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I'm a hopeless romantic who finds great joy in creating and capturing connection and beauty wherever I go.

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I'm Andrea, and I'm so happy you're here. This blog is a journal about my life, travels, couples, and tips for your portrait session/wedding. Stay a while and say hello!

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Corinne and Chris - Manassas Battlefield Engagement

engagements

Autumn Engagement at Manassas Battlefield

A Morning Engagement Session with Corinne & Chris in Northern Virginia Meeting with Corinne and Chris for their Manassas Battlefield Engagement Session was such a fun time! When we began their session during mid-morning, the fog was all-consuming – to the point where we didn’t know if it would clear up or not! Thankfully, we […]

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Sunset Portraits at Shadow Creek

Weddings

Fall Wedding at Shadow Creek

A Fall-inspired Shadow Creek Wedding with A+M

Alex and Michael’s Shadow Creek Wedding in Purcellville was such a wonderful continuation of my Fall wedding season!

Alex and Michael met in high school after they sat next to each other in Chemistry class. However, the spark between them didn’t ignite until they connected once again while in college. Their separate friend groups kept running into each other during 4th of July celebrations in DC, and the rest is history after that. A funny thing about A+M is that they realized they’ve lived ONE STREET AWAY from each other while growing up, but didn’t realize this until after they started dating.

About Shadow Creek in Purcellvile, VA:

Over the last 9 years, the Carlyle family has hosted over 1000 weddings at the Shadow Creek Wedding Barn. This year-round, 200-acre space provides (literally) the best views that a Northern Virginia wedding can bring of Loudoun County. They hosted their first wedding in September 2014 and, well, the rest of history after that 🙂

The most wonderful vendor team that helped pull this day off:

Planning: Will and Rose Events / Ricki Lee Mares

HMUA: Carla Pressley & Team

Officiant: Mary Stone

Catering: Savoir Fare Limited

Florals: Petal N’ Bloom

Gown Designer/Retailer: Eddy K “Patrizia” / Brooks Bridal and Ball

Videography: Aerial Illustrations

DJ: Adam Carluccio / TTR Events

Photo Booth: Dan Goldman Events

Wedding Cake/Desserts: Simply Desserts

Betsey Johnson Shoes - Northern Virginia Wedding Details
Minted Invitations and Detail Styling - Northern Virginia Wedding Venue
YSL Cologne and Groom's Details - Northern Virginia Wedding Venue
Wedding Rings - Northern Virginia Wedding Venue
Petal N' Bloom Floral Installation - Shadow Creek Wedding
Petal N' Bloom Floral Installation - Shadow Creek Wedding

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Northern Virginia Weddings

Fall Wedding at Bluestone Vineyard

Kacy and Aaron’s Autumn Wedding at Bluestone Vineyard Kacy and Aaron’s fall wedding at Bluestone Vineyard was the most beautiful celebration! These two contacted me WAY back in 2019 and, while we navigated a few reschedules, have finally been able to get their friends and family together. These two and their families are from Georgia, […]

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Weddings

Summer DC Wedding with Sally & Alfonso

Sally and Alfonso’s wedding was one for the BOOKS. Their Summer DC Wedding day began at Saint Mary Mother of God Catholic Church in Downtown DC. Their reception was held at Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria.

Summer Wedding’s in DC

Sally and Alfonso met at a mutual friend’s Christmas party where they were ~intentionally~ set up by said friend! Alfonso had kept his eyes on Sally for awhile, and that Christmas party just happened to be exactly the place where they met and got together! Their careers + lives have flourished since that 2019/2020 Christmas Party, and I am so grateful for these two as they have trusted me with capturing such an exciting time.

Their wedding will prove to be one of my favorites of the year so far! One of my favorite parts of the day was spending time with S&A during their “Just Married” portraits. We had such an enjoyable time walking around DC and grabbing some portraits. Utilizing the city streets and back alleys, I grabbed some of my favorite portraits of the year so far.

