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Emily & Dre | Brookside Gardens wedding

Big thanks to the always amazing Kelly Prizel for having me out to second shoot Emily and Dre’s Brookside Gardens wedding… almost a year and a half ago.  (There are a handful of weddings in my backlog that I’m finally getting to – a handful more and we’ll be into the latter half of 2012 – yay!)  I just love Brookside.  It’s an absolutely stunning place, close enough to DC to catch all the happy out-of-towner excitement to be in the nation’s capital, but far enough away from the city to really feel like you are in a beautiful garden oasis (maybe because you actually are).  And then you throw in Emily and Dre being all adorable and thrilled to be getting married… it’s a pretty great combination.

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They had a “first look” at the hotel before we scooted to the gardens.

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Theresa & Joe: Engaged! | Brookside Gardens

I’ve been doing a lot of driving up to Brookside Gardens recently!  But it’s no wonder, since it’s such a beautiful, serene place.  So when Joe called me up to do a last-minute engagement session, it was the first place to pop into my head and was completely fitting for this fun, easy-going couple.  They’re getting married next weekend and so are busy, busy with planning.  Congratulations you two and have fun on your big day!

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It was miserably, oppressively hot the day we did this shoot (yeah, remember last week and the devil weather?) but Theresa let down her hair for the “bridge shot” – she said she was hoping we would get a bridge shot.  I love making my clients happy!

engaged couple kissing on a bridge

Oh, the light.

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Yowza, girl.

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