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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October 29, 2013

Kenny & Natasha | Early Mountain Vineyard, Madison Virginia Wedding Photographer

Where do I even start with these two… I met them at the Fauquier Springs Country Club spring season and immediately hit it off! I found myself talking to Natasha about anything and everything like we have been friends for YEARS! These two are so wonderful and I feel absolutely blessed and honored to have worked with them this year! Of course though, I don’t want it to end here as I don’t want my job to be just a job and be over with as soon as the wedding is over … so Natasha, count on more Carousel get togethers next year! šŸ˜‰

What I really love is their genuine love for one another! It was so obvious during the wedding day how much they care about each other … but I cannot explain how fun it was to see it at the reception as they ran around dancing with not a care in the world! Natasha would run out in the middle of the dance floor and grab a pair of fun sunglasses and be the entertainer for the crowd! Love that! Another fun thing is that for the processional song choice, they walked down to the Star Wars theme song! Ha! Loved it! Oh and not to mention the gummy bear cake! Ohhhh yes! Amazing! What was also pretty cool was that one of the players in the “First Class Brass” was my 6th grade band teacher! Wow … brings back the memories!

Seems like with this couple, they just have fun moments … like if you remember the fabulous cow photo bomber in their engagement session! Also they had the not so fun moment of discovering a big MOMMA wolf spider on Kenny when setting up a pose for a shot … lol! Regardless of the moment, they carried smiles and laughs from start to finish!

THANK YOU a thousand times Kenny and Natasha for a fabulous time from the time I met you to now! I enjoyed every second of your wedding and wish you both the absolute BEST in your marriage! Enjoy the preview of your wedding! xoxo

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Story behind these rings… To the left was the ring that Kenny and Natasha bought together. The ring on the right was the ring that Kenny REALLY wanted but settled for the black one. So as a little surprise at the ceremony, Natasha bought the right ring for him! Kudos Natasha for thinking of this awesome surprise!

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The heart is made from her grandparents robe and nightgown. I love this sentimental touch!

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And then the tears started flowing…

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Absolutely STUNNING Natasha!!!

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So cute! He was walking down the aisle and became blinded by the white aisle runner. Lol!

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Awwww! Sooo sweet! Kenny’s reaction of Natasha walking down the aisle. šŸ™‚

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Not a cloud in the sky!

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I noticed that Kenny would glance over at Natasha throughout the ceremony and secretly smile. šŸ™‚

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His reaction seeing the ring for the first time! Success Natasha!

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Husband and wife!

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The cutest kids!

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In the middle of doing the family formal portraits … we found one of the kids entertaining himself. Haha!

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So cute!

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Gorgeous!!!

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So awesome ladies and Kenny!

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Love this casual groomsmen photo!

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I love your contagious smile Natasha!

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One of my favs!

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Beautiful!!

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Loved seeing their engagement photos used in a book for guests to sign!

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Gummy bear cake! The gummies were shaped to be like rock candy since that is what they originally were inquiring for. So unique and fun!

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Ohhh yes and the tapping of the glasses begin!

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Kids are so cute!

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They are so happy together! šŸ™‚ Makes my heart so happy to see this!

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Dancing time!

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Love this! I caught Natasha and some friends making funny faces at one of the kids! Haha!

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In the meantime… I caught the action of decorating Kenny and Natasha’s car. Haha! Kenny was looking for his car keys later on … this might be why. šŸ˜‰

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Time to get funky!

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The final dance! It was so awesome to see everyone crowd around to watch Kenny and Natasha dance for the last time of the night!

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Gorgeous!!!!

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CONGRATS Kenny and Natasha!!! What a fun and unbelievably amazing day!

AND A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE VENDORS:
Venue: Early Mountain Vineyard, Madison, Virginia
Planner: Nicolette del Muro, Early Mountain Vineyard
Hair: Salon Emage
Caterer: Savory Fare
Florist: Sherry Rasnick
Baker: Dolcery Desserts
DJ: Sound Decision
Ceremony Music: First Class Brass

  1. Don Neill says:

    Beautiful, Wonderful, Beautiful,

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