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“when you realize that you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
– when harry met sallyBeacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly01last week i spent a quick 24 hours in boston with colin and lauren, and they showed me all around some of their favorite spots in this city that they love so dearly! we took their engagement photos at the seaport and the beacon hill neighborhood, and i was truly in a photographers heaven! they had picked out great spots, and these two just made my job SO easy! i can’t WAIT for their wedding this october up in vermont! :)Beacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly02Beacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly08Beacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly10Beacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly13Beacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly17Beacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly19Beacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly20Beacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly24Beacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly27Beacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly29Beacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly31Beacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly32Beacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly35Beacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly36Beacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly38Beacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly42Beacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly43Beacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly48Beacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly49Beacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly51Beacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly55Beacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly58Beacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly60Beacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly63Beacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly65Beacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly67Beacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly69Beacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly74Beacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly79Beacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly83Beacon_Hill_Engagement_Photos_Brierly84happy monday! :)

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“slow down
won’t you stay here a minute more?
i know you want to walk through the door
but it’s all too fast
lets make it last a little while”
– nichole nordeman
Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer01i seriously don’t know where the years go. it genuinely seems like just the other day we were photographing connor’s first year, and yet somehow that was six years ago. SIX!  you blink, and time seems to speed up. his baby sister natalie just celebrated her very first birthday, and this girl is the perfect mix of spunk and sweetness! i loved all of her different expressions she dished out during her session :)Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer02Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer07Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer09Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer12Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer13Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer15Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer17Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer18lauren’s got that big sister hands-on-the-hips stance mastered ;) can’t you hear her also saying “now natalie, don’t EAT the flower!”Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer21Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer26this girl is ready to GO!Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer30Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer33Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer36Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer41Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer43Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer46Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer54Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer55Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer56Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer65Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer67Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer68Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer76Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer79happy 1st birthday, sweet girl! :)

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“now she’s mine all mine til the day i die
and i never wanted nothin’ more”
– kenny chesney

Chantilly_Golf_Club_Wedding_Bruckner01this locket was a gift for jen’s grandmother, that her mom helped her grandfather pick out. it was wrapped around jen’s bouquet on her wedding day! so special!
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Ceremony- St John Neumann Catholic Church
Reception- Chantilly National Golf and Country Club
Wedding Gown – Katherine’s Bridal Boutique: Designer, Wtoo
Florist- Rick’s Flowers
Hair and Makeup- Meghan Dorsey
DJ- Y-It Entertainment
Cake- Wanda’s Cakes
Bridesmaids Dresses- Bill Levkoff
Groomsmen Suits- Calvin Klein from Men’s Warhorse
Invitations- Wedding Paper Divas
Photography- Jessica Smith Photography
Engagement Portraits

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“how does someone so small
hold my heart so tightly
i don’t even know you
i love you completely”
– jj heller
Aldie_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Morgenthaler01i’m so excited to have three of my favorite people on the blog today… brian, sarah, and baby morgs! ;) that little girl in sarah’s belly is due in just a few short weeks, and it’s safe to say she’s got a ton of people that are dying to see her sweet face! it’s been the biggest blessing to walk with my dear friend from the very beginning of her pregnancy, and to see her embrace each new season of it with grace, excitement, and joy. she’s going to be the best mama! baby morgs is the luckiest girl to have these two as her parents. thanks for letting me talk you two into taking maternity portraits ;) love you guys!
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