Photographing Sally in her grandmother’s dress was also such a blessing! In over 6 years of wedding photography, I’ve never had a bride wear her grandmother’s dress! This was a first for me. I loved the class and uniqueness it brought to their wedding day, and it added such a touch of class to their wedding day.

So here’s to you, Sally & Alfonso! Your Summer DC Wedding will forever be one of my favorites forever. Enjoy this sneak peek!


If you missed their engagement session, you can check it out here!

Special thanks to the following vendors that made their wedding day so special:

Venue: Belle Haven Country Club / St. Mary’s

Florist: Mother of Groom

Gown: Sally’s Grandmother

Groomsmen’s Outfits: Suit Supply

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Bill Levkoff

DJ/Band: Deverin Glenn

Caterer: Belle Haven Country Club

Sally and Alfonso’s Sneak Peek

DC Wedding - Downtown DC Wedding Portraits
DC Wedding Photography - Wedding Portraits at Belle Haven Country Club
 DC Wedding in Summertime - Wedding Portraits at Belle Haven Country Club
DC Wedding - Wedding Portraits at Belle Haven Country Club
DC Wedding - Wedding Portraits at Belle Haven Country Club
DC Wedding during Summertime - Wedding Portraits at Belle Haven Country Club
DC Wedding - Wedding Portraits at Belle Haven Country Club
DC Wedding - Wedding Portraits at Belle Haven Country Club
DC Wedding - Wedding Portraits at Belle Haven Country Club
DC Wedding - Wedding Portraits at Belle Haven Country Club
DC Wedding - Wedding Portraits at Belle Haven Country Club
DC Wedding -Indoor Film Wedding Portraits at Belle Haven Country Club
Indoor Film Wedding Portraits at Belle Haven Country Club
Indoor Film Wedding Portraits at Belle Haven Country Club
DC Wedding - Downtown DC Wedding Portraits
DC Wedding - Downtown DC Wedding Portraits
DC Wedding - Downtown DC Wedding Portraits
DC Wedding - Downtown DC Wedding Portraits
Summer DC Wedding - Downtown DC Wedding Portraits
DC Wedding - Downtown DC Wedding Portraits
DC Wedding - Downtown DC Wedding Portraits
DC Wedding - Downtown DC Wedding Portraits
DC Wedding - Downtown DC Wedding Portraits
DC Wedding - Downtown DC Wedding Portraits
DC Wedding - Downtown DC Wedding Portraits
DC Wedding - Downtown DC Wedding Portraits
DC Wedding - Downtown DC Wedding Portraits
Summer DC Wedding - Downtown DC Wedding Portraits
Summer DC Wedding - Downtown DC Wedding Portraits
Summer DC Wedding - Downtown DC Wedding Portraits
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Old Town Alexandria - Northern Virginia Engagement Session

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Sunrise Engagement Session in Alexandria

Molly and Kevin’s sunrise engagement session in Old Town Alexandria was a BLAST. If you know me, you know I’m a morning person and love any excuse to watch the sunrise. It’s the couples that trust me with a 4 AM wakeup that make me feel so grateful for this business. Molly and Kevin were […]

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Weddings

Summer D.C. Wedding at City Tavern Club

Elly and Will’s D.C. Wedding at City Tavern Club is still nothing short of elegant!

Meet Will and Elly! This D.C. couples thrives off of kindness and

About City Tavern Club:

“Originally constructed in 1796, the City Tavern Club functioned as both an inn and a major hub of civic life in the area during the early Federal period. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and other Founding Fathers frequented the Tavern during this time.

Throughout the 19th century, the Tavern changed hands many times and was known by many names until it was converted for retail use in 1898. By 1959, the building had fallen into a severe state of disrepair and was scheduled for demolition to make way for a parking lot. A group of Georgetowners happened upon the Tavern and recognized the Federal period architecture. They realized that the building was a landmark of significant historical value.  The City Tavern Association was formed to restore the old tavern and preserve its authenticity and the building was reopened in 1962 as a private social club.

