Tracey & Maurice – 10.18.08

To say that I love fall is a complete understatement, and to say that Tracey and Maurice’s wedding yesterday was beautiful on such a perfect fall day would also be a huge understatement. It was a cool, crisp day typical of fall in Northern Virginia, but the warmth among Tracey and Maurice’s friends and family filled the air. It was a team effort to bring together the fall-themed day; friends and family lovingly helped out with the creation and set-up of the decorations. But I have to give special mention to Becky Wortman for filling the Day-Of Coordinator role. She did such a great job of ensuring that things ran smoothly and effortlessly, and I really appreciated her cheerful easy-going demeanor!

I have so many favorite images from this day, but I’ve managed to narrow it down to a few dozen for this post! Chris and I were scheduled to arrive at the Hendry House at Fort C. F. Smith Park in Arlington just as Tracey’s girls were helping her with her dress and the final details.


Her dress had such amazing intricate details.



Tracey, you look absolutely gorgeous.

Tracey and her girls.

The dashing groom, Maurice…

And the guys…(love this one that Chris got from his angle):

The ceremony took place out on the lawn. Maurice sees Tracey for the first time…

And Tracey sees Maurice for the first time.



Mini-paparazzi!


Tracey and Maurice chose a clear-top (heated!) tent for their reception dinner, which was such a nice touch for their location. The guests were able to enjoy the view of the park, the trees with autumn-colored leaves, and eventually the starry-sky into the evening.


Some additional fall-inspired details of the day. Note that there’s a lottery ticket inside the “Lucky in Love” cards!

Their first dance was a beautifully executed waltz that impressed the crowd.

Love this one!

Tracey and Maurice, Chris and I wish all the joy and happiness in the world to you both. Thank you for sharing your day with us!

  • JennLinkOctober 20, 2008 - 9:09 am

    Great work Susan! I am so lovin’ this wedding!

  • DeannaOctober 20, 2008 - 11:48 pm

    Susan these are fantastic! As always, I adore your detail shots! And what a fun couple. Looks like a perfect day!!

  • Kristen GardnerOctober 21, 2008 - 11:18 am

    Such beautiful images! I love the location and all the detail shots. And what an adorable couple! The photos are just lovely.

  • ChantalOctober 21, 2008 - 12:47 pm

    Wow Susan…what a beautiful wedding and your photos are just superb! I love the clear top tent….how cool is that?!?!?

  • Eileen BroderickOctober 21, 2008 - 10:32 pm

    Ooh…love these. Fall is also my favorite season. You caught so many important moments! Love the emotion in their “first sight” pictures. And the boy with camera phone! I have not seen a clear ten before but think it is genius!

  • Amie OttoOctober 24, 2008 - 1:46 pm

    gorgeous as always susan! i love the clear tent—i have never seen that before. must have been amazing at night!

  • Sarah HodzicOctober 28, 2008 - 11:04 pm

    Susan, you are SO talented!
    I love Fort CF Smith park so much.
    You did an awesome job!
    Your detail shots are always killer (as are all your images)!

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