Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA for Jenn and Corey | Kelly Ewell Photography
 
Some of Jenn and Corey’s best memories are cruising around Hawaii in an old beach pick up truck they bought when she was living there. But to get to that point, there was a long history between them that literally spanned the globe.

These two first met back in college at George Mason University when they were both in the ROTC program. Their friends convinced them to go to their Military Ball together simply because we are both Italian. They went to the Ball together, but it was at the end of the school year so they both went their separate ways to military training for the summer.

They started talking again when they came back to school and ended up having a lot of military classes and training together. Jenn swears she’s the worst at using a map, a compass, or anything military related, so Corey would always help her and their relationship grew along the way. Towards the end of their senior year, Jenn selected to go Active Duty Army to travel the world while Corey chose to stay in Virginia and be in the National Guard.

After they both graduated and finished training, Jenn was stationed in Hawaii for three years and then in Guam for a year. As she says, it was a blessing and a curse. She was living on a beautiful island but was away from everyone she loved, especially Corey. Thankfully Corey traveled the world to come see Jenn when he could. Although they lived 8,000 miles apart, they cherished moment they could spend together.

When it came time for Jenn’s military contract to be renewed, she decided it was time to come home. She remembers getting off the plane and feeling a sense of calm and contentment that she hadn’t felt since she left four years earlier.

Now they are both happily living back in Virginia, married, and settling into their new house together! Despite their happy memories on Hawaiian beaches together, they are much more content finally living together until the same roof!

Their wedding at the Piedmont Club was extraordinary and it was such a celebration from every single guest! I had an amazing time simply being the photographer that day, so enjoy some of the highlights from their wedding.

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Piedmont Club Wedding in Haymarket VA | Kelly Ewell Photography
 
Special thanks the team that helped make the day great:

Venue and Catering: Piedmont Club
Officiant: Dave Brown
Florist: Twinbrook Floral Design
DJ: DJ Derek Romanoff for Bialek’s Music
Strings: Palm Strings
Cake: Edibles Incredible
Hair and Makeup: Up Dos for I Dos
Invitations: The Dandelion Patch
Bride’s Dress: Posh 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.

Great Falls VA Engagement Photos - Jessica and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography
 
During the first semester of her junior year of college, Jessica was living in Spain as part of her study abroad program. It was going so well that she considered extended her time there for a full year. I mean, who wouldn’t want to live in Europe just a little longer? But things have a way of working out the way they’re supposed to.

Jessica came back to college and joined the Residence Life staff. It just so happened that Josh was part of her team. Technically, being that he was a senior and in a supervisory role, he was her “boss”. But through meetings and working together they got to know each other, found they kind of liked each other, and started dating. Those dates turned to in love, which lead to a proposal during a trip to Charleston, SC. Their wedding will be next year, but before the big day comes we met up for their engagement photos.

I don’t know what it is, but this year my couples and I have have had the uncanny ability to schedule engagement sessions on dates when it rains. Jessica and Josh were no exception, but our rescheduled date was the day right after the 4th of July holiday. Let me tell you, that’s a great day to visit a park! Everyone goes for the holiday and then it’s pretty much empty the day after. Great Falls can be a crowded place sometimes, but we were fortunate to not have to worry about many people being in the background of their photos. Now being really hot we couldn’t avoid, but luckily you can’t tell temperatures in photos!

These two were so much fun and were so quick to laugh and just have a good time together. I can’t ask for more than that! (And be sure to check out the last photo – it’s my favorite!)
 
Great Falls VA Engagement Photos - Jessica and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Great Falls VA Engagement Photos - Jessica and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Great Falls VA Engagement Photos - Jessica and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Great Falls VA Engagement Photos - Jessica and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Great Falls VA Engagement Photos - Jessica and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Great Falls VA Engagement Photos - Jessica and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Great Falls VA Engagement Photos - Jessica and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Great Falls VA Engagement Photos - Jessica and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Great Falls VA Engagement Photos - Jessica and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Great Falls VA Engagement Photos - Jessica and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Great Falls VA Engagement Photos - Jessica and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Great Falls VA Engagement Photos - Jessica and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Great Falls VA Engagement Photos - Jessica and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Great Falls VA Engagement Photos - Jessica and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Great Falls VA Engagement Photos - Jessica and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Great Falls VA Engagement Photos - Jessica and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Great Falls VA Engagement Photos - Jessica and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Great Falls VA Engagement Photos - Jessica and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Great Falls VA Engagement Photos - Jessica and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Great Falls VA Engagement Photos - Jessica and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Great Falls VA Engagement Photos - Jessica and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Great Falls VA Engagement Photos - Jessica and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Great Falls VA Engagement Photos - Jessica and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Great Falls VA Engagement Photos - Jessica and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Great Falls VA Engagement Photos - Jessica and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Great Falls VA Engagement Photos - Jessica and Josh | Kelly Ewell Photography

Great Falls VA Engagement Photos - Jessica 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.

Briar Patch B&B wedding in Middleburg VA | Lauren + Bill
 
Everyone always says their wedding was memorable. And I hope that it would be! But there are a few extraordinary things that stand out to me about Lauren and Bill’s Briar Patch wedding.

