the perfect proposal.

if i could shoot in this order for every client, well, “i die” as rachel zoe says. proposal-engagement-wedding. the marvelous 3.

josh and stacy go to my church and when josh approached me about being present for the big question, i thought i was dreaming a really awesome make me melt dream.

stacy thought it was just a couple shoot, as an engagement was to happen a few months from now when things settled down in their busy schedules. josh planned it all perfectly, enlisting some help from family and friends. when we arrived at our spot, i had josh run ahead to make sure there werent any strange people lurking around the location and we could shoot in peace. and i told stacy i needed some portraits of her along the trail as we walked. so we talked about her and her job and her schooling, and ofcourse her and josh…and when we rounded the bend to the “spot”, her face changed from conversation face to ohmygoshicantbelievethisishappeningandthathepulledthisoff face. perfection.

i love this session, and i love proposals. PLEASE email if you’d like me to capture yours fellas!

and the proposal…she was beyond surprised.

  • August 25, 2010 - 5:17 am

    Kat Braman - this is just the happiest thing I’ve ever seen. love it. love it. love it.

  • August 25, 2010 - 6:04 am

    Rachel - Absolutely gorgeous. I love them all! So happy for you both.


  • August 26, 2010 - 3:57 am

    Ailene - AMAZING!!! Beautiful images to capture and celebrate a beautiful couple!

venue: thomas birky house

Caterer: Savoir Fare

Cake: jimmy cakes

dress designer: junko yoshioka

grooms attire: H&M

Florist: karins florist

brides hair flower & bridesmaids gifts: Cultivar

Again, i will say how much i love DIY details. and gorgeous gowns. and old historic homes as wedding venues. so much character and love was put into every facet of this day!

dan washing tracis feet during the ceremony, tears shed everywhere i looked, peacock feathers, hot weather that didnt stop anyone from dancing the night away, an air conditioned tent! traci and dan are so clearly in love and ben and i had an amazing time capturing them for their portraits…some of our favorites for sure.

something different about this post, ive decided to not distinguish which images are from ben, and which images are from me. we are one..we are a team, and neither one of us is more important than the other when it comes to documenting a wedding day. he is my right hand and im so thankful to have him with me at every wedding, but he has now become an artist in his own right. ben, i love you.

im pretty sure you can all determine which ones are bens anyways..he has such a distinct style and i sometimes fall more in love with HIS images than my own.

without further is the fabulous leesburg, va wedding of traci and dan!savoir fare cat

  • August 22, 2010 - 3:46 am

    shannon - gorgeous gorgeous GORGEOUS!!! you and ben are just a dream team. the detail shots were to die for.

  • August 22, 2010 - 7:14 am

    katiep - ahhh this dress! this is a beautiful wedding! the diy details are awesome :)

  • August 22, 2010 - 12:54 pm

    Laura - You are so stinkin talented girl. I love the shots from this wedding. Such creativity! The feet washing was beautiful.

  • August 24, 2010 - 2:44 am

    Kat Braman - the whole thing is just ridiculously good, but that top dress shot is the coolest. I also really love the portrait of them from above.

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