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Cloverdale Barn Winchester Family Portraits

After photographing this sweet family in April, we were invited to join them for Easter dinner. Talk about a kind, hospitable family!

We first met Claire when we visited their wonderful Cloverdale Barn in Winchester last year when were on the hunt for a venue for our wedding. The rolling Northern Virginia hills and the rustic barn backdrop were exactly what we had been looking for & where Dean & I exchanged our vows last November. You can see photos from our Cloverdale Barn wedding here & here!

The Boyds are such a wonderful family & we loved getting to know the whole family even better. P.S. Brace yourself for adorableness overload! These 3 little granddaughters are beyond precious :)

Cloverdale Barn Winchester Family Portraits
Cloverdale Barn Winchester Family Portraits
Cloverdale Barn Winchester Portraits
Cloverdale Barn Winchester Portraits
Cloverdale Barn Winchester Family Portraits
Cloverdale Barn Winchester Family Portraits
Cloverdale Barn Winchester Family Portraits
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Cloverdale Barn Winchester Portrait Session
Cloverdale Barn Winchester Portraits
Cloverdale Barn Winchester Portraits
Cloverdale Barn Winchester Portraits
Cloverdale Barn Winchester Portraits
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Cloverdale Barn Winchester Portraits
Cloverdale Barn Winchester Portraits
Cloverdale Barn Winchester Portraits
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Cloverdale Barn Winchester Portraits
Cloverdale Barn Winchester Portraits
Cloverdale Barn Winchester Portraits
Cloverdale Barn Winchester Portraits
Cloverdale Barn Winchester Portraits

The girls wanted to jump on Grandma & Grandpa's big backyard trampoline. Such pure joy as they bounced around!

Cloverdale Barn Winchester Portraits
Cloverdale Barn Winchester Portraits
Cloverdale Barn Winchester Portraits
Cloverdale Barn Winchester Portraits

Bekah + Steve: Luray Barn Wedding

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This couple. Bekah + Steve, such amazing people (or peeps, as Bekah would say) that God has already used in tremendous ways together as a couple. I had the awesome privilege to work with B before we both switched jobs. We had many morning coffee chats, date discussions (she waited up to hear the results of my very first date with Mr. D!!) & Jesus talks.

Getting to know Steve through times he popped into the office & a lunchtime photo shoot, it was so fun to see their l-o-v-e continue to grow through daily interactions, even ordinary, quiet times spent together. They were wed at the beautiful Stonewall Crossing, the cutest vacation rental home nestled in Luray. 

Their sweet, intimate ceremony was almost, *almost* moved inside because of the rain. Instead, the Lord held off the thunderstorm until we had just about wrapped up the ceremony & all the portraits!!! While we scurried off to the most beautiful, rustic barn before the storm came, guests enjoyed appetizers on the main house front porch and lawn games in the front lawn.

Bekah's father gave a beautiful toast for the newlyweds & blessing for the meal, & then it was time for a delicious buffet - yummy Southern delicacies like deviled eggs, homemade pies and more! Beautiful touches of blue & pops of yellow sunflowers looked stunning throughout the ceremony & reception. Bekah's sister worked hard to sew together the most adorable burlap utensil holders! After dinner, Bekah & Steve had their first dance to Honey Bee, which included line dancing, of course! The rest of the night was full of laughter, sweet tea & dancing. The bride's parents even surprised the special duo with his & hers fishing poles. TOO cute! Which then led to ring shots on one of the fishing hooks. The couple used little bells as their send-off, dashing away in the rain to their getaway car :)

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Bekah & Steve,

Mr. D & I were so touched to have been able to capture these special moments from your wedding day :) :)  You two rock! Keep loving the Lord first, each other second as you grow in your love for one another in the days ahead. We love y'all!

Vendors:

Ceremony: Stonewall Crossing

Reception: Stonewall Crossing

Bride's dress: David's Bridal

Groom's suit: Men's Warehouse

Florist: Sheri of Lavender Fields Florist

Catering: West Main Market

Invitations: Michael's 

 

Bekah + Steve: sneak peek

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One of the greatest joys & privileges is to shoot the wedding of a very close friend. Bekah, or B as I call her, & I worked together for just under 2 years & y'all, we had some wonderful memories together!

Like the time when we were working a weekend BBQ event & a storm came through. Let's just say the tent we were under started to blow away, trying to take us with it!

Or the time we spent our lunchbreak hunting for an illusive rope swing through the woods of Northern Virginia. And yes, we did find it!

This girl - she is a spunky linedancing queen who will sporadically break out into beautiful acapella singing & has a huge heart for the Lord. Her now hubby Steve is an amazing man who truly loves her & is constantly looking for ways to shine Christ's light by serving others.

Dean & I were beyond blessed to capture their gorgeous fall barn wedding in Luray in late September. SO much more of their family-filled DIY day to come!

Read all about their exciting engagement story here & check out their snowy day photo session here & here.

a trip to holland

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Two weekends ago, Mr. D and I made our way to Holland in Haymarket. Not the country itself (although my family have a quick layover stop in the Netherlands when I was 13. Oh, the teen years.). We jumped in the car and made our way to the cute town of Haymarket, Va., where Burnside Farms has all the tulips a girl could ask for.

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If you're looking for a fun Saturday afternoon day trip, it's so worth the drive. Gorgeous rows of red, yellow and purple (my favorite!) flowers stretched across the farm. We loved exploring the brightly dotted land and picking a few stems to bring home.

I put together two vases with the tulips we had picked. Such a cheery reminder of God's splendor and beauty every time I walked by them.

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Here's to a day of fresh flowers and sunshine!