Jess and Jason’s Wedding

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A few years back, a photographer asked me how we get people to look so happy in their wedding pictures.  If only we had magic powers like that!  The real question, the one we are always asking ourselves, is how do we get such amazing couples to hire us?  Because we know that not every couple tying the knot is crazy in love, joyful, relaxed and ready to party down on their wedding day.  If every couple were so awesome, all weddings would be awesome and we would all jump up and down every time an invitation arrived in the mail.  But let’s face it: some weddings stand out in our memories.  For whatever reason, I feel like its the standout weddings that we get the honor of shooting again and again.  And just so you know, I’m knocking on my wooden desk right now.

Enter Jess and Jason.  There are so many things to love about this wedding but they are first and foremost.  Aside from having one of the best “how we met” stories (Jason, an anesthesiologist, knocked Jess out so she could get her tonsils removed and she slipped him her business card when she came to…), they just light up in each other’s presence.

Jason’s nieces and nephew all got to play a role and they took it very seriously, right down to the matching navy and pink glitter nail polish and flip flops!  You gotta love this kind of dedication to a color scheme, check it out…

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Jason’s grooms’ cake might well be one of the most relatable among couples in the great state of Virginia.  The UVA/Virginia Tech rivalry is pretty fierce, for those who are unfamiliar: its like oil and water, like the Hatfields marrying into the McCoys.  But there’s no denying it: Hokies and Wahoos attract.  Football season serves as a litmus test for the strength of the relationship and these two clearly pass.  Anyway, I thought this was a mighty clever cake…

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Windy did an amazing job designing and coordinating the day’s events  just like she always does, I feel like a broken record because I say that every time we have the opportunity to work together but I’m never any less sincere.  The Mill at Fine Creek remains one of our fav event locations, or more specifically, one of our favorite places to eat (its not just a pretty place, the service and catering is always gracious and delicious).  Here’s  a slideshow with our favorite photos from the day and click here if you would like to be notified by email when the online gallery is available for viewing.  Congrats, Jess and Jason!  Thank you so much for inviting us to be part of it…

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