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Emilie & Dennis | Annapolis courthouse wedding | William Paca House and Gardens | U.S. Naval Academy

Emilie and Dennis were married at the Annapolis Courthouse, after a rollicking morning stomping through the U.S. Naval Academy and the beautiful William Paca House and Gardens. We watched the weather all week, becoming increasingly anxious about the predicted heavy rain and thunderstorms. But then overnight, the skies cleared and the rain quit at the very moment we planned to meet up! Pretty good luck for these two.

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Emilie made this dress. As in, from scratch. With her hands and a sewing machine.

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The William Paca gardens are really beautiful, and they’re right in the middle of all the Annapolis action. They feel quite “secret.”

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They have some goofy relatives! I said “okay, let’s do a siblings hug.” Emilie says they don’t really go in for that much; they’re more like this:

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Leah & Mike | Silverbrook Farm wedding | Purcellville, Virginia

Leah and Mike were married at the outrageously beautiful and quaint Silverbrook Farm out in the Virginia countryside. They put heaps and heaps of effort into making the place their own and showing their guests a great time – from lawn games and pre-ceremony snacks to meticulously collecting vintage dessert plates. It was quite an occasion. And their guests rose to the challenge, busting it on a mad dance floor. Leah and Mike:

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As always, Julia did a fantastic job.

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Leah and Mike planned plenty of time for me to take them to the barn and back, scooping up all the little scenes and cutesty bits around the property.

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We made ample use of this window.

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Look at these classy people.

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They provided lawn games and snacks for their guests to enjoy before the ceremony…

Megan, Pritpal & family | newborn documentary family photography | Bethesda, MD

I’ve had the pleasure of documenting several of Megan and Pritpal and family’s major life milestones. Their engagement, then their wedding, then moving into a beautiful new house, and last week I met a tiny new person they created out of thin air. Baby S was incredibly good for the whole shoot – not even falling asleep, as nine-day-old tiny people tend to do.

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Jack makes an excellent big brother.

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They have an amazing house. It was pretty awesome to shoot in when it was empty and now that they’ve filled it with some really sweet decor, it’s irresistible for compositions and things.

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Congratulations again, you guys! Keep on rocking the life.