Everything was big on Debbie and Leland’s wedding day. We started with really big heat and humidity. It was so unbearable that cut our outdoor portrait time short. There’s no fainting in weddings allowed, so we played it safe and headed inside! Then we had big rains. Remember those crazy storms and tornado warnings when the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill came through? Yeah, that was interesting to watch from the top floor of the Key Bridge Marriott when you have nearly 360-degree views of the city around you! It was equally scary and cool to me!

But there were also big hearts as family watched Debbie and Leland say their vows, big laughs as the wedding party roasted the bride and groom in speeches, and big notes as the band belted out songs that energized guests on the dance floor all night long. As a musician himself, Leland even stepped behind the drums for a few songs at the end of the night too. Their day was the epitome of what a celebration should be!

I hope that they could not have imagined a more perfect wedding day celebration for themselves, so enjoy highlights from Debbie and Leland’s Key Bridge Marriott wedding in Arlington, VA!

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Check out those storm clouds rolling in!

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Special thanks the team that helped make the day great!

Ceremony and Reception: Key Bridge Marriott
Catering: Key Bridge Marriott
Officiant: James McLean
Flowers: Twinbrook Florist
Band: Broadsound
Makeup Artist: The Bride!
Dress: Ava Laurenne Bridal
Cake: Amphora Bakery
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.

29 days! Caroline and I joked that there were only 29 days left until their wedding and that she should have a giant calendar where she can rip off each day as it passes with great anticipation!

You might recognize Caroline and Chris from their first engagement photo session at Burnside Farms among all those amazing tulip fields. Well we wanted to shoot in at the vineyard where they’re getting married too, but back in the spring the vines weren’t quite in bloom yet. So we split our session into two parts, and we finally got to meet up again last week. We couldn’t have asked for a better time of year to capture the spirit of a vineyard, and the Winery at La Grange was a perfect setting for us. A quick stop at the intimate historic church where they’ll have their ceremony rounded out our evening.

Our time was quick, but I hope you enjoy highlights from their engagement photos. And I can’t wait to see them again in July for their wedding day!

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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.

One year ago today, they said their vows and joined in marriage at their Morven Park wedding.
Happy first anniversary, Fiorella and Kyle!

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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.

One year ago today, they said their vows and joined in marriage at their River Creek Club wedding.
Happy first anniversary, Heather and Jeremy!

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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.

Lelia and Ryan have been married for a few years, and as a photographer herself Lelia knows the value of having photos of the two of them together. But it’s pretty hard to take an entire session of selfies! I was thrilled to pop over to their house a few weeks ago, especially once I heard what they had in mind!

Both of them have been working hard to plant an extensive garden in their backyard for the last two years, and Lelia thought it would be the perfect place for an anniversary photo shoot since it was so personal and dear to them. Some of their crops include potatoes, kiwi, garlic, onions, carrots, raspberries, tomatoes, asparagus, several kinds of lettuce, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, corn, peppers, green beans, sugar snap peas, artichokes, and more! Wow, I hope I remembered all that right! They even have a bee box and six chickens that lay eggs in all colors!

Some people would be bummed that it was lightly raining the entire time we were together, but Lelia embraced and actually loved that it was part of their session. Oh, and they used these photos to announce that they are going to be having a baby! How exciting is that??!?! Congratulations to them!

This was one of my favorite sessions, so enjoy highlights from Lelia and Ryan’s backyard garden anniversary 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.

  • Christopher Nichols - These are so much fun! Fantastic work!

  • Brooke - I love how candid and genuine these are!! Such beautiful anniversary pictures :)

  • Nastja - Wow, this session is so genuine. Great idea, I absolutely love the garden theme!