Colleen + Paul

i spy: favorite moments

Look through the galleries to find my absolute favorite moments.

The first: Paul and Colleen's son, William, was the ring bearer and their wedding mass. However, when it came time for Willie to go inside the Church and walk down the aisle...he had a bit of a meltdown. Without missing a beat, Colleen's maid of honor Meg came inside the church to help him walk down. When that clearly wasn't going to calm him down...Paul walked calmly to the back, scooped Willie up in his arms, and carried him down the aisle to where all of William's grandparents opened their arms to hold and comfort him. So darn sweet.

The second: The speech made by Colleen's brother, Ian. I was laugh-crying the entire time.

The third: Unrelated to Paul and Colleen...but while we were taking their portraits with William outside of Harbour View, a really cute duck starting walking in front of them on the dock. I wasn't able to get a good photo--but my assistant/second shooter Liz took one that is incredible. Find it hidden in the galleries!

hair, makeup, and 'cytoplasm' champagne

the dress, family first looks, and portraits at colleen's childhood home

waiting at the church and getting married (!!!)

portraits at the church

portraits of colleen + paul at harbour view

pretty details and yummy treats

reception and dance party

photographer: erinn schaal

second shooter: elizabeth higginbotham

ceremony location: st. mary's historic church in fairfax, va

reception: harbour view in woodbridge, va