One year ago today, they said their vows and joined in marriage at their 48 Fields Farm elopement.
Happy first anniversary, Kathleen and Charlie!

Elope in Leesburg VA at 48 Fields Farm - Kathleen and Charlie | 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.

Is it just me or did July seem to go by in the span of about a day? I think I blinked and here we are staring into August! I know part of that was being on vacation for 10 days. That sure takes you out of reality for a while, but it was so worth it! Because we were out of the country, it meant the blog was a little lighter on posts this month. It was still filled with good stuff and I definitely had so much fun with the weddings and engagement sessions I had scheduled.

In fact, picking this month’s favorite photo was pretty easy. This one stood out to me right from the moment I saw it on the back of my camera. I love that it’s just so fun, and it completely represents the festive atmosphere of Kerri and Walker’s reception with all their friends and family around them. I mean, just look at their faces too! I’m happy with the composition and the lighting and all the technical things about the photo, but in the end it’s about emotion and capturing the spirit of a moment. This totally does that for me!

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

So did I make the right choice? Check out more of Kerri and Walker’s wedding at Walker’s Overlook, and in case you missed anything on the blog, here is a quick recap of my posts from the past month:

Engaged: Lauren and Bill
First Anniversary: Eileen and Dave
Married: Debbie and Leland
Our Paris Anniversary Vacation

 
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.

She said they only looked at it as a joke in the beginning. Because it was funny to think that Kerri and Walker would get married at a place called Walker’s Overlook in Walkersville MD. But they fell in love with its charm and beautiful grounds, and it ended up being the perfect place for them. And so the wedding planning began.

Before all that could happen though, there had to be a proposal. Kerri got two in fact. Technically Walker proposed casually one night in their apartment, but exactly one year later he proposed again. This time with flowers, dinner, and a ring presented on bended knee. Kerri didn’t hesitate to say yes, but neither of those times were what she remembers most as the romantic moment that they agreed to spend their lives together.

The real moment that Kerri treasures was well before either proposal. It came after a cousin’s wedding they were attending. They had only been dating for six months, but they were in love and Kerri knew that Walker was the man she had been waiting for. They had an amazing night together dancing and celebrating. At the end of the night Walker snuggled up and whispered, “I want to spend the rest of my life with you” and Kerri said, “Me too, with you.” That’s the moment she knew they would get married.

And of course they did! And I had the pleasure of documenting it all for them, so enjoy highlights from Kerri and Walker‘s wedding Walker’s Overlook!

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Classic Black White and Green Irish Scottish Wedding at Walkers Overlook in Walkersville MD - Kerri and Walker | Kelly Ewell Photography

Special thanks the team that helped make the day great!

Ceremony and Reception: Walker’s Overlook
Officiant: Jake Cunningham
Wedding Planner: Weddings by Audrey H
Catering: Rochelle Myers Catering
Florist: Scentsational Florals
Ceremony Strings: Chesapeake Strings
DJ: Shew-sical Entertainment Services
Hair and Makeup Artist: Poetically Brushed
Invitations: Vista Print
Dress: Preowned Wedding Dresses
Cake: Kirsten Haalboom
Photo Booth: Westchester Party Rentals
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.