engagements

The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds has come.

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Washington DC in springtime is a perfect setting for engagement photos, and the cherry blossoms are not to be missed. On a carefree day in Washington DC, there happened to be cherry blossoms and we happened to photograph this wonderful couple among them.

Her dress: SAU

Menswear: Hugo Boss

His shoes: Magnanni

Her shoes: Kate Spade

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New York Bridal Fashion Week 2016

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In October 2016, we had the pleasure of photographing Annabelle for Samuelle Couture and Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart in New York.

Always a pleasure to work with such tremendously talented artists.

Credits:

Headpieces and jewelry: Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart

Gowns: Samuelle Couture

HMUA: Sharon Becker

Model: Annabelle with Modelogic Wilhelmina

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Celebrating their love and union in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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More than pretty flowers or a perfect place setting, Lauren and Jeremy wanted their Pippin Hill wedding to focus on what matters most. Lauren: “Our goal was for everyone at our Pippin Hill wedding to sense the love we have for each other…we wanted it to feel like us, but in a way that honored our family and friends and their never-ending support. Virginia is our home. When Jeremy decided to go back to school full-time and get his MBA he chose Darden, at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. While Jeremy lived in Charlottesville, I stayed in Washington, D.C. and came to visit him on the weekends.

We spent so much time with friends wine tasting at Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards. After Jeremy proposed in December 2014 while we were on vacation in Turks and Caicos, we immediately knew we wanted to get married at Pippin Hill! We wanted our wedding to honor us as a couple, as well as celebrate our future.

Pippin Hill is nestled in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains and is only about 15 minutes from downtown Charlottesville. Pippin Hill truly displays how beautiful the state of Virginia is. The grounds and vineyards provide an agrarian feel, while the private Granary room has a rustic charm of an old barn. We loved that Pippin Hill would not feel overwhelmingly rural, but that it would encompass romance, elegance and a timeless style.

Our wonderful photographers, Michael and Carina of Michael and Carina Photography captured so many moments that we have relived again and again; including when we first we saw each other in the vineyard, my father walking me down the aisle, and the insane dance party that ensued after dinner, care of our 7-piece band, DC Fusion. DC Fusion was amazing and completely set the vibe for the rest of the night. Everyone danced all night long! Since the weather was so perfect many of our guests enjoyed Pippin Hill’s outdoor veranda for cocktails and Cuban cigars. Our wedding day at Pippin Hill could not have been a more perfect way to begin this new phase of our lives together. We were beyond fortunate to have met the BEST vendors in the business, and be supported by our loving family and friends in the process. They are truly who made the day as beautiful as it was for us. We feel so fortunate that we have such an incredible day to reflect on, as we take on this new endeavor that is marriage!"

As seen on STYLE ME PRETTY.

Photography: Michael and Carina Photography | Event Planning + Design: Amore Events by Cody | Floral Design: Amore Events by Cody | Wedding Dress: Amy Kuschel | Cake: Maliha Creations | Invitations: Minted | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale |Cinematography: Joy Gaba | Catering: Pippin Hill Farm | Makeup: Gohar Ayvazyan MakeUp | Hair: Brianna B Adams | Band: EastCoast Entertainment | Venue: Pippin Hill Farm | Bridal Boutique: Hitched Salon | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab |

boudoir

She re-made herself in the sunlight.

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Outfit 1. Asos | Outfit 2. For Love and Lace  | HMUA: Makeup by Kim Porter | HMUA: Beauty by Sharra  | Venue: Lewis Dream Home  | Film development & scanning: Richard Photo Lab
Elegance and sensuality are not mutually exclusive. Boudoir photography, at its best, is as emotional as it is sensual. Natural light perfectly compliments this atmosphere of quiet intimacy. Romance is found in simplicity; the hands, the eyes, and subtle movements.
Taking the step to be photographed in an intimate setting, though empowering, first requires the confidence to allow yourself to be vulnerable, and as much as sensuality is a part of the human experience to be embraced, vulnerability is too. Accepting and embracing our own vulnerability is what inspires confidence.

engagements

All I’ve ever done in my life is making my way here to you.

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It was a joy to photograph Chris and Holly's engagement session at River Oaks in Charleston, in the perfect light of a lingering early autumn evening. Photographed on Fuji400h and HP5 film, developed by Richard Photo Lab. Coming soon to one of our favorite sources of inspiration, Style Me Pretty.

Vendors:

  Event Venue: River Oaks Charleston

  Hair and Makeup: Pink Dot Beauty Bar

  Dress I: Adrianna Papell

  Dress II: Self Portrait

  Shoes: Sam Edelman

  His Attire: S. Cohen Inc

His Shoes: Cole Haan

  Jewelry: Kate Spade

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