This is JJ and Sarah on the night of their rehearsal dinner enjoying taco dinner and margaritas with family and friends.   Their wedding was at Truro Church in Fairfax and Westfield’s Marriott in Chantilly – the two very locations that Jason photographed Sarah’s brother’s wedding nearly 4 years ago!

Sarah envisioned a black and white formal affair for her wedding a white and dark purple Calla lily bouquet.  Their table settings were labeled by names of places around the world that they have visited together.  Doctor’s Orders was in charge of music for the evening, and they rocked it, along with an encore! Of course some of the best moments for me were witnessing the emotions of family interactions.  You can tell in these photos that there are special bonds between father and daughter, mother and son, friends and of course, Sarah and JJ.  Congratulations, you two!

  • Sarah Simek - these look amazing!!!! so happy about our pictures…you guys definitely made the day special for us. thank you!2010/08/31 – 21:40ReplyCancel

Sweet Aubrey and Loo.  I just love seeing the two of them together.  When Loo looks at Aubrey, I can see tenderness and awe in his eyes.  We met them six years ago through our friends Todd and Sara, whose beautiful vineyard wedding we photographed in 2008.  In the time that Jason and I have been friends with Aubrey and Loo, we’ve come to know them as our friends who can make great music, delicious food and beautiful babies.  Aubrey has a little baby girl on the way due sometime in September!

It was only natural for the two of them to have a casual and laid back wedding amongst their friends and family.   The celebration took place at Aubrey’s parent’s home in rural Amissville on what felt like the hottest day of the year.  Just about everyone found themselves at some point in the pool, myself and Jason included.

The day before the wedding, Jason and I, along with Todd and a few other friends were hanging out in our dining room.  While Todd was trying to write his speech for the toast, someone came up with the idea of writing a haiku.  This is what we all came up with, and yes, this is exactly what Todd recited at the wedding:

Loo and Aubrey

Louis… is a short ninja

Aubrey… is pregnant

Laughter all around, and Todd continued with a heartfelt speech, and at the end of it, read another haiku:

Loo and Aubrey

They are a perfect pairing

Lifetime happiness

Thank you so much Louis and Aubrey, for being our good friends and for letting me and Jason be a part of your lives and celebration.  It was so amazing to be amongst all of our dear friends on such a special day.  We love you and wish you a lifetime of happiness!


Quick interlude here… Todd read one last haiku that went like this:

Loo and Aubrey


Let’s drink some bourbon

  • HollandPhotoarts - Gorgeous couple and stunning photogaphy, you two. Win-win!! Especially love those b/w’s!! xoxo…a&b2010/08/26 – 16:30ReplyCancel