January 22, 2014

Best of 2013 Prepping Moments

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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The prepping part of the wedding day is one of my favorite times! This point of time is spent with the ones you cherish most. As a bride, being in the comfortable “zone” sometimes places you in a raw and humbling moments. My mission for the day is to capture those raw intimate moments so 100 years from now, their grandchildren and generations to follow will be able to read the beautiful story of their wedding day and FEEL those moments through the photos. It may be calm, exciting or teary, whatever the emotion … those are pure and something we will want to look back on forever. 🙂 Enjoy my top 15 photos of the bride and her mother and/or bridal party getting her dressed for her big day!

After placing on the veil
2 prepping > JoeBreanneWedding_briar_patch_middleburg_va_photographer-9_webCalm moment of buttoning up the dress
2_prepping > BrockCaroline_berkeley_hotel_richmond_wedding_photographer-24_web
Reality setting in
2_prepping > DaveAshtonWedding_morais_vineyard_virginia_wedding_photographer-12_webSeeing her father before walking down the aisle
2_prepping > EricKariWedding_millatfinecreek_virginia_photographer-30_webReading her soon-to-be-husbands hand written letter
2_prepping > JeremyHope_wedding_07192013-100_webA moment between mother and bride got everyone in tears
2_prepping > KennyTashaWedding_early_mountain_vineyard_photographer-13_web
Bride surprised bridesmaid with photo to hang on her bouquet of a lost love
2_prepping > JeremyKaye_wedding_virginiabeach_photographer-30_webBridal party seeing bride for the first time dressed
2_prepping > JohnCatWedding_innmountvernon_wedding_photographer-12_web
A calm moment before walking down the aisle
2prepping > RobbieCassie_072713_hensleywedding-33_webDressed buttoned up!
3_prepping_johnmarshallhotel_richmond_virginia_wedding_photographer-3_webLast moment between mother and daughter before walking down the aisle
2_prepping > BradKaitlin_Wedding_hotelmonaco_dc_wedding-15_web
Sister celebration before getting dressed!
2_prepping > MattShannon_wedding_westwoodcountryclub_virginia_photographer-8_web
Soon-to-be-husband gifted bride a bible with a written letter
2_prepping > AndrewAshley_Wedding_culpeper_virginia_photographer-5_web
Mother fixing brides dress
2 prepping > JoeBreanneWedding_briar_patch_middleburg_va_photographer-3_web

Bride giving handkerchief to mother with poem embroidered
2_prepping > KennyTashaWedding_early_mountain_vineyard_photographer-15_web

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