One year ago today, they said their vows and joined in marriage at their wedding at the Farm Retreat at Willow Creek in Culpeper, VA!
Happy first anniversary, Amy and Nathan!

Brunch Wedding at the Farm Retreat at Willow Creek in Culpeper VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

 
Meet the Photographer: Hey there! I’m Kelly Ewell, a Northern Virginia wedding photographer who specializes in engagement, wedding, and anniversary photography. I live in Leesburg, VA with my husband and rescue pup, Piper. When I’m not at weddings, you can find me at the local wineries or renovating our farm, 48 Fields! I’d love for you to connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Winter Engagement Photos in Harpers Ferry WV - Cat and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography
 
The adorable historic district of Harper’s Ferry, WV is one of my favorite places to shoot engagement photos, especially in the winter, because of all the architectural elements that are just so charming. If you can get past the lack of parking, that is! I still think it’s so worth it!

As Cat and Josh and I wandered around town, I got to hear about all their plans for their Greenbrier wedding later this year. And also about how they first met. I love hearing the stories of how couples get together or first meet. In Cat and Josh’s case, it goes all the way back to high school when they were just 14! They were each others’ first boyfriend and girlfriend, and each others’ first loves. Now it’s not unexpected that high school romances eventually fizzle out, but these two reconnected later in life and hit it off all over again! What’s meant to be is meant to be!

When it came time for the proposal, it wasn’t a surprise. Cat and Josh figured that they’re already planning a life together and wanting to get married, so why not plan the engagement together too. They went shopping together and designed a custom ring that is just so gorgeous.

I can’t wait to see what these two come up with for their wedding this fall, but enjoy some of the highlights from their engagement photos from Harpers Ferry in the meantime!

Winter Engagement Photos in Harpers Ferry WV - Cat and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Harpers Ferry WV - Cat and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Harpers Ferry WV - Cat and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Harpers Ferry WV - Cat and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Harpers Ferry WV - Cat and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Harpers Ferry WV - Cat and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Harpers Ferry WV - Cat and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Harpers Ferry WV - Cat and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Harpers Ferry WV - Cat and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Harpers Ferry WV - Cat and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Harpers Ferry WV - Cat and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Harpers Ferry WV - Cat and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Harpers Ferry WV - Cat and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Harpers Ferry WV - Cat and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Harpers Ferry WV - Cat and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Harpers Ferry WV - Cat and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Harpers Ferry WV - Cat and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Harpers Ferry WV - Cat and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Harpers Ferry WV - Cat and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Harpers Ferry WV - Cat and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Harpers Ferry WV - Cat and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

 
Meet the Photographer: Hey there! I’m Kelly Ewell, a Northern Virginia wedding photographer who specializes in engagement, wedding, and anniversary photography. I live in Leesburg, VA with my husband and rescue pup, Piper. When I’m not at weddings, you can find me at the local wineries or renovating our farm, 48 Fields! I’d love for you to connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Winter Engagement Photos in Old Town Alexandria, VA - Megan and Patrick | Kelly Ewell Photography
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Back at the end of last year, before I was off to celebrate New Years Eve, I met up with Megan and Patrick in Old Town Alexandria for their engagement photos. It was actually a great time to be in Old Town because it wasn’t too crowded during the afternoon, but it still had that festive holiday feel to it. Even if it was a little cold. Hey, it was the end of December!

As we walked around town though, we hit up some of my favorite locations and stumbled across some great new ones too. That’s the best part about Old Town. Just about every block or every street you can find something cute and amazing to work with.

I also enjoyed getting to chat more with Megan and Patrick about their wedding plans. But since it was New Years Eve, I asked them what they were most looking forward to in the new year – aside from their own wedding. Turns out it’s going to be a big year for their families because aside from the wedding there are also several milestones for other family members including two graduations. Sounds like there will be lots of celebrations throughout 2017 for them to enjoy.

In the meantime, enjoy these highlights from Megan and Patrick’s winter engagement photos in Old Town Alexandria, VA!

