River Farm Wedding – Congratulations Sarah and Matt!

River Farm in Alexandria Virginia is a picture perfect wedding venue no matter the weather.  Now that cooler fall days are here, it’s hard to imagine summer heat.  But this was a brutally hot and humid July day.  Never mind the weather, Sarah looked gorgeous in her lace gown, and fulfilled her dream to get married under the Osage Orange tree in the River Farm garden.  The memories are what counts and this day made many wedding memories to cherish for a lifetime. 

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I love the way this mom is looking at her son.  The last of her five children to marry. 
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4 new brother in laws for Sarah.
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Their dog, Troy, made an appearance on the cake. 
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A signature cocktail: Raspberry Romance.
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Oh no he didn’t!!
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Wedding Venue: River Farm

Photographer: jan michele photography


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Old Town Alexandria Engagement Photos – Brette and Dan

This was such a fun engagement shoot.  The rain was threatening, but Brette and Dan really had their heart set on photos by the water.  So after spending some time by the Potomac, the sun returned and we were able to get a little color and texture in traditional Old Town Alexandria.  Dan makes Brette so happy, I love the huge smile she has on her face whenever he’s near!   

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Practicing the first dance appropriately under the flags for a July 3rd wedding. 
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Loudon County Newborn Photos – Avery

It’s hard to believe it’s been over four years since I was photographing baby Cameron and Muggsy.  Cameron is now a very chatty, helpful and loving big brother, and Muggsy has his work cut out for him keeping up with them both!  Cameron set the bar high as a newborn, but Avery was the perfect little model for his first photo shoot too!  

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This daddy/baby picture is one of my all time favorites.  The Filipino/Polynesian tribal pattern tattoo is a beautiful backdrop for a beautiful baby boy. 
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Hotel du Pont Wedding Photos – Congratulations Jen and Matt!

The Hotel du Pont in Wilmington Delaware is a gorgeous, location for elegant, romantic wedding pictures.  This old-world location is grand and formal and a perfect backdrop for Jen’s gorgeous crystal ballgown.  It was a joy to work with this couple over their long engagement and it seemed surreal that their big day was finally happening, just as they’d dreamed.  A fabulous time was had by all as they celebrated late into the night. 

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Ceremony and Reception: Hotel du Pont – Wilmington, DE

DJ: Tom Barrett Disc Jockeys

Florist: A Garden Party

Hair and Makeup: Langmore Salon

Dress Shop: Kleinfeld Bridal in NYC

Dress Designer: Danielle Caprese

Photographer: jan michele photography


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