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I met Latoria in college, we were both Social Work majors and had about 90% of our classes together (because it was such a small major we all saw each other ALL THE TIME!). Latoria was always quiet and reserved at school, and was one of the hardest working people I have met! So I was super excited when she asked me if I would photograph her wedding 🙂 JB is his name and they also have a little boy named Jayden who is such a ham and the cutest little boy I’ve seen in a while 🙂 I had such a fun day! It was blazing hot so we didn’t stay out too long to take portraits, but I was so thankful that the ceremony and reception were indoors, yay!

The Mamas 🙂

Latoria’s little boy, Jayden, checking himself out in the mirror

Dress time!

I love this, JB saw Latoria walk, closed his eyes and sighed 🙂

It was so cute to see them watch each other as Latoria was walking down the aisle.

They both wrote their own vows and had the whole place (self included) in tears! They were so sweet!

Poor JB must have been sweltering in that suit, but he was a trooper and it helped for some great pictures,

These next two are by my second shooter, Erin, who is awesome and is going to put me out of business because she is so talented 🙂 I can’t wait to shoot with her again someday!

Dance time!

Latoria left to change into her second dress and totally rocked it when she came back!

JB and Latoria thank you so much for letting me be a part of your day! You are two wonderful people with lovely hearts that touch everyone you meet 🙂

I had about 10 minutes to get this little girl 🙂 Her name is Eliana and her mom wanted a picture of her in this blue dress (well, her Grandmother wanted a picture of her in this dress). Apparently Eliana’s Grandmother and mother (and sisters?) all got to wear this cute little number. So Eliana was the next obvious choice to wear it when she was born.

The dress is cute and all, but look at those eyelashes!!

And that smirk! HAHA! She was cracking me up 🙂

This is Luke:

He’s a pretty cute kid 🙂

He is seriously the biggest sports nut I’ve seen at 2 years old!

Also very patriotic 🙂

Hi Luke’s Mom and Dad! I’ve known Karen and Kelly for about 2 1/2 years now. We all met in our Bradley birthing class before the kiddos were even born. Kelly is in the Marines and Karen is a soccer person, so they are both these ridiculously good looking people who could probably beat you all up 🙂 They also make one good looking kid. Luke is quite a handful, he’s only 3 days younger than Bryce, and SUCH a little boy! It’s amazing the difference in attitude and playfulness of boys versus girls. I thought my kid was busy….

See? Sports nut. He has quite an arm on him! Watch out major leagues!

Oh hai, Luke!

Aww, some cute family time 🙂

Kelly had been hoisting Luke up high into the air and he loooved it!

Love this one 🙂

Tickle time on the couch!

What a fun family! I know we didn’t get to hang out too much, but I’m seriously going to miss you all when you move! I’m glad we at least have facebook to keep in touch, haha! Love you all and I wish you the best!

Dude, I know… Blogging is not my thing. But I’m gonna keep trying. Maybe one day, right? 🙂

I recently had the honor of photographing the wedding of two good friends. I met the groom while in the choir at our church, and the bride I met over time as they started dating. I *instantly* liked Linda, from the very start. She is one of those very unassuming people who makes you feel comfortable and as though you’ve known her for a long time. Jim I have known for a few years, and while he is closer to my husband, I’ve always considered him a good friend. He is funny, smart and you know for sure that Jim is one of those loyal friends who would do anything for you!

The wedding was gorgeous, yet laid back and relaxing. This is probably the least stressed out I have ever been while photographing a wedding. Both Jim and Linda went with the flow, whatever happened is what happened (not that anything bad happened, the day went so smoothly), they were flexible and receptive to what would come their way.

Jim and Linda, thanks again for choosing me, I had so much fun and felt more like a guest than your photographer on your big day 🙂

Linda got ready at her maid of honors house, but her dress was waiting for her in the basement at her parents house (which, by the way, is now Jim and Linda’s house because her parents moved out). It was a very European home (Linda and her family are from Denmark), and I loved every inch of it 🙂 Linda’s “bridal room” was very clean and open. Quite soothing!

Linda stepping into her dress, her maid of honor is on the other side of her helping her out,

I’m not sure what it is about this photo that I really enjoy, but I sure do love it!

Linda was SO excited when the car came to pick her up! She was thrilled that she was about to get married 🙂

Linda is one very eco-conscious woman. She wanted her florist to be as green as possible in the choices that were made for their flowers. Most of Linda’s flowers (including the centerpieces on the tables) were from the florists very own garden! I got to take a centerpiece home with me and it is still sitting outside on our porch (although I think I really need to water it at this point because it has been incredibly HOT here in NoVA!).

Last minute touch-ups,

On the way to see her groom!

Not the best picture, but the paparazzi were everywhere! 🙂


So happy to be married 🙂

One of the awesome centerpieces:

I forgot to mention that the wedding was at the Hay-Adams hotel in Washington, DC (yup, the one by the White House). And people let me tell you… this was one of the BEST brunches I have ever had! I mean, they had a WAFFLE BAR! Brides, this is one option that will not disappoint anyone. Guaranteed. 🙂

More of the beautiful centerpieces. Linda was telling me that most (if not all) of the centerpieces had herbs and flowers in them were able to be used in cooking!

Linda relaxing with a glass of champagne 🙂

Shrimp Cocktail!

Behind the food stations there were some couches set up that you could relax and hang out on. There was definitely some cigar smoking times being held throughout the ordeal.

I’m assuming Linda’s dad is busting on Jim, but I can’t remember what he was saying 🙂

The Hay-Adams has some beautiful China!

Linda and Jim used Georgetown cupcake for their sweets (again future Brides, another option that will never disappoint!). YUM!

They’re cute 🙂

Oh, and did I mention that this was our view from the rooftop terrace? We could see the snipers and workers on the roof of the White House. How awesome is that?!

Listening to a speech by the maid of honor, and seriously, could not be cuter 🙂

*sigh*… what a wonderful wedding. So beautiful and full of love from two of the most genuine people I know 🙂