TimeLine Media will be showing a booth of our work at the Washington Bridal Showcase this Sunday February, 1, 2009. The event is very convenient as far as transporting our display to the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. When looking at the schedule of shows, I did not realize that the event will be on Superbowl Sunday!
Luckily there should be plenty of time for future grooms to attend with their future brides. At this time, they can come and view our latest in albums, prints, and books. It will be the first bridal show for my company. Also, I am excited to meet future clients as well as the other exhibitors. Particularly it is nice to meet other photographers. I have enjoyed meeting other vendors in the same area. They inspire me to be a better photographer because of their flowers, decorations, cakes, etc.
Are you planning to go to the show? Have you event been to the Washington Bridal Showcase previously? Please stop by the booth to see if I am still upright. Being in front of strangers talking about my photography is not something I do very often. For this reason, I am nervous, but am still looking forward to the experience. We hope to see you there!
Shawn and Quincy had a beautiful wedding in Gainesville. The weather was clear and blustery. However, inside the church were two large, loving families coming together. For me, this wedding had another special meaning for me.
When I was a lot younger, my first wedding that I ever participated in was Shawn’s mother’s wedding! I was a very shy ring-bearer that did not smile very much. I remember a lot from that time since there was so much that went into it – I had to get a tuxedo, all-white, even the shoes. There was a rehearsal where the walking down the aisle at a slow pace was something hard for me to grasp. I distinctly remember Father Burns in the Our Lady of Angels chapel announce the newly married couple. After that, it is a blur.
I played the piano at many weddings in high school, and college. Also, I attended a few weddings as a guest after college. Now photographing many weddings as I build a portfolio is another experience. This latest stop was the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Gainesville. This facility is almost brand new with a familiar priest that used to work in Woodbridge. Since we were close to Manassas, we had a quick photo session with the bridal party on the historic battlefield, no less!
They were great sports to come out even in the disappearing sun and the rising winds. The reception then headed out to Woodbridge, where I was raised. Our Lady of Angels parish hall hosted the families for a great party with dancing, toasts, LOTS of pictures! The parish hall is surrounded by the elementary school that I attended for ten years, with the chapel right across the street. It’s was an amazing experience to photograph familiar people in familiar places, and I feel blessed to have been a part of the celebration… again. Shawn, Quincy, I really enjoyed photographing your wedding day. You were a lot of fun! Always looking at the camera, and SMILING! Thanks again, best wishes!
On Saturday, I was fortunate to photograph Lauren and Ariel for their wedding in Silver Spring, MD. It started an overcast, slightly rainy day but turned as the bride, groom, and guests arrived at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church. They were all excited, and happy! Obviously, their excitement could not be contained inside or outside the building!
There were proud parents, supportive siblings, family from far and wide in attendance. On this occasion, the ceremony was unique and personal to the bride and groom. Additionally they had family participation and touches of their personalities from gifts, to written vows. Thanks especially to Maria, the mother of the groom, for letting me be a part of your family’s celebration! I hope I was able to capture all the beauty and love that was shared by your growing family.
Congrats finally to the wedding couple! As can be seen, you had an amazing wedding celebration. Best of luck with your growing family, and I wish you health and happiness!