Christmas

Our First Snow of the Year!

The snow has come and gone - just like a typical Virginia snowfall... but to have one so soon before Christmas is very rare these days!  I happened to be meeting up with these two amazing ladies for a photo shoot this past weekend during the NOVA "snowstorm" and they insisted we run out in the snow for a bit!  So glad they wanted to have some fun!

Loudoun Photography: Tea with Santa, Oatlands Plantation

The icy weekend almost kept us from a family tradition we were just getting started over the past few years... tea at the historic Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg, VA.  

We had tea in the Carriage House which was decorated beautifully with Christmas trees, holly and other timeless decor.  The gift shop had some very unique ornaments and the volunteers that work are so lovely!  

We saw a particularly familiar face at this special tea... seeing this amazing guy really got us in the holiday spirit!! 

We were treated to assorted sandwiches, fresh scones with preserves & cream and special Santa cookies and other sweets!

We were treated to assorted sandwiches, fresh scones with preserves & cream and special Santa cookies and other sweets!

Oatlands serves a special propriatary blend of black tea...  it is smooth and always a treat!

Oatlands serves a special propriatary blend of black tea...  it is smooth and always a treat!

Santa visited each table and posed for photos with all the children and families.  I just love the smile I captured!  He has a twinkle in his eye, for sure!

Santa visited each table and posed for photos with all the children and families.  I just love the smile I captured!  He has a twinkle in his eye, for sure!