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I hold my portrait sessions with these two gals close to my heart. They are incredibly energetic little whipper snappers. I have so much fun getting great candids of these two. Their sessions allow me to show a different side of creativity that I rarely show on my blog. As a typical Gemini I have two sides to me. One side is minimalistic, Type A, obsessively precise, and clean. The other side of me is carefree, messy, wild, and child-like. These girls remind me that I just need to have fun…after all I’m living the dream!

I usually shoot digitally with these gals but this time I brought my Canon EOS-1 35mm camera and shot a few rolls of black-and-white film. I was so happy how these came out!

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Fall is my busiest season for fall portraits…and I’m sure you can guess why. Holiday Cards of course! Are you starting to receive holiday cards yet? We have two so far and I’m contemplating how to display them in our new home. Typically I tape them on the wall in the shape of a wreath!

I had the opportunity to photograph this fabulous family during Carol’s September birthday party and was thrilled to find out that they wanted to involve me in their annual family portrait session! What a beautiful family Carol has!

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This past July, I had the privilege of documenting Mallory and Phil’s July 26th wedding classically romantic wedding. They started their day by getting ready at both the Hay Adams Hotel and Anderson House in Dupont Circle. The love birds said their vows at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Old Town Alexandria and their reception was held at Hay Adams Hotel, in downtown Washington, DC. I just fell in love with the light blue accents especially the gorgeous bridesmaids gowns! I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!

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Creative Team:
Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Hay Adams Hotel
Photography: Sweet Tea Photography, Lisa Marie & Michelle
Planner: Roberts & Co
Wedding Gown, Bridesmaid dresses, & veil: Hitched Salon
Stationairy: Digby & Rose
Floral Design: Distinctive Floral Design
DJ & Band: Davis Entertainment Group
Transportation: Chariots of Fire
Hair & Make-up: Sarah Mason of Salon Dezen

Savannah is such a enchanting place and I feel truly fortunate to have been able to study photography in such exquisite town.Β  As most of you might know, I went to Savannah College of Art & Design for my graduate studies, about 6 years ago. My time in Savannah has proven to be invaluable. I guess you would say that I found myself in Savannah. I realized my passion for wedding photography and nurtured some of my most treasured friendships. One of those friends has been working by my side for most of my weddings for the past 3.5 – 4 years. Many of you know who I’m talking about…it’s Michelle! During our time in Savannah, Michelle and I knew from the very beginning that our interests lined up. We were both crazy about fashion photography and styling shoots…..and just crazy in general. I fell in love with her work ethic, her creativity, and pretty much everything she created. I really don’t know what I would have done without her these past few years. Sweet Tea Photography would not be where it is without her help and encouragement. Next week Michelle will be moving to Denver, Colorado and she will be dearly missed. *My eyes just filled up with tears*

Another friendship that blossomed while studying in Savannah, was with the fabulous Mrs. Bevin Valentine Jalbert. When moving to Savannah, I knew there was another Hollins alum in the photography graduate program and reached out to her immediately. She proved to be one of the most darling, intelligent, and fun gals I have ever met. When I found out that Bevin was getting married this August to her true love, I was so excited to make the trip down to Savannah! The months before the wedding, I was filled with inspiration and the desire to add some moss-draped oaks to my portfolio. Eventually I talked to Bevin and Siobhan about doing a styled bridal shoot for their southern Art & Style webzine. They were completely on board and we started planning from there. We brought on some of the most amazing vendors and I am thrilled to share the photos with you!

Make sure to check out the editorial spread in Paprika Southern!

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Creative Team:
Venue: September Oaks
Art Direction: Paprika Southern
Stylist: Yoj Events
Florals: Colonial House Flowers
Photography: Sweet Tea Photography
Wedding Gown: Ivory & Beau
Groom’s Jacket: Charleston Tuxedo
Rentals: Snyder Rentals
Beauty: Megan Mateo
Male Model: Sergi Saurus
Female Model: Dallas Johnson

Tamara & Ted were married at Tudor Place, in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC. What a beautiful day it was for an afternoon outdoor wedding! How cute is the tiny pineapple detailing in the boutonnieres?!? Such a picture perfect garden party!

Make sure to view this wedding on Style Me Pretty today!

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Vendors:

Photography: Sweet Tea Photography

Florist: Ultra Violet Flowers

Caterer: Susan Gage Caterers

Dress: Vera Wang

Invitations: Just Paper and Tea

Cake: Susan Gage Caterers

I’ve been holding back this wedding since May and I am so excited to finally show it off!! Anne-Marie and Adam were such a delight to photograph! Make sure to check out today’s post of Style Me Pretty!

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Creative Team:
Venue: River Farm
Photographer: Sweet Tea Photography
Planner: Roberts & Co.
Floral Design: Dogwood Events
Stationary: Minted
Catering: Main Event Caterers
DJ: Chris Laich Services
Cupcake: Fluffy Thoughts Bakery
Wedding Gown: Sarah Seven
Beauty: Bridal Artistry
Officiant: Say I do, Your Way
Linens: Select Rentals
Guitar: Classical Guitar Ceremonies

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I’d like to start off by giving a big thanks to Margo of Bright Occasions for referring this sweet couple! Their photographer bailed on them last minute, so I was happy to come to the rescue! After chatting with them on the phone I knew we were the perfect match and boy do I love photographing at Woodend Sanctuary.

Lauren and Will were married on Friday, June the 27th. They couldn’t have asked for better weather! You can tell that Lauren put a lot of thought into the details and decor for your wedding day. My favorite detail from this wedding would be the Jack Roger sandals on the bridesmaids! I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoyed documenting their special day!

Make sure to check out their wedding on Wedding Chicks today!

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Creative Team:

Venue: Woodend Sanctuary

Day of Coordinator: Bright Occasions

Photographer: Sweet Tea Photography

Catering: Main Event Caterers

Florals: Philippa Tarrant

DJ: Above and Beyond Deejays

Hair & Make-up: Behind the Veil

Cake: Whole Foods

Dress: Vows of Boston

Table Numbers: MasonRabbitsPaperie

Burlap Pillows: TwoPeachesDesign

Photo Assistant: Emily Clack

I’m pretty sure this post is going to make you want to have a winter wedding. Oh My goodness, we had so much fun shooting it and I’m just so excited to share with you. Lauren and I met only a few months before her wedding and we immediately clicked! That weekend I photographed their engagement session in Georgetown and the following months I mentally prepared myself for shooting in the freezing cold….since their wedding was planned for February 28th. But as you can see from the photos, the weather was quite a bit warmer than what you’d expect for Alexandria, in February. What a wonderful surprise that was! Lauren and Adam were married at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the reception was then held at one of our favorite venues, The Hotel Monaco of Alexandria. I hope you enjoy looking at these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Make sure to check their wedding out on Style Me Pretty!

 

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Creative Collaborators:

Florals: Holly Chapple

Planner: Kelley Cannon Events

Venue: Hotel Monaco Alexandria

Catering: Jackson 20

Beauty: (hair & Make-up) Amie Decker

Cake: Paige Allen

DJ: Dan Goldman, Bialeks

Garter: Garter Girl, Julianne Smith

Calligraphy: Rachel Carl

Bridesmaids gifts: Beau & Ro Co.