Ben & Jen’s late fall engagement session was an absolute DREAM to photograph! I can’t wait until their wedding at the George Washington Hotel in Winchester, VA next year!

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Thanks for following along on our photographic journey! If you would like more info on our engagement photography, use the contact form at the top of this page. We also shoot weddings, senior portraits, newborns and headshots and would love the chance to work with you! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest to get updates on everything happening here at Swadley Studio!

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I had a fun time in Winchester, VA with Ben & Caroline! These two had their engagement session just one week before their wedding! The day was incredibly windy when we started shooting at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, but we made the best of it and captured some great moments. Be sure to check out the sneak peek image from their wedding day over on our Facebook page!

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Getting to shoot Bodhi’s newborn photos was really special to me for two reasons. The first is that I had the honor of taking photos of his sister, Willow, a couple of years beforehand. See her adorable session here. The second being Bodhi was born on my daughter’s birthday and has the same name as my son! bodhi newborn photographers winchester vaWe did the session at their gorgeous log home just outside of Winchester, Va., where they had Willow’s wall art displayed from their previous session.

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Check out this cute announcement with all the faces of Bodhi!

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Thanks for following along on our photographic journey! If you would like more info on our newborn photography, use the contact form at the top of this page to request our exclusive newborn magazine. We also shoot senior portraits, weddings and headshots and would love the chance to work with you! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest to get updates on everything happening here at Swadley Studio!

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James and Lisa were married at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church in Hagerstown, MD with a reception just down the street at the beautiful Fountainhead Country Club. They had perfect weather and a great group of people to celebrate the start of their new life together. We started at Fountainhead with getting ready photos then headed over to the church for them to have a moment alone to pray before their full mass ceremony. I loved that we had plenty of time for lots of photos of the two of them together before their reception began. Enjoy a sneak peek into their wedding day!

Vendors:

Wedding Venue: St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, Hagerstown, MD

Reception Venue: Fountainhead Country Club, Hagerstown, MD

Florals: Roostervane Gardens, Funkstown, MD

Hair: Shear Xpressions, Waynesboro, PA

Makeup: Mia-Faire Williams of Tanique, Hagerstown, MD

Catering: Fountainhead Country Club, Hagerstown, MD

Cake: Frosted Fantasies, Martinsburg, WV

Photo Booth: Laughing Hat Photobooth Co., Shepherdstown, WV

DJ: Shew-sical Entertainment, Frederick, MD

Lighting: WoW Event Lighting, Frederick, MD

Photography: Swadley Studio, Martingsburg, WV

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Lisa was glowing all day! Such a gorgeous smile, and Tanique really nailed the perfect wedding day makeup. Check out her gorgeous wedding dress that her mother MADE for her! How awesome is that?!?

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So many couples are opting for time before the ceremony together, and many times this is done in a way as to not break the tradition of seeing each other before the walk down the aisle. We found the perfect spot outside the church by a tree which provided a meaningful place to pray together before starting their marriage.Fountain Head Country Club Wedding Hagerstown, MD Wedding PhotographersFountain Head Country Club Wedding Hagerstown, MD Wedding PhotographersFountain Head Country Club Wedding Hagerstown, MD Wedding PhotographersFountain Head Country Club Wedding Hagerstown, MD Wedding PhotographersFountain Head Country Club Wedding Hagerstown, MD Wedding PhotographersFountain Head Country Club Wedding Hagerstown, MD Wedding PhotographersFountain Head Country Club Wedding Hagerstown, MD Wedding PhotographersFountain Head Country Club Wedding Hagerstown, MD Wedding Photographers

I loved the chemistry between these two!

