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“i’ve tasted and seen
the sweetest of loves
where my heart becomes free
and my shame is undone”
– bryan torwalt
Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Preston01oh friends, be prepared to have your heart melted into a dozen pieces by this handsome brand new boy and his sweet dimples! Benton is the snuggliest boy, I could hardly put him down as i moved him around in between photos! all the very best newborn sessions in end baby snuggles :) i had the best time getting to know Chris and Brittnee and their family, enjoy WAY too many favorite photos from their session, and get excited to see them again back on the blog in just a few short months! :)Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Preston02Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Preston03Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Preston10that’s Benton’s Blue Steel look, in case you were wondering ;)Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Preston18Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Preston24Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Preston26Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Preston27bwArlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Preston31and we even got the whole family in this next shot! ;)Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Preston35Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Preston38such a content, happy boy :)Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Preston41Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Preston44Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Preston50Lucy thinks she’s got a new cuddle buddy in Benton, she’s quite obsessed already!Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Preston56Bella isn’t too sure yet, she’s waiting for the puffs and cheerios to start falling from his hands before she decides for sure how she feels about the new addition ;)Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Preston59“oh don’t mind me, Benton… lets snuggle!” ;)Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Preston60love that little smirk!Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Preston63Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Preston69Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Preston74Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Preston81do you see Benton’s little dimples in that shot on the right?! so precious!Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Preston84Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Preston86Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Preston87Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Preston91Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Preston100Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Preston108Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Preston112Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Preston113Thanks again for sharing him with me and letting me snuggle him at the end! Can’t wait to see you guys again in just a few months! :) Happy Monday!

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“moonlight fills up your room
darling you are my dream come true”
– jj heller
Northern_VA_Baby_Photographer_Wallingsford01remember this itty bitty girl from her newborn session back in April? well look how much she has changed in just 4 short months! aren’t those chubby cheeks and bright blue eyes impossible to resist?!Northern_VA_Baby_Photographer_Wallingsford02Northern_VA_Baby_Photographer_Wallingsford13Northern_VA_Baby_Photographer_Wallingsford14Northern_VA_Baby_Photographer_Wallingsford15Northern_VA_Baby_Photographer_Wallingsford21Northern_VA_Baby_Photographer_Wallingsford27that little belly sticking out is my faaaavorite!Northern_VA_Baby_Photographer_Wallingsford28Northern_VA_Baby_Photographer_Wallingsford29Northern_VA_Baby_Photographer_Wallingsford31Northern_VA_Baby_Photographer_Wallingsford35Northern_VA_Baby_Photographer_Wallingsford38Northern_VA_Baby_Photographer_Wallingsford43Northern_VA_Baby_Photographer_Wallingsford50Northern_VA_Baby_Photographer_Wallingsford60Northern_VA_Baby_Photographer_Wallingsford61i think we could have left her right here to stare at her mobile all afternoon and she would have been perfectly content :)Northern_VA_Baby_Photographer_Wallingsford65Northern_VA_Baby_Photographer_Wallingsford66this girl has the best expressions :)Northern_VA_Baby_Photographer_Wallingsford73Happy Friday! :)

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“they had a kind of glow around them
it almost looked like Heaven’s light”
– alan menken

2941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher01she literally lights up around him. we noticed all day that as soon as Mary Clare and Chris were in the same place, that she was just glowing. her demeanor would change as soon as she was next to him; you could tell very quickly that next to him is her favorite place to be. they bring out the very best in each other. there were zero nerves all day; they were calm, excited, and so ready to officially be husband and wife. they’ve got an incredible life dreamed up (as you can see from the drawing below!) and they are ready to start living it! it was an absolute honor to be there for the first day of the rest of their lives. cheers to the start of a crazy/beautiful adventure for you both! :) xoxo!2941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher042941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher062941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher122941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher212941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher222941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher342941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher582941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher622941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher702941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher722941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher832941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher86this was such a precious surprise, Chris had written her a sweet note, but the drawing on the back just might have been the best part :) this needs to be in a frame somewhere in their home!2941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher902941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher102Mary Clare, i just can’t get over how stunning you are! i hope you felt as beautiful as you looked :)2941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher1042941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher113think he was just a little excited to see his girl? :)2941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher1202941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher1262941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher1352941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher1382941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher150good gosh i could have done portraits of these two ALL. DAY. LONG. their joy was absolutely contagious!2941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher1562941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher1602941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher1662941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher1722941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher1802941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher1892941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher1942941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher1972941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher2062941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher2102941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher2182941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher2222941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher2442941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher2452941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher2462941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher2762941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher2842941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher2882941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher3402941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher398their reception was held at 2941 Restaurant and it provided such a lovely backdrop and some of that yummy early evening light!2941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher409i absolutely loved spending the day with you lovely ladies! please consider this my formal request to photograph each of your weddings when that day comes! :)2941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher4132941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher4242941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher4312941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher4382941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher447these guys were all kinds of awesome :)2941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher4632941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher4662941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher4742941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher4922941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher4932941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher4942941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher5012941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher5042941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher5072941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher5242941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher5262941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher558these two sang to each other throughout the whole first dance :)2941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher5662941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher5822941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher6002941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher6062941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher6082941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher6132941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher6172941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher6392941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher645their dance floor was PACKED all night!2941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher6462941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher6542941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher6632941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher7452941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher747Chris you win the award for the best. photobomb. ever. :)2941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher7562941_Restaurant_Georgetown_DC_Wedding_Boucher757

