Colin stopped by the other day in need of a few black and white shots. Is it me or could he be a new character in the Twilight movies? He told me the pictures were for his River Dance application, (He is a top rated Irish Dancer.) but I think Hollywood beckons!
Max is playing football this fall and his team, The Cougars are 4-1 so far. In his second year on the team Max was named defensive captain. He snaps the ball on offense, handles the kickoffs and plays linebacker on defense. The black and white shot is with his best buddy Wyatt.
I spent a fun afternoon with Sarah and Omar at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. Meadowlark is a fantastic spot for both weddings and engagement shoots. It’s wonderful rolling hills are landscaped to perfection. Sarah and Omar are crazy in love! One of my goals in an engagement shoot is to capture the passion between the couple. Easy to do with these two.
Desiree and Mike were married at Keswick Hall in Charlottesville. Keswick is a golf club/ hotel/ country club and happens to be one of my favorite places in Virginia to shoot a wedding. Words like elegant, sophisticated, and charming do not due justice to this lovely venue. Desiree and Mike had a large contingent of college friends from Colgate (where my sister went to school) who partied long into the night. It was a great day with a great couple at a great facility.
Every year I try to help out a few local schools with fund-raising. The Min family placed the winning bid in a silent auction. I spent an afternoon shooting at their lovely home. Can these two kids be any more adorable?
Amanda and Amir were married at the Truro Church in Fairfax and had their reception at Evergreen Country Club in Haymarket. This was one of my favorite couples of the year. Sometimes I come across two people who simply have amazing chemistry together. The passion, love, fun, respect, and joy they hold for each other is constantly on display. It made my job easy.
The reception was crazy from the start, with the happy couple dancing into the room to the song “Jump Around” by House of Pain. The dancing never stopped for one little THREE YEAR old boy. Seriously. He danced the entire reception. He was the first one on the dance floor and he never left. He never left!!! I have never seen anything like it.
The craziness did not let up during the bouquet and garter toss. One of the bridesmaids risked injury to catch the flowers only to be rewarded by a insane/ bizarre/ hilarious/ outrageous/ unforgettable dance(?) by the guy who caught the garter. The photos hardly do it justice as he spent nearly five minutes putting the garter on her leg, and had the entire reception doubled over in laughter.
A day to remember.
Jessica and Joe were married at the Bethesda United Methodist Church with a reception at Congressional Country Club. Tiger Woods won the AT&T National tournament at Congressional two weeks earlier. Congressional is the host of the 2011 US Open and they have already started preparing the course!! There was construction equipment everywhere and the plowing and digging has started. Nothing was going to hinder Jessica and Joe from having a rocking reception. Congressional is a fantastic facility with a top notch staff and everything could not have gone smoother. (As a side note, getting married to Joe was the topper to a fantastic year for Jessica as her North Carolina Tar Heels won the National Championship in basketball.)