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Beth & Kevin – 09.06.09

Last weekend I spent a gorgeous Sunday hanging out with Kristen Gardner, helping her to photograph Beth and Kevin’s wedding at Raspberry Plain in Leesburg. The day was perfect in all kinds of ways, and I had a blast second-shooting. Kristen has some amazing images on her blog and I couldn’t seem to pick a favorite, but I really love her ceremony shots. The garden at Raspberry Plain has this beautiful hedge archway, and Kristen managed to sneak around back to capture a really stunning through-the-archway shot of the vows. I was at the end of the aisle, squatting trying to get out of the way, and I was super relieved to see I’m not in the shot because it’s a great photo! So definitely go have a peek, and I’ll show you a handful of my own random favorites:



Beth and Kevin chose to see each other before the ceremony, so we had tons of time to take portraits of just the two of them. Lots more on Kristen’s blog!

Love this sweet moment between Beth and her dad, just before the walk down the aisle:

The ring bearer was too cute – he stole the show for a minute here.

The reception was so festive with twinkle lights and pretty details:


And then the party started! This next series cracks me up. Sing it with me now: “Ain’t no mountain high enough…”

“Ain’t no valley low enough…”

“Ain’t no river wiiiiiide enough,”

“To keep me from gettin’ to YOU, babe.”

Kevin’s grandmother also kept me smiling throughout the whole evening – she had so much spunk on the dance floor!


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  • Kristen - Susan, these are just PERFECT! You’re amazing. I love the portrait of Beth and Kevin in the field and your detail shots are stunning! I also love the action you got at the reception. You’re so talented!!ReplyCancel

  • cindy - OMG!! Grandma is sooooo cute! The 1st image in b&w is just priceless…. what a handsome guy. I also really like bride and dad looking at each other.. precious! Great job Susan… I’m going to go check out Kristen’s blog now.ReplyCancel

  • Jill Myers - Such fun dance shots and I love the one of them in the field. The light is gorgeous and the shallow DOF really works.ReplyCancel

  • aileen - love all these shots. great stuff. especially the dad and bride looking at each other. and that first shot of gramma. and well, all the dance shots! wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea Nicole - Beautiful images Susan! I love all the details, and the ones of his grandmother are priceless. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Eileen Broderick - These are great!! The shot of the bride and groom in the field is amazing. Also LOVE the one of the bride and Dad sharing a moment just before the ceremony. Those are the best slices of life to capture! Awesome, Susan.ReplyCancel

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