Triina + Thinh | Married! | A Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Wedding

Triina & Thinh were married at the always lovely Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast in Middleburg, VA.  Though the couple resides in the Pacific Northwest, they met and fell in love in the DC area, so it was only natural to hold their wedding here!  Beautiful weather coupled with T&T’s relaxed and fun-loving wedding party, made for a great day.  Some beautiful light didn’t hurt either!  Congratulations, Triina and Thinh!  Best wishes for many happy years to come!

Colleen + Dave | Married! | A Thorpewood Wedding

Colleen and Dave got married at the always gorgeous Thorpewood in the middle of the forest.  The magical light and beautiful backdrop set the scene for some amazing photos.  Congratulations, Colleen and Dave!  Best wishes for many happy years to come!

Venue: Thorpewood

Hair and Makeup: Jamie D’Agostino Makeup Artistry

Catering: Canapes

Floral: Shelly Black at Wayside Studios

DJ: Shew-sical Entertainment

Photography: Amie Otto with Ashlee Wilcox for Amie Otto Photography

Mini Sessions | Ashburn VA Family Photographer

As the weather is getting warmer and the foliage is coming back to life, it’s a great time to start thinking about spring family photos.  We always offer our regular Lifestyle Sessions, but did you know we also offer Mini Sessions year round?  They are held in one of the many picturesque parks in Brambleton.  We also periodically offer special dates and different locations.  Typically, these are held in the spring and fall.  You can see some of the spring sessions from last year here, here and here.  Here are some new-to-the-blog favorites from our mini sessions last fall.  These were done at a special location outside Brambleton and most families used them for their holiday cards and gifts.  If you’re interested in setting up a session like these, contact us to make your appointment! Enjoy!

Sam + Mike |Married! | A Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Wedding

Sam and Mike were married at the Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast on a gorgeous early fall day.  The couple was so fun to work with from heir engagement session right up until the wedding day.  They have an easy humor between them that made capturing their day effortless and fun.  Congratulations, Sam and Mike!  Best wishes for many happy years together!

Venue: Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast

Event Coordinator: Lemon Thyme Events

Hair and Makeup: Kylie and Elizabeth, Michael Helene Salon

Catering & Cake: Culinary Delights by Feist

Floral: J Morris Flowers

DJ: Carlysle Entertainment

Photography: Amie Otto for Amie Otto Photography


Author April Hunt | Northern VA Head Shots

I had the pleasure of taking head shots for author, April Hunt late last year.  Her debut novel is coming out this fall and looks to be quite a steamy page turner!  This was a fun shoot for me, as I’ve done lots of head shots in the past, but never for a soon-to-be published author.  We wanted a natural and casual look, so we opted outside and got these as our favorites.  Be sure to visit April’s website to find out more about this and her upcoming books!

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