Cattleya & Chris’s Wedding at Virginia’s Rust Manor House

Cattleya & Chris’s Wedding at Virginia’s Rust Manor House

Even though Cattleya & Chris’s wedding was held on the July 4 holiday, no extra fireworks were needed for this fun-loving, sweet and motorcycle-riding couple. Theirs was a very family-centric, intimate event and they even had a close friend serve as officiant. While there was a little rain earlier in the day, it merely sprinkled a bit during their first look, and after just a few clouds during the ceremony, the sun made a glorious appearance in the misty haze just in time for some beautiful portraits around the historic manor’s grounds. Lather that evening, it was fun hanging out with all the kids (and kid-thinking adults) getting their fill on some late night Summer s’mores. Yum! All in all, we can’t think of a more perfect way to celebrate the Fourth.

Check out a few of our favorite moments and details below, then check out their full gallery. The password is Cattleya’s maiden name and is case-sensitive. Bonus points for correct spelling.

The fantastic team:
Venue: Rust Manor House
Catering: Great Blue Heron
Florist: Jennifer Morris

Bill’s faves of Anne’s:



















Anne’s faves of Bill’s:
















Some lovely details:






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Wedding cake with Pinky & the Brain

Dear c&c,

Some of the moments we truly loved during your wedding include: How calm you both were while it was raining during your getting ready, as if there was nary a care in the world (there really wasn’t). Your cake toppers representing your nicknames for each other. (Although we can’t remember who was Pinky and who was the Brain.) Cat, when you finished getting dressed, that look of utter love your mom had on her face. Your “rain? what rain?” feeling you had during your first look. Including your grandma in the ceremony via FaceTime (we think she had a pretty good view)! Chris, your wedding ring designed to look like motorcycle tread. The huge smiles of, “We did it!” right after you kissed as your guests applauded. Pinky reaching in vain for the Brain, as it tumbled over the side of the cake after your cake cutting. And not technically a moment, but man, choosing between all those amazing homemade cakes, pies and S’mores was really, really hard. (Had to go for the S’mores in case you were wondering. Wouldn’t be the Fourth of July without them!)

Congratulations, you two and we wish you many, many fun loving Fourths in the future!



Happy 10th Anniversary: Cassie & Greg

Today we’re wishing a happy anniversary to Cassie & Greg who married back in the Fall of 2004, so this coming October they’ll be celebrating 11 years of marriage! It was great getting to check in with them and see where life has found them since their big day at W&L in Lexington, VA.


– What challenges have you both faced & how did you handle them &/or learn from them?

I’m sitting here trying to think what our biggest challenges have been! Probably the ongoing struggle to put the kids first but also move forward in our careers. We’ve handled it by really just taking turns. We moved to NJ for Greg’s job, and I started consulting and traveling three or four days a week while he juggled work and taking care of our son. I took a step back when our daughter came along so I now work from home while he works longer hours further away. We’re about to undertake the next challenge; Greg left to start with a new office in Virginia and I’ll remain in NJ with the kids until our house sells. Along the way we have both left higher-paying jobs to do something that we cared about and that’s something I hope our children will be able to do some day.

– Where has life found you since your wedding day? 

We have two children. Conner is 8 and Katie just turned 3 in February. Greg left his law firm to start a new job at the Department of Justice. I have stayed in fundraising and alumni relations, now with the University of Richmond. They are kind enough to let me telecommute so I can continue to work with this amazing team while the Greg’s job moves us around.

– What do you remember most about your wedding day when you look at your photos?

What’s most amazing to me about our wedding day is how nearly everyone we loved was in the same place at the same time. In the last ten years we’ve lost many of the people in that picture, to death or distance or just time, but that one day we just had so much love and happiness in one room. It still takes my breath away.

We lost Greg’s dad less than 2 years after that day which makes the family photos even more precious.

Have your little ones seen your wedding photos and if so, did they have any comments you wouldn’t mind sharing?

The kids have seen the wedding photos because we have them all over the house. My favorite is the shot that has every one of our guests in one picture, which hangs in our kitchen. Every time our 2 year old meets a new member of the family or an old friend, we show her where they are in the picture and she thinks that’s amazing.


