jess & bryan : oxon hill manor wedding

For days before their wedding day, I’ve been keeping a close watch on the weather forecast. I was getting extremely anxious since the weatherman was calling for thunderstorm on the big day, and it was scheduled to be an outdoor wedding. I don’t necessarily believe that the weather will make or break a wedding, since I’ve attended a few beautiful weddings during rainy days. However, Jess and Bryan were going to have their wedding at the beautiful grounds of Oxon Hill Manor and after checking out the venue with the bride a few weeks earlier, I knew that I wanted to take full advantage of the romantic garden for our shoot!

Even though the skies cleared up just in time for the weekend of the wedding, dark clouds rolled in above the manor’s grounds on the day of, making a lot of people nervous. However, the sun shined right through the clouds just as the ceremony began! It was really a glorious moment. Surprisingly, I think that the anxiety over the weather made the day more dramatic and perhaps even sweeter for many. In any case, the wedding was absolutely beautiful and I hope that I was successful in capturing the lovely moments of the day into still photographs!

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Inside the bride’s room, Jess seemed to have no worries about the possible rain. Here she is enjoying herself in the company of her bridesmaids. For those of you who have read my previous posts, you will see that Jess might look familiar, as she was one of the bridesmaids in my recent wedding! And here is my recent bride, Jackie, on the left, as a member of the bridal party this time!

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Jess looked absolutely BEAUTIFUL! She definitely radiated a glow that day!

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Here she is with the adorable flower girl.

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While Jess was waiting inside the bride’s room before the ceremony, I took some portraits of the groom, Bryan, this time.

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As you can see, he was anxious to see his bride!

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As I mentioned before, the sun shone at exactly the right moment! The light was AMAZING!

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My boyfriend, Kenny, who was second shooting with me that day, captured this sweet moment!

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And he caught this great moment as well!

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Are they a beautiful couple or what?:)

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What a beautiful bride and bridal party!

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Here is Jess with her closest friends from high school. It’s so great to see true friendships:)

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The groom and groomsmen looking quite handsome!

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It was such a sweet and romantic wedding. I feel so honored to have been a part of it and to be able to capture these special moments! Thanks so much, Jess and Bryan for the opportunity!:)

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kristieblake oh theresa….not only will your “soul” get u far 😉
BUT your TALENT…amazing eye for detail & i luv your comp…
u r gifted my friend

Theresa Theresa,
These are beautiful photos!!

Adrienne Gunde Beautiful images Theresa! Especially love the ones during the ceremony :)

Chris Jenkins Theresa- I felt like I just relived this absolutely magical wedding all over again! Will we be able to order pictures? You’re the best! // Chris Jenkins (Bryan’s mom)

Jess Theresa, these are absolutely gorgeous!! You are so talented, and we are incredibly happy to have you as our wedding photographer. THANK YOU!!! 😀

Dorie Theresa, these are lovely. What a beautiful couple and you captured their special day in a wonderful way.

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