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Dani Leigh 

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Tracy & Mike – Shade Trees & Evergreens

Apr 24, 2013

I absolutely adore these two lovebirds. Maybe it’s because they live in Frederick and I think Frederick people are super cool. Maybe it’s because they are two of the most caring and sweet individuals in the world. Or maybe it’s because they have a dog named Mosby which also means they love How I Met Your Mother as much as I do. All of those things just make me want to squeeze their cheeks and give them big hugs because they are just so gosh darn cute. Their love story starts in September 2005 at Shenandoah University where they met how everyone meets – at a mutual friends get together in a dorm room. But it took Mike until October 2006 to finally work up enough courage to ask Tracy out on their first date. And then 5 years later around Christmas time, when all Tracy wanted to do was stay in and watch holiday movies and finish wrapping presents, Mike wanted to go out. But Mike, the wife is just always right (hehe) and I am so glad you knew that even before you got married. They stayed in, watched The Holiday, and during the movie Mike muted it, stood in front of Tracy, got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. Regardless of where this proposal was supposed to take place, this ended up being a perfect evening.

Which brought us to this past Saturday at one of my favorite wedding venues where Tracy and Mike got married in front of so many awesome family members and friends. Tracy and Mike are sticking around town this week (tropical vacation is in the works perhaps this summer) but they are off work and enjoying their first few days of married life together. 🙂 So cute. More cheek pinching and hugs necessary.

Venue: Shade Trees & Evergreens

Catering: Salerno’s

Florist: A’Bloom

Hair & Makeup: Belleza

DJ: The Spin Doctor – John Lee

Cake: Marry Cakes by the Sea

Invitations/Programs: Susan Wahl Designs

Everything Else: Tracy’s amazing and super crafty Momma!!!! She is amazing and should seriously start an etsy store ASAP.

So pretty.

3 babies almost all looking at my camera! I’ll take it!

So much pretty decor! I loved the watering cans.

Guys. This is how you cry when your bride is walking down the aisle. Please take note. I was silently sobbing behind my camera. But definitely not as much as Mike. This made my heart very happy for these two.

Didn’t take much to get her to actually swing in her wedding dress. Loveeeeed it!!

Cute baby alert.

You get three seconds to think about who this fella looks like putting the garter on…3…..2…..1….. NICK MILLER from New Girl! Just way taller (or maybe not, I just have no clue how tall anyone is on that show.)

I know, I know, I do this too much, but I just think every couple deserves a cool night time shot. Especially when there are pretty lights in the background!


comments +

  1. Brea

    April 24th, 2013 at 9:08 am

    YAY! I loved everything about this wedding. I was seriously sobbing behind my camera watching him cry. Amazing. Tracy & Mike, you guys are awesome!

    Lovely work as always, Miss Dani!

  2. Kathy

    April 24th, 2013 at 9:16 am

    So sweet! You’re right, that was a good example of a guy crying when he’s marrying the girl of his dreams! 😀 Loved it!

  3. Emilia Jane

    April 24th, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Oh my GOSH I love that the groom was crying.

  4. Gloria

    April 24th, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Your night shots are tear-inducing!

  5. caitlin elizabeth

    April 24th, 2013 at 9:35 am

    i LOVE her bouquet and the color blue they used!! it looks like this wedding was a TON of fun!

  6. Emily

    April 24th, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Awww they are so cute together! And yes, that guy does TOTALLY look like Nick Miller!

  7. Lauren C

    April 24th, 2013 at 10:21 am

    I love the one of them sitting on that little bridge. I’m totally stealing that idea. 😉
    And no, not Nick Miller. You know who I thought he looks like? And you’re gonna be mad because I totally win….3…2…1…LUKE BRYAN!!!

  8. Jess

    April 24th, 2013 at 10:32 am


  9. Katie

    April 24th, 2013 at 10:46 am

    The groom crying made ME cry! So so so cute! That baby x 3 looking at the camera picture has to be a once in a lifetime shot!

  10. Isabelle

    April 24th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Colors are so great and what an adorable couple!!!! Amazing!

  11. Laura

    April 24th, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    I love all the detail shots and the one of the bridemaids with the 3 kids is great too! Great wedding!

  12. Courtney

    April 24th, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Dani!!!! You have done it again!!! Awesome, beautiful, amazing….Okay, I am done describing you, let’s talk about those pictures…. 🙂 Seriously, gorgeous. You have no idea how EXCITED this makes me for you to shoot MY wedding here!!! Only a few more months…..

  13. Tracy

    April 24th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    These are absolutely beautiful!!! You captured the most perfect day in our lives in the best way!!! We cannot thank you and Brea enough for making the day even more amazing!!! 🙂

  14. Peggy

    April 25th, 2013 at 5:47 am

    The pictures are perfect! I started crying with the picture of the dress. Thank you for making Mike and Tracy’s wedding day a beautiful “forever memory”. Hugs!

  15. Darlene Pfaff

    April 28th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    The Wedding & Colors are so beautiful & love the idea with writing names on the rocks & the pictures are awesome & the little babies are adorable, May God Bless you with many more beautiful years together 🙂

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