a swoon-worthy Middleburg wedding

This wedding…oh my. I was at a loss for words then, and I’m at a loss for words now. A sweeping farmland venue engulfed in mist. A STUNNING couple with downright fabulous friends and family. A custom made Vera Wang gown. Need I go on? Let’s just say from a photographic standpoint, every detail was executed to near perfection.

I don’t always blog about weddings for which I serve as a second shooter — in this case, for the lovely Kate Haus Photography — but this affair is just so dreamy that I can’t resist sharing. It wouldn’t be fair of me to keep all of this gorgeous to myself, after all.

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keeping perspective

On some days, it’s difficult to feel the magic in owning my own business. Take today, for example. I’m surrounded by forms and paperwork, wading through the sludge of DC tax code to determine whether or not photography services — not products, like albums and prints — are taxable in the District. I spent 45 minutes waiting on hold for the Office of Tax and Revenue, only to learn I’m to report my tax collection monthly, not quarterly. And no matter how many accountants I speak to, no one can give me a straight answer about anything tax related because it’s just not straight forward.

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merry & bright

I have a whole lot of fondness for late autumn weddings. The crisp chill in the air, the burnt orange color of the leaves, brides in cardigans and scarves. But perhaps most of all, I love that I get to deliver the images to the bride and groom right at the height of the holiday season – a beautiful gift of love, light, and memories.

Chris and Medina hosted an intimate fall affair at the lovely Tabard Inn – just five days after we shot their engagement photos (you can see those here). The day was full of personal touches: handwritten vows, homemade mulled cider mix favors, and sweet little cork and ribbon place settings. Medina, in her show-stopping green heels, was all smiles, and both she and Chris were just brimming with joy and gratitude.

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