First of all, it wasn’t even planned to be there at first. They had another location all lined up but found out late into planning that the venue was cancelling on them and they had to scramble to find somewhere new! They say it worked out for the best though because Briar Patch allowed them to bring their dog and include him in the festivities.

If that wasn’t crazy enough, Lauren had just finished graduating from law school and is very actively studying for the bar exam later this summer. She planned the whole wedding while still in school and took a weekend off from her 8-10 hour days of studying to marry her love.

The last thing that is so crazy to me is that Lauren and Bill were married by Father Rick, who married Steve and I more than 10 years ago. What’s more is that this was Father Rick’s last wedding because he is retiring this summer. So in all my years of shooting weddings, I think I timed that one just right to come full circle!

Lauren and Bill had a gorgeous sunny day to have friends and family join them in prayer, lawn games, and dance floor antics. It was the kind of celebrate you dream of to set you new marriage off on a high note. I was honored to be part of their day, and I hope you all enjoy some highlights from Lauren and Bill‘s Briar Patch wedding!

Briar Patch B&B wedding in Middleburg VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Briar Patch B&B wedding in Middleburg VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Briar Patch B&B wedding in Middleburg VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Briar Patch B&B wedding in Middleburg VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Briar Patch B&B wedding in Middleburg VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Briar Patch B&B wedding in Middleburg VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Briar Patch B&B wedding in Middleburg VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Briar Patch B&B wedding in Middleburg VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Briar Patch B&B wedding in Middleburg VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Briar Patch B&B wedding in Middleburg VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Briar Patch B&B wedding in Middleburg VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Briar Patch B&B wedding in Middleburg VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Briar Patch B&B wedding in Middleburg VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Briar Patch B&B wedding in Middleburg VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Briar Patch B&B wedding in Middleburg VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Briar Patch B&B wedding in Middleburg VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Briar Patch B&B wedding in Middleburg VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Briar Patch B&B wedding in Middleburg VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Briar Patch B&B wedding in Middleburg VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Briar Patch B&B wedding in Middleburg VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Briar Patch B&B wedding in Middleburg VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Briar Patch B&B wedding in Middleburg VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Briar Patch B&B wedding in Middleburg VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Briar Patch B&B wedding in Middleburg VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Briar Patch B&B wedding in Middleburg VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Briar Patch B&B wedding in Middleburg VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

Briar Patch B&B wedding in Middleburg VA | Kelly Ewell Photography

 
Special thanks the team that helped make the day great:

Ceremony: Church of the Holy Comforter
Venue: Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast
Wedding Planner: Jane Cross
Caterer: Culinary Delights by Feist
Florist: Vienna Florist
DJ: MSE Productions
Cake: Signature Sweets By Amanda
Pies: Bride’s Family
Invitations: Minted
Bride’s Dress: Le Reve 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.

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography
 
The officiant at Jenna and Phillip’s wedding summed up a wedding day in a way that so perfect matches how I feel about how I capture wedding photos. He said:

There aren’t many days of days. But this is one. Your wedding day. You remember where you were and what you wore. You know who you were with and exactly how you felt. It’s days like this when words are like poems and colors are most vibrant. These are the days the fill your mind with its clearest and fondest memories.

How good is that? And it’s so true! Weddings are days that engage the senses in every possible way. You see, you feel, you taste, you move, you remember. The emotions, the feelings, the connections, and the sense of place are all things I try to capture and artfully represent so that you don’t just have your wedding memories, but you also have your wedding photos.

Jenna, Phillip, and their families had a weekend of memories, and I was lucky enough to be there for many of them. Even if it rained throughout the day! So enjoy some of my favorites from Jenna and Phillip‘s elegant DAR wedding celebration!

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

I’ll end with this one because it was such a fun idea! Jenna and Phillip decided to do a late night snack at the end of the reception and had spiked milkshake shooters for everyone to enjoy!

Black Tie Wedding at DAR in Washington DC - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography
 
Special thanks to the team that helped make the day great:

Venue: Daughters of the American Revolution
Wedding Planner: The Finer Points
Caterer: Main Event Caterers
Florist: Bergeron’s Flowers
DJ: Olivera Music
Invitations: Just Paper and Tea
Hair and Makeup Artist: Alison Harper & Company
Bride’s Dress: Love Couture 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.

Old Town Alexandria Engagement Photos - Jenna and Phillip | Kelly Ewell Photography

When a bride is in Texas in the middle of a clerkship and the groom is in Charlottesville working towards his MBA, it’s hard to find time when you can both be in Northern Virginia to take engagement photos! So when they are in town, you just make it work. Even if that time is the day before your wedding!

Yep, I finally got to meet up with Jenna and Phillip for their engagement photos just before their wedding. In fact, they had done their ceremony rehearsal earlier in the day, and right after we wrapped up in Old Town Alexandria we all drove back to their neighborhood to enjoy the rehearsal dinner along the Potomac River. You could say it was a busy weekend. In fact, the day after the wedding Jenna and Phillip went back to Charlottesville to attend his graduation! I don’t know how they did it, but I’m sure running on adrenaline was a good part of it. Such a happy and festive weekend for everyone involved.

I’ll be sharing their wedding photos in just a few days, but before we get to them let’s enjoy their Potomac River engagement photos in Old Town Alexandria, VA!

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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.