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Kelly by the sea

My lovely cousin Kelly enjoying the sea and sand during our annual beach trip to North Carolina.




After my own heart: Kim & Vince love the ’50s

Kim and Vince recently sprung it on me (and everyone else) that not only would they be getting married and moving to Japan in less than 6 months, but that they wanted me to take the photos for their wedding invitations.  The best part: there would be a 1950s theme (be still my heart)! Kim’s dress was authentic ’50s from a vintage store in Richmond.  Kim’s friend, a makeup artist in NY, flew down and the four of us headed over to our set- a train station in Alexandria, VA to shoot for about 3 or 4 hours in the blazing heat.  The shoot was honestly one of the most fun I’ve had in a while.  Plus it turns out that they were both incredibly photogenic and really good models to boot.  (Vince is not a fan of having his photo float around in cyberspace so I only posted the ones of Kim…). 

Ring shot




In his hat

Blues and blacks



Wedding: Jenny and Derek

This wedding was in southern Virginia in the Bride’s grandmother’s backyard (a vast, hilly sea of green complete with a river flowing through it).  This was probably the most practical, cost-efficient wedding I’ve ever been to.  The bride and her bridesmaids made all of the flower arrangements, her family cooked the food, her father’s band was the entertainment, a friend of the bride and groom performed the ceremony, etc.  I really admire the two of them for pulling off a completely unpretentious yet enjoyable wedding.

The top of the wedding cake


Jenny and her father


Rick and Julie

The groom's sister