Thanks so much and happiest of anniversaries to you C&G! Your kiddos are so cute and we love that you share who people are via your group photo. What a great idea!


Alison & Jasper on the COVER of Washingtonian Bride and Groom magazine!

Alison & Jasper on the COVER of Washingtonian Bride and Groom magazine!

We were so excited when the editors at Washingtonian Bride and Groom reached out to us recently after selecting an image of Alison & Jasper for the cover of their latest issue–Winter & Spring 2015!  A&J were married this past Spring at Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Virginia and we knew even then their wedding was unique. We’re so grateful, too to be one of their top photography studios on their Best Of list again! Other top area wedding professionals and couples recently tying the knot vote for the DC area’s best.

Thank you so much, Washingtonian Bride & Groom and thank you, A&J!




Happy 2015 from Holland Photo Arts!

Happy 2015 from Holland Photo Arts!

Happy, happy new year!! We hope you’ve all recovered from your celebrating and are looking forward to an amazing 2015! We celebrated in true Holland fashion–on the couch, in our PJ’s chuckling over Kathy Griffin dying Anderson Cooper’s hair. Of course, we also had to enjoy a little champagne (Does the new year really happen if no champagne is involved? We don’t think so but aren’t willing to find out), homemade kettle corn and this year, some truly decadent Gooey Butter Cake.

Seriously–if you haven’t yet had the pleasure of this delicious concoction, you simply must. It’s worth making from scratch (no yellow cake mix, Paula Deen!). Anne used this one from Smitten Kitchen and it turned out wonderfully. Take it from Bill and his happy tummy. Or if you’re in the Denver metro area, get your behinds over to Sassafras American Eatery. While we only have one in-kitchen attempt under our belts, we have to admit their version knocks it out the park and is definitely something to aspire to. If you’re not in the Denver metro area, well, you wanted to come visit us in Boulder anyway, right? Happy hour’s on us! (If you follow us on Instagram, you saw that we got each other the same book for Christmas. The SAME book! And of course, it’s about food. If you don’t follow us on Instagram, do consider it. It’s divine!)

Even though we’re having a little trouble believing it’s already 2015 when New Year’s 2014 only feels like a few months ago, we’re excited for the new start and the known–and unknown–adventures yet to come. We know we’ve said it before, but we continue to be amazed, grateful, and sure occasionally overwhelmed, that we get to photograph couples starting their marriage adventure. In 2014 we racked up another 25k frequent flier miles (hello, vacation miles!) and photographed couples saying I Do (getting married) or saying I Will (getting engaged) in New York, North Carolina, Washington DC, Virginia, and of course, our beautiful home of Colorado. Twenty fifteen already holds similar promise and we couldn’t be more hapy.

Thank you to all of our fabulous couples–past, present and future! We know we wouldn’t be here without you and the fact that we get to continue to be welcomed into your lives, at such an intimately personal time in your lives, well, we just get all sniffly thinking about how lucky we are (although we probably shouldn’t be writing this while chopping an onion). The lifelong friendships we’ve made in shooting 350+ weddings were somewhat unexpected, but truly cherished.

On to the pictures! We had so much fun coming with a 2014 New Year’s card design and wanted to share it with you as we do each year. In fact, we gathered all of the ones we’ve done since 2005 and put them in this one post. We love seeing all the years together and hope you enjoy seeing what we’ve been up to, as well. Big hugs and thanks to the fantabulous (that is seriously a word!) duo of Heather and Dani over at rock,paper, scissors in Charlottesville. We continue to be blown away by their talent and highly recommend them for any custom work, including, hint, hint…wedding invitations!

PS – Check out this space in the coming weeks to see some of our absolute favorite moments and couples captured while they were getting lost in 2014.

It’s hard to see online, but these were letterpressed on 110# paper in copper foil, as well as having some debossed bubbles, which is what the gray circles are and fit in lovely #10 size teal envelopes. Anne came up with the idea of having our years’ adventures form the shape of a champagne bottle, we both wrote down some 2014 highlights and RPS made it happen. Photo is an Instagram (seriously, you should follow us) from Anne’s birthday in Winter Park, Colorado. We then had them printed locally in Denver through Flaming Hot Foil. Huge thank you to all these talented folks. We love them!

