Before this weekend, I had only shot a sunrise session two other times…but after seeing the amazing light at the Manassas National Battlefield when I met Rachel and Jade for their engagement session, I’m going to have to make getting up early for sessions more of a thing. Rachel and Jade, thank you so much for getting up early and walking through the damp grass with me! I loved hearing about all of your wedding plans and can’t wait for September!
So if you follow me on Facebook or twitter you might have seen me hint that I’m rebranding! What started as just the process of having a showit site designed for me turned into what will become a fresh new look for me! Ravyn of Three Fifteen Design is spearheading the design process for me and has put up with my crazy/inarticulate emails throughout the process so far. I don’t want to reveal my logo yet (I love surprising people! HA) but I thought it would be fun to share the design board Ravyn came up with that’s the inspiration for the entire project.
The board is made up of lots of things that I’m inspired by, like moody colors, wood and metal textures, typography, and of course, stripes. I can’t wait to see how Ravyn incorporates these things and my fun new hand drawn logo!
Victoria and Rod celebrated their marriage this past weekend with three incredible marriage ceremonies from three different parts of their cultures. Their Saturday Persian ceremony was truly one of the most elegant weddings I’ve ever been a part of! Both ceremony and reception were held at the Sequoia in Georgetown. I had never been to a Persian wedding before, but I loved it! In addition to the ceremony, Victoria and Rod also put together an incredible party at the reception afterwards! I have never seen so many people dancing at a wedding! I even saw the bride’s parents fist pumping! Also, a big thanks to Amanda for helping me out!
Here are a few of my favorites for your enjoyment!
The spread at the altar is called Sofreye Aghd. Each of the things on the table represents something different, such as pomegrante, which are heavenly fruits that represent the divine creation and coins, which represent wealth and prosperity.
At the end of the ceremony, the bride and groom feed each other honey to symbolize the sweetness of marriage.
This past weekend was such a whirlwind! But in the best of ways! I had the opportunity to shoot three different wedding ceremonies for one fabulous couple! I don’t really use the word fabulous much, but this couple and their wedding weekend were FAB. Friday I shot a Christian ceremony and a traditional Korean tea ceremony for these two, then Saturday they hosted the most elegant Persian ceremony! It was so exciting to get to experience all of their culture (and even a little of mine!).
Sunday I hit the road early to the Manassas National Battlefield for an early morning engagement session. I have to say that I had no idea what to expect because I’ve never been to the Battlefield before, but as I drove up I was just freaking out over how beautiful the sunrise was! I haven’t shot many sunrise sessions, but I can definitely see them happening more in the future…the light is just to DIE FOR. Seriously.
Also! The giveaway winner is…Molly! Yay!! I’ll email you to get your address and mug preference:)
Just so you guys know, I always use random.org to choose the winner, so everyone has a chance!!! Hope you stick around and enter next month’s!
So I kind of bought a kindle on impulse the other night…yup, a kindle. You might be wondering how someone buys an 80$ electronic on impulse. Especially someone who is about to be leaving a steady job for an industry that is up and down and should be saving all of her pennies. Well, as the queen of impulse purchases I would like to discourage you from visiting eBay on your iPhone late at night after you get tired digging through stacks of books on your nightstand. No, that’s not a hypothetical situation. It really happened. As soon as I clicked “confirm bid” I all but forgot about it until I got that “Congratulations!!” email the next morning. What the what? Why don’t I get outbid on these things when I KNOW it was purely an impulse bid?? Someone has to save me from myself.
As the soon to be owner of an Amazon Kindle, I’d like to know what you guys are reading! Any recommendations? I love funny books, but I’m also a sucker for a young adult novel like Harry Potter or the Hunger Games. So far I’m thinking most likely my first buys will be “Worth Every Penny” and “50 Shades of Gray”. JK. I definitely will NOT be reading that last one. Ha!