We are back to work after a fabulously romantic 10th anniversary trip to the Big Island of Hawaii! I have loved my time on Maui, Oaha and especially Kauai in the past, but this was my first visit to the Big Island and I’m so glad we went! While we were there, we had the opportunity to shoot bridal portraits on the Kona side of the island. Here are several images that I had the chance to edit on the plane back home. Look for more in the coming weeks!

Isn’t Laura stunning?!?

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I’m excited to show off this shoot at Lake Frederick that I photographed last month! We had the best team of wedding vendors come together to pull off two different themes for this gorgeous venue. This theme was “Rustic Chic in the Garden” with sweet spring colors in the Garden Terrace of the lodge. Many thanks to our beautiful real couple, Deborah & Julio, as well as the gorgeous bridesmaids, Morgan, Elise & Jordan.

WEDDING VENDORS
Wedding Ceremony & Reception Venue: Lake Frederick Weddings & Events ~ Lake Frederick, VA
Wedding Dress & Bridesmaid Dresses: The Valley Bride ~ Winchester, VA
Tuxedo: The Valley Bride ~ Winchester, VA
Florist: Carper’s Florist ~ Front Royal & Winchester, VA
Hair Stylist: I Do! by Laura ~ Luray, VA
Makeup Artist: Enlightened Styles ~ Warrenton, VA
Cake: Farmhouse Cakes~ Front Royal, VA
Photography: Swadley Studio ~ Martinsburg, WV

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Thanks for following along on our photographic journey! If you would like more info on our wedding photography, use the contact form at the top of this page to request our exclusive wedding magazine. We also shoot senior portraits, newborns and headshots and would love the chance to work with you! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest to get updates on everything happening here at Swadley Studio!

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This shoot at Lake Frederick tucked between Winchester and Front Royal, VA was a blast to photograph! We had the best team of wedding vendors come together to pull off two different themes for this gorgeous venue. The first theme was “Romance on the Lake” with rich dark tones to give a romantic feeling for our beautiful real couple, Deborah & Julio. Thank you to the fantastic vendors for creating such a dreamy setting!

 

WEDDING VENDORS
Wedding Ceremony & Reception Venue: Lake Frederick Weddings & Events ~ Lake Frederick, VA
Wedding Dress & Bridesmaid Dresses: The Valley Bride ~ Winchester, VA
Tuxedo: The Valley Bride ~ Winchester, VA
Florist: Carper’s Florist ~ Front Royal & Winchester, VA
Hair Stylist: I Do! by Laura ~ Luray, VA
Makeup Artist: Enlightened Styles ~ Warrenton, VA
Cake: Farmhouse Cakes~ Front Royal, VA
Photography: Swadley Studio ~ Martinsburg, WV

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Thanks for following along on our photographic journey! If you would like more info on our wedding photography, use the contact form at the top of this page to request our exclusive wedding magazine. We also shoot senior portraits, newborns and headshots and would love the chance to work with you! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest to get updates on everything happening here at Swadley Studio!

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When Logan & Taylor booked me for their Cinco de Mayo wedding at Boydville, The Inn at Martinsburg, I was ecstatic! Not only is this couple straight up model status, but I haven’t photographed a full wedding at Boydville since they opened. Lots of bridal portraits, boudoir photography, family portraits and a vow renewal/bridal show, but no real weddings from start to finish (well, almost finish!). I was bummed when we woke up to rain all day and especially the thunderstorms and torrential downpours that night, but looking at these images, I am thrilled with all the ridiculously gorgeous shots we were able to capture! Boydville provided the perfect backdrop for amazing wedding photography and I can’t wait to go back! Be prepared to ooh & ahh out loud when you look at these 😉

Funny personal story (sorta, lol)… They only had us there for a little bit of the reception, but I really wanted a closing shot for the end of the night and so I offered to come back for 10 minutes to capture their sparkler exit since it is right down the road from us. I didn’t anticipate a full on thunderstorm, though! As I came out my front door and was going down my front steps, a huge crack of thunder came down super close to our neighborhood. It scared the bejeezus out of me and I somehow slipped and fell (queue the laughing… it’s okay). I heard something crack/pop really loud and thought it was my camera that I was idiotically carrying in my hand, but nope, my camera was high above my head safe and sound (just drenched!). It ended up being a torn ligament and that is what the loud crack/pop sound was (and yes, of course, I still hobbled my way to the car to go get the shot). I’m just happy I didn’t break my favorite camera!

 WEDDING VENDORS
Wedding Ceremony Venue: Boydville, The Inn at Martinsburg ~ Martinsburg, WV
Wedding Reception Venue:Boydville, The Inn at Martinsburg ~ Martinsburg, WV
Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal
Tuxedos: The Black Tux ~ Baltimore, MD
Makeup: Makeup by Cassia ~ Martinsburg, WV
Catering: Habanero Mexican Grill ~ Martinsburg, WV
Wedding Cupcakes & Cake: Taylor’s Aunt Tease
Entertainment: Nightlife Entertainment ~ Hagerstown, MD

How elegantly romantic is the entrance to the bridal suite at Boydville?!?

