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Monday, November 14, 2011

Nancianne & Jim, Part 3

This is my third time photographing Jim and Nancianne, after doing engagement photos, their wedding, and now what is known in the parlance as a "trash the dress" session. You've probably seen a pretty wide-ranging gamut of ideas that are considered tasteful ways to exact revenge on one's wedding dress, that which brought no shortage of stress, financial and otherwise, in addition to making a bride look as beautiful as she ever will. We decided to approach it as an extension of the wedding day photos, except that we weren't pressed for time and it was OK if the dress got a little dirty. Nancianne suggested the venue for this particular portrait session, Aspen Dale Winery, about an hour outside DC in northern Virginia. What an incredible place it turned out to be. The weather was perfect, if a tad chilly, and with an infinite number of options for pictures, they were open for anything - including a creepy old abandoned house that produced my favorite photo from the shoot (the last one below). Future wedding clients: if you like the idea of wedding portraits but hate the idea of taking time out of your wedding day to do them, I would strongly urge you to consider a session like this after the fact.


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