The shoot seen across the world | Charlottesville Virginia wedding photographer sarah houston photography


Now that my head has stopped spinning I can finally sit down to write about this crazy, amazing whirlwind. 

Madeline Stuart was such an amazing and inspiring person, having the honor of photographing her still blows my mind!! I honestly loved her joyful spirit and amazing amount of energy. She literally can light up a room with her smile and make anyone laugh! So photographing her at my most favorite wedding venue Rixey Manor in Culpeper, VA was pretty much the ultimate When Isadora approached me about photographing this shoot I of course was excited....but also extremely nervous. I didn't want to let anyone down!! There were so many incredible vendors involved (see the bottom of post for the complete list!) and each one helped to create this amazing shoot. Ava Laurenne Bride, in Fredericksburg, VA (who are dear friends of mine!) provided GORGEOUS show-stopping wedding dresses that complimented Madeline's petite frame perfectly! 

I honestly just wanted to show that no bride is cookie cutter, each one is unique and beautiful and Madeline proved that. She was flawless and truly portrayed a stunning, blushing bride with TWO grooms, not just one!! She proved that you don't have to be the typical 5'9 skinny bride that graces every bridal magazine and blog....She rocked the heck out of this shoot!

Madeline ( & Rosanne!!! ), Thank you sweet friend for the honor of photographing you. You are truly such an inspiration not only to me but to thousands of people a llllll over the world. It was such an honor and pleasure being able to spend time with you and to take such gorgeous portraits of you. Thank you.

Rosanne THANK YOU for allowing me to photographing your gorgeous daughter Madeline, I know you are so so proud of her & for good reason-she is breaking down barriers everyday!!<3 I truly hope to see you both again!!

If you are interested in seeing the features of her shoot here are a few!

There are SO MANY more, I can't keep up with them all...but thank you all for your support to Madeline and your love for my portraits-I am so honored and blessed <3

The AMAZING vendors involved:

Isadora & Ben of Rixey Manor who orchestrated the whole shoot-without them none of this would have been possible <3 THANK YOU both for trusting me to be a part of your elite vendor team-I am forever grateful for the opportunity.

Venue/Styling: Rixey Manor (
Photography: Sarah Houston ( | and Michelle Lieb (
Fashion - Ava Laurenne (
Flowers - Good Earth Flowers (
Hair/Makeup - Sara Dodson and Casey Hargrove (
Cake - Gateau (
Orchids -Color Orchids (
Gift items -Southern Grown Vintage (
Paper Flowers - Creations by DBG (
Invitations - Farmstead Studio (
Signage - Bella Love Letters (