A few years ago, I had the opportunity to photograph a French-inspired wedding at Oatlands Historic home and gardens in Leesburg, VA. It was (and still is!), without a doubt, one of my all-time favorite shoots that I’ve ever put together and photographed. From the gorgeous models and stunning gardens, to the unique table setup and scrumptious dessert bar, it was nothing short of picturesque.
Shortly after being photographed it was featured on the world’s largest wedding blog, Style Me Pretty. This is one of those shoots, however, that has continued to inspire brides and grooms alike in the years to come. I love seeing it pop up from time to time on Pinterest or another small wedding blog; I swear, no matter how many times I see my images published online or in print, that feeling of excitement never goes away. I’ve said it a million times — publications are never guaranteed. There are literally hundreds of gorgeous weddings and shoots captured every week, so the competition is enormous.
Just recently, this Oatlands wedding was published on the online presence of Brides Magazine — BRIDES.com. The article shared 25 French-inspired wedding images; among them included photographers who I have admired for years, such as, Jose Villa and Greg Finck to name a few. It was both humbling and exciting to see my work amongst some of the photography-world giants. You can view the full feature, including the works of many amazing photographers, HERE! As always, a final thank you to all the vendors who made this feature possible! Lora, of Gateau, created this beauty!
And while French (or any other culture) inspired weddings are absolutely wonderful, I love the real deal even more! Just last spring I photographed an intimate destination wedding in Provence, France at Domaine de Sarson. I love the opportunity to be abroad and combine my two favorite passions: destination wedding photography and travel!