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Sarah & Matt – Running Hare Vineyard

Oct 24, 2013

Last Saturday was Sarah and Matt’s wedding day. I loved every second of being a part of it. I got to spend my morning with the ladies. I love the organized chaos that comes with a group of girls getting ready. Dress bags everywhere, bobby pins, makeup, seeing the flowers for the first time and Sarah’s long time friends facetiming their momma’s so they could be part of it and see the beautiful bride. Then comes the getting the bride into the dress – the what do we do’s, how are we doing this. It’s funny how all that chaos seems to stop as soon as the bride is in her dress. There is a calm that happens. And it happens at every wedding. We quickly did a first look with dad – so emotional, I even got teary – and did a few shots with the girls before the drizzle became real rain. The good news is after the ceremony at the church – it went back to a slight drizzle and even though Sarah hates rain, she braved it long enough for some great shots in the vineyard.

Sarah & Matt – I am really cold as I type this and my windows are closed. You are in Jamaica debating whether or not to come home, my advice is to definitely stay there through the winter because I have a feeling it is going to be a cold one. 🙂 But seriously, you two are awesome. I have loved getting to know you and I love how kind you have been through this whole process – through the emails, and phone calls, to buying me a bottle of wine at the engagement session, it has all been wonderful. While I am glad you two are in the married club, I am sad to see it end. Heart you two!

Venue: Running Hare Vineyard

Caterer: Maryland Country Caterers

Florist: Floral Expressions

Hair & Makeup: Michaelangelo’s Salon

DJ: Crow Entertainment

Brides Dress: Bridals by Elena

Special thanks again to, Anna, my super talented second shooter!

Sarah is so gorgeous.

I don’t normally blog the readers, but this one looked right at my camera. And was hilarious.

Would you believe me if I told you that when I went through these, I had no photos with anyone blinking? I took about 20. No blinking. So weird.

I love all of them but I like this one a lot!

A short long exposure without the tripod. I didn’t breath.

comments +

  1. jennifer

    October 24th, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Love these! The night shots at the end are my favorite. Well, and the socks. How could you not like the socks?

  2. Natalie

    October 24th, 2013 at 8:59 am

    This wedding is awesome! Absolutely amazing! I love the guys’ socks!

  3. Lauren C

    October 24th, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Haha! The groomsmen shot with the socks cracks me up. And that close-up bridal portrait of Sarah from above and she’s looking at her bouquet….gorgeous!

  4. Courtney

    October 24th, 2013 at 9:11 am

    B-e-a-utiful!! My husband’s cousin just got married at Running Hare in August; amazinggg venue… and super delish wine!!! 🙂 what a gorgeous bride!

  5. Erin Wheeler

    October 24th, 2013 at 9:12 am

    What a beautiful wedding and an amazing location! I am totally loving his socks and her sparkly Toms!

  6. Emilia Jane

    October 24th, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Oh how I LOVE vineyard weddings! <3

  7. Michael & Carina Photography

    October 24th, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Love the filmy contrasts and deep tones of these shots! The outdoor shots remind me of pushed fuji400h film.

  8. Marie Rau

    October 24th, 2013 at 10:01 am

    WOW! Dani – you’ve done it again!!!! These pictures are so beautiful! I can’t wait to see the rest of them : )

  9. tPoz

    October 24th, 2013 at 11:29 am

    last shot = killer!! love the Superman socks!! and I love the portrait of her looking down & you’re peeking through the vines – so soft & pretty!

  10. Becca

    October 24th, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Loving those bridal party portraits!

  11. Becca

    October 24th, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Gorgeous work! I am loving that last night shot!

  12. Becca

    October 24th, 2013 at 11:33 am

    hahahaha its all so good I commented twice! lol

  13. Sarah Adams

    October 24th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Wow! She is GORGEOUS! Love the portraits, the guys socks, the night shots, everything! Amazing!

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