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THE VENUE GUIDE
Loudoun County is one of the most frequented places in Virginia for potential wedding venues. And it's no wonder! With it's sprawling landscapes, gorgeous manicured venues and its close proximity to Washington DC, it's the perfect location for a wedding just outside the hustle and bustle of the city.
The Leesburg area boasts dozens and dozens of gorgeous wedding venues from meticulous barn venues to elegant and historical mansions. It's easy to envision saying "I do" at one of the many wineries, white barns, resorts, estates and historical mansions.
And as you walk the grounds of your perfect venue, I’ll capture photos that will grace your home for decades to come. I will record your preparations, your first look, your family...as well as capture images of you dancing for the first time as husband and wife in your reception space.
And you’ll always remember how beautiful your day truly was at your Leesburg wedding venue.
THE PERFECT VENUE
"Imagine your wedding day in a location that is both luxurious and close to nature. Welcome to Leesburg. Loudoun County is home to some of the best Virginia wedding venues. Come see all it has to offer."
- Michelle Lieb of Lieb Photographic
Jordan & Jackson
Shadow Creek wedding
Annie & Chris
Fleetwood Farm Winery wedding
Jenn & Avery
Salamander Resort engagement session
TYLER & Tyler
Oatlands engagement session
"Shadow Creek was specifically built for couples looking for a wedding venue that perfectly blends rusticity with elegance. Although Shadow Creek was built to replicate an equestrian barn on the outside, the inside is whimsical, romantic and chic. Hardwood floors, stunning chandeliers, twinkle lights, a French country inspired bridal suite, a manly grooms lounge, and outdoor lawn games are just some of the things that make Shadow Creek so unique!"
-shadow creek weddings and events
"Nestled in picturesque Loudoun County, Virginia, Oatlands Historic House & Garden boasts over 200 years of history, and 30 years as a wedding venue. The historic mansion and beautifully terraced formal gardens offer the perfect venue for your wedding. Fall in love with a lush garden ceremony, and after exchanging your vows, enjoy cocktails in the gardens, and explore the Greek Revival mansion."
-oatlands historic park and gardens
"Salamander Resort & Spa is an elegant and historic wedding venue located just south of Leesburg in Middleburg, Virginia. Nestled on 340 acres of picturesque grounds, this stunning venue redefines the sophisticated country lifestyle. Salamander Resort & Spa features over 20,000 square feet of breathtaking ballrooms, while the outdoor atmosphere is surrounded by lush vineyards and sweeping lawns."
- Salamander Resort and Spa
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"The Historic Rosemont Manor is a bed and breakfast wedding venue featuring an elegantly rustic mansion, a Carriage House and the beautiful barn. Rosemont has a wonderful wedding coordinator on site and is approximately 70 minutes from downtown Washington, D.C."
-Historic Rosemont Manor
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"Oatlands Historic House & Garden is a charming inn and wedding venue located just outside of Washington, D.C in Leesburg, Virginia. Nestled on 400 acres of breathtaking grounds, this venue features manicured gardens and rolling hills. The historic mansion will make for the perfect backdrop as you say “I do” out on the lawn." -Oatlands
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"Fleetwood Farm Winery is a sophisticated new wedding venue located in Leesburg, Virginia. The property features a historic manor house, tasting room, grand terrace, and several options for a beautiful ceremony. Come experience the comfort and sophistication of Fleetwood."
-Fleetwood Farm Winery
Absolutely! If your venue has a lovely bridal suite and groom's lounge, I highly recommend it. I also recommend keeping the area clean and full of natural light for the preparation photos. View some beautiful images of the bride getting ready at Shadow Creek Weddings HERE!
I will give you the opportunity months prior to your wedding day to give me feedback for your preferred locations. I always do a site visit and preferably a walk-through for venues at which I have yet to photograph. My favorite locations for family portraits involve the most lovely spots with the most complimentary lighting scenarios. View a wedding with multiple family portrait locations HERE.
I work very closely with you and your wedding planner to ensure that you start your ceremony with enough time for the images prior as well as time for golden hour portraits and a steady reception start time. Before you set a start time, let's chat about sunset for your time of year and your wedding day priorities. View a perfectly time wedding day HERE.
No one wants rain on their wedding day! But if it does rain, your day will still be perfect and your images will be stunning! I have photographed on rainy days and even in hurricanes! I will scout out all the choice locations at your venue and familiarize myself with plan B, C, D and E! Your day will still be as lovely as ever. View highlights from a rainy wedding day HERE.
A thousand times YES! A bridal portrait session provides the opportunity for a bride to prepare for her Big Day with a private session devoted just to her. Bridal portraits do not always happen at golden hour on the wedding day, so a session months prior to the big day provides those gorgeous images in the prettiest light of the day. And they make the BEST surprise wedding day present for the groom! Peruse an example HERE. And be sure to search the blog for "bridal portraits" to see many more.
Yes I do! I have a wonderful and exclusive list of preferred wedding professionals. Many of them are familiar with the Leesburg area and Loudoun County weddings. I provide all of my booked couples with a comprehensive online bridal guide complete with preferred professionals. I'm glad to help match you with the vendors who could be the perfect fit for your style and budget. Find out more about my process HERE.
GET TO KNOW THE PHOTOGRAPHER
I understand that you want photographs you can't stop looking at because they capture an authentic joy encased in a romantic, classic image of you at your best moments together. That's why I plan to be fully present with you, listening to your questions and your vision, encouraging you and showing you how beautiful you are together. Serving you well and creating a curated collection of fine art images of your favorite moments is at the heart of what I do. I want to bless you by making this process fun, simple and enjoyable. My heart is to give you an incredible photographic experience from beginning to end.
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Whether you’re planning a Leesburg wedding or somewhere else in Virginia (or beyond!), I would love to be considered for your day.
If you’re interested in working with me, the best way to reach me is by either filling out the form or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your wedding date and location. If you’ve filled out the form and haven’t heard from me in a few days, please email me directly.
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