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Favorite Moments of 2017 | Fine Art Virginia Wedding Photographer

Keeping Up With Klaire

December 28, 2017

After putting together some our favorite moments from 2017, it’s hard not to be brimming with gratitude for everything we’ve had the opportunity to experience this year. I remember several years ago aching to shoot just one wedding –  reflecting on 2017 from that perspective has me in awe.

From celebrating so many sweet seasons of engagement to witnessing the beginning of so many marriages, this year has been pretty incredible! It seems that most of our favorite moments were the ones we couldn’t necessarily contrive on our own – images that show genuine emotion and take us back to what it truly felt like on that day. We can hardly wait for what’s in store in 2018!

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Without further ado, some of our favorite moments from this past year!

We loved exploring the Capitol Building in January with Tommy and Hannah, and getting their session published on Washingtonian!

Washington DC Engagement Session Inspiration | Klaire Dixius Photography

With Weston the pup, of course!

Washington DC Engagement Session Inspiration | Klaire Dixius Photography

Shooting this incredible English Garden styled shoot at 48 Fields now featured on Grey Likes Wedding!

Leesburg Virginia 48 Fields Wedding Inspiration | Klaire Dixius Photography

Leesburg Virginia 48 Fields Wedding Inspiration | Klaire Dixius Photography

Leesburg Virginia 48 Fields Wedding Inspiration | Klaire Dixius Photography

The time Ashley got ready with the help of her little sister and her Mom…

Inn At Vint Hill Wedding Inspiration | Klaire Dixius Photography

Inn At Vint Hill Wedding Inspiration | Klaire Dixius Photography

Inn At Vint Hill Wedding Inspiration | Klaire Dixius Photography

Speaking of getting ready shots, this image of Alex and her mom will alway be a favorite!

The Mill At Fine Creek Richmond Virginia Wedding | Klaire Dixius Photography

Or this image of Tori and her mom:

Fine Art Virginia Wedding Photographer | Klaire Dixius Photography

(I could go on and on with getting ready images…)

Fine Art Richmond Virginia Wedding | Klaire Dixius Photography

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Washington DC Capitol View At 400 Wedding | Klaire Dixius Photography

Mike and Ashley’s wedding was such an incredible reflection of their servant hearts towards each other. They both hand made the cross they stood in front of at their ceremony, and washed each other’s feet to symbolize their promise to serve each other moving forward.

Inn At Vint Hill | Virginia Film Wedding Photographer | Klaire Dixius Photography

Inn At Vint Hill | Virginia Film Wedding Photographer | Klaire Dixius Photography

Brandon and Scottie DANCED down the aisle and into the hall when they finally became husband and wife after dating since Scottie’s sophomore year of high school!

Fine Art Richmond Virginia Wedding | Klaire Dixius Photography

Fine Art Richmond Virginia Wedding | Klaire Dixius Photography

And then after they exited from their reception, we all drove and met to take sunset portraits until the sun went down. (THE DREAM)

Fine Art Richmond Virginia Wedding | Klaire Dixius Photography

Fine Art Richmond Virginia Wedding | Klaire Dixius Photography

 

On the morning of Stan and Kate’s wedding, it looked it was going to rain the majority of the day. As Kate and her dad walked down the aisle, the clouds opened and the sun came out as they walked to “Here Comes The Sun.” We were all in awe!

Fine Art Maryland Wedding | Klaire Dixius Photography

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Light Airy Romantic Wedding Photographer | Klaire Dixius Photography

Somehow on a busy Saturday it seemed as if John and Layla had Union Station all to themselves for their portraits.

Union Station | Washington DC Film Wedding Photographer | Klaire Dixius Photography

Union Station | Washington DC Film Wedding Photographer | Klaire Dixius Photography

And then we all traveled to the Capitol building for some of the most iconic DC photos!

