Leslie & Bill – 06.20.09

It’s just a little past my bedtime, but I want to get images from Leslie and Bill’s wedding up asap! So I’m going to post the photos now and some quick words about the wedding, and I’ll fill in the rest tomorrow if needed.

Leslie and Bill were married on the day before the official start of summer at the beautiful Rust Manor in Leesburg. We weren’t quite sure what the weather would have in store for us, but it turned out to be a gorgeous day!

I love that while I was upstairs in the bridal suite with Leslie capturing this…(by the way, Leslie, you look AMAZING!)

Chris was right downstairs with the guys, capturing this…

And this! Does anyone know if rubbing a bald head really is good luck? I think it worked! The rain held off.

Since we weren’t at all sure what to expect weather-wise earlier in the day, the outdoor ceremony was moved indoors. Leslie’s dad walked her down the aisle through all of their friends and family, and then right up the grand staircase!

I actually loved the uniqueness of having the ceremony on the stairs. It’s always fun to shoot something different!

And it was easy to get a shot of so many people all at once where I was standing.

This is a random picture of Grace. 🙂

And these are obviously pictures of a really stunning couple!

While I was shooting some group portraits, Chris was on detail duty down in the tented reception area.

Leslie and Bill’s reception was the perfect way to kick off the summer.

And this was the perfect end to their wedding day!

Leslie and Bill, Chris and I are just so happy for you! We had a wonderful time spending the day with your family and friends and celebrating your marriage. We wish you both the very best!

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  • Coelle - oh my goodness!! they turned out BEAUTIFUL!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 You are SOO talented!!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Kantor - WOW!!! Those are gorgeous! You and Chris are the BEST!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • cindy - I love the emotion that you caught during the dances with parents. Very unique wedding! You captured a great shot on the stairs! That must have been difficult?? B&G were beautiful!! Great job.ReplyCancel

  • Carole - Looove your photos. The one by the big tree is perfect. Of course, having such a beautiful bride and handsome groom didn’t hurt either!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - The pictures are just stunning and you did such a great job capturing the fun of the wedding day. It was great getting to see you the day after the wedding at Coelle’s party too :).ReplyCancel

  • CYNTHIA MCGRANAHAN - I’m so thankful we (Rachel and I ) were a part of this wonderful celebration of love.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie Saindon - Yay! These are wonderful! They capture exactly how the wedding felt for us. We’re still on our honeymoon, but we couldn’t wait until we got back to get online and check out your amazing work! : )ReplyCancel

  • Joanne Darling - Leslie should be on the cover of Bride’s Magazine! These pictures are fantastic as was the wedding!

  • Brianna - These are beautiful. I love the ceremony set up – super cool 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Dot Kalies - Absolutely beautiful! I have goosebumps!ReplyCancel

  • Lyndsay Undseth - Susan, these are so beautiful! I love them all, such a great couple, wedding, and photographer!ReplyCancel

  • Joseph Alawode - Awesome, your work is so captivating…. vibrant color and nice angles. great work…ReplyCancel

  • Heather Evans - Susan the pictures are absolutely stunning! Leslie, you look gorgeous! I can’t stop looking at the pictures, they are amazing! Congratulations guys!ReplyCancel

  • Jen Shannon - These photos are great Susan! I love how the colors pop!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - What beautiful coverage!! I LOVE these photos. I can’t believe they got married at the top of stairs!! You captured it all perfectly.ReplyCancel

  • Eileen Broderick - Awesome pictures, Susan. I love their stairtop wedding–so different! And you managed to grab some very nice shots. Love the cake and love the pretty flowers in her hair. I am also dying to k now what song was playing that made them ALL put their hands up in the air?! (Nice capture!)I also love the emotion you captured in thefather-daughter, mother-son and First Dance shots–perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea Nicole - Beautiful work Susan! My favs are the one of the father-daughter dance (really beautiful) and 2nd to last of all the hands in the air (one word – AWESOME)!ReplyCancel

  • Jaci Clark - Gorgeous work Susan! I love that they got married on a staircase. That’s so cool! And what a great looking couple! They were lucky to have you 🙂


  • Kristen Gardner - oops! My comment on your “buried alive” post was meant for these photos! I couldn’t figure out how to erase it. 🙂 LOVE all the dancing shots, and that little girl is ADORABLE!ReplyCancel

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