Outdoor

A new addition to their family! Woodbridge, Virginia by Thuy Minh Hussey

Anthony and Cassy welcomed Atlas, an adorable great dane who is still tiny, a little clumsy, with big paws and incredibly blue eyes. I love photo sessions with pets, because I see them as family members too, so it's exciting for me to work with people who love their pets so much that they want to include them in their portrait session. 

Atlas was pretty calm, not afraid of my cameras, and decided that I was boring so he took naps during the session!

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A woodland chic wedding at a horse farm - Fredericksburg, Virginia by Thuy Minh Hussey

I've loved about Beth and Brendon's quiet elegance since I first met them. They share a wicked sense of humor, a love for plaid and for The Walking Dead (among other things!). 

They had the choice to get married in the US or in the Bride's native Canada. They settled on Moon Valley Farm, a horse farm in Fredericksburg Virginia, for their woodland chic wedding. This is one of my favorite venues, it's laid back and filled with whimsical details, such as a photo booth, a trailer converted to a bar, and another for Smore's!

The Bride wore a beautiful Kate Spade gown and her parents gifted her earrings from the same designer. The Groom had selected his own attire, a stylish blue gray suit with a beautiful lining and a vest. Him and his groomsmen had controller-shaped cuff links and funny socks! There was also an inside joke: at the reception, some of their closest friends surprised Brendon by putting on t-shirts personalized with his picture making a silly face... 

A special thank you to all the talented vendors who helped making Beth and Brendon's day so special: 

Venue: Moon Valley Farm / Instant de Vie Photography / Flowers: Amanda Veronee / Cake: Sweet Pink Bakery / Bridal gown and earrings: Kate Spade / Hair and Make up: Beauty By Sue 

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A maternity session in Amherst, Virginia by Thuy Minh Hussey

I named this session "The happiness is in the field", based on a French movie. The storyline doesn't have anything to do with it, but seeing the fields and the mountains in the background reminded me of that title. 

Pregnancy is such a beautiful, amazing but scary time in a woman’s life. It is similar to nature, for its beauty and a certain fear of the unknown. But despite the adversity, a mother’s strength will get her through it all. 

And this beautiful session was also featured in the fine art film blog, Belle Lumière... that was my first time ever on that blog! What an honor!

Event: The Film Gathering / Stylist: Michelle Wright Events / Florals: Cotton Social / Hair and Makeup: Michelle Clark / Scans: Photovision

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