Cosplay Photoshoot at Morven Park, Leesburg

Always learning and growing!  I really enjoy photographing and making images with other creatives. These costumes are phenomenal and each character created with such passion. What better way to help share the passion than to bring them all to life with my camera!  This past weekend we ventured to Morven Park for a fun day of fantasy and beauty! 

Check out the rest of the images here: https://gallery.sweetmemphoto.com/guestlogin/cosplayatmorvenpark/

Lin & Michael | Loudoun B&B Wedding

 Lin & Michael held a beautiful spring wedding at the sweetest little Bed and Breakfast this past May!   The bride’s expression of pure happiness throughout the day really tells their story of love, and the groom really couldn’t stop smiling either once he laid eyes on his new bride!  Their choice of red roses, venue, with ceremony in the lush green woods and cake (who doesn’t love chocolate and hummingbird?) wrapped their day up to be historic and beautiful!

 

Community: Baker’s Crust, Ashburn, VA

This past week I had the pleasure of joining the RHOLC and Baker’s Crust in “Buy a Stake in your Community” benefiting the Brain Injury Services (www.braininjurysrvc.org).  Each Monday this month Baker’s Crust in Ashburn (19890 Belmont Chase Drive, Unit 135. Ashburn) is donating a portion of their great steak and cauliflower mash dinner to this non profit!  

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The Real Ladies of Loudoun County - 5th Anniversary Photo Shoot

This weekend I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing this amazing beauty! Ragan was one of the The Real Ladies of Loudoun County makeover and photo shoot winners for the group’s 5th Anniversary, and she was pampered by Emily Bella Makeup, LLC, and Nargees Raza! Thank you Ragan for spending your day with us and letting us do this for you!!!!! I can’t wait to work with you again!

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Hello 30... Cake Smash with Chrystal and my new Sundae Pumps!

Chrystal is one of my favorite people. She has been in my life for a while, although we didn’t know each other well and I watched her grow from a teen to a young wife and mother and now, an amazing Pastor’s wife and teen counselor. She is smart, witty and beautiful inside and out! We discussed her 30th birthday around her 29th birthday… yes a year in the making. I was so touched when I saw this on her facebook page… talk about an ego boost for my photography!

“I have been in awe of Samantha Stevens Marshall since the day I met her. Much time after meeting, we reconnected and she took Danny Woody and my engagement, wedding, family and sons first bday photos. She has made my dreams come true for many years and today, she did it again. I wanted to do something for my 30th birthday/weight loss and had a vision. Samantha made my dreams come true again today. Thank you so much for making my awkward self feel comfortable, making me laugh and being so patient with my ideas. I love you and your family so much.”

Finding Abandoned - Fine Art in the woods

Don’t try this at home… well, you can, but be careful! While visiting a friend, she took me on a walk to find this abandoned cottage. Knowing how much I love abandoned, history and all of the above, we did a quick 20 min photo shoot until our noses turned red from the cold. It is amazing how many of these hidden little gems are out in the densely populated cities we call home.

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Abandoned places

are so beautiful to me.