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2012 (design also by RPS):




See the funny, sweet and sometimes strange responses we received back!




2011 card:



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2008 (pardon the horrible scan):

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2007 (another questionable scan):



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Wild seeing all the different hairstyles Anne had when she feels like she’s had the same hair since high school!

So do you have a favorite? Card, not hairstyle. Unless you’d like to share that opinion!

Wishing you all a truly sparkling 2015!


Happy 11th Anniversary: Sunny & Erik

We were so thrilled to check in with Sunny & Erik who were married way back in October of 2013 so they just very recently celebrated 11 years of marriage! We have very fond memories of their wedding so it was such a treat to get to revisit their photos, as well as hear how married life has been treating them. They were our first and only couple who married at Blue Ridge Overlook on Wintergreen Mountain! Even though we now get to photograph weddings on slightly bigger mountains, this Virginia overlook is truly spectacular with some of the best views of those famed Blue Ridge peaks. We were so happy to see that Sunny, a former model is racing stock cars again which she was doing at the time of their wedding, too. How cool is that?!


What challenges have you both faced & how did you handle them &/or learn from them? Have you had any unexpected joys?

Our challenges and unexpected joys are actually the same – we were surprised and blessed with identical twin girls after 4 years of marriage, and what a roller coaster of a few years that was! The girls are beautiful and wonderful, and luckily I went what is considered “full-term” with them, so they were born healthy. Our son was born not long after – they are only 18 months apart, so we felt like we had triplets for a while, which logistically and emotionally can be a huge challenge, but the silver lining is not only the immense love we have for our children but the strength it created in our marriage. Erik and I were simply “teammates” for a while, with diapers, feedings, and all the juggling that goes with the development of three little ones and that was ok, because our focus was on the kids, and now we have come out the other side of it stronger and able to focus on ourselves as well as our children.

Where has life found you since your wedding day?

We moved outside of Richmond to a rural county and we enjoy living in the country. My parents moved to the same county, so we luckily have them close by! I have resumed my love of motorsports by working for a sports car race team as well a picking up my own stock car racing again, which is my passion. Erik has been able to get back into fishing and we take the kids out on the boat alot.

What do you remember most about your wedding day when you look at your photos?

Erik says he remembers how happy our parents were. You can see the smile on my moms face and feel it. They were happy and proud. I remember how perfect it was. The day was just what I wished for a as a little girl, all my family and friends, on the side of a mountain, Puccini, in my mother’s fur stole, the leaves turned bright and beautiful for autumn, my dress, dancing with my father, my brother and my girlfriends! it was all perfect!

Have your little ones seen your wedding photos and if so, did they have any comments you wouldn’t mind sharing?

Yes, they have looked at the book, and it’s funny because the little white gloves that came with the album fit them perfectly! Finally, someone can wear those gloves! They don the gloves, turn the pages and point out all the people they know, that are still in our lives.They want to eat up the chocolate cake (one of the best we’ve ever had! -Ed.)! And they ask why people are throwing stuff at us? (birdseed was thrown instead of rice). We plan to vacation at the same resort this year.

I just wanted to let you know that Erik and I have commented often over the years that the money we spent with you and Bill was money well spent, it was the best decision we made about our wedding, it was the largest percentage of our budget, and it was SO worth it. We look at those photos every anniversary, and more with the kids now, but I can’t thank you enough for capturing those moments for us. It means a lot to me. Still.


Happiest of anniversaries to you S&E! You have such a beautiful family and we’re tickled pink that you and your kiddos love looking at your wedding photos so often! :)


Happy 11th Anniversary: Anne & Greg

Continuing in our series of celebrating 10 year + anniversaries of some of our former clients, we take great joy in getting to celebrate Anne & Greg’s 10th anniversary. Anne & Greg married in Charlottesville way back in May of 2003 and their wedding at the Boar’s Head Inn was one of our first events there! A lot of things have changed there over the years, but one thing that hasn’t, is our warm memories of their wedding day. We’re thrilled that we get to keep up with their adventures on FB and watch their cuties, Nora & Jason grow.

(Below; a few photos from their wedding in a collage that we used to put on the blog (yes, we started blogging back in 2004!) and as the first page in their proof catalog. Oh, yes, times sure have changed.)

