Tielor and Kathleen- Belmont Country Club Wedding Photographer

“I will give you this, my love, and I will not bargain or barter any longer. I will love you, as sure as He has loved me. I will discover what I can discover and though you remain a mystery, save God’s own knowledge, what I disclose of you I will keep in the warmest chamber of my heart, the very chamber where God has stowed Himself in me. And I will do this to my death, and to death it may bring me.

I will love you like God, because of God, mighted by the power of God. I will stop expecting your love, demanding your love, trading for your love, gaming for your love. I will simply love. I am giving myself to you, and tomorrow I will do it again… God risked Himself on me. I will risk myself on you. And together, we will learn to love, and perhaps then, and only then, understand this gravity that drew Him, unto us.
-Donald Millerlove these next two photos that Joseph took of Kathleen:I’ve always noticed how the moment when everything really sinks in is the moment the dress goes on. It all becomes real. It’s happening. All the months of planning and preparation are finally over, and it’s time to put the dress on for REAL this time. It’s a beautiful moment, one that always brings forth a lot of emotions from excitement to feeling overwhelmed, and usually results in a few tears shared between all of us :)Kathleen, you made the most gorgeous bride! This little man took his job very seriously! :) real, authentic moments like this are what stop me in my tracks. I love everything about this photo as Kathleen and her dad reached the front of the church to meet Tielor:Joseph’s view on the left, mine on the right:married!! thanks to Joseph for grabbing this shot: quite possibly my favorite moment of the day was when we hijacked a ton of golf carts with the bridal party and headed down the road for wedding party photos! This little guy was QUITE mistaken when he thought he got to drive ;) He put his foot on the pedal for a split second and nearly crashed into the one in front of him! How adorable is her little toothless smile?! thanks to Joseph for these next two photos:oooh man, these guys were all kinds of fun…
I really would have stayed right here with Kat and Tielor ALL day if we could have gotten away with it! Weeping willow trees are my faaaavorite! you can see my angle above, and Joseph’s below:these next two are both Joseph’s and they are some of my favorites of the day! Kathleen and Tielor, you both made our job SO very easy :) lookin’ good, sir! one of my absolute favorite photos from Kathleen and Tielor’s engagement session was one similar to this, and I knew we had to sort of re-create it on their wedding day too :)love, love, LOVE!thanks to Joseph for this shot of Kathleen’s gorgeous bouquet, and the very important people she carried with her on her wedding day: my shot on the left, Joseph’s on the right:Belmont Country Club was full of gorgeous spots around the property for photos… I seriously could have done portraits of these two ALL day long!a few reception details:Thank you both letting us be a part of your day! Hope you are enjoying every minute of St Lucia! :) 

Wedding Dress- White Swan Bridal: Coco Anais
Florist- J.Morris Flowers
Ceremony- St. Veronica Catholic Church
Reception- Belmont Country Club
Reception DJ- MSE Productions
Cake- Wanda’s Cakes
Bridesmaids Dresses- David’s Bridal
Groomsmen Attire- Best Bridals
Invitations- Paper Talk USA
Hair and Makeup- CC Salon

July 18, 2014 - 4:22 pm Beth Proudfoot - You captured perfectly the emotion and beauty of the day. Kathleen and Tielor are lucky to have these amazing photos!

July 29, 2014 - 9:29 am Sandra Robinson - Thank you for such beautiful photos of my Son and daughter. Jessica, you really captured the love these two feel not just for each other but the love our families feel for both Kathleen and Tielor.

Meet Natalie Claire- Reston VA Newborn Photographer

“and now, he’s wrapped around her finger
she’s the center of his whole world
and his heart belongs to that sweet, little, beautiful, wonderful, perfect
All-American girl.”
- Carrie Underwood
Natalie didn’t want to miss any of the action! love how she is looking at Joe in this one :)Alexa’s mom made this rainbow blanket for Natalie, it’s exactly like one that Alexa had as a baby!
and this little loch ness monster was one of the very first things they purchased after they found out they were expecting :)one of my favorite portraits of these beautiful ladies…my favorite! :)
Happy Wednesday!

Meet Hazel Mae- Leesburg VA Newborn Photographer

“How does someone so small
hold my heart so tightly
I don’t even know you
I love you completely.”
- JJ Heller
Piper’s gorgeous curls bouncing around while she “jumps the sillies out” might be one of my new favorite things ever…miss Hazel Mae was determined to stay awake and not miss any of the action. good thing we’re extra patient :) these sleepy baby shots are totally worth waiting them out! I absolutely loved how bright and cheerful their bedroom was! it made the most perfect backdrop :) this next one is one of my absolute favorites from their session:snuggles for baby sister :)Piper had absolutely NO fear jumping right in the middle of her pups playing. They are so sweet and gentle with her, and she had these doggies in line doing exactly what she wanted them to and playing the game her way! :) too funny!sweet little profile:be still my heart!!Piper was so sweet with Hazel, and more than willing to dish out lots of kisses! :)
3 generations :)Happy Monday! :)

July 15, 2014 - 9:15 pm Grandma - You find the cutest kids! Your talent shines! xoxoxoxo

Meet Jack- Reston VA Newborn Photographer

“Is there any way that I can tell you how my life has changed?
Any way at all to let you know what sweetness you have given me?”
- Elisa McKenna, Somewhere in Time
this little boy is ready for the beach,  fireworks, and all those other glorious things that come along with summer :)isn’t he so handsome?!Jack has inherited his Daddy’s baby yellow baby blanket, and his Mama’s most favorite book :)the cutest little lion I ever did see :)one of my favorite portraits of Jack. I love the clean, simple, beauty that comes with one this tiny :)these two have the sweetest bond already, and I can only imagine how that will grow throughout the years:and I will end with two of my favorites from my time with their family:Congratulations John and Stephanie! Thanks for letting me come meet Jack for the morning :)Happy Friday :)

Chase: 18 Months – Northern VA Family Photographer

“Your greatest contribution to the kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise.”
– Andy StanleyChase is the sweetest little man, he was MORE than willing to dish out hugs and kisses all morning :)love his little giggle in this one :)one of my favorites! :)he thought it was hiiiiilarious to show off his little tummy :)Thanks again for sharing him with me for the morning! Can’t wait to see you all again soon! :) You can go back and see Chase’s 1st birthday portrait session HERE!