Today the City Tavern continues the traditions set forth by the Founding Fathers and is a second home to many distinguished members of Washington’s political and social elite.”

[Taken from the City Tavern Club Website]

About the Couple:

When asked about their love story, Elly told me that they went on a blind date set up by a mutual friend and there was an immediate spark! Will invited her to visit DC for a Valentine’s party the following weekend, while Elly was still living in New Jersey. They started dating that weekend, and their first date as a couple was skiing in Virginia (hence the ski-themed cake topper). After getting engaged in October 2021, these two planned the perfect Georgetown/D.C. wedding, complete with a stunning Catholic ceremony. Their modern reception was held at City Tavern Club in D.C. Their hobbies include philosophical conversations, exploring the D.C. area, and cooking together!

The vendors that helped make this day spectacular:

Venue: City Tavern Club

Planner/Coordinator: Michelle Hayes | Sensational Signature Programs

Florals: Sensational Signature Programs

Photographer: Andrea Cable Photography

Gown Designer: Maggie Sottero

Caterer: City Tavern Club

Wedding Cake: Lovele Sweets

Makeup: JSL Visions

Elly's getting ready images at City Tavern Club
Elly's getting ready images at City Tavern Club
Elly's getting ready images at City Tavern Club
Elly's getting ready images at City Tavern Club
Elly's getting ready images at City Tavern Club
Elly's getting ready images at City Tavern Club
Elly's getting ready images at City Tavern Club
Elly's getting ready images at City Tavern Club
Elly's getting ready images at City Tavern Club
Elly's getting ready images at City Tavern Club
Elly's getting ready images at City Tavern Club
Elly's getting ready images at City Tavern Club
Elly's getting ready images at City Tavern Club
Elly's getting ready images at City Tavern Club
Elly's getting ready images at City Tavern Club
Elly and Will's Ceremony Images for their DC Wedding
Elly and Will's Ceremony Images for their DC Wedding
Elly and Will's Ceremony Images for their DC Wedding
Elly and Will's Ceremony Images for their DC Wedding
Elly and Will's Ceremony Images for their DC Wedding
Elly and Will's Reception Images at City Tavern Club
Elly and Will's Reception Images at City Tavern Club
Elly and Will's Reception Images at City Tavern Club
Elly and Will's Reception Images at City Tavern Club
DC Wedding Portraits for Elly and Will and City Tavern Club
DC Wedding Portraits for Elly and Will and City Tavern Club
DC Wedding Portraits for Elly and Will and City Tavern Club
DC Wedding Portraits for Elly and Will and City Tavern Club
DC Wedding Portraits for Elly and Will and City Tavern Club
DC Wedding Portraits for Elly and Will and City Tavern Club
DC Wedding Portraits for Elly and Will and City Tavern Club
DC Wedding Portraits for Elly and Will and City Tavern Club
DC Wedding Portraits for Elly and Will and City Tavern Club
DC Wedding Portraits for Elly and Will and City Tavern Club
DC Wedding Portraits for Elly and Will and City Tavern Club
DC Wedding Portraits for Elly and Will and City Tavern Club
Downtown Georgetown Sunset Portraits for Elly and Will
Downtown Georgetown Sunset Portraits for Elly and Will
Downtown Georgetown Sunset Portraits for Elly and Will
Downtown Georgetown Sunset Portraits for Elly and Will
Downtown Georgetown Sunset Portraits for Elly and Will
Downtown Georgetown Sunset Portraits for Elly and Will
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CrossKeys Summer Wedding with Megan and Alex

Weddings

Summer CrossKeys Vineyards Wedding

Megan and Alex’s CrossKeys Vineyards Wedding was the perfect start to Summer! With temps around 80 and a slight breeze, their outdoor ceremony was a beautiful start to such a beautiful marriage. About the Couple: When asked about their spark, Megan responded with “There are a lot of people I have met in my life, […]

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Weddings

Summer Wedding at Bluebird Manor

Kayla and Nicholas’ Summer wedding at Bluebird Manor was the most beautiful day! I am so excited to share sneaks of their wedding. I also want to showcase the wonderful vendors that helped make the entire day so special.

