engagements

the place where we belong

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At the Foundry

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We are so excited for our friends Shannon, Joe, and Logan to welcome a new member to their wonderful family. It was such an honor to capture their excitement on film, too!

Photographed on Fuji400h, Fuji 800z and HP5 black and white film near the end of summer at The Foundry, scanned by Richard Photo Lab.

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 Design & Styling: Ginny Au | Hair & Makeup: Mimi and Taylor | Floral Design: Sarah Winward | Photographed by Michael and Carina Photography at the Erich McVey Workshop | Paper and calligraphy: Meghan Kay Sadler | Photo lab: Richard Photo Lab | Table linens & rentals: 12th Table | Venue: Cuffeys Cove Ranch | Whelve Gown: Houghton NYC | Arcadian Gown: Rubicon |  Arcadian Arm Bracelets: Museglass Williamsburg Wedding Photographers | Virginia + Destination Wedding Photographers | […]

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 Design & Styling: Ginny Au | Hair & Makeup: Mimi and Taylor | Floral Design: Sarah Winward | Photographed by Michael and Carina Photography at the Erich McVey Workshop | Paper and calligraphy: Meghan Kay Sadler | Photo lab: Richard Photo Lab | Table linens & rentals: 12th Table | Venue: Cuffeys Cove Ranch | Whelve Gown: Houghton NYC | Arcadian Gown: Rubicon |  Arcadian Arm Bracelets: Museglass Williamsburg Wedding Photographers | Virginia + Destination Wedding Photographers | DC Wedding Photographers | Charlottesville Wedding Photographers  | Williamsburg Virginia Wedding Photographers 

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What do you do when time goes by, and the things that brought you together disappear into the past? There’s always a choice. Choose to take time the time we are given for granted. Choose to worry over the little things that try to make us believe that they are so important. We can also choose to […]

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What do you do when time goes by, and the things that brought you together disappear into the past?

There's always a choice.

Choose to take time the time we are given for granted.

Choose to worry over the little things that try to make us believe that they are so important.

We can also choose to love.

Loving each other is a choice we make - it's not only passive, it's a course of action.

We can also choose to love each other every day, and to never take a second for granted.

To still go out on surprise dates together, to still sit down and talk to each other.

This year, we chose to celebrate all of the adventures we've shared over the past 11 years - and 6 years of marriage - with an anniversary session with the inimitable Laura Gordon Photography.

We're so thankful for these, and will be even more thankful in another 11 years.

Laura is an amazing artist and someone we're glad to call a friend.

When we look at these, we're reminded of just what we have, of all that we've been through, and of all of the things we have before us.

We're reminded to love each other.

Special thanks to these lovely people who helped us make this happen: 

Styled and florals by: Dear Sweetheart Events | Photography by Laura Gordon Photography | Dress from Gossamer | Calligraphy: The Taylor Type | Rentals: Paisley and Jade | Hair: 1213 Hair Salon, RVA

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Kelly and Gary are an incredibly driven couple with an intense love for each other. They invited us to St. Michaels, MD to photograph their engagement session in the romantic setting of a quiet little town on the Chesapeake. Kelly wore her favorite earrings, gifts from her maid of honor, as we let them be themselves in […]

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Kelly and Gary are an incredibly driven couple with an intense love for each other. They invited us to St. Michaels, MD to photograph their engagement session in the romantic setting of a quiet little town on the Chesapeake. Kelly wore her favorite earrings, gifts from her maid of honor, as we let them be themselves in the place where, in less than a year, they are getting married! Kelly & Gary, we are counting down the days to your wedding! xoxo M + C

Outfits (Bride): JCrew (sweater, necklace), Old Navy (shoes, skirt), Anna Grace (bracelet, NYS earrings)

Outfits (Groom): JCrew (button-up), Burberry (quarter zip), Under Armour (navy chino's), Cole Haan (shoes)

film developed by The Find Lab Virginia Wedding Photographers | St Michaels Maryland Engagement Photos | Contax 645 | Fuji400h  nautical engagement

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