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The ballroom looked incredible with lighting provided by WoW Event Lighting. Fountain Head Country Club Wedding Hagerstown, MD Wedding PhotographersFountain Head Country Club Wedding Hagerstown, MD Wedding PhotographersFountain Head Country Club Wedding Hagerstown, MD Wedding PhotographersSuch a romantic first dance…Fountain Head Country Club Wedding Hagerstown, MD Wedding PhotographersFountain Head Country Club Wedding Hagerstown, MD Wedding Photographers

I have to say this photobooth by Laughing Hat Photobooth Co was spectacular! This is BY FAR the VERY BEST photobooth I have ever seen. And the owners are the sweetest, most wonderful people who go out of their way to make sure you are happy. The only drawback to this was that everyone wanted to keep going back to the photobooth instead of dancing, LOL!

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They made this cake cutting fun for everyone (even I was cheezin’ haha). Shannon with Frosted Fantasies always makes the dreamiest cakes that taste divine!

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So many sparkler exits this year! What a fun way to end a wonderful celebration!

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Thanks for following along on our photographic journey! If you would like more info on our wedding photography, use the contact form at the top of this page to request our exclusive wedding magazine. We also shoot senior portraits, newborns and headshots and would love the chance to work with you! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest to get updates on everything happening here at Swadley Studio!

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I am SO excited to finally be showing off Aaron and Brittni’s wedding from last month at the Barn at York Hill.  Do you remember the hottest day of the summer last month where there were warnings for everyone to stay indoors? Well, that just happened to be the day Aaron & Brittni had their wedding celebration, and the entire event from the ceremony all the way through the end of the reception was outside. Needless to say I was a bit concerned about how everyone would hold up in the scorching 114 degree heat index, but I had nothing to fear. This couple and their amazing friends and family rolled with it and made it such a pleasurable day to remember. It is rare that I actually enjoy sitting at my desk for days and days and days at a time editing a wedding, but I literally had a smile on my face the entire time! Not only is Brittni gorgeous (she hates hearing that, but I can’t help it because it’s SO TRUE!!!), she is a complete joy to be around. Nothing could have ruined her great mood, and it totally showed through in her wedding day photography. Even the sky seemed to reward them after sunset with an amazing show of it’s own. Wait until you see those images below! Here is only a small selection of some of my favorites from their wedding day.

Also, special thanks to Erica Danille Photography for being my trusty second shooter for this wedding.

Venue: Barn at York Hill, Shenandoah Junction, WV 

Wedding Planner & Coordinator: Aimee Peters (304)839-2053

Caterer: Catering by Margarita, Charles Town, WV

Baker and Cake Decorator: Sugar Whipped, Charles Town WV

Florist: Flowers Unlimited, Martinsburg, WV

DJ and Lighting: Club Atlantic DJs (304)839-2054

Limo: Formal Express, Martinsburg, WV

Lodging: Clarion Hotel, Shepherdstown, WV 

Photographer: Swadley Studio, Martinsburg, WV

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Aaron ordered these super sweet bottles of beer for each of his groomsmen (as well as himself, of course!). So awesome!

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The guys weren’t the only ones toasting to the day ahead!

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Even though Sugar Whipped used an extra special heat-tolerant fondant, it was no match for the 114 degree heat inside the barn. So instead of letting it fall into oblivion, they took it apart into two cakes which not only made it last for the rest of the day, but I think it makes the sweets table look even better! I think more bakers should do this! (Here’s one shot of the before so you can compare for yourself)

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I loved this outdoor seating area with the candle globes hanging in the tree. So romantic!

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I’ve posted a few weddings that had “The Shoe Game” lately, but this one was updated compliments of DJ Mark Peters with Club Atlantic DJs. Instead of holding a shoe that has been stomping around the germ-infested ground all day in God knows what, Mark used cutout heads of each of them and renamed it “The Who Game”. The same amount of laughter, but with considerably less ickyness:)

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Right after sunset, the skies caught on fire and everyone was enjoying the constantly changing views.

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Here are some random shots around the reception going into dark. I love this barn venue so much! Such character and charm!

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Thanks for following along on our photographic journey! If you would like more info on our wedding photography, use the contact form at the top of this page to request our exclusive wedding magazine. We also shoot senior portraits, newborns and headshots and would love the chance to work with you! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest to get updates on everything happening here at Swadley Studio!

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