The Bluebird Manor Story

Bluebird Manor is a venue that came to life in 2018! Settled in farmland in Adamstown, Maryland, it has the perfect combination of views, florals and colors. The rolling hills perfectly capture the beauty of the entire venue. You can’t get a bad view from any angle.

When thinking about the name for their venue, owners Carol and Glenn wanted to show the true joy of people coming together and being surrounded by such a positive setting. They finally settled on the “Bluebird” – the symbol for happiness.

The venue itself consists of large buildings, getting ready spaces for both sides of the wedding party, reception area, outdoor ceremony space, and an inside ceremony option if needed. All in all, this place has absolutely everything to make your day completely magical. There are many options for everyone at Bluebird Manor.

The Couple and Their Story

When I asked Kayla about the “spark” of her and Nicholas’ story together, she responded with the following.

“Nicholas and I had been friends for almost 10 years! Both of us now admit that there was always something more, there was always chemistry! After years of being just friends throughout other relationships, and through the ups and downs of life, we connected in college and started to date. We truly have so much fun together and the idea of opposites attract is definitely true with us. He is so outgoing and not afraid to say what is on his mind. I am definitely the more quiet and careful one! We balance each other out in every way.”

Overall, Kayla and Nicholas’ Summer Wedding at Bluebird Manor was spectacular. I am so excited to showcase their sneak peeks and display the beauty of their day.

Special thanks to the vendors that made this day so beautiful!

Venue: Bluebird Manor

Florals: Le Fleur Enchantee

Planning/Coordination: Jocelyn Barker at Simply Fresh Events

Gown Designer: Essense of Australia

Retailer – Amanda’s Touch Bridal

DJ: DJ Gabby with Level Up Entertainment

Caterer + Wedding Cake: Simply Fresh Events

Invites: Truly Engaging by Magnetstreet

Hair: Lucja Ryzner

Makeup: JoJo Maguire with Glam Bridal Beauty

Summer Wedding at Bluebird Manor in Adamstown, Maryland.

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Rose Hill Manor | Leesburg, VA Wedding

Hannah and Mark’s Rose Hill Manor wedding in Leesburg was one for the BOOKS. I truly adore this couple and their families, and felt like a long-time friend of H+M (even though we had only met in person once before!!) Hannah and Mark’s story started in college, when both of them were in their respected […]

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engagements

Sunrise DC Engagement Session

Sally and Alfonso’s DC engagement session on the National Mall this morning is the perfect start to my day! I absolutely adore capturing these two and cannot wait until their August wedding in Old Town Alexandria!

The way S+A “fit” together is a tell-tale sign that they are perfect. To summarize, their comfortability, closeness, and just overall intentionality with each other shown through this morning. I can’t stop squealing behind my camera (sorry to all of the 6:30 AM walkers and runners that were most likely disturbed).

Their DC Engagement session started at sunrise, and as slowly made our way around Constitution Gardens and the National Mall, it was literally the best start to my morning. I love the architecture that the monuments hold, and will literally never be tired of capturing DC Engagement Sessions at sunrise.

Sally and Alfonso,

I’m so excited for your Old Town Alexandria wedding day in AUGUST! It couldn’t come soon enough. It’s been a joy and pleasure being able to work with you both and SUCH an honor to capture this exciting journey in your lives together. ENJOY!!

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DC Engagement Session on the National Mall
DC Engagement Session on the National Mall
DC Engagement Session on the National Mall
DC Engagement Session on the National Mall
DC Engagement Session on the National Mall
DC Engagement Session on the National Mall
DC Engagement Session on the National Mall
DC Engagement Session on the National Mall
DC Engagement Session on the National Mall
DC Engagement Session on the National Mall
DC Engagement Session on the National Mall
DC Engagement Session on the National Mall
DC Engagement Session on the National Mall
DC Engagement Session on the National Mall
DC Engagement Session on the National Mall

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