As photographers, we dream daily of that perfect setting, perfect weather, and for everything to simply line up on the wedding day. Things were going so well till it started to rain the night before this Orange County Virginia wedding. But did that stop us from having the time of our lives? No way! We’re professionals, ha. We embrace it and move on. In fact, the overcast sky was kind of perfect. If you’re not into photography, I must insert here that a slightly overcast sky is a dream for some photographers as it produces the best overall light outside and eliminates harsh shadows on people. Well, the sky on this wedding day was anything shy of AWESOME and helped create some of my most favorite wedding pictures I’ve ever taken.

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We couldn’t be more excited to share with you this beautiful and elegant wedding.  This Culpeper, Virginia wedding was anything shy of magical.  Brandy Hill Farm supplied the perfect setting for these two to say I DO.  Everything about this wedding iS simply a photographers dream.  Those of you that know me would say “Hey look, it’s Brian’s dream  wedding as well.” Barns, the country life, I could live in these two things for the rest of my life.

From the flowing white dress, the horses outside the barn, to the outside wedding ceremony with lush rolling green fields in the background.  God’S beauty was displayed everywhere!  It was like looking at a painting and you couldn’t help but stop every 5 seconds and simply soak it in.

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Frank and Mandy have a baby announcement to make! And then there were three.  These two are good friends of ours from church and we felt so honored they asked us to capture the baby announcement of there beautiful blessing.  After a few short minutes at Kenmore Plantation we headed to downtown Fredericksburg by the river.  We could not have been blessed with better weather.  With a cool breeze and sunshine, baby fever is in the air!

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then there were four

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There are times in our lives when we wait, and wait, and wait for that magical moment.  For that prayer to come through.  To believe that if we stay faithful to what God has asked of us, that He will come through.  We just have to be patient.  And at the end of the day, it was all worth the wait.  For Tanya and Mahlon, this time of waiting took them almost 10 years and we couldn’t feel more blessed to have captured Tanya’s maternity pictures.  This journey for them was anything shy of easy.  In fact, it was filled with tremendous emotional ups and downs.  In the words of Tanya, it was a “day to day emotional roller coaster that doesn’t deserve judgment or maltreatment to those opting this path.”  Guess what?!?!  Later on this year we’ll all be welcoming an addition to the Johnson family and we couldn’t be more excited for them.

Mahlon and Tanya reached out to Shady Grove Fertility a while ago and have been partners in the journey since the beginning.  There are countless stories and testimonies on their site and each one just warms our hearts.  We simply can’t wait to see their newest adventure unfold.  Until then, enjoy Tanya and her MAMA glow!

Click the button below to see more of her gorgeous maternity pictures…

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let it snow

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SNOW DAY!  When ever there is a snow day there are usually two emotions that flow through a house.  The parents are usually enjoying the sleeping in and wondering what to do about work.  The kids on the other hand say “snow day, no problem.” Korbel LOVES it when it snows.  Especially when it’s the super sticky snow that’s just right for making snow men.  Unfortunately that just wasn’t the case for today.  It snowed, but just a little.  Instead we took to the table and Korbel went to get her paint on!  Thanks to Brandie’s friend Beth, Korbel has a plethora of paint and supplies to get her through this cold March snow day.

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Don’t forget we’re running Mother’s Day specials right now.  Send us a message if you’re interested in spending some time in front of the camera with mama and capturing some great moments together.  You can also check out our Instagram feed to stay up to date on other specials.

 

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