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When Stefani and Justin contacted me about photographing their wedding, they didn’t have a date yet because they were still waiting on Justin to get into the Marine Corps.  We went ahead and did their engagement session last fall in downtown Richmond and once he passed all the exams they were able to start planning their wedding!  They chose to get married at the the beautiful Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia.  This is the first wedding I’ve had the opportunity to photograph there…and I have to say, I wouldn’t mind working there a lot more! Not one bit!  The grounds are gorgeous, the ceremony balcony with its view of DC and the ballroom are all stunning!

Stefani and Justin had a perfectly chilly fall Saturday for their wedding and it went off without a hitch…it was actually moving ahead of schedule!! Stefani was a so relaxed as she and her girls were getting ready in their hotel room.   The guys, just a few floors below watched a game and joked around as Justin prepped for his wedding day.  I love that Justin’s dad, Raoul was his best man.  It shows just how much family means to him and I’m sure he appreciated having him stand by his side on the biggest day of his life!  Stefani was stunning in a fit and flare lace gown.  Her maroon shoes matched the bridesmaids’ dresses perfectly and you guys…this color was the perfect way to ring in the fall weather!  They said their vows overlooking the Washington Monument and then danced the night away with 200 of their friends and family.  The band they chose was fantastic…they kept the party going and their music was so so so good!  I seriously LOVE a band for a wedding reception!!

Stefani & Justin, congratulations!  I am so happy for you guys and I’m so glad you chose me to photograph your wedding day.  I hope it was the best day ever. Justin, Stefani, and all the military and their families…thank you for all you do for our country.  I am so incredibly grateful.





Venue | The Army Navy Country Club

Dress | Jeannettes Bridal

Bridesmaid’s Attire | Weddington Way

Hair & Make Up  | Kristen Elizabeth 

Groomsmen Attire | Jos. A. Bank

Cake | Friend of the family

Vintage Rentals | Paisley & Jade

Band | JTL with Sam Hill Bands

Paper Goods  |  Minted

Videographer  | Butler Films

Second Shooter | Brittany Claud Photography

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