We recently had the pleasure of photographing at a fabulous wedding venue that is the epitome of West Virginia beauty. I had never been to the Guest House at Lost River, but I was excited to shoot at a new venue that was still somewhat close to home. I’ll be giving this wedding venue their own Vendor Spotlight soon, because it’s just too amazing to stuff it all in Jeanne & Andrew’s wedding post 😉 On with the wedding!

 

I met Jeanne & Andrew at an eclectic little restaurant in Strasburg on their way back from their WV vacation cabin to their home in Washington, D.C., and I totally loved them right away! When I made the trip to WashingI knew that this would be a very unique yet classy wedding.

 

Jeanne MADE her own wedding dress! I was expecting a simple little number that felt homemade, but this dress was beyond stunning. Everything from the fabric to the clasps to the special beaded adornment on the back was like something out of a top-notch New York fashion house. This dress was a true piece of artwork. Speaking of artwork, Andrew is actually an artist who paints some truly stimulating works of art himself (check him out here). Together, these two make the perfect pair, and created a wedding celebration that will never be forgotten.

 

Venue: Guesthouse Lost River Lost River, WV

Dress: Custom Moments Boutique by Jeanne Acquadro Washington, D.C.

 

Catering: Guesthouse Lost River

DJ: DJ Urban Cowboy Washington, D.C.

Photography: Swadley Studio Martinsburg, WV
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If you are looking for a baker for your wedding that makes fabulous cakes or cupcakes, you have to check out Frosted Fantasies in Martinsburg, WV! Shannon is the “cake diva” at Frosted Fantasies, and she is phenomenal! She won the Valley Chef Showdown: Pastry Edition in 2015 and has been featured in Valley Homes & Style magazine. Traveling around the country learning from the industry’s leading artists, she will bring gorgeous designs and incredible taste to your next event. Specializing in one of a kind wedding masterpieces, she also creates cakes and cupcakes for bridal showers, baby showers, birthdays, corporate parties and other events.
Visit her website at www.frostedfantasiescakes.com

Check out the promo video we made for her business below. Be sure to click the gear and set it to HD so you can see her beautiful work in top quality video.

If you are looking for a unique way to showcase your own business, get in touch with us for introductory pricing! We also offer payment plans, and a video marketing package to keep your video in front of all the right people for a low monthly fee.

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In the off season, much of our work is commercial photography. Headshots, product photography, corporate group portraits and lifestyle commercial photography are common on winter days. Here’s an ad for the coolest kid’s clothing line that you’ve got to check out! Little Faces Apparel is owned by one of our past brides, and she has done a phenomenal job at building her company. Be sure to go get lost in her Instagram feed here.

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Here’s a quick look at a popular product for our senior portrait clients. The Wallet Case is a sturdy box with a metallic finish designed with your favorite senior pictures. Once you give out all your wallets, you can use this for jewelry, desk supplies, or anything else you can think of! This comes FREE with any order of 100 Wallets or more (note: I realize that I said $100 at the end, but I meant 100 Wallets… go me, haha!)

*Click on the gear and switch to HD if your connection is decent, so you can see this bad boy properly!*

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Newborn photography is so special, and I am so privileged to be able to capture so many sweet little babies in their first weeks of life:)Here is little Ms. Ellie!

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Let’s talk about safety for a quick second. I keep seeing new photographers post images where babies are in unsafe positions, and images are clearly not edited… this is a huge issue in our industry, and I want to make sure our potential clients know that the safety of the baby is the TOP priority! In images like the one above, where there is any inkling of a crazy chance that the baby will fall or get hurt in any way, there is always a spotter that has their hand on the baby (or at least just a few inches away). We use Photoshop to edit the spotter out. All those hanging baby poses, frog position poses, and countless others you see are actually Photoshop composites to make it look adorable. Newbies please take note:)Here’s the real shot with mom’s hand on the baby before I photoshopped her out.

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