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We checked in with A&G recently to see if they wouldn’t mind giving us an update on what they’ve been up to and how married life has been treating them.

– What challenges have you both faced & how did you handle them &/or learn from them?

The biggest challenge we faced was when Greg was deployed to the Sinai Peninsula with the US Army for a year. It was shortly after our third anniversary. That year was a challenge. We both spent the year focusing on our individual careers and communicating with each other when we could, mostly through email. In the end, it made us appreciate each other even more than we previously had.

– Have you had any unexpected joys?

When we got married, Anne was a cat-person, and Greg was a dog-person. During our first year of marriage, Anne won the debate and we got a cat. Greg unexpectedly learned that he liked cats. A few years later, Greg wore Anne down and we got a dog. Anne unexpectedly learned that she liked dogs. And we both learned that it is possible to be both a cat- and a dog-person!

– Where has life found you since your wedding day? (career, home location, family status, etc.)

After our wedding day, Greg continued to serve in the U.S. Army as a physical therapist. Anne went to law school and became a tax lawyer. We have moved a few times, but now live in Richmond, Virginia, where Anne is a tax specialist for Dominion Resources, Inc., and Greg serves as a physical therapist in the U.S. Army Reserves and is also a stay-at-home dad. We have two kids: Jason (age 4) and Nora (almost age 2).

– What do you remember most about your wedding day when you look at your photos?

Above all, our wedding pictures make us feel very happy! They really capture the joy of the day. (And it makes Anne remember when she tossed the bouquet over the heads of all the ladies and it was caught by a tall guy standing behind them!)

– Have your children seen your wedding photos and if so, have they had any comments you don’t mind sharing?

They have seen the photos we have framed on the wall. No comments… but they do recognize us even though we look a lot different 11 years later.

The most recent photo I could find of all four of us (attached) was from last November! It’s hard to get the kids to pose for pictures right now!


Thanks so much for being so gracious with your time, Anne & Greg! We’re thrilled to celebrate your 11th wedding anniversary with you, but honestly, we don’t think either one of you look that much different! Bet it’s those little ones that are keeping you young. Or maybe it’s beautiful, genteel Richmond? Either way, it’s working. Congratulations to you both and it was great to hear from you!

With Joy,

Ingrid & Oscar’s Wedding at Middleburg’s Salamander Resort

Ingrid & Oscar’s Wedding at Middleburg’s Salamander Resort

If you haven’t yet visited the Salamander Resort in Middleburg, when you go you’ll see vast expanses of horse trails in keeping with Middleburg’s tradition. Given Ingrid & Oscar both embedded their families’ traditions (Sweden and Netherlands, respectively) into their wedding celebration, it seemed a fitting place for the two of them to say I Do. Included too were so many adorable children we almost (almost!) had to remind ourselves to photograph the couple. Ingrid made it easy with her dress, veil and headpiece (all designed by her!) and looked absolutely radiant throughout their entire day. Enjoy a few of our favorite moments from the weekend’s festivities, and then check out their complete gallery. The password is Ingrid’s maiden name and is case-sensitive.

The fab team:
Reception venue & catering: Salamander Resort
Ceremony: St. John’s, Warrenton
Music: Bachelor Boys Band
Lighting: Atmosphere Lighting

Anne’s faves of Bill’s:














Bill’s faves of Anne’s:
















Some lovely details:









Dear o&i,

Some of our favorite moments from your wedding day include:
Your children, nieces, and nephews. They couldn’t have been more fun, more true, and more kid-like. We loved the energy and emotions they brought to the day. The too-many-to-mention tender moments between you, Ingrid, and your sister and your mom. Your sister’s belting it out not only at your ceremony, but repeatedly at your reception, to the crowd’s roar of approval. The look of “Ok, I’m goin’ down!” on your face as your groomsmen slightly lost control of you in the air, Oscar, yet you kept that ever-present grin. Oscar, your toast of recognition to Ingrid’s father. There was nary a dry eye in the house.

Congratulations, you two! It was an honor to photograph your wedding.


