Shannon and Matt’s day was absolutely perfect. From the awesome weather, the gorgeous venue, and the smiles everywhere, this day was something special to be a part of. I didn’t get to do an engagement session with them, which meant that I got to see their love truly displayed and enacted for the first time on their wedding day! And I loved every minute of it! Shannon is all smiles and she laughs a lot and it’s obvious how much Matt adores her! They spent the day close to each other, falling into each other’s smiles and arms and ended the day in perfect bliss. It was a such a blessing to witness and I’m honored that I was able to capture it. It was so exciting to see Shannon and Matt begin this new part of their lives!
Shannon and Matt, thank you SO MUCH for asking me to be a part of your day. I couldn’t have been happier to spend the day with you and your families in a celebration of your love! Take a look at some of my favorites!
We started the day at the Hilton Alexandria on King Street and Shannon’s room was awesome!
One of my favorite ring shots ever!
This hanger was a gift from Matt!
And a gift from her parents…
My second shooter, Rebekah, spent the morning with the guys and caught these photos of Matt reading Shannon’s letter. So sweet!
I was LOVING the look of the bridesmaids! Look at the pearls!!!
It’s always so exciting to see the dress go on!
You’re so gorgeous Shannon!! Also, those roses were from Matt too
Love the one on the left!
Lookin’ good there, Matt!
I LOVE first looks!!!
We did the first look on the balcony of Shannon’s room, so we stayed for a few extra portraits!
Gahh! I love the next two! See what I mean? Happy happy happy. (Duck Dynasty anyone?)
Shannon has a great laugh..
Love this one! Isn’t her dress AMAZING?!
Her bouquet was wrapped in pieces from her mom’s wedding dress!
Oh man, the bridal party was so much fun!
After pictures, we headed to the ceremony at the Ft. Belvoir Officer’s Club. It was SO beautiful! I’m so glad we had PERFECT weather for it!!
I was loving the light from this side..
Love how spring-y this feels!
After the ceremony, everyone headed inside for cocktail hour, followed by the reception in the Belvoir Room!
The Belvoir Room has an amazing view…
Some people started with the bubbles and it was really cool! I’m glad Rebekah got that shot on the left while I got the one on the right!
Such sweet ladies!
Shannon’s dance with her dad was really fun!
Matt’s dance was a little slower and very sweet..
Special shout out here: Shannon’s grandparents have been married for 70 years!! 70!!! And I love them.
And then we went outside for a few more minutes for some more photos..
And of course the beautiful river!
Man they are gorgeous!
Another one of Rebekah’s! I love having another shooter!
And then we danced the night away!
I’m so excited for you guys! You’re such a great pair and I loved getting to know you! Enjoy the honeymoon!
Happy Thursday everyone!
Prep Location: Hilton Alexandria
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Ft Belvoir Officer’s Club
Makeup: Friend of Bride
Videography: eMotion Pictures
REMAINING CREDITS COMING SOON!!