Hunting Hill Mansion Engagement | Janet + Brendan

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Am I allowed to play favorites? Probably not. But. Listen, this engagement session and this couple were such a dream to shoot and work with that I would be lying if I said it wasn’t one of my favorites. Hunting Hill Mansion provided the perfect backdrop for Janet and Brendan’s engagement session on a warm summer evening!

I met up with them on Memorial Day Weekend to capture these portraits ahead of their October wedding in D.C. and I had so much fun getting to know them, chatting about their wedding and capturing their sweet interactions. I love how fun and outgoing these two are. I knew I could be a little bit of my loud, weird self around them and that we would all get along just wonderfully. They have a beautiful wedding planned for The Congressional Club in Washington D.C. later this fall and I cannot wait to capture it!

But for now, enjoy some of my favorite shots from their Hunting Hill Mansion engagement session!

Heritage Hills Golf Resort Celestial Inspired Wedding | Chloe + Josh

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Chloe and Josh are the nicest couple and it was such an honor to photograph their wedding! I’ve known Chloe and her family since I was a little girl; we went to church together for many years. To see her marry the love of her life in that church was just so sweet. Plus… Caity, my second shooter, and I both went to Penn State around the same time as Chloe and Josh. I love working with couples who I can connect with on so many levels.

Their wedding and their love for each other has a “to the moon and back” theme because Chloe is a self-described “space nerd” and an aerospace engineer. Chloe gifted all of her gals with moon and stars necklaces, there were adorable Moon Pies for all of the guests at the reception and lots of moon and stars details throughout their wedding design. As one of the engineers who worked with Lockheed Martin on the last GPS satellite launch last winter (and the mom to a precious rescue pup named Apollo), it’s only fitting for these two!

Enjoy some of my favorites from their beautiful, celestial, May wedding!

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: Savannah Smith Photography | SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER: Cait Kramer | PLANNING AND COORDINATION: Derek Brown with Heritage Weddings | OFFICIANT: Rev. Michelle Jones-Whitlock | CEREMONY VENUE: St. Paul's United Methodist Church | RECEPTION VENUE, BARTENDING AND CATERING: Heritage Hills Golf Resort | VIDEOGRAPHY: Matt Weiter | FLORALS: Lincolnway Flower Shop | CAKE: Katie's Cakes | DJ: SoundFactor Entertainment | HAIR STYLING: Stephanie Hill | MAKEUP ARTISTRY: Garby Snell | BRIDAL SHOES: Princess Pumps | WEDDING GOWN: David’s Bridal | BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: David’s Bridal | GROOM + GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: Men's Wearhouse | DECOR + RENTALS: Party Belles | INVITATIONS: Lady Jae for Wedding Paper Divas | CALLIGRAPHY AND SIGNAGE: Juicy Paperie