NEW LOVE & OLD LOVES.
Don and Susan fell in love and recently married. Their ceremony was a traditional service in the beautiful St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Rockville, Maryland, celebrated with children, grandchildren, and many other close family and friends.
I loved the contemporary elegance of the church and especially admired its magnificent stained glass windows. So I made sure to take a wide-angle view of the ceremony in progress (top photo). And I loved creating artistic portraits of the couple using the stained glass as frames (bottom photos).
One of the most touching parts of their ceremony was a special remembrance. Don and Susan lit candles to honor beloved spouses, now departed, and the decades-long marriages they had enjoyed with them. In moments such as these, I must remind myself not to be swept away by the moment but to capture a deeply seen, deeply felt photograph that will surely move them again and again. In my photograph (middle photo), I think you can sense the depth of their emotion.
A MEMORABLE NIGHT.
The wedding reception was a charming evening at the rustic Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards in Hamilton, Virginia. In mid-November, the sun sets early--and, that night, the temperature took a sharp drop while the winds kicked up, too!--so we were unable to enjoy the vineyard grounds. But, inside The Barns, it was cozy and beautifully decorated. Rick's Flowers provided the floral decorations; Shugar Shugar, the scrumptious dessert and groom's cake; Grandale Catering, the gourmet dinner; deejay Mark Burch of Everything Entertainment, the music; and Vows & Vines, the event planning and coordination.
Congratulations, Don and Susan! May you enjoy a lifetime of love together.
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Carefree wedding celebrations require a team effort. I highly commend the above wedding professionals for making Don and Susan's party such a wonderful success and my job as wedding photographer so enjoyable.
My wedding and portrait photography studio is located in Ashburn, Virginia, between Dulles International Airport and Leesburg, just north of the Brambleton shopping center.
I'd love to chat about your wedding plans and my photography services. Call me at 703-729-3780 today!