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Elisa Bicker Workshop

Northern Virginia Wedding Photos

Rustic Virginia Weddings: Sunsets and wineries

Rustic Virginia weddings are my jam.  Not burlap or hay bales.  Think natural, rolling Virginia hills.  Chandeliers. Warm wood floors. Every year, I try take a workshop to learn new tips and tricks, experiment, and slow down to be very intentional about what and how I shoot.  When I saw Elisa Bricker was hosting a […]

Silverbrook Farm Bed and Breakfast

Silverbrook Farm Wedding | Cynthia and Charlie

One warm spring day, Cynthia and Charlie held the most beautiful Silverbrook Farm wedding.  With blush accents, a garden cocktail hour, and their children by their side, Cynthia and Charlie will hold this day in the hearts forever. For more Silverbrook Farm weddings, see here. Cynthia and Charlie are old friends of heartbreak.  Cynthia is […]

Bluemont Vineyard Wedding Photos

Bluemont Vineyards Wedding | Meg and Kyle

Meg and Kyle held the MOST BEAUTIFUL Bluemont Vineyards wedding.  The day was crisp and clear, the coffee perfectly paired with the naked cake, and the family embraced with bear hugs and smiles. For more Bluemont Vineyards weddings, please see here. Meg and Kyle were married at St. Theresa’s in Ashburn.  For more on their […]

Northern Virginia

Bluemont Vineyard Wedding | Meg and Kyle

After a wedding venue snafu with their first venue, Meg and Kyle booked their dream– a Bluemont Vineyard wedding reception– just on an off date.  That’s right, Bluemont Vineyard was booked on their dream date, and so they settled for their second choice venue…. encountered a snafu, and then booked Bluemont. After it became apparent […]

Northern Virginia Wedding Photos

Elisa Bricker Photography Workshop: Styled Shoot

I absolutely love styled shoots!  They are opportunity to slow a wedding day down, develop new techniques and try out new products.  I’ll share three posts from the Elisa Bricker Photography workshop I attended last year.  This post will focus on an amazing custom backdrop by Christine Olmstead.  You can see more of her work […]

Venue Types

Loudoun County Wedding Venue Tour

Sunday, Visit Loudoun is hosting a self-guided Loudoun County wedding venue tour.  West Belmont Place at the National Conference Center asked me to be on site when couples come through looking at their venue, and I said, “Absolutely!”  Here is a link to the self-guided tour. I’m excited to be part of this tour because […]

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