I’m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether I’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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October 10, 2013

John & Cat | The Inn at Mount Vernon Farm, Sperryville, Virginia Wedding Photographer

To start out a beautiful October day … it was sure HOT! Regardless of the weather, everyone kept the positive and joyful attitude like it wasn’t 90 degrees! Just what we all needed for an outdoor wedding day. πŸ™‚ And gosh, was it beautiful! Many tears shed before, during and after the ceremony … of course tears of happiness! All for good reasons! I noticed their obvious and envious love for one another at their engagement session … it was even MORE obvious on their wedding day when they pronounced their promise of love in front of God, family and friends. Wonderful to see the supporters who came to celebrate their special day as it is one to remember! The Inn at Mount Vernon Farm is a venue to not forget as the qualities and characteristics made this a perfect fairytale wedding for this couple! At the ceremony, you look to your left to see an amazing mountain scape. Above, of course an EAGLE flew over head! At the bottom of the hill is where the beautifully built old barn is. Truly a rustic barn, the structure really speaks for itself. Loved seeing the drapery and the light decorations inside … really, a beautifully done up day! And of course, let’s not forget how STUNNING the bride and groom were! John and Cat were GLOWING and I’m so thrilled to be sharing their big day with you all today!

Oh and of course to the reception crowd β€” I would like to dedicate this song to you! Lol!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jofNR_WkoCE

CONGRATS John and Cat for a beautiful day!!! I feel like I was living inside Pinterest for the day! Haha! You two are wonderful inside and out … not to mention that you should go into modeling! πŸ˜‰ Just sayinnnnng! Enjoy the preview of your wedding day! xoxo

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Gorgeous dress!

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Love the truck theme!

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The variety of flowers in her bouquet!

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He’s a natural!

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The girls reaction seeing her for the first time. Adorable!

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Mom and daughter moment … always so special!

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And more tears…

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John making his entrance!

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This totally happened! An eagle flew overhead of the ceremony! Crazy!

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HUSBAND AND WIFE!!!

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Looking good!

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Uhhhh I still have no clue what this was about “sunnying” … but they swear it will be a Mime. Lol!

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Beautiful girls!

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YAY!

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Adorable!

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Requested by the bride and groom … AWKWARD FACES! Lol!

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YES CAT!

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Gorgeous set up!

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Rocking it!

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Adorable!

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LOVE! One of my favs!

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Love this Cat!

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You’re adorable!

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Beautiful views! And couple!!! πŸ™‚

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Cute!

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the barn space is pretty incredible!

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Caught the grandparents in the back dancing. πŸ™‚

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Oh yes, all of the men surrounded Cat and sang Journey to her! πŸ™‚ So cute!

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So sweet! πŸ™‚

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CONGRATS!!!! xoxoox

VENDORS:
Venue: The Inn at Mount Vernon Farm, Sperryville, Virginia
Coordinator: Jen Perrot
Hair & Makeup: Fran (francescathemb@gmail.com)
Caterer: Savory Fare
Florist:Β Susan McCarthy/Rosa Crocker
Baker:Β Kay Miller/Jayne Anne Maresca
Ceremony Music: Jess & DJ Corkey (jessica.corkey@mcleanbible.org)
Reception Music: Perfect 4th Entertainment

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