Murray Hill, Leesburg VA wedding | Mikayla + Herman

October 11, 2018

Mikayla & Herman…Their story is such a rewarding one. If you haven’t already *pause* and go read it > HERE

It tells of God’s intricate plan and purposeful timing.  It’s a story that makes me smile no matter how many times I’ve heard it, because the ending is oh so sweet! and just speaks of the goodness of our heavenly father.

During the ceremony Tina (mother of the bride) sang “For The One” by Jenn Johnson, which just so happens to be one of my favorites. It’s wild to me because earlier that morning I had these lyrics circling through my head:

“help me to love with open arms, like You do
A love that erases all the lines, and sees the truth
Oh, that when they look in my eyes, they would see You
Even in just a smile; they would feel the Father’s love”

Their wedding day told of who their father was, and the wonder of his never ending love. You know the saying “love is in the air”? well I could actually feel the love of the father filling the air that day.

In his presence is fullness of joy and when I am around Herman & Mikayla I feel his presence and I experience that joy. I have been so richly blessed getting to know these two more over the last few months and I will never forget the overwhelming beauty that their day held (seriously now…can we do your wedding all over again?😂)


Okayyy, now the photo’s we have all been waiting for

Disclaimer: this is the type of wedding that may have you questioning “HOW ON EARTH was it was even real?!” because it all felt too dreamy for life! lol I honestly felt like I was photographing a celebrity wedding, like, hello E news! this should be front and center <3

Mikayla & Herman>>


in looove with Mikayla’s dress and those sleeves !!


These are so much more than just pretty photos to me. One of my favorite things to capture on a wedding day are those “in-between” moments where the bride & her girls thank God. For this day. For the journey. For his faithfulness.

When I see this photo I remember the very words that left Mrs. Mulgrew’s mouth and the way the presence of the holy spirit filled that space. Such a special moment.


wow chills every. time. !!    One very loved baby girl!!! I *joked* I was going to finish their gallery and it would be all just portraits of zoe, but for real I took sooo many of this little sweet thang…can you even blame me?! I mean that face!


not even sure if you’re ready for the most precious first look ever…


can I frame this or is that a little too over the top?!


Mikayla’s bridesmaids surprised her with these Converse and it was just the cutest reveal <3


sister sister

this photo cracks me up with zoe being raise up like simba from lion king    

Bella helped bring these two together so this sibling shot is just so much sweeter!!


Mother-of-the-bride shoe goals (!!!!)


these two !! <3 infectious smiles

         *brief intermission for this cuteness*

and we’re back!


so whimsical

by now I have officially turned into a real life emoji with heart eyes  [me: 😍]



and you thought this day couldn’t get any dreamier…  

I’m speechless.


if you saw Mikayla & Herman’s engagement session than you will LOVE that they incorporated this bike into their wedding day!

I’ve seen a loooot of first dances and have to say THIS ONE far exceeded anything I have ever experienced before. so amazing.

These mother-son & father-daughter dances were so sweet


what did I tell you about that bike!!



wedding day vendors:

venue | Murray Hill Events

brides dress | I do I do

Bridesmaids Dresses | ColorMeBridesmaids

Florals | Metro Bridal Market

cake | eat enjoy indulge 

assistant photographer | Kaila Blake Diaz










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