Winter Engagement Photos in Old Town Alexandria, VA - Megan and Patrick | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Old Town Alexandria, VA - Megan and Patrick | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Old Town Alexandria, VA - Megan and Patrick | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Old Town Alexandria, VA - Megan and Patrick | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Old Town Alexandria, VA - Megan and Patrick | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Old Town Alexandria, VA - Megan and Patrick | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Old Town Alexandria, VA - Megan and Patrick | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Old Town Alexandria, VA - Megan and Patrick | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Old Town Alexandria, VA - Megan and Patrick | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Old Town Alexandria, VA - Megan and Patrick | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Old Town Alexandria, VA - Megan and Patrick | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Old Town Alexandria, VA - Megan and Patrick | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Old Town Alexandria, VA - Megan and Patrick | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Old Town Alexandria, VA - Megan and Patrick | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Old Town Alexandria, VA - Megan and Patrick | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Old Town Alexandria, VA - Megan and Patrick | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Old Town Alexandria, VA - Megan and Patrick | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Old Town Alexandria, VA - Megan and Patrick | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Old Town Alexandria, VA - Megan and Patrick | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Old Town Alexandria, VA - Megan and Patrick | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Old Town Alexandria, VA - Megan and Patrick | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Old Town Alexandria, VA - Megan and Patrick | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Old Town Alexandria, VA - Megan and Patrick | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Old Town Alexandria, VA - Megan and Patrick | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Old Town Alexandria, VA - Megan and Patrick | Kelly Ewell Photography

Winter Engagement Photos in Old Town Alexandria, VA - Megan and Patrick | Kelly Ewell Photography

 
Meet the Photographer: Hey there! I’m Kelly Ewell, a Northern Virginia wedding photographer who specializes in engagement, wedding, and anniversary photography. I live in Leesburg, VA with my husband and rescue pup, Piper. When I’m not at weddings, you can find me at the local wineries or renovating our farm, 48 Fields! I’d love for you to connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Red Rock Overlook Park Engagement Photos in Leesburg VA - Nicole and Pat | Kelly Ewell Photography
 
I’m starting this post off with a disclaimer: I *swear* that I’ve already blogged this session earlier in the fall. Like, right after it happened. But as I look back through what I have saved, I don’t see it! Maybe it’s like those emails you answer in your head but don’t actually respond. Maybe I just blogged this in my head. If it is a repeat, well then you get to enjoy the eye candy an extra time!

The reason I remember this session is because it was a gorgeous day. The kind where all sorts of photographers are out taking advantage of it before the seasons change. And that’s exactly what Nicole, Pat, and I encountered when we got to Red Rock Overlook Park. Cars filled the parking lot. Photographers and families were everywhere. At least 5 others I counted just getting out of my car, and this was a small park! Not to mention all the little kids running around. I had a brief moment of panic and seriously considered finding a less crowded Plan B where I wouldn’t have little Suzie running around in the back of my shots! But I’ve had this challenge before. I knew the families wouldn’t be trekking through the woods down to the river, so that’s exactly where I suggested that we go to start. My hope was that the main area would be less crowded by the time we got back. And it was!

Sometimes patience is your friend. And with small changes of plans, we got even better shots with more variety. Nicole and Pat were a ton of fun together, and I can’t wait to see what they have in store for their Cinco de Mayo wedding. (I don’t think Cinco de Mayo is the actual theme. They’re just getting married on May 5! Perhaps with some extra tequila on hand.)

Red Rock Overlook Park Engagement Photos in Leesburg VA - Nicole and Pat | Kelly Ewell Photography

Red Rock Overlook Park Engagement Photos in Leesburg VA - Nicole and Pat | Kelly Ewell Photography

Red Rock Overlook Park Engagement Photos in Leesburg VA - Nicole and Pat | Kelly Ewell Photography

Red Rock Overlook Park Engagement Photos in Leesburg VA - Nicole and Pat | Kelly Ewell Photography

Red Rock Overlook Park Engagement Photos in Leesburg VA - Nicole and Pat | Kelly Ewell Photography

Red Rock Overlook Park Engagement Photos in Leesburg VA - Nicole and Pat | Kelly Ewell Photography

