Hi, we're Hunter and Sarah, a husband-and-wife, luxury wedding photography team. We’re also educators, helping other photographers build profitable and sustainable photography businesses.
As Father Vaccaro spoke during Christine and Adam’s Catholic wedding mass, he encouraged and challenged them in the journey of marriage that lay ahead of them. But as he spoke, he seemed to focused in on a single fact about the couple. When it became clear that COVID-19 and the Coronavirus quarantines would make it impossible for them to get married as they had originally planned, Father Vaccaro and the parish had offered Christine and Adam the option to postpone their wedding ceremony. But after much prayer and consideration, they decided that beginning their married life as soon as possible was the most important thing. Yes, they still hope to have a big reception later down the road. And as they gather at Chantilly Country Club this fall, they’ll have the opportunity to celebrate their new marriage with friends and family!
But for Christine and Adam, June 13th was always about one thing: two becoming one. And we could tell that despite the less-than-ideal circumstances, they still had plenty of joy on their wedding day! We could also tell how important family was to Christine and Adam on their big day. Christine got ready in her childhood home. Of the 13 guests who were asked to attend, all 13 were family. And when it came time for portraits, we decided to keep them right on the church grounds so that we could minimize travel, and maximize the time they would spend celebrating with family that afternoon and evening! Their day was simple, elegant, intimate, and so wonderful.
When we first met over video chat last summer, and got together in person for your engagement session at James Monroe’s Highland, we could have no idea what was coming our way in the Spring of 2020. But if you had asked us after that session how we guessed you two would handle a wedding-postponing pandemic, we would’ve been spot on. You two have postponed and replanned with such flexibility and grace! And the best part about all of this is that we get to celebrate again (God-willing) in just a few more months. But until then, enjoy married life!
Sarah + Hunter
Photographers: Hunter and Sarah Photography
Venue: Nativity Catholic Church in Burke, VA
Bride’s Dress: Lulu’s
Bride’s Veil: Blanca Veils
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Azazie
Wedding Bands: Kay Jewelers
Engagement Ring: Koser Jewelers
Floral Design: Open Blooms
Bakery: Geneva Bakery Cafe
Hair & Makeup: Poetically Brushed and Krystal Coats
Officiant: Rev. Stephen Vaccaro of Nativity Catholic Church in Burke, VA