October 30, 2009
Posted by hollandphotoarts under Weddings  Comments
Happy Friday! We hope you have grand plans for a spooky and fun-filled Halloween. Today we’re thrilled to share a sneak peek at just a few of our favorite images from Alison and Brett, who married here in Charlottesville on a day that looked like it might rain, but in the end was just a little chilly and cloudy. Props to Alison especially for braving the winds atop Carter Mountain, and we can’t wait to share more images with you all soon!
Louis XVI the Dog…
The insanely-cute ring bearer and flower girl really were having a great time at the wedding, but we thought this moment was too funny to pass up! It was quite cold and they were real troopers.
October 28, 2009
Posted by hollandphotoarts under Engagements
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This fall has been filled with close calls and just downright downpours of rain! Taylor and Rob were recently in town for some wedding planning and had hoped to get together with us for their engagement portrait session one morning. Up until minutes before we were to start, we thought we’d be rained out, working under the various porticos and porches surrounding the University of Virginia’s grounds. But good weather prevailed, and we had a cloudy, but beautiful morning with which to do their portraits! The two of them were so relaxed and fun; we had a wonderful time with them both. Taylor and Rob, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and can’t wait for your wedding next Spring!
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October 23, 2009
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Happy Friday! Well, as you can see, we’ve been sooooo busy with wonderful weddings, fun portrait sessions and touching Day in the Life’s that we haven’t had an opportunity to breathe, much less find some incredible FAB Finds for you. Rest assured, though, Friday’s FAB Finds will return *very* soon and we can’t wait to share some fun and unique finds with you all. In the meantime, we have a fabulous super sneak peek for you today!
Oh, we can’t wait to show you more from this effusive and wonderful couple who just recently celebrated their wedding near their home in Richmond, Virginia. But here are just a few that caught our eye for today. Enjoy your weekend, and we’ll see you next week!
October 21, 2009
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Hearty congratulations go out to Angel and Sean today, who recently tied the knot at Baltimore’s beautifully distinctive Walters Art Museum located near downtown. They had initially found us because Angel happened to have been Sharon and Mike’s maid of honor back in 2004, so it was lovely being a part of their day. It was great fun to see Sharon and Mike too, who have added a set of twins to their family and who also celebrated their fifth anniversary the night before Sean and Angel’s wedding! We had fantastic fall weather the day of the wedding as Angel was getting ready at the Peabody Hotel located across the street from the museum, while Sean and several of his groomsmen arrived dressed with final accouterments to be taken care of. Angel looked stunning, dressed in her Badgley Mischka gown and Jimmy Choos, strolling purposefully across the street with her bridesmaids donned in bright red to reflect the season.
They celebrated with a touching ceremony reflecting both of their religious and cultural backgrounds, and their guests sat with rapt attention while the couple traded vows under the huppa. We even had a few enthusiastic shutterbugs, one of which we captured getting nice and close to the couple during the ceremony. After the ceremony, the sun had long set for the evening, but the couple had their heart set on a few portraits in the adjacent park, so we brought out some supplemental lighting for the two of them with the remaining twilight while their guests enjoyed cocktails among the gallery’s fine art pieces upstairs. Amanda with Occasions Catering, with whom we love working, ensured that dinner looked as good as it tasted–we overheard guests remark at how much they enjoyed the food. We also had a chance to work with Ernest, a low-key and easy-going videographer and editor from Dolce Video. It was fun seeing him again so soon after Miranda & Eric’s wedding just a few weeks prior and a pleasure working with him.
Because of the delicacy of the adjacent sculptures, the gallery disallows use of tripods, light stands, etc. which can create some challenges for people documenting an event, but we were so happy with the great folks at Event Dynamics, who set up the lighting and helped us set up our little lights on their existing stands. Bob Zimmerman, the museum rentals manager, was extremely helpful and generous with his time in allowing us to shoot in various places around the museum to capture all the great shots we wanted throughout the night, so we’re especially grateful for his help.
Nation Band, a rockin’ group that we had heard at weddings before, really got an excited group of guests up and moving throughout the night, including a hora dance in a nod to Sean’s heritage. It was so much fun and they rocked the night away! The happy couple left for their Maui honeymoon after the weekend and we hope it was just as fun and relaxing as their wedding. Thank you both for having us document your wedding, and congratulations!
Frozen cheesecake on a stick dipped in chocolate is always a crowd pleaser.
Sean and Angel had traveled to Rome together, so it was fitting to photograph them among this particular piece of art of The Colosseum.
Sharon and Mike, our clients from 2004, who celebrated their anniversary the night before!
October 20, 2009
Posted by hollandphotoarts under Babies/Families
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How cool is our job that we get to stay in touch with the people whose lives we’re initially part of as documentarians of their wedding, and then also get to see them when they start a family? Pretty darn cool, actually. Heather and Brian, whose wedding we shot at Heather’s parents farm back in 2005, are preparing to head to France in a few weeks for Brian’s work and wanted to make sure they got some great photos of their awesome little boy Addison before they left. We met recently on grounds at the beautiful University of Virginia and spent some time together capturing some fun moments from the exceedingly expressive Addison. Heather in particular was a real trooper, being that she was a Hokie now hanging out on UVa’s grounds, but I think we made up for it. It was so wonderful seeing the two of you, Heather and Brian, and meeting Addison for the first time! We look forward to seeing you all again when you return from your time abroad.
Check out some of our favorites from the session below, and at the bottom the link to view their entire gallery of images.
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