Country Chic Engagement Shoot at Rounton Farm with Ali & Nick | Charlottesville Virginia Wedding Photographer Sarah Houston Photography

Ali & Nick wanted a farm engagement shoot and I knew THE perfect spot for them-Rounton Farm. With it's gorgeous red barn and old Chevy truck, it fit perfectly with the vision that they had for their portraits! We had so much fun wandering the grounds and they enjoyed shipping champagne together. There was a lot of laughs, helping me on top of my car to get a perfect shot and also helping me find my bags I left all over the place in the hub of taking photos lol!! Ali & Nick are not only adorable, they are the sweetest souls and I cannot wait to share in their Airlie wedding next year!! Here are some highlights from their engagement shoot :)

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation Wedding with Rachel & Chris | Maryland Wedding Photographer Sarah Houston Photography

They say that all good parties happen at the bay...ok maybe I'm the one who said that. Rachel & Chris did make this statement come true though, they chose to have their gorgeous beach wedding at The Chesapeake Bay Foundation , which is an amazing work of art in itself...the architecture is simply beautiful! It was the perfect day, no rain, overcast creating the perfect light and a nice breeze that kept it cool. Rachel & Chris had the most epic bridal party I've met so far- #squadgoals. Everything was perfect for their day and they couldn't be anymore cuter...like seriously. I adore them both and here are some highlights from their day!! 

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Maryland Engagement at Sotterley Plantation with Samantha & Duke | Maryland Wedding Photographer Sarah Houston Photography

Traveling to Maryland twice in one weekend may not always be the best idea BUT when it's for a sweet couple AND a gorgeous location....well it's totally worth it! Samantha & Duke met me at the Historic Sotterley Plantation in Hollywood, MD (the closest to Hollywood I've ever been...lol) and it was perfect! The overcast skies really helped set the mood and I had a blast laughing and exploring the grounds with them! I mean seriously how cute are they??? Here are some highlights from their Maryland Engagement shoot! Enjoy!

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Presqu'lsle colorful wildflower wedding with Emily & Johannes | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer Sarah Houston Photography

Emily and Johannes chose the perfect backdrop for their summer wedding. Presqu'isle is a gorgeous historic home that sits on acres of lush green with beautiful trees, it's definitely a great place for a wedding and even better for a party! Emily wore a simple flowy gown that paired perfectly with her romantic upswept hair by Hello Darling Beauty and when Emily wore my vintage veil as her something borrowed....well let's just say I ugly cried y'all. Christina Moore with Bella Giornata Events & Design created lovely wildflower-ish bouquets for Emily and her girls. They popped perfectly against their gorgeous bridesmaid dresses! Johannes looked handsome in his suit and his family few in from Europe to celebrate with them as well! It was one heck of a party with Phil from Classic Entertainment had the dance floor going alllll night and Bijou's Sweet Treats made exceptional cakes as usual to keep everyone on that sugar high! It was an amazing day and these highlights are just a glimpse into the gorgeous that happened that day:) Enjoy!!

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The ring bearer had enough....

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Regency at Dominion Valley Wedding with Arielle & Daniel | Virginia Wedding Photographer Sarah Houston Photography

Arielle and Daniel are just the sweetest, so sharing in their wedding day was more than an honor it was a privilege. The rain was kind to us that day and stayed to a drizzle, it even stopped for portraits, but the overcast skies created the perfect light and gorgeous backdrops on the golf course of the Regency. It was such a stunning venue, all her details paired perfectly with the room and the spice favors were seriously adorable!! They even bought in a photo booth from Amy's Bridal Boutique (where Arielle purchased her gorgeous Justin Alexander!). I knew it was going to be a blast when I met their bridal party, they were full of spunk and definitely knew how to dance...Black Tie Entertainment had them going alllll night long, even with some Michael Jackson moves! Oh & the Best Man speech? that one is officially going down as THE BEST one I've heard in seven years....

Here are some highlights from their gorgeous wedding, I hope you enjoy!

Vendors: 

Second Shooter: Arli Quinn Vangorder

Hair/Makeup: Salon Emage 

Florist: Shelley’s Floral Enterprise (Shelley Campbell)

Videography: Clear Vision Videography- Mark Jung 

Limo: PRIME TIME LIMO- Rachel Gravett

Bakery: Victoria Cakes by happy eatery

DJ: black tie entertainment- Derek Entrekin

Venue: Regency at Dominion Valley- Day of Coordinator- Jason Meringolo 

Photo booth & Dress: Amy’s Bridal Booth

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Spring Engagement Shoot in Alexandria Virginia with Courtney & Jeff | Alexandria Virginia Wedding Photographer Sarah Houston Photography

I always have stories from my engagement sessions. This one is no exception. I headed for Alexandria like I have several times before....the drive is always the same and I breeze on through no issues, well until this Friday eve. The traffic was horrendous! Courtney & Jeff were so sweet and understanding though and their session was full of gorgeous photos, because from the start they were so relaxed and easy going-making my job a breeze and also creating a few of my favorite photos!! I mean really...her dress was AMAZING. The little traffic hiccup wasn't going to damped this shoot and I've included some of my favorite highlights, I hope you enjoy!

 

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