2016 - Looking Back

2016 - Looking Back

2016, you were so good to us!

We probably had one of our lighter years with quantity of weddings due to some of the many other adventures happening in our life, but regardless of the numbers, it was one of our favorite years with the work.

We thought we'd share some of our favorite work, some of the personal photos, and reflect back on the past year.  So first, let's catch up on us.

Luke turned 2.  Ellie turned 4.  Rosie turned 6.  Steve and Bernadette turned older.  

We sold our house in the middle of a blizzard.

We moved into our little dream house on the main street of our town, built in 1890, across the street from our church.  We can't predict the future, but we may just stay here until we die.

Steve quit his job managing operations for a tech startup after five years of exhaustion.  He started work at another tech company and manages development teams for building large websites.  So far he likes it and has been home a lot more.

Ellie broke her first bone.

Bernadette had pink and purple hair.

Steve started playing bass for two different bands.

Bernadette is homeschooling Rosie in 1st grade and Ellie in preschool.  

We photographed an amazing wedding in Nashville, got to hang out with our awesome photog friends, Brad & Jen, and we also had our family photographed by our long-time inspiration hero, The Image Is Found.

We started an entirely new aspect to our business with Family Portraits, and are so excited to expand this further in 2017.

We refreshed and relaunched our website.

We are on track to have our biggest photo season of all time in 2017, and we can't wait to share it all.

So here's a look back at us, and some of the amazing couples and families that let us photograph them.

We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

love, Steve & Bernadette

The Harm Family

The Harm Family

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Photographing one-year-old Evelyn was one of the first family photography sessions that we ever did, almost six years ago. We've grown a lot since those early days, and the Harm family has grown a lot too! A huge thank you to this amazing family for following and supporting us from the early days, and a huge thank you for coming out to Leesburg for our first ever day of Family Mini Sessions.

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Family Mini Sessions 2016 @ Ida Lee Park

Family Mini Sessions 2016 @ Ida Lee Park

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It's family photo time! Bernadette will be spending the next 3 weekends photographing families in Leesburg. Details below!

What

30 minute family portrait session with Bernadette. The session includes all of the edited high-res files for download and online gallery for sharing. The session costs $100 and is due in full at time of booking. If it rains we will reschedule the date.

Where

Ida Lee Park in Leesburg Virginia. Park near the playground by the Library.

When

November 6, 12, and 20. Click on one of the dates below to book a 30 minute session. Please arrive 10 minutes early.

How

Click below to book your time slot!

Sunday, November 6th. 1pm - 5pm

Saturday, November 12th. 10am - 5pm

Sunday, November 20th. 1pm - 5pm

Peter & Lee Wedding

Peter & Lee Wedding

It's hard to imagine a more personal setting for a wedding than the home that a bride grew up in. From the many toasts and songs it was so very clear that Peter and Lee are deeply loved by many, and the only possible outcome of such love is joy. You could see it everywhere. It was an honor to witness that joy first-hand, and the images below are a glimpse into what it felt like. Peter and Lee, we are so grateful we got to be a part of this. What a fantastic first day of marriage! Wishing you a blessed many more, and we hope that every day can feel like this one. Like Home.

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Event Planner: Lauren Niles Events

Caterer: Heirloom DC

Tables and Chairs: Barnes Handcrafted Farmhouse Tables

Lighting: 27 Studios

Cakes: Grassroots Gourmet

Pies: Dangerously Delicious Pies

Dress: Leanne Marshall

Hair: Top Knot Studio

Makeup: Pamela Brandes