Union Station | Washington DC Film Wedding Photographer | Klaire Dixius Photography

When Ryan and Alex tied the knot under a swaying willow tree at The Mill At Fine Creek:

Mill At Fine Creek Wedding | Richmond Film Photographer | Klaire Dixius Photography

Mill At Fine Creek Wedding | Richmond Film Photographer | Klaire Dixius Photography

Then later on Ryan performed “Isn’t She Lovely” for Alex and her Dad’s first dance:

Mill At Fine Creek Wedding | Richmond Film Photographer | Klaire Dixius Photography

And then part way through she surprised her sister (who had gotten married at City Hall) with the chance to have her own first dance with their Dad (we were all in a puddle of tears):

Mill At Fine Creek Wedding | Richmond Film Photographer | Klaire Dixius Photography

Mill At Fine Creek Wedding | Richmond Film Photographer | Klaire Dixius Photography

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Mill At Fine Creek Wedding | Richmond Film Photographer | Klaire Dixius Photography

We loved documenting all of these vintage details for Jeff and Tori:

Vintage Wedding Inspiration | Virginia Film Wedding Photographer | Klaire Dixius Photography

Vintage Wedding Inspiration | Virginia Film Wedding Photographer | Klaire Dixius Photography

Vintage Wedding Inspiration | Virginia Film Wedding Photographer | Klaire Dixius Photography

And then after a long day of rain showers, we got to take their portraits at Tori’s family’s property:

Vintage Wedding Inspiration | Virginia Film Wedding Photographer | Klaire Dixius Photography

Vintage Wedding Inspiration | Virginia Film Wedding Photographer | Klaire Dixius Photography

We loved Luke and Ashley’s North Carolina wedding in the mountains:

Cozy Mountain Wedding Inspiration | Virginia Film Wedding Photographer | Klaire Dixius Photography

Cozy Mountain Wedding Inspiration | Virginia Film Wedding Photographer | Klaire Dixius Photography

The fog finally cleared towards the end of the day and we took portraits on the mountain where they first met!

Cozy Mountain Wedding Inspiration | Virginia Film Wedding Photographer | Klaire Dixius Photography

We’ve also gotten the chance to explore some of the coolest places this year!

For instance, the streets of Charleston with Drew and Anna:

Charleston South Carolina Engagement Session | Klaire Dixius Photography

Charleston South Carolina Engagement Session | Klaire Dixius Photography

Or the coast of Virginia Beach with Ben and Sarah:

Virginia Beach Engagement Session | Klaire Dixius PhotographyVirginia Beach Engagement Session | Klaire Dixius Photography

The outskirts of Richmond at Libby Hill with Alek and Eve:

Libby Hill Richmond | Virginia Film Wedding Photographer | Klaire Dixius Photography

Libby Hill Richmond | Virginia Film Wedding Photographer | Klaire Dixius Photography

And also Richmond’s Science Museum at sunrise:

Libby Hill Richmond | Virginia Film Wedding Photographer | Klaire Dixius Photography

We loved this cozy chilly morning with Luke and Ashley in Charlottesville, VA:

Fine Art Charlottesville Virginia Engagement Session | Klaire Dixius Photography

Fine Art Charlottesville Virginia Engagement Session | Klaire Dixius Photography

Fine Art Charlottesville Virginia Engagement Session | Klaire Dixius Photography

Or watching the sunset at Burke lake with Mike and Ashley:

Fine Art Burke Lake Virginia Engagement Session | Klaire Dixius Photography

Fine Art Burke Lake Virginia Engagement Session | Klaire Dixius Photography

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Fine Art Burke Lake Virginia Engagement Session | Klaire Dixius Photography

It was so fun ushering in the cherry blossoms with Joseph and Blaire at Meadowlark Gardens:

Fine Art Meadowlark Gardens Virginia Engagement Session | Klaire Dixius Photography

And exploring the views at Great Falls with Gene and Abby:

Great Falls | Fine Art Virginia Engagement Session | Klaire Dixius Photography

And finally, taking senior portraits for my sweet friend Megan at the Jefferson Memorial:

Washington DC Ballerina Jefferson Memorial | Klaire Dixius Photography

 

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