Monday, December 15, 2014

Club Tower Vienna Wedding: Dee & Agu

If you've been a client of mine you've heard my "2 second pep talk" before we started out shoot. It goes something like this. "The best thing you can do for pictures... is just be yourself. There's no wrong smile, no bad pose, or stupid idea. Just... when you look at each other, really look at each other, when you kiss, soak it in, when you're cheek to feel each other's skin and soak in the moment. We can compose the shot perfectly, expose it perfectly, edit it perfectly but what YOU (and only you) bring is the EMOTION." It's not easy. I say that every weekend (when I'm working) but as soon as someone turns the camera to me I feel like a dork and totally become uncomfortable. Well... Dee BROUGHT IT. She was stunning, and you can tell that she was just soaking in the moments. Emotion is what makes it. I just LOVED everything and Dee and Agu's day, from the beautiful dress, to the emotions down the isle, and of course Pablo and Rebekah's awesome pics. They killed it per usual :) Enjoy. Hope you have a good back-to-work week

Hope you have a WONDERFUL fantastic work week and I'll see you on the blog next Monday. If you love seeing the beautiful pics but want to see what happens behind the scenes during the week join us on


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Monday, December 8, 2014

Flora Corner Farms Wedding: Album

It's the season of designing albums and sending out beautiful memories for my brides to share over the holidays. I feel like my face has been glued to Lightroom and Photoshop for a month! I put so much care into designing the albums. A lot of time I finish it, then re-design, then re-design. I make myself crazy. But at the end of the day it's worth it to send such beautiful books to my brides. Today I'd like to share one with you from Jessica and Scott's wedding. You can see how our books read, like a story, from beginning to end including details, candids, family portraits, and beautiful natural artistic bride and groom shots. Hope you enjoy! Michelle xoxox

Monday, December 1, 2014

The Comus Inn Wedding: Mallory & Rob

 I'm excited to share today's post with you, not only because it's all around gorgeousness... I mean look at Mallory.... seriously?!?! but because this couple was SO sweet and genuine and awesome. If you didn't see their modern DC architectural engagement you can check it out here

And I hope you enjoy the images below... This beautiful necklace belonged to Mallory's grandmother. So beautiful

Mamma- love the emotion...

I don't necessarily think we were allowed to do this... but I'm so glad we did!

I had to go hunting up Mallory's dress to get this guy.... EEK!

Congratulations Mallory and Rob, can't wait to get the rest of your pics in your hands very soon! If you enjoy the Monday posts but don't want to wait until next week to see more awesomeness, join us this week on Instagram @michellevantinephotography

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Have an awesome week... see you next Monday! Michelle xoxoxoxo