Brad and Katie have one of those relationships that everyone just loves hearing about. They met, fell in love and EVERYONE loves them together. The got engaged in the back of his beloved ford truck and their love for all things country made Riverside on the Potomac the absolute BEST venue for them! It was perfect!! I’ve said it before but this barn is one of the most AMAZING barn venues in the state! I’m not joking! Tall ceilings, original flooring, hanging lanterns, lots of space and incredible old beams that make for gorgeous pictures!
This wedding was wonderful not just because of the beautiful venue but also because of Brad’s amazing wedding gift. I’m telling you…. this may have been one of the BEST gifts we’ve ever seen! Brad’s best man delivered a stack of gifts to Katie and she was in shock. One by one, she opened them and with each gift, she was puzzled and maybe a little confused… until she read the card. :) The first gift was an iPad with a sticky note that read “Play me”. She turned it on and brad had recorded a video of himself talking to her. He explained that she was absolutely everything that he had ever dreamed for in a wife and a partner for life. As Katie’s mom and bridesmaids heard his sweet words, they were just in awe. Katie was truly marrying the most amazing guy. And the gift didn’t end there! She then opened, a new pair of heels, a stunning black dress and a card that said they were going to the CMA’s this November! WHAT?!!!! How amazing!!!
Michael and I loved being a part of their big day. I have to give these two some credit though… they went ABOVE and beyond for their portraits. I mean, Katie walked in knee-high grass that was infested with grasshoppers in order to have epic portraits and it was SO worth it! I’m so thankful for their bravery and willingness to follow my crazy ideas! :)
Enjoy this gorgeous wedding at Riverside on the Potomac and congrats Brad and Katie!!
I just love these colors!!!
So so beautiful!
The view from the girl’s getting ready suite! wow!
The BEST gift! Brad is one thoughtful guy!!!
When she found out she was going to the CMA’s!!
You know what’s crazy… she doesn’t even realize how much “model” she has in her!! Such natural beauty!
Loved that her parents were relaxing on the porch during portraits!!
What a GORGEOUS barn reception!!!
One of my FAVORITES! These two were so amazing. It wasn’t easy getting up to this field!!
Dress Store | Labella Bridal Boutique
Florist | J. Morris Flowers
Ceremony & Reception Venue | Riverside on the Potomac
Wedding Coordinator | JEM Events
Hair & Make Up | Blush Makeup Artistry
DJ | DJ Maskell
Videographer | Image Quality 1
Cake | Ann Cook
Catering | Savoir Fare
Bridesmaid Dresses | Labella Bridal Boutique
Groomsmen Attire | Jim’s Formal Wear
Invitations | Hawthorne House Fine Paper
Photo Booth | Yanz Events
Transportation | Haymarket Transportation, Inc
Oh, this wedding day!! What a beautiful Texan dream! I met Melanie when she attended one of our workshops years ago in our home. She had the sweetest spirit and such a kindness about her. I remember loving how she made personal marketing her own and did headshots in a pile of Skinny Pop!! I loved her creativity and her ability to envision what she wanted in her brand.
My review of the Canon EOS R6 after shooting a full wedding day is LIVE on Youtube! I was so nervous to use a brand new camera system for full wedding day… I had my Mark IV ready in my bag just in case… but thankfully, I never had to use it! I was really hoping that I would love it and feel comfortable with it….
This wedding venue may look familiar to some of you who have been following us for a while! I photographed Meghan’s brother’s wedding a few years ago at this very same farm and venue!
Natural light photographers…. (flash photographers, we know how you would handle these scenarios and that’s awesome for your style! This is for the natural light folks!)
I’ve been hoping for this day for a very long time…. but I wasn’t sure that it would ever come. That sounds dramatic but let me explain. I LOVE my website company. Showit is incredible and the more I learn about and experience other platforms for hosting and creating custom websites, the more I realize, they aren’t really, truly “custom” at all. Showit is the website design platform for the creative. Hands-down. It’s so powerful, so intuitive and so easy to use. Years ago, Showit created a way to implement a Showit theme onto a Wordpress blog!!! Genius! I couldn’t wait for my blog to be a Showit blog…. but it never happened.
If you are like me and you’re a natural light wedding photographer, you may not love using the Canon 600 EX-RT flashes. But they are so necessary!