Fairfax VA Autumn Family Portrait – Nate and Trent

I feel like a broken record, but it’s amazing how much kids grow and change in a year!  Since I don’t see them every day like their parents do, I can really see the change.  I enjoyed catching up with this sweet family on a gorgeous fall day.  I am so glad they make family pictures a priority, it’s so much fun to see them every fall.  I know in years to come they will value looking back on these days when the boys were young even more and be so thankful they made the effort to have family pictures taken.  It’s an honor to have little clients that I watch grow from babies to big kids.

The other advantage of regular photo session is that the kids learn the routine and the family pictures turn out better every year.  Lots of great options for the Christmas cards this year.

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River Farm Autumn Wedding – Congratulations Theresa and Chris!

Theresa and Chris were married in a beautiful fall garden ceremony at River Farm.  The weather almost moved everything indoors and I’m so glad it didn’t!  Theresa and her family planned so many beautiful details for a festive autumn wedding and everything was picture perfect! It was a bit chilly for the ceremony, but long-time friend, Jack, served as a fabulous officiant and kept everyone warm with much laughter and a few tears. Congratulations Theresa and Chris!

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Venue: River Farm – Alexandria, VA

Day of Coordinator: Stephanie Young Events

String Quartet: Cherry Blossom String Quartet

DJ: Premier DJ Service – Dan Huynh

Florist: Growing Wild

Photographer: jan michele photographer

Wedding Macarons: The Happy Tart

Retals: Rent-All Center

Transportation: Fleet Transportations

Hair and Make-up: Bridal Artistry – Barbara Hill

 


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Washington DC Fall Family Pictures

I enjoyed spending an afternoon photographing this beautiful family with the gorgeous fall color and DC landmarks as a backdrop.  They may be moving out of the area soon, so wanted to capture their time in the Washington DC area.  The boys are Irish twins and have so much fun together.  Fall leaves do bring out the kid in any kids so tossing leaves and rolling down the hill was a must.

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I couldn’t decide which silhouette I liked better, the boys were so cute facing each other like their parents. 
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Williamsburg VA Engagement Portrait – Ren and Nick

I enjoyed a gorgeous fall day with Ren and Nick in Williamsburg for their engagement pictures.  Nick went to William and Mary so we included his old stomping grounds into their session.  Nick proposed on the Crim Dell Bridge, which was special to include too.  A perfectly romantic spot for a beautiful couple!

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River Farm Fall Wedding Pictures – Congratulations Dina and Pat!

River Farm is a beautiful venue anytime of year and Dina and Pat’s autumn garden wedding was no exception.  But what I really loved about their day was all the little personal touches and traditions they brought in to make the day truly their own.  And they enjoyed every moment of their wedding day, as the smiles on their faces show.  Congratulations Dina and Pat!

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The bride wore her mother’s veil.

They wrote letters to each other to read before the first look. 

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First Look!  Such a sweet and memorable time together.
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As journalists, they didn’t want to miss the day’s news on their wedding day. 
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Old White House Gates now at River Farm.
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Dina created all the floral pieces for the wedding.
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These two are just a tad excited to be getting married.:)
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So special to include meaningful traditions.  A few of those were the signing of the Ketubah, breaking of the glass at the end of the ceremony and the Horah danced during the reception.  
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Venue: River Farm in Alexandria, VA

Caterer: Tasteful Affairs

DJ: Kirkabee Deejays – Rob

Ceremony Strings: Violin Dreams

Photographer: jan michele photography


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