Tony & Laura’s Vineyard Wedding at The Barns at Hamilton Station

Tony & Laura’s Vineyard Wedding at The Barns at Hamilton Station

Well what do you know? It’s another fantastic wedding to share with you.  One of our last ones this past Fall and it was a great one to end on. We absolutely adore Laura & Tony, and are thrilled to share their wedding images with you. Enjoy some of our highlights from their celebration below, and then check out their complete gallery. The password is Laura’s maiden name and is case-sensitive. Have fun!

The incredible team:
Venue: The Barns at Hamilton Station
Catering: Market Table Bistro
Baker: CG Cakes
Florist: Creations in Bloom
Makeup: Ashley Parker
Hair: Joanne McMullen
Gown: DaVinci
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
DJ: Karl Fisher

Bill’s faves of Anne’s:















Anne’s faves of Bill’s:













A few fab shots from our assistant Karen:


Isn’t this the best moment? They’re watching as Tony & Laura see each other for the first time on their wedding day.






Some oh-so-pretty (many DIY) details:



















Dear L&T,

Some of our favorite moments from your wedding day include: Your flower girl clapping enthusiastically as you donned those love-themed shades, Laura. And the hug you shared with your mom before going to see Tony for the first time that day. Your first sight. All of it (and the reactions of your bridesmaids as they watched from a distance). Tony, your reaction and overwhelming emotion as you watched Laura walk down the aisle. All the laughter during your ceremony. The hands-in-the-air-like-you-just-didn’t-care dancing.

Congratulations, you two!



Ashley & Kevin’s Wedding at the Army Navy Club

Ashley & Kevin’s Wedding at the Army Navy Club

We’re pretty excited to be sharing the last of our Fall weddings over the next few weeks, starting with tons of laughter and grooviness on the dance floor at Ashley & Kevin’s wedding. Their smiles were so incredibly infectious, and we all had a blast with them. Take a look at a selection of some of our absolute favorite images from their day, and then their complete gallery. The password is Ashley’s maiden name and is case-sensitive. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

The wonderful team:
Ceremony: St. Marys Church
Reception: Army Navy Country Club
Baker: Pastry Xpo
Gown: Martina Liana
Florist: Vert Tige
DJ: Chris Laich
Hair and make-up: Andrew Chreky Salon
Stationery: The Dandelion Patch

Anne’s faves of Bill’s:












Bill’s faves of Anne’s:

















A couple of awesome captures from our assistant Karen:




And certainly some lovely details:
















Dear a&k,

A few of our favorite moments from your wedding are:

Your bridesmaids trying out their new opera gloves & shades, with champagne in hand. How emotional you were with your respective moms just after you saw each other for the first time that day.  “Victory” in the air when one of your groomsmen successfully collected all the bridesmaids purses. The way your mom peeked around the door at you and your dad, Ashley, just before walking down the aisle. Sneaking a peek at your newly installed rings during your ceremony.  How your entire wedding party embraced your Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme while entering your reception. Party, party, party, wow your dance floor was packed all night! Ashley, your fleeing after giving Kevin a good dose of cake across his face.


Mary Beth & Chris’s Wedding at Shrine Mont

Mary Beth & Chris’s Wedding at Shrine Mont

When you’re in love with not only the couple, but their families, it makes documenting the wedding day that much richer. We had known Mary Beth’s family from back when her sister married (thanks to the recommendation of Andrew & Julie) and while sadly we were already commissioned on her date we all kept in touch. When Mary Beth and Chris decided to tie the knot at a peaceful place very close to her heart, we were thrilled to be able to photograph it all for them, even without air conditioning and with a smidgen of rain. 😉 What’s a few rain drops between friends, anyway?

So take a look, and when you’re ready for more, you can see the complete gallery. The password is Chris’s last name and is case-sensitive (this one might be a spelling test for you too!).

The fabulous team:
Venue: Shrine Mont
Planner: Janice with Bellweather Events
Catering: Harvest Moon
Baker: Cakes by Rachel
Videography: Ian’s Creations
Lighting: Blue Ridge Lightforms
Florist: Countrypolitan Events
Band: Walrus
Calligraphy: Lydia Buschenfeldt
Gown: Modern Trousseau

Bill’s faves of Anne’s:















Anne’s faves of Bill’s:













Some lovely details:








This was so incredibly funny. Mary’s tweets are like that, and who knew this would appear in the Washington Post just before the wedding?





