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  • Susannah and Josué

    She's the artist, he's the tech guy.  She's the dreamer, he makes it happen.  She's sporadic, he's grounded. 

    We are Josué and Susannah!  Husband-wife, bilingual {spanish-english} photography team.  We love art.  We love travel.  We love pictures, people and moments. 

    Glad you made it to our blog, please browse!  Read a little about us, check out our work and drop us a note! 

    Buen viaje!

Newborn Portraits: Jude Baer Bridgwood {Alexandria, Va Newborn Photographer}

A few weeks ago I got to photograph the incredibly handsome Jude Baer Bridgwood (how cool is that name??).  There is no better way to brighten a rainy Wednesday than with a tiny babe like this little fellow.  His mama happens to be one of my studio mates and one of the brilliantly talented ladies behind Sweet Root Village!  I’ve had the privilege of watching her sweet little family grow from 2 to 4 over the past few years!

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Newborn Portraits: Caleb Marlowe {Alexandria, Virginia Baby Photographer}

This wee babe, just happens to be my nephew.  He has the sweetest head of fuzzy blond hair and is the most perfectly laid back baby boy.  It feels like just yesterday that I was photographing his big sister, Peyton‘s newborn photos!  Congratulations, Byron and Britney!  We are already head over heels for this handsome little man!

 

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November 12, 2014 - 2:19 pm

Sandra Marlowe - Head to toe a perfect boy. The pictures are so sweet! Love the one of his little (curled) toes.

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Kim - I, too, loved the toes! Found myself wishing I could kiss them. And surely I am not the only one here who feels like it was only yesterday that his daddy was (almost) this small.

What to Wear: Hues of Blues (and Grays) {Alexandria, Va Family Photographer}

Today’s what to wear is inspired by the Ferenc Family!  For Henry’s 1 year photo session they picked a *perfectly* coordinated set of blues.  Not surprising as Kelly is the owner of the adorable Old Town shop on King Street, Bishop Boutique.

Great attire for photographs is about coordinating, but not matching.  I know you’ve probably heard not to wear patterns for photos, but sometimes a little pattern adds the perfect pop!  When I sit down with clients before the session for our planning appointment, I often encourage them to pick a button down or dress with a pattern for one of the family members and use that as the basis of the color scheme for the shoot!

 

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Wedding: Daniel and Flo {Denver, Colorado Wedding Photographer}

This day…well, it was as close to perfect as possible.  The Denver sun rose high into a deep blue sky pouring down rays of warm sunshine on the city as we scrambled around a cozy (but perfectly landscaped) backyard and set up the final details of the wedding.  This wedding was extra special as it was my big brother’s wedding.  My fun-loving, kind-hearted, always-smiling, best-hugger big brother married the ever-sweet, amazingly-creative, surfer-chef, Flo.

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I will never tire of seeing the look on the groom’s face when he first sees his bride.

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these two have such a fun relationship.

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this one is FOR THE WALLS.

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I pulled out my old film camera and shot a few throughout the day…this one was by far my favorite:destination wedding photographerdestination wedding photographer

None of our spouses were able to travel for the wedding, so we skyped them in!

Flo is from France, so we also had her dad and dear friends watching via webcam too! destination wedding photographer

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Byron: keeper of the skypers :)destination wedding photographerdestination wedding photographerdestination wedding photographerdestination wedding photographer

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My parents and my siblings (new sister included)!  There aren’t words to describe how blessed I am by this group of beautiful people.  I’m honored to call them my family.destination wedding photographer

Flo is a designer…she is incredibly handy, organized and creative and she managed to put together every last detail of this wedding beautifully.destination wedding photographerdestination wedding photographerdestination wedding photographerdestination wedding photographerdestination wedding photographerdestination wedding photographerdenver colorado wedding photographer

My brother has been in the restaurant business for around 17 years…needless to say, the food was ah-mazing.denver colorado wedding photographerdenver colorado wedding photographerdenver colorado wedding photographer

The sun set, music played softly, and we celebrated with cake, dancing, and toasts.denver colorado wedding photographerdenver colorado wedding photographerdenver colorado wedding photographerdenver colorado wedding photographerdenver colorado wedding photographerdenver colorado wedding photographer

Cheers to you, Daniel and Flo.  I’m overwhelmed with joy for you…we love you both so much and are so so glad that we get to call you family.

-Susannah (+Josue and E)

October 21, 2014 - 2:24 pm

Anna Alliston - Beautiful, beautiful wedding.
You always capture it perfectly.
And i love your new website!!!

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