Ceremony – Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Georgetown DC
Reception- 2941 Restaurant
Wedding Dress – James Clifford; Ann’s Boutique
Florist – Melanie McKenzie
Hair and Makeup – Kelsey from Bombshell Blowouts
Wedding Coordinator – Terry Larkin
DJ – Mike Blaufeld
Cake & Catering – 2941 Restaurant
Bridesmaids Dresses – Bill Levkoff, style 945
Grooms & Groomsmen Attire – Men’s Warehouse; Vera Wang
Invitations – Terry Larkin

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“you’re my mona lisa, you’re my rainbow skies
and my only prayer is that you realize
you’ll always be beautiful in my eyes”
– joshua kadison
Vienna_VA_Family_Photographer_Rodriguez01the last time i saw this little lady she had just celebrated her first birthday, and now she’s running around talking your ear off! i think i said to Kristy at least three different times, “i just can’t get over how grown up she is!” since they signed on for the ‘baby’s first year’ package right after gabriela was born we didn’t get to do maternity portraits, which meant that we got to tack on a session at 18 months! it always gives us something fun to look forward to, since those first 12 months fly by way too fast! look how much she has grown since then!Vienna_VA_Family_Photographer_Rodriguez07Vienna_VA_Family_Photographer_Rodriguez09Vienna_VA_Family_Photographer_Rodriguez10bubbles always add a little bit of magic to photos :)Vienna_VA_Family_Photographer_Rodriguez11Eliana was so excited to show me their garden! she was very proud of her broccoli and tomatoes :)Vienna_VA_Family_Photographer_Rodriguez13bwjust sampling a little bit of broccoli before dinner :)Vienna_VA_Family_Photographer_Rodriguez14Vienna_VA_Family_Photographer_Rodriguez20bwdoesn’t Eliana have the most beautiful eyes?!Vienna_VA_Family_Photographer_Rodriguez25Vienna_VA_Family_Photographer_Rodriguez26Vienna_VA_Family_Photographer_Rodriguez32Vienna_VA_Family_Photographer_Rodriguez33i always like including photos like this too, that still remind mamas out there that their babies aren’t completely grown yet :) such a sweet girl!Vienna_VA_Family_Photographer_Rodriguez34Vienna_VA_Family_Photographer_Rodriguez36Vienna_VA_Family_Photographer_Rodriguez43bwthis was hilarious to me, she had a piece of kale from their garden in one hand, and a cracker with pink sprinkles in the other! she would take turns taking a bite of each, although i think in the end the cracker disappeared long before the kale did ;)Vienna_VA_Family_Photographer_Rodriguez45Vienna_VA_Family_Photographer_Rodriguez46Vienna_VA_Family_Photographer_Rodriguez47Vienna_VA_Family_Photographer_Rodriguez53Happy Friday!

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“and I will go to the ends of the earth
cause darling, to me that’s what you’re worth”
– carol king
Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Sanders01Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Sanders05Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Sanders06isn’t Claudia a stunning mama-to-be? and i loved her gorgeous custom made dresses she chose for the session!Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Sanders16Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Sanders17Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Sanders20Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Sanders21Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Sanders24Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Sanders26Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Sanders28and we even got to include Claudia’s two beautiful daughters in the session!Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Sanders39Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Sanders41Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Sanders48Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Sanders50Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Sanders53one of my absolute favorites from their session!Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Sanders57Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Sanders79bwLeesburg_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Sanders88in just a few weeks they will be adding another beautiful girl to their family!Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Sanders89Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Sanders92Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Sanders95Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Sanders97Leesburg_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Sanders99Happy Wednesday! :)

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