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We walked out of our hotel to head to Michael and Brittany’s venue, The Maples, and my heart sank a little bit…. it was raining. It was sprinkling just enough to be annoying and by the time we arrived at the venue, everything was soaked. So I immediately started planning out all of our “covered” portrait options around the property. I have explained before that rain doesn’t hinder our work… if anything, it makes us MORE creative!! But we all know that no bride PREFERS rain on her big day! So for the sake of Brittany (and her pictures), I was praying for the skies to clear up! …. And guess what?! They did!!! The sun peaked through the clouds right as Brittany was stepping into her dress!! Even though I was a little disappointed when I thought that it was going to be a rainy day, deep down I knew that no matter what, rain or shine,

Michael and Brittany were going to have amazing photos because they are an amazing couple! They are the type of couple that the more you’re around them, the more you love them! We spent the majority of the day with them and it was so funny trying to address both of the “Michaels” accurately! One time during the day I said “Oh hey Michael can you grab my bag?” and the groom started moving towards my bag! Yikes! We decided that I had to start saying “My Michael” during the posing portion of the day!

Michael and Brittany were married at The Maples in Upperville, VA and it was STUNNING!! Brides, if you’re waiting a gorgeous barn with awesome stone work and a million portrait location options, this is your venue! New venues leave me feeling inspired!! I had a blast with Michael and Brittany as we walked through tall grass, ducked under some branches, ran from horses! That’s right… we had a hilarious and somewhat intense horse encounter during their sunset portraits and it made for some amazing blooper shots!

Enjoy this amazing wedding that belongs to two amazing people. Michael and Brittany, we are SO thankful that you both are a part of our lives. We couldn’t be more excited for you! I hope you can find a snippet of internet during your honeymoon to see your gorgeous day! :)

Holly Chapple did the florals and they were jaw-dropping… especially this bridal bouquet!!! 

So many gorgeous florals to shoot on!!!

Brittany you look like a princess!! 

Wedding day selfie! 

Ah! Isn’t this house amazing?!

Time for the first look! And it wasn’t raining!! YAY!!!

From Michael’s angle! Love this!

Those TREES!!

AMAZING! This property is so impressive!

Recognize these two?! :) We love them!!

MARRIED!!! 

First 5 minutes as husband and wife! 

Hands down my new favorite bouquet shot! 

They didn’t know they had a spectator! 

Until THIS happened of course! :)

SO CUTE!

Ceremony | The Maples Farm
Reception | The Maples Farm
Florists | Holly Chapple
Dress | Bobbie’s Bridal
Dress Designer | Maggie Sottero
Bridesmaids | Donna Morgan ‘Morgan’
Groomsmen | Ted Baker Suit
DJ | DJ Beach
Coordinator | Some Kind of Wonderful Events
Hair & Makeup | Salon Nordine
Invitations | Paper and Lace Austin
Cake | Jason Reeves
Catering | Magnolias at the Mill
Lighting | Evan with Holly Chapple Flowers
xoxo, Katelyn
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