Miguel + Heather

I had the privilege to photograph a friend of mine and her fiancé, tie the knot in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
They had a beautiful setting on the beach with the ocean as the background… not that that is romantic enough, even a rainbow came out after they said “I do” it was a great celebration and the bride was absolutely stunning and glowing. I love this couple and their daughter beautiful Avery.Congratulations to the Alvarados!

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Beautiful Outdoors

I strolled around a lake by my house in Virginia and took some photos of the beauty in that area.

There are numbers of frogs, snakes, birds, and turtles living around the lake. Colorful flowers and plants, a photographers dream!

I love walking and enjoying nature, the smell of fresh air and the sound of birds chirping.

I feel peace in nature.

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Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.”

God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind,

and every winged bird after its kind;

and God saw that it was good. God blessed them, saying,

“Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”

- Genesis 1: 20-22

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Andy + Ashley// Family

I was so excited to take family photos of these two and their plus one. Baby Susan, she was an angel at the photoshoot! I had taken photos of this couples wedding in Maryland and had the chance to see them again in Washington D.C. last weekend to document their new addition to the family! Not only are these two some of the sweetest people I’ve ever met, they are also the best new parents I’ve ever seen. I have no doubt that Susan Elizabeth will have great role models and parents to be with forever! It was a great day in D.C. crowded but sunny and beautiful for some family photos!

This photoshoot was a gift from their sweet friend Sarah!

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Paul + Melinda

Paul + Melinda
May 31st 2014

Chrysalis Vineyards// Alexandra, Virginia

I had the honor of photographing the day of Paul and Melinda, an adorable laid back couple that live in Washington D.C. They have been dating for many years and decided to tie the knot with an intimate setting of close family and friends. We quickly noticed how excited everyone was to see these to join together in marriage!
The view of where the ceremony took place was breath taking. In the distance was a pond of geese, mountains, and bulls grazing in the field. Everything was so green, bright and beautiful. The reception included, wine barrels tables and lights covered the tents. A orchestra, wine tasting, and dancing made the evening one to remember.

They had their honeymoon in the Caribbean at the beautiful St. Thomas Island. Congratulations P&M, May your marriage be blessed and amazing. We thank you for using our services for your special day!

A special Thanks to my husband Aaron, for second shooting this beautiful wedding.

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Destination Wedding Photography

Hello to all my international Brides,

The wonderful benefit of hiring an international traveling photographer is you get something different and unique. Priceless images to show your friends and family.

I LOVE new cultures, people, and travel. I would enjoy traveling to your wedding to be able to capture your world and your style.

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I have traveled or lived in these places-

- Australia – Egypt – South Africa  -Puerto Rico
– Thailand – Korea – Fiji   -Aruba  -Mexico -Caribbean

Tips for hiring or searching for a photographer

The differences between a pro and an amateur photographer are… I will flatter the bride and bring beauty out of what I see. An amateur photographer takes tons of photos and hopes a few will turn out nice. 

I also have experience in travel, international customs, and flying. This is something you need to make sure of when on the look out for an international destination photographer. Passports, Visas, culture changes are all things your photographer should be aware of when traveling for your big day.

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When you are searching for a wedding photographer, make sure the photographer includes the copyrights into they’re package. Some photographers charge less up front but then charge you hundreds extra for prints or copyrights. Keep in mind another trick they might pull is give you copyrights but only give you copyrights for 5 X 7 images for example. This will make you pay more to have an enlarged or canvas print. I include all copyrights for all sizes of images.

Brides, if you feel more comfortable with females-hire a female. If you feel more comfortable with a man- hire a man as your photographer. You want to be comfortable and get along with your photographer. You are with that person the entire day and need to brain storm and communicate clearly to achieve your goals for your wedding day. Have a vision and discuss it with your photographer.

The main places I am advertising & traveling to for weddings only. These places are top travel destination locations.

- Spain – Greece – London – Paris – Hong Kong

- New Zealand – Australia – Tokyo – Brazil  - Turkey

-Caribbean 

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I love having fun and making the bride feel at ease on her big day! Not only do I want to give the bride the best gift I can give her, the gift of capturing her wedding day. I also want to build relationship and love on the bride! I have had the privilege to photograph dozens of weddings and I continue to learn and build my art.

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My prices are very reasonable for my experience, equipment, and quality. I want to make a price for you that fits your day and needs. I will need advance for travel plans to the country you will be celebrating your day!

All weddings I photograph include the copyrights to all photos in all sizes, high-resolution images. I adjust to you and your location in the world. I am always respectful of cultures and people. I would love to talk more about your big day!

 

avanleyphoto@gmail.com- email for a international quote for 2014 or 2015.

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Aaron + Ashlie

Aaron + Ashlie
Richmond, Virginia
A bridal photoshoot at Agecroft Hall- http://www.agecrofthall.com
As well as beautiful day downtown, at the stunning City Center. One of the most amazing venues I have had the privilege of photographing.
I loved capturing Aaron + Ashlie’s day, not only because they shared the same names as my husband and I. We enjoyed hearing stories of the two year engagement and prepping for the wedding day. From the sunglasses and converse shoes the whole bridal party received, to the huge family coming together with laughs & food during the reception. I loved the vintage touches of the homemade jelly and typewriter for the guest book signing. The urban feel made it a big party! Everyone was smiling and enjoying the day. The love that Aaron & Ashlie share is contagious!
Vintage decor- Paisley & Jade- http://paisleyandjade.com

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Summer beach clothing

We did a fun/entertaining shoot at the beach for some of our fun clothing and swimsuits!
We were excited to see the icecream truck come by before our shoot to add some iceream into our
summer photos. Models for this shoot were my co-workers, Tarryn and Gabby.
Here are some photos to show off the summer line.
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