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There are so many aspects of Lilia and Dave’s Woodlawn Farm Estate wedding that made it a dream to photograph. The perfect spring weather, the historic chapel where they held their ceremony, the serene, relaxing atmosphere of their reception site, and let’s not forget the beautiful couple themselves! But it was the abundance of love and being surrounded by so many genuinely caring friends and family that mattered most. And as I always say, love makes for the best photos.

The following talented vendors and people contributed to their day: Our Lady Star of the Sea, ceremony; Woodlawn Farm, reception site; Canards Catering, catering; Justin Alexander (from Ellie’s Bridal Boutique in Alexandria), dress; Diana Lay from Styled Salon in Prince Frederick, hair; Jan Scott, make up, Joshua Moore, cake; DeAnna Pinno’s Cakes, cupcakes and other desserts; Solomons Island Florist, ceremony flowers; Weavers Cut Flowers, reception flowers; Something Special by Tracy, decor, linens and rentals; and Mike and Mary Ann Stamm, additional decor.

Woodlawn Farm Estate wedding

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Oh I how love big families! Jessica is one of seven in her family, and with so much family running around, there was no shortage of laughter, tears or love on her wedding day. Big families always bring big celebrations and what a great celebration this was! Below are just a few of my favorites from Jessica and Phil’s gorgeous wedding at Smith Creek Farm.

The following talented vendors contributed to their day: Brenda and Erica from Platinum Salon and Spa, hair; Smokey Joe’s, catering: Kenny’s Flowers, florist; Mary’s Hope on Church Cove, preparation venue; Smith Creek Farm, ceremony and reception venue; Mary Ann Rahall, From this Day Forward, officiant; and Jill Christine Design and Photography, photography.

Smith Creek Farm wedding

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I have documented a lot of firsts for this family — their wedding, chopping their first Christmas tree, expecting a baby, baby’s first visit to a Christmas tree farm, and now baby’s first birthday! I can’t tell you how honored I am that they have come back for each of these important milestones. I have loved watching them grow as a family!

baby

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Watching this little girl grow throughout the year has been so much fun! We often think of a photo session as documenting a moment in time, but in the process we’re creating memories at the session itself! That I not only get to capture these memories, but be part of them as well is such an honor.

On a separate note, how much fun is this hot air balloon? This may need to be a staple in my prop collection!

Jefferson Patterson Park family session

Jefferson Patterson Park family session

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