Monthly Archives: September 2009

Our Natural Bridge Trip

So here are a few snapshots of our trip to the Natural Bridge.  This trip included Jason, our third photographer Rae, her hubby Brad and me.  Our day was unfortunately ill-planned, because some of the sights that we were really excited about seeing (Dinosaur Kingdom, Haunted Monster Museum & Dark Maze) were closed due to new hours after Labor Day.  Poo.  What we did get to see was pretty cool, though.  Foamhenge was definitely our favorite, trumping the Natural Bridge, one of the seven natural wonders of the world…. and to think that there is a functioning highway atop the bridge (hwy 11).

About to enter the Pink Cadillac Diner for lunch.

Jason swears that this was the best hotdog he’d ever eaten in his whole life.

My lunch consisted of brown gravy with a side of fried steak, potatoes and slaw.

My lunch consisted of brown gravy with a side of fried steak, potatoes and slaw.

This is me after eating lunch.


Rae points out that all of the egg dishes are crossed out.

I love how this replica was made by 1 crazy white dude and 4-5 Mexicans.

Merlin!

George Washington’s survey marking.

Thumbtacks for sale at the wax museum.

Posing with Obama.

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Seth & Artemis’ Engagement: Monticello, Charlottesville, VA

We are so thankful for Seth and Artemis suggesting Monticello for engagement portraits.  I abashedly admit that after living in Charlottesville for nearly five years, Jason and I haven’t taken the time to visit some of the rich history that surrounds us.  The day before the shoot, Jason and I, along with our third photographer Rae and her hubby, Brad, embarked on a small journey to Natural Bridge.  We got to check out one of the seven natural wonders of the world along with Foamhenge and the caverns.  I am quite impressed with our weekend enriched with history, sightseeing and campiness (i.e. Foamhenge).  Look out for pics of our trip… more to come…

I am looking forward to this wedding.  The entire ceremony and reception will be held at Maggiano’s in Tysons Corner in early October.  Artemis’ dad will be officiating the ceremony in a traditional Iranian fashion.  An entire day filled with diverse culture, fantastic food and fun promises to be a delight!

-Tammy

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Bob & Peggy’s Engagement: Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, VA

Jason photographed the wedding of Peggy’s sister, Betty Ann a few years ago at the University of Maryland Inn and Conference Center.  This Halloween, Jason and I will be documenting Bob and Peggy’s wedding celebration at the very same location.  Perhaps we will see a few guests in costume??  Even more exciting for us will be seeing family and friends again that we have grown a connection with from Mike and Betty Ann’s wedding.

-Tammy

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David & Jennifer’s 10 Year Vow Renewal: Manakin Sabot, VA

David and Jennifer renewed their life long commitment to each other after ten years of marriage, the military and 3 beautiful children.  This sweet and intimate celebration took place amongst their family and closest friends just a few weeks before David’s six month deployment overseas in the Gulf.  Jason and I have nothing but respect for military families, who continually make the sacrifice of living apart from their deployed loved one(s), while maintaining life on the homefront.

-Tammy

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Dan & Rebecca’s Wedding: Clifton Inn, Charlottesville, VA

Dan & Rebecca’s wedding celebration took place at the lovely and enchanting Clifton Inn.  Jason and I love the Clifton staff… their attention to detail is impeccable.  We also were happy to work with Hedge Fine Blooms again.  Karen Walker and Karen Thorsey really emanated the feeling of late summer-early fall in their floral creations.

Although the clouds early in the afternoon looked ominous and eminent, it only sprinkled for a few minutes right before the ceremony.  Then the clouds swiftly scattered while sunshine and lingering droplets shined on Rebecca, the lovely bride, as she walked down the aisle.  Her dress was amazing, and her shoes…. well they’re Prada.  The cocktail reception and dinner had  a tapas style flair.  Yes, bacon wrapped dates made a cameo appearance.  The evening continued with dancing until the wee hours past midnight.  Afterward, the bride and groom and remaining guests continued the rest of their celebration at the pool house.

-Tammy


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Igor & Sanja’s Wedding: St. Thomas Aquinas & Omni Hotel – Charlottesville, VA

I’ve learned that Croatians really know how to party.   Igor and Sanja’s wedding celebration was a weekend full of family and friends, non stop dancing, polka music, scrumdillyumptious food, homemade grape moonshine and soccer.  Igor and his brothers are exceptionally passionate about soccer.  Igor’s groom cake featuring the Croatian soccer club was nearly thrown in the garbage because his brother loathes that team.  Luckily, Sanja walked in the ballroom right before he got his hands around the cake.

-Tammy

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