that we should have him tag along to ALL my portrait sessions after this ;) shoot me an email if you’d like his contact information!

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  • Aicel Duncan

    Katie these are so gorgeous! Love that your friend documents you and the family in different life stages!ReplyCancel

“it was no accident
me finding you
someone had a hand in it
long before we ever knew.”
– tracy byrdShadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston01whew last weekend was QUITE the celebration for randy and felicia! i know so many people have been counting down to this day for so long, and it was clear that all of their favorite people were just bursting with joy for these two. felicia had thought through every little detail, and it all came together so beautifully last Sunday for their big day. and if you haven’t already fallen in love with Shadow Creek, be prepared to swoon over this incredible venue! i swear i could work there every weekend and be in heaven each and every time! f+r, thank you so so much for inviting us to be part of your crew for the day :) i adore you both!! xo!Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston08felicia’s sister and nieces had put together a few surprises for her to kick the afternoon off… Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston12Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston25Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston28Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston30Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston36Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston62Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston68if only every bridal suite could be this lovely! swoon!Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston70Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston75Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston85one of my favorite images! can ya tell that felicia’s nieces completely adore her?!Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston108and one more surprise gift from randy:Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston109felicia wanted to do a ‘first look’ with her dad, and i think everyone in the room was a little teary!Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston114Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston118c’moooon!! these two are way too cute! remember them from their first birthday session? they had (slightly) less frosting on them this time around ;) Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston171Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston187Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston191Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston193Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston201felicia, you are STUNNING. i could have done bridal portraits of this lady all day long!Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston205Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston206Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston216Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston240Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston246Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston251Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston290Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston358Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston364Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston366Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston369got somethin’ in your eye there, randy? ;) Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston378Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston397Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston406Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston417Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston426Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston448little did they know they had the paparazzi there!! :)Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston463Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston468Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston557Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston558Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston570Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston576Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston580Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston583Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston584Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston589Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston598Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston603Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston617i LOVED their tables! the lace runners, the florals, the birdcages, the gold chargers… so perfect!Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston618Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston619Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston621lemme tell ya, these two had a serious dance party!! as soon as they were introduced the dance floor was completely (and i do mean COMPLETELY!) packed!! so fun!Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston628Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston630Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston642they did manage to have a more quiet moment a little bit later for their “official” first dance :)Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston660Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston665Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston671Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston678Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston682even though they didn’t have much of a sunset, these photos that they snuck out for during the reception are some of my favorite of their day! Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston686Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston688Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston694Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston698Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston706there were so many baby cows! the cutest! Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston711Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston719gotta love a cute little photobomber ;)
Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston722Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston725Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston731quite possibly my favorite image from their day. can’t you just feel their joy in this one? Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston735Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston738Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston744Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston750Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston753Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston759Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston761Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston794Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston798Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston801Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston805Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston822… who needs a fork, anyway?! ;) Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston823Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston837Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston838Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston894Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston896and last but most CERTAINLY not least…Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston900congratulations again!! xo!Shadow_Creek_Wedding_Photographer_Livingston901

Engagement Portraits: Jessica Smith Photography
Venue: Shadow Creek Weddings & Events in Purcellville VA
Bridal Gown: David Tuterra at White Swan Bridal
Florist: Fantasy Floral
Hair Stylist: Shameem Slovich
Makeup Artist: Tayyaba Bashir
Wedding Coordinator: Elegant Momentz
DJ/Entertainment Services: Joe Hummel
Cake: Simply Desserts
Catering: R&R Catering
Bridesmaids Dresses: Demetrios Bride
Grooms Attire: Mens Warehouse

