I am a New England girl at heart, born, raised, and transplanted in Northern Virginia. I miss the dense forests of my native New England. There, the trees paint the skyline in hues of brilliant oranges, golden yellows, deep burgundies, and scarlets. Leaves crunching beneath my hiking boots is music to my ears. When I notice the leaves turning their colors, here in my Virginia home, I grow eager for the beginning of the Autumn wedding season. Even early in the year, during bookings, I grow excited whenever I have a bride-to-be inquire about Autumn dates.
I am an artist through and through and color is what I love and lots of it. Autumn colors, in my opinion are far richer, livelier, and more vibrant than spring's colors. Its nature's last hurrah before winter slumber, and nature has a way of putting on a grand finale. When, editor Cindie Reinhold, of Brides and Weddings Northern Virginia inquired about my availability to photograph magazine coverage for the Marriott Ranch, I was elated!
"The Marriott Ranch is situated on 4200 acres in the foothills of Virginia's majestic Blue Ridge, Marriott Ranch and the Inn at Fairfield farm provide individual travelers and small corporate groups with a unique alternative to the standard style of larger facilities. Offering a historic Manor House as the property's centerpiece, the Marriott Ranch lets you experience true hospitality while relaxing and retreating in a natural setting. The Inn at Fairfield Farm operates on the Marriott Ranch as a traditional Bed and Breakfast with ten rooms and also serves as an unparalleled site for small, effective meetings or retreats. Privately arranged individual or group activities include horseback riding, jeep adventure tours, clay target shooting, western style cookouts, flyfishing ponds, event areas for small and large company picnics and the perfect spot for weddings and other more elegant social events."-www.marriott.com
I welcome you to revisit last Autumn, October 2013, with me now, through images captured by Glass Eyed Photography. I am honored to have been able to work aside of CurvyGirls Bridal, Carolyn Cutshall of Hunt Country Jewelers,who was also our model during the shoot, Mary E. Taylor of Brush Strokes Salon, Victoria Wu of Cakes by Happy Eatery, Cynthia Damico of Design in Bloom, Lori Shepherd of Everything Linen, Stephanie Dasch of Diamond Events, Stephanie Thimons of Marriott Ranch, and of course, again, Cindie Reinhold, editor of Brides and Weddings Northern Virginia. Also, big thanks to my assistant, Iryna Krutchko, and our rookie photography apprentice Aubrey Ryan.
|Carolyn Cutshall of Hunt Country Jewelers,was also our model during the shoot!|
|Mary E. Taylor of Brush Strokes Salon|
|Carolyn Cutshall of Hunt Country Jewelers,|
|Behind the scenes of course! Fitting the dress and GEPP apprentice Aubrey Ryan Finding the light.|
|Decorations and more by Lori Shepherd of Everything Linen, & Stephanie Dasch of Diamond Events!|
|This stunning cake was created by Victoria Wu of Cakes by Happy Eatery.|
|Flowers by Cynthia Damico of Design in Bloom|
|Bouquet by Cynthia Damico of Design in Bloom|
|The beautiful Carolyn Cutshall of Hunt Country Jewelers and flower crown by Cynthia Damico of Design in Bloom|
|Photographic Fine Art Piece by Glass Eyed Pony Photography|
Textures and Actions created by Shadow Horse Studios LLC
|Brides and Weddings Northern Virginia Cover|