Abby & Steve – 07.03.09

Chris and I enjoyed celebrating our nation’s birthday this weekend with Abby and Steve’s patriotic wedding. The weather cooperated, and it was surprisingly comfortable for July. (I think I have a habit of giving you a wedding-day weather report, but it really does set the scene sometimes.) Without further ado, here are a few of my favorites!

I started out by taking a few pictures of Abby getting ready with her girls at Abby’s house. Isn’t she gorgeous?

Take a closer look at her bouquet and you’ll see her dad’s dog tags:

And this is how the guys spent their time at the church before the ceremony:

The ceremony was held at Covenant Presbyterian Church.

Chris captured this moment during communion:

First kiss as Mr. & Mrs.!

Are you kidding me with this cuteness?! So happy and in love they can’t take their eyes off each other. Love it!

We had fun shooting the sword arch exit…

And then when we were going back inside for family photos, I grabbed this quick shot with the fun dramatic sky:

The reception was at Bristow Manor in the tent outside, which was all lit up inside with twinkle lights:

But before the reception, we took some time to do some portraits.

Sorry girls…Steve’s taken!

My view of the first dance:

And Chris’s view (love this one!):

And then everyone was out on the dance floor!

Even Grandma had to show off some moves…

I love the body language here. Abby’s all, “Yeah, that’s right…I’m your beautiful wife. Now kiss me!”

No full-on cake smooshing for these two, but Chris caught this one of Steve giving Abby just a little dab of icing on the nose.

And the sparkler exit!

Congratulations and best wishes, Steve and Abby! Chris and I enjoyed celebrating with you, and had a great time photographing your day! Hope you’re having a fabulous time on your honeymoon.

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  • amie - So pretty, and so quick! You’re amazing 🙂ReplyCancel

  • MK - sooo pretty! i love that place! congrats to the cute couple!ReplyCancel

  • Jaci Clark - Gorgeous wedding Susan. Your images are always so beautiful. Love, love, love the ones in the field! What a great day.


  • Karen Disney - Absolutely beautiful pictures!! You’re so talented! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Eileen Broderick - These look great! (And boy, are you fast with the blogging! Don’t know how you do it!) Love the shot of them coming down the aisle just staring into each other’s eyes. And this sparkler exit is awesome! You also not only lucked out with no rain but with a truly beautiful sky. Love how you included the sky in several shots–totally worth it.ReplyCancel

  • Bri - Gorgeous shots – I love the reception photos 🙂ReplyCancel

  • leslie biggar - super fresh! love the crazy sky, awesome sparkler send off. all are great!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth and Frank Myers - Susan,

    Beautiful work with this wedding, as usual. You made a couple of great subjects really come alive and captured their obvious joy and energy.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea Nicole - Such a beautiful set of images! They tell the story of their day so perfectly. Looks like it was an amazing wedding. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • emily - Susan, you totally rocked this wedding… You have such an eye for ‘moments.’
    The field shots are incredible – and the church shot is amazing – gorgeous, gorgeous set!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - Wow! I’m so in love with the photos with that amazing sky! Awesome job… as usual!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Hodzic - Yep, nailed it Susan! What a great job you both did.
    You really captured the emotion and connection between these two.

    Love it all!ReplyCancel

  • Donna Baker - I am just amazed at these shots! I didn’t see that sky 🙂 susan you have lived up to everything I heard about you w/ a great eye and intuitionReplyCancel

  • cindy - super HOT pictures girly! Love that sky! fantastic ring, shoe, and detail shots. Incredible sparkler shot.ReplyCancel

  • Reina - Susan,

    You totally jumped to the top of my list as a wedding photographer in the area. I heard about your work from Emily G.’s blog! I’m a military girlfriend and I look for people who do special work. Thanks for displaying it so prominently. Your pictures look fabulous.


  • Shannon - Susan,

    Reina sent me your link and you’ve shot to the top of my list also. I have a wedding & event company in Orlando and recently moved to NOVA and will be opening one here soon. I look forward to working with you sometime in the future.