Heather & Chris | Mount Vernon Inn Wedding

Driving out to Heather’s family farm this past Saturday, I knew I was in for an absolute stunner of a wedding day. I had somehow forgotten how absolutely gorgeous the mountains around Sperryville, Virginia are, especially with the sun beaming over them and a slight hint of early Fall crispness in the air. And when I pulled into the driveway, I had to stop to catch my breath—the farm that Heather grew up on is surrounded my some of the most beautiful Virginia landscape you can find. I’ll let you see in the pictures—but suffice it to say they were breathtaking!

And such a gorgeous location and beautiful weather was really only fitting for the flawless celebration of Heather and Chris. The details that Heather planned and created for her day were absolutely flawless, the wedding party that had stood by Heather and Chris’ side for years before their wedding day were some of the most wonderfully supportive friends I’ve ever seen, and the dancing continued well into the night, just like it should at any good party! But the best thing about this day wasn’t in the well-planned details or gorgeous dress or delicious cake, it was in the look that Chris gave Heather every time he looked at her. Like she was the most wonderful, amazing thing he’d ever seen. I’ll let you see in the pictures—but suffice it to say it was heart-melting.

Introducing: Mr. and Mrs. Gookin.


I love love LOVED Heather’s beautiful bouquet—she chose the flowers and greenery herself!

And this dress… Heather’s mom had a wedding photo taken in this very same mirror. It was such an honor to recreate such a cherished photograph. Oh, Heather, you are a beautiful bride!
This VIEW! One last toast as a single man! 
…and their friends are SUPER excited about it!

Just showing off the new bling. So thankful for Alison who second shot with me and snagged this stellar image!

So much joy!
Love this one :) The Inn and Mount Vernon Farm has the most AMAZING reception barn. It was a dream!

A new favorite ring shot, for certain.

I don’t think I could create a more dreamy first-dance setting if I tried!

No love like Daddy-Daughter love.

Congratulations, Heather and Chris!! It was such an incredible honor to be a part of your day!

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