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Phoebe + Alex | MARRIED

There are many languages in this world, though love and laughter are universal. Phoebe and Alex's special day was filled with both, and it was such a joy to be a part of their wedding. Surrounded by friends from out-of-town, from work, and from church, Phoebe and Alex said "I do." Here are a few of my favorites from their big day...

Janice + Martin | MARRIED

Wow. i've said it before, and I'll say it again. My favorite thing about photographing weddings is seeing two people, head-over-heels in-love, together on their big day. Janice and Martin had a private ceremony at Christian Fellowship Church in Ashburn, VA, followed by an extended portrait session at my favorite park in the area. Here are some of my favorite photos...

For photographers - I shot this with my Nikon D3s and Nikon lenses. I used my Einsteins with a 35" octabox and 12x24" stripbox to light the portraits, triggered by the PocketWizard FlexTT5 and PowerMC2s on the Einsteins. Using this combination of lights and triggers, I was able to tap into "HyperSync," which allowed me to sync the flash at speeds far beyond 1/250sec - up to 1/1250 for one of these photos.

Brazil | TRAVEL

I just realized that I never shared my photos from Brazil with you all... I had an amazing opportunity to go see the beautiful cities of Alphaville and Guarujá in São Paulo state in December of last year. There was something of a language barrier, but the people were so nice and super-patient with me!

I took my trusty OM-D EM-5 and just a couple lenses - the 17mm f/1.8 and 45mm f/1.8. Here are some of my favorites:

Megan + Mike | MARRIED

One of the great things about photographing weddings is getting to see two people on one of the happiest days of their lives. Photographing Megan and Mike's wedding was no exception - not only were they excited to be there, so was every one of their guests. Here are some of my favorite photos from their big day...

Planner: Elegantly Chic Events
Catering: Culinary Delights by Feist
Makeup: Samantha McDonald Makeup Artistry

Many thanks to Jess for helping me out!

Kelly + Thomas | MARRIED

I was trying to find a really cool, deep quote about smiling, but all that kept popping into my head was when Buddy the Elf said "I love smiling - smiling's my favorite!" As I photographed Kelly and Thomas' wedding, I was moved by how happy everybody was to be a part of their big day. It shows in their photos - the bridal party, family, friends... everybody had the biggest smiles the whole day.

Their wedding and reception were at the beautiful 1757 Golf Club in Ashburn, Virginia.

Many thanks to Becca for helping me out!