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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. 

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Wedding: Seth and Sarah {Destination Wedding Photographer}

This wedding…this sweet Wednesday evening, outdoor camp wedding…

…it was just perfect for Sarah.

She’s a girl who at the age of 4 declared that she “was born for a life of speed and adventure”…she lives life big.  She loves big, she runs fast and…she gets married at a beautiful little lakeside camp in rural Florida.

Every last detail of this wedding was family-oriented.  The location was a camp where Seth and his family came in his younger years.  The decorations were lovingly put together by a small army of both the bride and groom’s families.  Even Sarah’s dress had a lace detail that came from her mother’s wedding.

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All floral decor was done by the bride’s incredibly talented and dedicated sister-in-law, Melissa! Florida Wedding PhotographerFlorida Wedding PhotographerFlorida Wedding Photographer

Sarah’s hair was done by her soon-to-be sister-in-law Rachel and her hair was done by another sister-in-law and, Jessica (a benefit of coming from a big family is having helpful siblings and in-laws)!

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since the wedding site was a bit far from the reception site, they had hay-ride tractors ready to take guests to and from the ceremony!

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January 14, 2015 - 10:32 pm

Sandra Marlowe - It sure was a special wedding. Love these pictures!

January 16, 2015 - 5:29 pm

Judy Williams - Thanks Susannah! These are beautiful, and they capture the joy!

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.

November 12, 2014 - 10:41 pm

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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