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martinsburg wv wedding photography boydville photographer swadley studioSince it was raining, I took Taylor to another bedroom and did this little portrait series which I’m in love with! Cassia did a phenomenal job with that makeup!
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martinsburg wv wedding photography boydville photographer swadley studioRain won’t stop us from creating jaw-dropping portraits with the ladies:)
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martinsburg wv wedding photography boydville photographer swadley studioAnd now to the men! The Gentlemen’s Quarters that the men get ready in has so much character inside and out!
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martinsburg wv wedding photography boydville photographer swadley studioThey chose to keep the ceremony in the lawn even with the rain, which I LOVE! Most people had umbrellas to stay dry if they wished, and the steps are covered so the wedding party stayed dry once they made it to cover. I loved the mood it created.
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martinsburg wv wedding photography boydville photographer swadley studioSome special moments during family portrait time.
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martinsburg wv wedding photography boydville photographer swadley studioLOVE….
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martinsburg wv wedding photography boydville photographer swadley studioOh, and these! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
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martinsburg wv wedding photography boydville photographer swadley studioAnother fave…
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martinsburg wv wedding photography boydville photographer swadley studioThe Cinco de Mayo decorations brightened up the reception area, and everyone was in the spirit! Check out their awesome favors!
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martinsburg wv wedding photography boydville photographer swadley studioThe taco bar from Habanero Mexican Grill was the perfect dinner for this wedding!
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Thanks for following along on our photographic journey! If you would like more info on our wedding photography, use the contact form at the top of this page to request more information. We also shoot senior portraits, newborns and headshots and would love the chance to work with you! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest to get updates on everything happening here at Swadley Studio!

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Chris and Jessica’s wedding in Front Royal was a dream to photograph! I love working at Bowling Green Country Club, and we had a great team of wedding vendors to make this day extra special. March weddings are usually cold and dreary, but this one was super bright and sunny! We did have to battle some crazy winds, but I’ll take that over cold and dreary any day.
Through our initial email, phone call and video chat I could tell that they were super laid back, but knew exactly what they wanted. My favorite combination! We even met up in a snowstorm at the venue to go over the timeline and no one complained about standing in the freezing cold with snowflakes dripping all over the paperwork 😁 I knew after that quick meeting that this couple was up for anything, so I was even more excited for their wedding.
Jessica is so incredibly chill and the families were so gracious, which made for a very pleasant day for everyone involved. You can see the love in Chris’ whole face when he looks at Jessica so I didn’t have to pull out any tricks to get that sweet look I was going for (guys are notorious for freezing in front of the camera so I usually have to manipulate them at first, lol!). Thank you to all the vendors for bringing everything together so well!

WEDDING VENDORS
Wedding Ceremony Venue: Bowling Green Country Club, South Arbor ~ Front Royal, VA
Wedding Reception Venue: Bowling Green Country Club, North Ballroom ~ Front Royal, VA
Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal
Tuxedos: Men’s Warehouse ~ Winchester, VA
Florist: Carper’s Florist ~ Berryville, VA
Catering: Bowling Green Country Club, North Location ~ Front Royal, VA
Wedding Cakes: The Sweet Tooth Bakery ~ Winchester, VA
Entertainment: GS Productions ~ Inwood, WV
Photography: Swadley Studio ~ Martinsburg, WV

bowling green country club wedding florals front royal va swadley studio 2Beautiful floral arrangements including a sweet-smelling bridal bouquet by Carper’s Florist in Winchester, VA.
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bowling green weddings front royal vaI love when my couples put pictures of loved ones who have passed in their proper seat during the ceremony. I love the black and white shot below of Jessica coming down the aisle as her mom’s wedding photograph looked on during this special moment in Jessica’s life.
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I like letting the couple get a little head start to our hideaway area before their wedding party and family comes to greet them. Sometimes I hold off the family/party intentionally just so I can capture this moment of raw happy emotion without anyone interrupting them!
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northern virginia wedding photographersWe only had 13 minutes for bride and groom portraits after the ceremony (that includesd the 8 minutes it took to get the golf carts from the ceremony location to the last picture location!), so we went out right after dinner for 7 more minutes of pictures. If it weren’t for those pesky golf cart governors, we could have squeezed in another 3 minutes, haha! I could shoot here for hours, but I will take 7 minutes any chance I get!
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This beautiful woman wrote the most moving piece of poetry. Jessica’s mom recently passed and Jessica is fortunate enough to have another family who became her rock during that hard time. She affectionately considers Tanya her mom, and the love between Tanya’s family and Jessica is rock solid. Now, I still cry at most weddings, that’s no secret. This, however, totally ruined my makeup!  She has inspired me to write a letter to my own daughter that has all the feels. (totally crying right now just remembering this speech!)

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Shoe game (thankfully, not with their actual shoes!)
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Once the formal events of the reception were over, I loved how colorful the room became. I ended up doing a second ring shot because I wanted to subtly incorporate that color into a glitzy version of the ring shot that could match their reception’s party mood. I had a couple of guests (and a Bowling Green employee) give me very strange looks as I shot this ring shot since I was using a coffee pot, an upside down saucer, a cd, my phone and a flash. I wonder what they were thinking?!?
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Greg always knows how to read a crowd and get everyone on the dance floor without being cheesy!

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Thanks for following along on our photographic journey! If you would like more info on our wedding photography, use the contact form at the top of this page to request more information. We also shoot senior portraits, newborns and headshots and would love the chance to work with you! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest to get updates on everything happening here at Swadley Studio!

  • Jakob - April 24, 2018 - 6:18 am

    Absolutely fantastic, amazing and great!

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