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muli + marcus | married 5.05.2012 in louisa, virginia

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Muli and Marcus were married on a rainy Saturday that, despite the gray skies, was filled with color and happiness. They are the nicest couple; so completely in love with each other and their adorable daughter, Bella. Their celebration was held on a private property in Louisa sprinkled with fantastic old barns. The rain held off until five minutes before our scheduled first look, when the skies opened and drenched the landscape. Muli and Marcus were troopers, choosing to stick with our original plan and still have their first look with the addition of umbrellas. I actually adore the pops of color and pattern that the umbrellas added to the day, especially the polka-dot version that we borrowed from a guest for Muli and Marcus' portraits. 

It was clear that everybody present at their wedding adore Muli and Marcus and Bella. There was complete willingness and cooperation from the wedding party for portraits, with never a complaint about getting wet. Both Muli and Marcus come from large families, and we've never seen such love and adoration between siblings. The emotion during the ceremony was high, and the enthusiasm on the dance floor even higher. This crew knows how to party, and party they did!

Muli and Marcus, it has been such a pleasure to get to know you both. We've truly enjoyed all of the moments we've spent with you, and hope that you'll keep in touch!!! xoxo.

Many thanks to:

Day of Coordinator - Events with Panache

Flowers - Sugar Magnolias

Cake - Maliha Creations

Music + Entertainment - Reliquis Productions 

Tent - Skyline Tent Company

Officient - Phillip Gates

muli + marcus | married!

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Muli and Marcus were married yesterday on a beautiful farm in Louisa! These two braved the elements for a fun first look and portraits around the property. We can't wait to share the rest of the images of this lovely couple and their wedding day!

Congratulations, you two! Brian and I were so pleased to be part of your day. Have fun in California!

hawthorn inn + orchard

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I am thrilled to be part of an amazing team of women working to create Hawthorn Inn + Orchard in Summit Point, WV. The historic 1800's home, surrounded immediately by hawthorn trees and peripherally by 200+ acres of apple orchard, underwent an impressive renovation in 2008 and will become a destination inn later this year. I traveled to West Virginia in early January to meet the team and to capture the essence of Hawthorn in the Winter. It was the coldest, windiest day, but my memories of that 24 hours are filled with warmth and excitement for what's to come.

I will visit Hawthorn multiple times this year to create a complete set of images that tell the story of this magical place in all seasons. Truly, I can't wait to get back.

Welcome, to Hawthorn Inn + Orchard.

bella terra | weeks 1 and 4

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if you know me, or have read bella eats, you know that I am a big fan of food. especially, local food. i am passionate about cooking and eating seasonally and believe that each one of us can do a little something to support small farmers, chefs, businesses, and individuals making sustainable choices. Two years ago i chronicled brian's and my home garden on bella eats, sharing stories and images and recipes inspired by the food we were growing right in our backyard. this year, i've been lucky to have the opportunity to share a bit of space in the green house at maple hill farm, home of the Local Food Hub. If you're not familiar, the Local Food Hub is a community supported nonprofit working to strengthen and secure our local food supply by supporting small, family farms, increasing the amount of fresh food available to our community, and inspiring our next generation of farmers. I am proud to be part of a community that supports such an organization, and thrilled to have the opportunity to share images of their beautiful land and facilities with you here.

this spring, summer, and fall I will be sharing images from my time at the farm with two girlfriends, emily (local food hub) and stephanie (flavor magazine) as we grow food for our home kitchens. It will be a joint ahphoto and bella eats project, with the bulk of the place and detail photography happening over here, and the final dishes and recipes happening over there. I hope it won't be confusing, and will try to keep it simple. Let's just see how it goes.

below are images from 4 weeks ago, when Emily, Stephanie, and I ventured out to the farm on a rainy and cold March weekend to plant our seeds. We filled twelve flats...twelve! On Saturday we went back out to thin the seedlings, which had all grown to between 1 and 4 inches tall. Happy little seedlings... 

week 1

week 4

below shots created with TS-E 90mm f2.8 lens.

Here is a recap of our 2009 garden, which has links to most of the 2009 Bella Terra posts. Bella Terra : 2009