Dear m&c,

Some of our favorite moments from your wedding day include:

The way the sunrise shone straight through the early morning fog. Mary Beth, your look of intrigue when you heard your dress was “going on a field trip.” Don’t worry, it was chaperoned. Your families’ infectious energy, not just for one moment but during the entire day. The way Ann reached out and touched your arm, Chris, as Mary Beth began walking down the aisle. The kids during your ceremony (too many individual moments to note–it’d fill a small book). That you shrugged off the small amount of rain in favor of marrying at your favorite spot. The way you held hands all through the ceremony. S’mores! Again, not really a moment per se, but boy were those tasty.

Congratulations, you two!



Wambui & Zack’s Wedding at Virginia’s Boxtree Lodge

Wambui & Zack’s Wedding at Virginia’s Boxtree Lodge

This wedding falls under the “You know you’re a good match when…” category, as we not only had a great talk with Wambui and Zack when they first contacted us (she sent us one of the best inquiry emails), they actually changed their wedding date to one for which we were available. It’s something that doesn’t happen often, but when it does, we couldn’t be more touched. It clearly showed how much they wanted to have a particular style of photography and how important their wedding photographs were to them. Which of coure, we kinda get. 😉  So please enjoy these, a few of our favorite images from the day, along with their tender first sight images. Afterward, follow on through to their personal wedding gallery to view all their images. The password is Wambui’s maiden name and is case-sensitive.

The fab team:
Venue: Boxtree Lodge
Catering: Three Li’l Pigs
Florist: The Crystal Orchid Flower Shoppe
Baker: Peace of Cake
Gown: Anjolique
DJ: Steven Davies
Stationer: Notable Affairs

Anne’s faves of Bill’s:

Bill’s faves of Anne’s:

Some lovely (many) DIY eye-candy:

Dear w&z,

As we’ve mentioned once or twice, we knew pretty much right away we’d be a great match. Every phone call or email, even early on, seemed to point us to you and your celebration as one for which we’d be able to capture exactly what you wanted–a true-to-life portrait of you and your your families’ time together to celebrate your union.  You picked an sweet rustic and natural place in Boxwood Lodge–a spot just remote enough to encourage your guests to drop their worries off at the gravel driveway’s entrance, for they were in for a fun, relaxing and above all, comfortable evening.

You came to your wedding with so many DIY ideas for how you wanted to make it your own while also making it easy and fun for your guests to participate, rather than simply being observing guests. (Your “photobooth” props alone were some of the best we’ve seen, hands down.) We laughed when as your ceremony concluded, so many of your female relatives, Wambui, got up and started dancing and singing around you. There was no way you were escaping down the aisle after your first kiss with that, and it was fun watching them all sing with such conviction and enthusiasm for you. What a wonderful tradition to start you both on your married life!

Your nephews were all about fulfilling their ceremonial duties and, once that was over, simply being boys by spending the rest of the evening playing tag outside, madly circling the ceremony site or bouncing down the ark slide on the lawn. Or even once it was dark and they couldn’t see to chase each other anymore, finally retreating indoors to very tasty cake, pie and more pie and of course, sneaking some video games while the grownups hit the dance floor. Noni and CJ offered their toasts to you with such sincerity and purpose and especially in CJ’s case, a little levity. It was such a treat getting to know them both, along with your close knit families.

Your wedding celebration was filled with so much love, laughter and light. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and find ourselves a bit sad that the official celebration is now over, although we know the joy and the tears (hopefully, they’ll be mostly happy) have just begun now that you’ve been joined together and two have become one. Love is sweet, indeed.

We could not be more thrilled with so many of the images we captured for you. (Several will be ending up our studio walls, you can bet on that and we trust on yours, as well!) Mostly though, we’re just truly grateful you asked us to be there for you on such an important day and we’re overjoyed that you’ll be able to relive all the memories for years to come every time you enjoy your photos. Thank you, and congratulations to you both!