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piglet: “how do you spell ‘love’?”
winnie the pooh: “you don’t spell it, you feel it.”
― a.a. milne
Washington_DC_Family_Photographer_Lieberman01even when we miss the first session or two of that ‘baby’s first year’ package, doesn’t mean we can’t pick up right in the middle! :) i’m so excited to see this handsome little man (and his big brother) grow over this next year! i get to photograph zachary at some of my favorite ages- 6 months, one year, and 18 months. i’m so so glad we were able to fit a session in now, this is my absolute favorite age! i mean, does it get any better than those curled up little baby toes?! Washington_DC_Family_Photographer_Lieberman7story time with big brother noah:Washington_DC_Family_Photographer_Lieberman14Washington_DC_Family_Photographer_Lieberman18i’m completely smitten with this next series of cynthia and her boy:Washington_DC_Family_Photographer_Lieberman19Washington_DC_Family_Photographer_Lieberman23Washington_DC_Family_Photographer_Lieberman24Washington_DC_Family_Photographer_Lieberman30Washington_DC_Family_Photographer_Lieberman31Washington_DC_Family_Photographer_Lieberman34Washington_DC_Family_Photographer_Lieberman38Washington_DC_Family_Photographer_Lieberman39Washington_DC_Family_Photographer_Lieberman40Washington_DC_Family_Photographer_Lieberman42Washington_DC_Family_Photographer_Lieberman45Washington_DC_Family_Photographer_Lieberman47Washington_DC_Family_Photographer_Lieberman55another favorite:Washington_DC_Family_Photographer_Lieberman59Washington_DC_Family_Photographer_Lieberman62such handsome boys!Washington_DC_Family_Photographer_Lieberman68Washington_DC_Family_Photographer_Lieberman69Washington_DC_Family_Photographer_Lieberman71Washington_DC_Family_Photographer_Lieberman72Washington_DC_Family_Photographer_Lieberman76Washington_DC_Family_Photographer_Lieberman78Washington_DC_Family_Photographer_Lieberman80thanks again for having me over! can’t wait to see you all again in just a few short months! :) happy tuesday!

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“and all of the voices surrounding us here
they just fade out when you take a breath
just say the world and i will disappear
into the wilderness”
– ed sheeran
Strong_Mansion_Wedding_Photographer_Locke01these two might win the award for most rained out sessions! with the past 4 weeks packed full of rain, it seems like we ended up rescheduling their session due to rain 129049123 times! but finally the weather cooperated for a few hours and we had a gorgeous evening for their session. eric, abby, and hallie showed me around their stunning wedding venue for their session, and i can already picture Strong Mansion decked out with perfect fall colors and all of their favorite people to celebrate their wedding this october! :) i’m excited already!Strong_Mansion_Wedding_Photographer_Locke04hallie was the best pup, so sweet and calm and eager to jump in a few photos ;)Strong_Mansion_Wedding_Photographer_Locke06Strong_Mansion_Wedding_Photographer_Locke12Strong_Mansion_Wedding_Photographer_Locke15Strong_Mansion_Wedding_Photographer_Locke17i think this was hallie’s teenager moment of the session… “ugh FINE i’ll be in your picture, but this is as close as i’m getting!!” ;)
Strong_Mansion_Wedding_Photographer_Locke21Strong_Mansion_Wedding_Photographer_Locke27Strong_Mansion_Wedding_Photographer_Locke31Strong_Mansion_Wedding_Photographer_Locke33puppies like to dance too! :)Strong_Mansion_Wedding_Photographer_Locke36Strong_Mansion_Wedding_Photographer_Locke37bwStrong_Mansion_Wedding_Photographer_Locke38strong mansion holds so much significance for them, it’s where eric’s parents were married, and also where eric proposed to abby! when i asked them to sit on this bench he said “this is where we sat when we called everyone to tell them we were engaged!” Strong_Mansion_Wedding_Photographer_Locke39Strong_Mansion_Wedding_Photographer_Locke41Strong_Mansion_Wedding_Photographer_Locke50one of my favorites!Strong_Mansion_Wedding_Photographer_Locke55Strong_Mansion_Wedding_Photographer_Locke63Strong_Mansion_Wedding_Photographer_Locke67Strong_Mansion_Wedding_Photographer_Locke69Strong_Mansion_Wedding_Photographer_Locke71happy wednesday!

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