Monday, October 30, 2017

Helen and Rob

Helen and Rob met 3 years ago at a Running Club.. and then fell in love..

They wanted to visit the Lake Anne Reston  to celebrate both  engagement and wedding.

We started by walking away from the crowd.... 

We "borrowed" the arch from one of the residences... 


I told the new couple that since they never had their first dance...they should do it that day..

I didn't ask them for my signature dip, but I did overhear the word "dip"... 

and it was sweet and perfect..

the next one is not part of our photography session but i will give them this photo below for keepsake anyway (keeping it real! :D ).

that guy was at the dock since 3:00 pm and i was wondering when he will start with his thing...  i guess he was just waiting for a perfect audience... these two! 

since they met at a running club, i told them let's go running, and both said "nah"... haha... so they switched to their athletic outfits..

This couple  is just easy going and fun to photograph :)

We made some kids wait for their turn :)

they played the game of "tag"....

and more "tag"... :)

and this might be my favorite shot.. i was afraid i wouldn't be able to fit them in there together, but they did fit (WHERE ARE THE SEATS?!)........

Finally, we needed something to reflect "fall", we spotted a good enough tree and voila!..

Then the two headed off to their dinner date..

Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs.

Rob and Helen!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Rachel and John's Wedding at Downtown Frederick

 I arrived at the venue an hour early.. nobody's at Mcclintock Distillery yet except the staff i guess... 
I already loved the lit scene so I took some photos before the bride and groom arrives...

Rachel and John are gonna have their first look and I suggested that we walk to the downtown area/park for it.. 

On the way out, the mother told me that the vehicle outside is the cake delivery. 

Apparently, the bride owns the business... I was wondering what a funeral car is doing outside a wedding... 
"Cakes To Die For"... catchy name, right? 

The plan was that the boys and me will wait by the bridge,.. 
let's see what happens.

and there she is....... 
Look at that big big smile from John.......

They both started to show their silly side :) :) :)

Now, let's involve the other members of the party, shall we?!

Back to the venue, let's get these two lovebirds hitched!

What's the other good thing about this wedding? ? ?

the food and the cake, of course!!! 

They cook food in front of you, I had to try them myself :)

I almost forgot............... 
did I already mention they like to be silly? 
Here's John and Rachel again....

and yes of course, we need a finale pose, 
as we say Congrats to our bride and groom.... 


Friday, April 28, 2017

Jay and Krista's Wedding at the Black Horse Inn... Rain, First look and Encounter with the horsies :)

My first meeting with this couple was at the Black Horse Inn…
I fell in love with their venue … farm, barn, horses… outdoor beauty.  And the couple knows exactly what they like to happen during their big day.

BUT then the wedding day came,

and the weather did not cooperate… but that did not affect Jay and Krista’s happy and excited mood.  Walking back and forth from the main venue to the other building under rain and a little bit of mud was a challenge.. the groom offered me an umbrella so I can go to Krista and her family for portraits.

I did bring my own umbrella ;-)

Little does Jay know that Krista and her group are cooking up a surprise number for him to be rendered after the ceremony ;-)


Krista is full of energy and enthusiasm… She infects people around her and yes, definitely, no sign of any panic in her. Like time is not an issue… we ran a little behind that we were unable to take photos of the family before the wedding but the bride conquered her wedding…with the support of sisters, mother and best friends.  She said something about my photos that inspired me more and I thanked her for it.


The “first look” photos was not how I knew it was gonna be.. it was even better. They made a game for Jay and the groomsmen.  I was tempted to help out in opening the nail polish :p

And the prize,  is for Jay to see her bride …


It was emotional, even for me..  Krista said “that’s sweet” and everybody else thought the same. 


A mini-celebration between Jay, Krista and their gang in front of my camera, before the wedding:


And they said “I do”.


And Krista’s surprise gift to the groom… is the song entitled “all u need is love”… with full musical cast.


And my favorite part of this wedding of course, is being with the bridal party, Jay, Krista and yes,….

… the horses. 


The guys wanted some photos with the umbrellas, so wish granted J



And guess who walked in, in the middle of our shoot?


To Jay and Krista, congratulations guys! You’re both sweet people and may the bliss and success of marriage be yours always.