What Junebug Loves: Phenomenal Photography with Challenging Lighting

What Junebug Loves: Phenomenal Photography with Challenging Lighting

We got the nicest surprise in our inbox when the friendly gals over at Junebug Weddings wrote to say they had hand-picked some of our images as wonderful examples of artful and creative shooting in challenging lighting environments. With weddings, of course, we can’t control either the weather or timing of a ceremony, so we work with what we’re given. Sometimes that light is soft, and sometimes is really dramatic as illustrated here. Be sure to check out more of their interesting and instructive blog entries–sure to educate and entertain those planning a wedding.

Image by Anne from Erin & Steve’s wedding

Image by Bill from Joy & Jerry’s wedding


Stacy & Craig’s Homestead Wedding Featured in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style

Stacy & Craig’s Homestead Wedding Featured in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style

We’re happy today to share with you a feature for Stacy and Craig, whose wedding has just been featured in the venerable Grace Ormonde Wedding Style blog! They had a day filled with such rich tradition and New York-style, we were delighted to see it chosen by the magazine’s editors. The link includes a compelling back story to their relationship and wedding, and be sure to click on the photos tab to view some of the highlights in addition to the few we’ve selected below.

Congratulations, S&C! Have a fantastic weekend everyone!



Amy & Tim’s Wedding at Charlottesville’s Farmington Country Club

Wow, is it Friday already? Well, you know what that means, another fabulous wedding to share with you all. So enjoy every bit of Amy & Tim’s sweet (and incredibly fun) wedding, and have a fantastic (and safe) holiday weekend. We’ll see you next week!

Ready to see more? View the complete wedding here. The password is Amy’s maiden name and is case-sensitive.

Ceremony Venue: St. Paul’s Memorial Church
Reception Venue, Catering & Cake: Farmington Country Club
Officiant: Rev. William Neal
Event Coordinator: Barb Wired
Videographer: Shaking Hands Productions
Florist: Beehive Events
Gown designer: Paloma Blanca
Reception entertainment: DJ Rick Haggard
Invitations: The Lime Tree
Calligraphy: Janis Freeland

Should there be a Where’s the Dress book like Where’s Waldo? 😉 Love, love this shot Anne got of the dress reflected in one of the club’s framed prints!

If you can make faces at your ring bearer waiting to process, you really should.

Their ring bearer was more enthusiastic about his walk down the aisle the day prior, but he made it in the end, as Tim and his dad react below.

LOVE everything about this image that Bill got as Amy hugged her Dad at the alter.

Married! Love this shot by Anne.

It was hot. Damn hot! Thankfully, their limo had strategically-placed air-conditioning vents just for times like this.

More fun with reflections! Love it!

Alright, time for a quick nap. For some.

Certainly not for others…

This is Joe (carrying unnamed young woman). He’s not only one of the groomsmen but also the brother of Tony, whose marriage to Sara we just shot up in Delaware and can’t wait to share with you! Below is Emily, his wife. It was awesome seeing them twice in three weeks! Such a fun couple.

Tim’s mom was completely taken by surprise by the groomsmen picking her up for a quick aerial lap around the dance floor.

Yea, really love this one, too. 🙂

Dear a&t,

We usually get a good feel for how important family is to a couple, especially when a couple’s choice of clergy is the person who married the bride’s parents 37 years prior. That kind of legacy and dedication to family roots demonstrates such strength and help to provide such a strong foundation as you start your married life together. And that strength, love, laughter and faith was in ample evidence at your wedding.

People will naturally assume photographers have to keep a keep eye on their subjects to capture the decisive moment. And that’s true. But it’s just as important to keep an ear on them as well for those audible cues for emotional reactions. We got those in spades at your wedding. Amy, your Dad’s welcome was so touching and gracious and we loved how he went and stood by the people he was talking about and thanking. Your best man and maid of honor toasts were sweet and funny, and finally, to the toasts you offered to each other; truly heartfelt. You spoke of how a match you were for one another, and everyone listening could feel it in their heart. Hardly a dry eye in the house.

All of that of course was balanced by the incredibly hot dance floor you hosted! There were more people lifted up in the air than at any wedding we’ve seen, and you know you had a party that refused to end when so many of your friends awaited the train of taxis to take them to the Corner to continue the night’s festivities. It was so much fun and we’d have not had it any other way. Congrats again, and thanks so much for having us out to document your wedding!

Peace & love…

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