I don’t know if I say this enough, but I am blessed with incredible couples. This year, I have loved every couple I’ve photographed and Gayden and Mike are front and center. They won over my heart at our first meeting in Old Town Alexandria with their relaxed attitude and fun-loving energy. Then I found out Mike’s parents met in Italy and his dad spoke Italian…love. Then I met with Gayden’s mom, aunt and wedding planner in from Texas…love. Then they told me they had booked Big Ray and the Kool Kats…love! And then they surprised me with a few little details that just tickled me pink, from post-ceremony portraits in Founders Park, where Mike proposed, to a Louisiana-style sendoff complete with waving white hankies. Mike and Gayden’s wedding day was packed full of fun, family and love and to me that is all you need! Following are some of my favorites: enjoy!
second shooter: Mikail Media
ceremony: Christ Church, Alexandria, Va.
reception venue: Belle Haven Country Club
flowers: Bergerons Flowers and Events
entertainment: Big Ray and the Kool Kats
officiant: Erika Takacs
One of the biggest compliments I can imagine as a wedding photographer is when a couple asks me to come back and continue to document their growing family in the years after their wedding. I had the privilege of documenting Jenny and Gaston’s wedding over a year ago and recently photographed their brand new beautiful baby girl. Hadley posed not once, but twice for my camera. The first time, when she was one week old, was cut short after she had a little accident on her dad (the danger of no diaper). So, I had the opportunity to check in on Hadley again this past week now that she is 2 months old. With the best bows in town and some very expressive little eyebrows, she is a stylin’ little one who has definitely won my heart. Following are some of my favorites from our mini sessions: enjoy!