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Lauren & Chip – 08.16.08

As I mentioned, I had the great fortune of working with Kate Triano last weekend. She is an absolute sweetheart, and made the day more fun than work. And her images from this wedding are killer to boot, so go take a look! We were blessed with an unusual day weather-wise because it wasn’t hearly as hot or as humid as is characteristic of mid-August in this area. As for the couple, Lauren and Chip are the kind of people who have that amazing knack for making everyone around them feel instantly comfortable and like old friends. They were the most gracious hosts and took obvious care in ensuring that their guests had a spectacular time. Maybe I shouldn’t be so shocked by this, but even after the hustle and bustle and emotions of the day, and even though she and I didn’t spend a lot of time together, Lauren still remembered my name at the end of the night. Me, the second-shooter. I was really impressed and warmed over by the pair of them. I’ll stop babbling and get on to the visuals, which speak for themselves.

It was my privilege to hang out with the guys for a bit before the ceremony. We headed across the street to the Market Square in front of Alexandria City Hall for a couple of shots.

As soon as the shades went on, Ben’s personality came right out and the rest of the guys followed suit.

A calm portrait just before we headed over to the Old Town Presbyterian Meeting House for the ceremony:




I love Chip’s expression just before Lauren walks down the aisle, and then just before the kiss!


All smiles just after the ceremony:

A few fun reception details at the swanky Hotel Monaco on King Street:



Check out the paparazzi during the cake cutting!

Ben’s signature move:

You know you make me wanna (shout)…throw my hands up and (shout)…

And that last photo just about sums up everyone’s spirits for the day – it was such a feel-good event, and I’m honored to have been a small part of it. Thanks Kate for inviting me along, and best wishes to both Lauren and Chip!

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  • kate - Susan! These are terrific!! Thank you so much for all of your help on Saturday!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Hodzic - Man Susan, you did an AMAZING JOB.ReplyCancel

  • emily - Beautiful Susan… I ALWAYS love your detail shots! And I love that thumbs up shot as well — too cute!ReplyCancel

  • Armin - Hey who’s the “paparazzi” lady with the SLR? lolReplyCancel

  • Jaci Clark - Beautiful images, Susan! Your details are amazing. I love the “shout” picture. So fun!
    Looks like you all had a great time.

    Cheers,
    JaciReplyCancel

  • Deanna - You always amaze me! Your work is incredible… such great moments and emotions captured! Love the shot of the hands on the dance floor, it looks like everyone was having a blast. Great job on it all 🙂

    DeannaReplyCancel

  • Eileen Broderick - Awesome! I love the setting–the Meeting House and the reception site are both beautiful. The details are great–cute cake! That is the best groom reaction shot ever! His face just says it all!ReplyCancel

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