Katherine Sparks Photography » Williamsburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer

Kerry and Jason celebrated their marriage this September at the beautiful Williamsburg Presbyterian Church with a gorgeous reception at Ford’s Colony Country Club. I love that they allowed time to stop off in Colonial Williamsburg for some special photos as well. It was such a pleasure to get to know them over the past six months and to photograph this special moment in their lives. Congrats, you two!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark and Olivia’s Bristow Manor Wedding (Bristow, VA)

These two are proof that online match making can really work! From the time they met each other, Mark and Olivia became inseparable. Just being around them together, it’s easy to see that their chemistry is completely natural and effortless. There were a lot of things I loved about their wedding:

  1. Them, of course!
  2. Bristow Manor Golf Course, a 19th-century historic home turned wedding venue! This includes their awesome BBQ dinner and great coordinator! (www.bristowmanorgc.com)
  3. Their processional music, particularly the Star Wars theme song!
  4. Their “eyes closed” gift exchange before the ceremony. Olivia gave Mark a calendar featuring their cat, “Tootsie”, ha! She also gave him a beautiful engraved watch. His gift to her? A journaling Bible engraved with her married name because Olivia was running out of space in the margins of her previous Bible during their study sessions together. They didn’t get to see each others’ reactions until the photos were delivered — I felt very privileged to witness such a special moment between these two.
  5. The garden touches at the reception, which included naming each table after a flower.
  6.  The wedding party and their ability to nail the silly jump shot (see below).

The list could seriously go on and on, but let’s get to the photos from this amazing wedding and beautiful couple!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kerry and Jason escaped city life in Washington, DC, for a weekend engagement shoot in beautiful Colonial Williamsburg. They expressed to me a few nerves about having professional photos done — of course, it can feel awkward for anyone who is trying to pose romantically with a camera snapping away. But, these two were naturals! They quickly relaxed and were all smiles for the entire shoot. Jason mastered “the nuzzle”! I can’t wait for their September wedding at the beautiful Ford’s Colony.

 

 

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When Suzy contacted me about photographing her Christmas-inspired wedding, I was ecstatic. It was wintry and romantic! I loved the greenery combined with the pops of red. And, how beautiful is Suzy? I wish her and Shawn every happiness in the future and am grateful to have had the opportunity to capture their big day!
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There were a few things I noticed right away when I first met Justin and Bethany:

  1. Bethany has an incredible smile. In fact, she smiles all the time. And that laugh — I nicknamed it “The Bethany Laugh” — is totally adorable.
  2. Justin is a southern gentleman. Truly. Not all men are patient in front of the camera. Justin is.
  3. Bethany and Justin were made for each other. You know when you see a couple, and you think, “Wow. They’re going to make it to forever.” Yep, that’s them

What I wouldn’t have known about this beautiful southern belle before her wedding, had I not done my own Facebook research, is that she shoots, hunts, fishes, snowboards, rides horses (and 4 wheelers), enjoys camping, and isn’t afraid of getting dirty. Yes, she’s the unicorn. She exists. And, she’s now married (sorry, fellas).

I’m calling their wedding “country chic.” It was classy, but also the kind of laid-back and fun affair. Great people. Great energy. Great food.

So glad to have had the opportunity to capture this awesome wedding. And, a special thanks to my friend and second shooter for the day, Leah Kraus.

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