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September seems to be ending before I even realized it got started in some ways! Here’s how I know: Each month I’ve been changing the background of my iphone screen to list out my goals for the month. A little weird maybe, but it keeps them fresh in my mind and I’m able to focus on them every day since I’m always seeing them. Sadly, I still haven’t changed the background for September! I realized this a few days ago. In my head it was still around the first week or so of the month, so I should still have had plenty of time to focus on September goals. Then I realized the real date. Guess I’ll just have to get a jump start on October goals now!

In the meantime, I’ve been out shooting a lot of weddings and engagements. With the great weather, it’s that time of year for sure! There were plenty of great images to pick as my favorites this month, but a top candidate has surfaced. Here’s what I chose:
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So why did I choose it? Color, light, intimacy. This photo has all of it. I love the way the light glows as it starts to set, and as it peeks through the trees it gives this gorgeous rim lighting on Sarah and Aaron’s faces that make them look like they are glowing too. I love the color of it. Everyone looks good in shades of blue, and blues pair so well with anything in nature. And can I just say Sarah’s red hair is amazing? The way it pops in contrast to the green trees is even better. Lastly, this image just has such an intimate feel the way it peeks through the leaves and branches for focus on Sarah and Aaron. That moment before a kiss, eyes closed, and so into each other. I love it!

Did I make the right choice? Check out more of Sarah and Aaron’s engagement session, and in case you missed some of my recent sessions, here is a quick recap of my posts from the past month:

First Anniversary: Erica and Andrew
First Anniversary: Kaleigh and Brian
First Anniversary: Kathleen and Michael
How I Took It
Married: Cailin and Marc
Married: Christine and Quinn
Married: Molly and Matt

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She didn’t think he had it. They knew they would be married one day, and they had talked about getting engaged. They even went shopping for rings together. But Sarah was sure that Aaron didn’t have the ring with him on their trip to California.

To her surprise, Aaron did have the ring and carried it across the country with him so he could propose to Saran on the Pacific shore line. Some of their friends were even there to celebrate with them.

As much as I would have loved a west coast trip for their engagement photos too, we stayed a little closer to home and met up in Manassas Battlefields, not far from where Sarah grew up in fact. I’m excited to help these two get married come spring, but in the meantime enjoy some highlights from Sarah and Aaron’s engagement session.

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Middleburg Virginia wedding at Goodstone Inn
As I drove out to Goodstone Inn for Molly and Matt’s wedding, there were clouds in the sky. The forecast said it might rain, but if we were lucky it might just have been predicted to hold out until after the reception started. So we all went about our day hoping for the best, especially knowing that the ceremony was planned to be outside over looking the gorgeous rolling hillsides.

And we *just* about made it to that reception time before things forced us inside. It was during wedding party portraits after the ceremony that the clouds grew thicker and the wind just started whipping all around. I said that I’d give it a minute to see if it died down before I started snapping again, but it only grew more intense. We all made a beeline for cover and luckily had a beautiful old estate to retreat into. We finished up photos inside before moving to the tent for the rest of the night.

The storm itself was short lived, but best of all Molly and Matt got to say their “I do”s outside as planned with all their friends and family watching over them.

So enjoy some of the highlights from Molly and Matt’s Goodstone Inn wedding!

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Ceremony: Goodstone Inn
Reception: Goodstone Inn
Caterer: Goodstone Inn
Bakery: Layered Cake Patisserie
Flowers: Occasional Flowers
Invitation: Minted
DJ: DJ Bob Artman
Dress: Love Couture Bridal
Hair and Make Up Artist: Modern Bridal
Vintage Rentals: Bella Villa
Tent: Capital Party Rentals
Photographer: Kelly Ewell Photography

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