Category Archives: Engagements

It’s a small-big world. Alexandra heard of us a couple of years ago when we documented the wedding of one of her co-workers in Maryland. Then Miguel’s restaurant, Carmello’s in historic Manassas catered a rehearsal dinner that we had photographed last year. Jason and I are greatly honored that they have chosen us to document their extensive wedding weekend celebration. For their engagement portraits, Miguel and Alexandra invited me and Jason to tour some of the most beautiful and historic locations of Manassas, Virginia… their own home being one of them! Their lovely house is actually on the historic register and is one of the oldest homes in Manassas. We also got to walk around the Old Towne district, which is just beautiful and quaint with plenty of fine restaurants, museums and shops. Finally, we drove a short distance to explore the scenic Manassas National Battlefield Park. If history is your thing, then this year is actually an ideal time to visit. The town is celebrating its 150th year anniversary of the first battle of Manassas. While you’re there, I recommend grabbing a bite at Monza, or if you are seeking a fine dining experience, then definitely check out Carmello’s. And I’m definitely not plugging these restaurants because Miguel is the General Manager, the food is really quite amazing!


  • Kelsey Pace - I LOVE all your engagement sessions, the pictures are always so beautiful. Their house is amazing, and I love the theme of red that kept subtly repeating throughout the session. I agree with Aaron about the boxcar, it’s terrific! What a beautiful couple.

    PS- Alexandra’s dresses are gorgeous!2011/08/10 – 08:14ReplyCancel

  • Cade Bowman - That last black and white shot is one of my favorite photos ever.2011/08/02 – 18:55ReplyCancel

  • Aaron Watson - Love these pictures! Especially the last one! The boxcar reminds me of the “Boxcar Children” books I read growing up, wish we had one like that in Charlottesville.2011/08/02 – 09:18ReplyCancel

Shalin and Hema must have amazing frequent flier miles… Living in San Francisco, Shalin took a train and a flight into Richmond for one day to visit his beloved Hema, and so that Jason and I could make a portrait of them together. Later that afternoon, he would have to take a flight and train ride back home… the travel time lasting longer than his time with Hema. This will all change dramatically this upcoming week when the two of them get married! Hema will get to move in with Shalin back in San Fran! I’m so excited for them! Planning a wedding between India and Richmond, and not to mention having a fiancee living on the other side of the country has to have its challenges. After the wedding, they can release a blissful sigh and settle into a new chapter of their lives.

Speaking of weddings, Jason and I couldn’t me more excited to be a part of theirs! A 3 day celebration will commence this Friday with the Ganesh Puja and Mehendi. It’s going to be phenomenal weekend!

  • Katy - P.S. Can’t wait to see the rest of the wedding, it’s going to be spectacular!2011/06/02 – 22:13ReplyCancel

  • Katy - I love the water reflection… They are such a fun couple!2011/06/02 – 22:12ReplyCancel

  • priya - simply amazing!!!2011/05/23 – 22:56ReplyCancel