I knew I was in trouble when I had 360 “favorite” photos picked out for this blog post.
Everything about Kaitlyn and Mike’s wedding day at Stone Tower Winery was perfect from start to finish and there are just SO many amazing photos from their day to choose from. Narrowing them down to keep this blog post from turning into a “War and Peace” length novel was so difficult!
As you’ll scroll through the photos you’ll probably see what I mean. From the beautiful plum bridesmaids dresses and bouquets Kaitlyn picked out to the stunning ceremony site and golden hour lighting we had for portraits….this wedding was a show stopper. I felt like I was shooting a wedding in Napa the whole day, when in reality Stone Tower Winery is just about an hour outside D.C. and 40 minutes from my house.
We started the day with getting ready photos in the bridal suite at Stone Tower followed by the sweetest first look and group portraits. I love first looks because they allow us to get all of the formal photos out of the way before the ceremony so everyone can go enjoy cocktail hour after the ceremony is over. Kaitlyn and Mike also had the sweetest bridal party, and despite there being nine people on each side we were able to fly through bridal party photos.
As the sun started peeking out through the clouds, the ceremony started overlooking vineyards and the Shenandoah mountains. It was breathtaking and I loved how Mike and Kaitlyn’s personalities really shone through during the ceremony (check out the photo of her putting the ring on Mike’s finger!). By the time the ceremony ended we had light that every photographer dreams of shooting in and were able to do about 20 minutes of portraits in the vineyard.
After that, it was off to the reception filled with delicious food, heartfelt toasts and lots of dancing.
Kaitlyn and Mike – thank you so much for choosing me to be part of your wedding day! It’s been a privilege getting to know you both and I hope you treasure these photos forever.