Iā€™m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether Iā€™m by the mountains of Colorado or Virginia, my soul feels at home, surrounded by rural living and the raw beauty of nature. I genuinely love what I do, and feel so passionate to share the enthusiasm and joy of these celebrations with you!

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August 1, 2013

Robbie & Cassie | Buchanan Hall, Upperville, Virginia Wedding Photographer

First of all, I am SO sorry this was not posted up yesterday! I was out of the house with meetings and errands from morning until dark and did not think it would be fair to post this up super late. So without further or due, here is Robbie and Cassie’s beautiful wedding!!!!
As we all know how time flies … it REALLY feels like time has flown as Robbie and Cassie’s wedding arrived! I remember having our initial meeting last summer when I first opened my business and then moving forward into their engagement session. Between then and last weekend, it felt like a snap of a finger … and I’m sure they felt the same way! As a bride, you plan for MONTHS anxiously waiting for the one big day to arrive! It is exciting, but also overwhelming as SO much goes into the details/vendors/guests/etc. When we had our final meeting finalizing timeline and such, I was surprised to see how calm they were. Of course, there are different types of brides … but after hearing how much work was going into their wedding day, I wanted to have a heart attack! Not really … but really! Haha! I give them SO much credit (especially to the family and friends who helped) for putting together a GORGEOUS wedding! My goodness, I was so pleased to see the amount of detail they put into decorating! šŸ™‚

When I arrived at Fireside Church to photograph the prepping part of the day, I could hear Cassie’s contagious laugh … I knew it was going to be a bright and happy day! šŸ™‚ And that intuition was right! It was a bright and happy day as smiles carried on from the prepping to the ceremony to the reception … even with it being rainy and gloomy outside! This is definitely appreciated from a wedding photographer’s standpoint for sure! šŸ™‚

Thank you Robbie and Cassie for a fabulous wedding day! You two are so precious and I really adore you two! Love you both! Enjoy the preview of their wedding day! xoxo

Each bridesmaid received this pin from Cassie’s mom to indicate each of them being best friends. šŸ™‚ Love this! They all wore them pinned to their boots!

Uhhh … LOVE!

Robbie opening up his surprise gift. Lol!! He may have liked it. šŸ˜‰

This. Is. GORGEOUS!

I love her laugh! Seriously brightens my DAY!

Stunning! šŸ™‚

Don’t you just love the angel wings on these cutie pies?! Omgosh…

MARRIED!

Each mother spoke during the dove release … and what a cool event this was right after the ceremony!!!

Until the doves almost took me out … Cassie was very concerned when I had to start ducking down and the doves were flying over my head! Lol!

Cassie made each of her bridesmaids hair pieces … so talented! šŸ™‚

Ummm these guys were crazy. Lol!

Love this girls!!!

This was hilarious! We asked these cute boys to be apart of a photo … and the kid on the left immediately put his hand on Robbie’s shoulder … Family portrait anyone? šŸ˜‰

The happy and beautiful couple!

LOVED every detail!

Thank you Robbie and Cassie for an awesome day!!! xoxo

VENDORS:

Ceremony: Fireside Church, Gainesville
Reception: Buchanan Hall, Upperville
Hairstylist/Makeup Artist: Nikki Brown, PR@Partners
DJ: Mike Weise

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