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C+C | Married

I'm so excited to share this wedding with you all! 
A gorgeous vineyard with rolling hills set the stage for their special day! Surrounded by family and friends (and another Emily Jane Bride + Groom) they tied the knot! 

I love how in love they are with one another! Every time I looked at them, they had the biggest grins on their faces! I think though, my favorite part of the whole day was when we stole outside for 5 minutes right at sunset and captured a few more portraits! I think you'll see why! 

It's so hard for me when weddings are over, because I really grow to know and care about my couples, and this one was no exception. Its always an honor to participate in someone's wedding. I tear up when they tear up, I grin when they grin. However, it's not goodbye, just see you later with these two, because they are going to be in another Emily Jane Wedding next spring! 

C+C, I'm so thrilled for you, and we had the best time capturing your day. You have the biggest hearts and know that your marriage will be full of love! See you next year! 


K+C | Married

"And her heart was the best part, it would always calm the storm for those who were afraid of a little rain." R.M. Drake

Kelley + Chris were married a day before their wedding invitation said they were going to tie the knot. There was rain. Lots of rain coming for Saturday. These two cuties said, let's just move the whole thing to Friday. This wedding worked because of their laid-back and easy-going demeanors. Plus we had a rocking team of vendors. Specifically, their wedding planner, Caitlin Krebs Events

It was so fun to be part of this wedding. They made us feel like family. I adore my couples, and I'm always sad after their wedding because I want to still work with them! (HINT: SIGN UP FOR AN ANNIVERSARY SESSION!) But really, I work with the most wonderful couples and this was no exception. 

Their wedding day was uniquely them. They DIY'd just about everything, including the venue itself! They were married on the family farm, but where the actual tent went was previously wooded. Chris and his family removed many trees, and planted grass to make the space for their party! You'll also see a couple of coffee influences...Chris sells the most amazing coffee (I got to snag a bag!) and they used it throughout as part of their decoration. 

Congratulations Kelley, Chris and Ted (Their adorable, hyper, and very large dog), wishing you all the best! 

A+M | Married

"After all this time?"
"Always," said Snape"

I'm so excited to share this wedding! Andrea + Marcos were amazing to work with and just as sweet as can be! 

They were married at the Holy Rosary Church, in DC and their reception was held at the Lorien Hotel and Spa in Alexandria, VA.  

All wedding days are hectic and crazy. I don't bother the bride when I come in to start shooting details. I have already told her to set them aside, so I can just grab them when I come in and start shooting. The particular room set up where Andrea and her girls were getting ready had a beautiful balcony with natural light, so of course I set up out there. After shooting for about 20 minutes, Andrea came out and handed me a towel. I admit, that initially I was perplexed. Was she worried I was going to get her details dirty? Was I flashing someone while I bent over in a dress? No. Sweet Andrea was worried about my knees! She wanted me to kneel on something comfortable. This is the kind of beautiful person she is.  

Every last detail of their day was perfection. Including their invitations. You see, Andrea is a major Harry Potter fan. What does a Harry Potter fan seal her wedding invitations with? Custom wax seals. Oh. My. Word. I was so in love.  And her cake topper? It said "Always".  Her MOH recited the famous lines in her speech (and the DJ played the Harry Potter theme music in the background). It was perfect. 

Their day was a mix of smiles, tears and delicate moments. Watching Andrea look at Marcos was like magic. It was electrifying. I always feel so incredibly blessed to be part of someone's wedding day. I don't feel like the photographer. I feel like family. And I love getting to know my couples and sharing in this special day.  

Andrea + Marcos, much love to you both, and I hope you are having a fantastic honeymoon! 

Vendors that made this day possible: 
Coordination by Kristin Corrigan
Florals by Erin Ward, The Little Flower Bud
Music by Julio Falcon, Black Tie Entertainment
Make-Up by Brigid Wilson
Hair by Julia Miller
Wedding Dress and veil: Paloma Blanca purchased at Love Couture Bridal
Invites from Minted


R+J | Married

Rachelle and Jaryd were married on March 12, 2016 at the Solomon's Island Yacht Club. And let me tell you, it was a stunner! 

Rachelle wore a stunning piece of lace-turned-hair accessory from her mother's wedding dress. What a way to incorporate something old. 

She and Jaryd had their first look and actually shared their vows with one another prior to the ceremony, at her aunt's house. The view was breath-taking, but the look on Jaryd's face when he first saw Rachelle was even better. The first look is one of my most favorite moments! 

Their first dance? Well during it Jaryd finally told Rachelle where they were leaving (in a few very short hours) to go on their honeymoon! He kept it a secret this whole time! I never did find out where they went, but I think it was somewhere warm! 

 Congratulations Rachelle and Jaryd, wishing you both a lifetime and longer of love and happiness! 

The Selby Stories | 2nd Edition

Daylight savings got you down? This morning I was NOT happy to be getting up while it was dark outside. However, I'm thrilled it will still be light out tonight at 6:30! 

Last week (I don't remember which day) was international women's day. I love nothing more to empower my ladies! I found this quote and it spoke to me: 

"She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city." 

Go and get Monday. Make it yours. 

P.S. How gorgeous is this ring from Saturday?! I just couldn't not share!