Well, I had planned to talk a lot about this incredibly amazing church where Michael & Amy got married because of the history and the heritage of it, but . . the love story of these two had to be told! The Historic St. Mary's of Sorrows church in Fairfax Station, does hold an AMAZING past and it should be mentioned that Clara Barton tended the wounded here during the Civil War but .. Michael & Amy's amazing love story is more exciting for me to talk about right now! Sometimes I get referred to my wedding couple by other clients of mine and I don't get to know them too much before the actual wedding day. That is the case with Michael & Amy. They both live and work in Florida, and flew here to get married in Virginia. Because of that, I didn't meet them until the actual wedding day, Saturday. Well, I can't tell you how difficult it was to not cry my eyes out during this couple's ceremony and first dance together!! Even though I just met them, the love between them was SO apparent and then Michael (with tears running down his cheeks) took time away from his own reception to tell me how he and Amy met and their incredible love story together!! There were some hardships that led up to them meeting but they actually were in high school together years ago, and then got reconnected years later! Wow! Well, it was such an incredible honor to be the one to photograph this incredible love story, and the marriage of Michael & Amy. Here are just a few photos from their special day. I'm so happy for you both and excited for your new life together, just sad it's in Florida and not here!
One of the best parts about photographing Seniors is they grow up and ask you to photograph their wedding as well! I get so excited about watching them grow into amazing adults and Hillary is no exception. Wow, what a beautiful young lady she is both inside and out! She is brilliant, talented, successful and madly in love with God and with her new husband, Matt. It's been a joy watching them together, and getting to know Matt a little as well. They truly are made for each other and I'm thrilled that I was asked to be a part of their special day. What made it even more special was my dear friend Amy is Hillary's mother. Getting to be alongside her and watch the magical day unfold yesterday was pure joy! Love them all and wish them the best! What a beautiful venue even on this rainy day! https://www.hermitagehillfarm.com
Rainy Wedding Day didn't stop this cute couple! It's good luck when it rains on a wedding day and so this couple Kevin & Arlyn are very lucky! We still had a blast doing their first look and Wall Portrait images and I loved how they turned out. This is just a teeny sneak peek with many more to come.