Red Rock Overlook Park Engagement Photos in Leesburg VA - Nicole and Pat | Kelly Ewell Photography

Red Rock Overlook Park Engagement Photos in Leesburg VA - Nicole and Pat | Kelly Ewell Photography

Red Rock Overlook Park Engagement Photos in Leesburg VA - Nicole and Pat | Kelly Ewell Photography

Red Rock Overlook Park Engagement Photos in Leesburg VA - Nicole and Pat | Kelly Ewell Photography

Red Rock Overlook Park Engagement Photos in Leesburg VA - Nicole and Pat | Kelly Ewell Photography

Red Rock Overlook Park Engagement Photos in Leesburg VA - Nicole and Pat | Kelly Ewell Photography

Red Rock Overlook Park Engagement Photos in Leesburg VA - Nicole and Pat | Kelly Ewell Photography

Red Rock Overlook Park Engagement Photos in Leesburg VA - Nicole and Pat | Kelly Ewell Photography

Red Rock Overlook Park Engagement Photos in Leesburg VA - Nicole and Pat | Kelly Ewell Photography

Red Rock Overlook Park Engagement Photos in Leesburg VA - Nicole and Pat | Kelly Ewell Photography

Red Rock Overlook Park Engagement Photos in Leesburg VA - Nicole and Pat | Kelly Ewell Photography

Red Rock Overlook Park Engagement Photos in Leesburg VA - Nicole and Pat | Kelly Ewell Photography

Red Rock Overlook Park Engagement Photos in Leesburg VA - Nicole and Pat | Kelly Ewell Photography

Red Rock Overlook Park Engagement Photos in Leesburg VA - Nicole and Pat | Kelly Ewell Photography

Red Rock Overlook Park Engagement Photos in Leesburg VA - Nicole and Pat | Kelly Ewell Photography

Red Rock Overlook Park Engagement Photos in Leesburg VA - Nicole and Pat | Kelly Ewell Photography

 
Meet the Photographer: Hey there! I’m Kelly Ewell, a Northern Virginia wedding photographer who specializes in engagement, wedding, and anniversary photography. I live in Leesburg, VA with my husband and rescue pup, Piper. When I’m not at weddings, you can find me at the local wineries or renovating our farm, 48 Fields! I’d love for you to connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography
 
There are some people that just have such poise and style wherever they go and in whatever they do. Where they are gracious to those around them, giving of their time with others, and keenly aware of the importance of those who came before them or helped them along the way. I would definitely put Lindsay and Tom into that category, and was immediately struck by what good people they are back when I first met them.

Our most recent encounter together was, of course, for their wedding! It was the big day they had been planning, but it wasn’t without challenges. Even the best laid plans get thrown for a loop sometimes. Unless Lindsay happened to mention any of the stories to you, you’d never know it though. The two were married this past fall in an elegant black-tie wedding at Belmont Country Club that was a picture-perfect celebration of their love story. From reciting their vows to involving their beloved dog to twirling on the dance floor, there were personalized festivities from beginning to end!

Enjoy some of the highlights from Lindsay and Tom‘s wedding at Belmont Country Club in Ashburn, VA!
 
Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

Belmont Country Club Wedding in Ashburn VA - Lindsay and Tom | Kelly Ewell Photography

 
Special thanks the vendor team that helped make the day great:

Venue and Catering: Belmont Country Club
Church: St. Theresa Catholic Church
Florist: Rick’s Flowers
DJ: DJ Evan Reitmeyer
Bakery: Layered Cake Patisserie
Invitations: Vistaprint
Hair and Makeup: Hair Harmony
Bride’s Dress: Jeannette’s Bridal
Photographer: Kelly Ewell Photography

Meet the Photographer: Hey there! I’m Kelly Ewell, a Northern Virginia wedding photographer who specializes in engagement, wedding, and anniversary photography. I live in Leesburg, VA with my husband and rescue pup, Piper. When I’m not at weddings, you can find me at the local wineries or renovating our farm, 48 Fields! I’d love for you to connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.