One year ago today, they said their vows and joined in marriage at their wedding at a black tie DAR wedding in Washington, DC!
Happy first anniversary, Jenna and Phillip!

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | 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.

Rust Manor House Wedding in Leesburg VA - Nicole and Pat | Kelly Ewell Photography
 
Leading up to Nicole and Pat’s wedding was kind of like the anticipation a kid has for Christmas! You know something big and exciting and special is coming, and that’s exactly what their wedding was since it officially kicked of my wedding season! We wedding photographers always enjoy a slower winter season where we can recharge and finish up projects that get moved to the back burner when we are out shooting every weekend and editing all week, but come springtime we’re ready to get back into action!

Kicking things off at Rust Manor is a plus too because of their gorgeous estate house and garden-like grounds. But the best is knowing that I was meeting up with Nicole and Pat again, who are two people who are so kind and enjoyable to be around. From ceremony to cocktail hour to portraits in between, everything went off without a hitch and was so perfectly personalized to the two of them.

And then there was the surprise dinosaur appearance!!

Nicole mentioned that she and her brother might do a special dance, but I don’t think even she knew that he’d come out in an inflatable T-Rex costume to the Jurassic Park soundtrack! It was a big surprise for everyone that got lots of laughs and cheers as they twirled around together! All in all, it was an amazingly festive day filled with love and celebration with friends and family. Who all knew how to have a good time!

So enjoy highlights from Nicole and Pat’s wedding at Rust Manor House!

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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.

Leesburg VA Engagement Photos - Regan and Kevin | Kelly Ewell Photography
 
As I was reading through Facebook, I saw that three of my fellow photographer friends were out and about in downtown Leesburg all on the same night last week. And of course I was there the day after! So I missed running into them then, but not running into any other photographers meant that I kind of had the town all to myself as I wandered around with Regan and Kevin for their engagement photos! I can meet up with friends anytime, and I’d always rather give my clients the best options on locations rather than have to strategically work around other people. So it all worked out!

Getting to chat with Regan and Kevin made for a fun evening as the sun set around us. They were so easy going and open to any ideas I threw at them, so we were able to capture a lot of variety for them in just a short amount of time. And since they were all dressed up, it made for a perfect excuse to go on a date night to dinner afterwards!

Enjoy some of the highlights from Regan and Kevin’s downtonw Leesburg VA engagement photos!
 
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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.

Harpers Ferry WV Engagement Photos - Blair and James | Kelly Ewell Photography
 
I’ve said it before, but everyone has a story! And I love hearing stories about how couples met! Blair and James first met when they worked together years ago. I don’t think initial feelings were mutual. James asked Blair to a party, but she thought he was a little weird. So she said no. James was nothing if not determined though, so he shook off the party and kept after Blair. That persistence, obviously, paid off because years later they’re preparing for their wedding later this fall!

We met up in Harper’s Ferry WV for their engagement photos, and I will never stop loving this adorable little historic town! For photos, it offers such a cool mix of nature and history and architecture. There’s good stuff pretty much around every corner! What made this time even better is that we timed it right after a storm on a late Sunday afternoon. No one was around and it felt like we practically had everything to ourselves!

So enjoy some of the highlights from our afternoon exploring Harpers Ferry for Blair and James’s engagement photos!
 
Harpers Ferry WV Engagement Photos - Blair and James | Kelly Ewell Photography

Harpers Ferry WV Engagement Photos - Blair and James | Kelly Ewell Photography

Harpers Ferry WV Engagement Photos - Blair and James | Kelly Ewell Photography

Harpers Ferry WV Engagement Photos - Blair and James | Kelly Ewell Photography

Harpers Ferry WV Engagement Photos - Blair and James | Kelly Ewell Photography

Harpers Ferry WV Engagement Photos - Blair and James | Kelly Ewell Photography

Harpers Ferry WV Engagement Photos - Blair and James | Kelly Ewell Photography

Harpers Ferry WV Engagement Photos - Blair and James | Kelly Ewell Photography

Harpers Ferry WV Engagement Photos - Blair and James | Kelly Ewell Photography

Harpers Ferry WV Engagement Photos - Blair and James | Kelly Ewell Photography

Harpers Ferry WV Engagement Photos - Blair and James | Kelly Ewell Photography

Harpers Ferry WV Engagement Photos - Blair and James | Kelly Ewell Photography

Harpers Ferry WV Engagement Photos - Blair and James | Kelly Ewell Photography

Harpers Ferry WV Engagement Photos - Blair and James | Kelly Ewell Photography

Harpers Ferry WV Engagement Photos - Blair and James | Kelly Ewell Photography

Harpers Ferry WV Engagement Photos - Blair and James | Kelly Ewell Photography

Harpers Ferry WV Engagement Photos - Blair and James | Kelly Ewell Photography

Harpers Ferry WV Engagement Photos - Blair and James | Kelly Ewell Photography

Harpers Ferry WV Engagement Photos - Blair and James | Kelly Ewell Photography

Harpers Ferry WV Engagement Photos - Blair and James | Kelly Ewell Photography

Harpers Ferry WV Engagement Photos - Blair and James | Kelly Ewell Photography

Harpers Ferry WV Engagement Photos - Blair and James | Kelly Ewell Photography

Harpers Ferry WV Engagement Photos - Blair and James | Kelly Ewell Photography

Harpers Ferry WV Engagement Photos - Blair and James | Kelly Ewell Photography

Harpers Ferry WV Engagement Photos - Blair and James | Kelly Ewell Photography

Harpers Ferry WV Engagement Photos - Blair and James | Kelly Ewell Photography

Harpers Ferry WV Engagement Photos - Blair and James | Kelly Ewell Photography

Harpers Ferry WV Engagement Photos - Blair and James | Kelly Ewell Photography

Harpers Ferry WV Engagement Photos - Blair and James | 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.