Laury & Paul | Arlington, Virginia Wedding

Where do I begin with Laury and Paul?

Is it with their sweet, joyful, kind personalities that compliment each other so perfectly you can only assume that they were made for one another? Is it with their incredible families, who literally overflow with love for the people they meet? Should I start with the way Paul so obviously cherishes the partner that he’s found in Laury? Or the smile that inevitably spreads across Laury’s face when she steals a glance at Paul? How do I begin to describe the love that radiates between these two every time they’re in a room together? How do you find the words for something like that?

Suffice it to say that these two belong together. I was so honored to be a part of Laury and Paul’s lovely wedding day, that so perfectly came together and celebrated the joy that each of them have found in one another. Not only are Paul and Laury one of the sweetest couples around, their families were so incredibly welcoming throughout their entire day! Honestly, I felt like I’d been welcomed in, myself! Paul and Laury, thank you for the honor of having me photograph your day in all of it’s love-filled wonder. Enjoy a few of my favorites from your day!

Introducing: Mr. and Mrs. Smith

I’ll photograph that box any day!! 

How cute are those flasks?! This hand purse was handmade out of pieces of Laury’s grandmother’s wedding dress. And those are her grandfather’s wings. So special!

Loved Laury’s florals…

Laury!! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… you are a stunning bride!

I love that Laury and Paul opted for a first look. It was such a sweet moment!!

Loved this shot that Aaren got!

Oh, your eyes, Laury. So stunning.

Love this, you two!

Paul is a huge biking lover! So how perfect are these ties that Laury’s “Dude of Honor,” Andy, found?? I love them!

That look!


Check out Laury’s dad’s hat!!

…and socks! He was such a proud father!

Laury and Paul brought a little magic to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington.

Paul’s a huge beer fan, so the selection at the reception was impressive to say the least!

First dances are my favorite!

Laury and her dad absolutely had me tearing up behind my camera.

Paul and his daughter also had a dance! Two father daughter dances in one night? Yes, please!

Congratulations, Laury and Paul!!!

  • October 11, 2013 - 9:02 pm

    Cindy Benedict - Steph,
    I love to follow your blog….and I think I enjoyed these most recent pictures more than any other I’ve seen lately (besides Derek and Erica’s of course). The way you capture the emotion of the day is just spectacular. Paul and Laury’s photos are very impressive. I am so looking forward to the magic you’re going to create with the photos at Karleigh and Adam’s wedding in December. You are very, very talented and you do a fantastic job when you get behind the camera. I’m so happy that YOU are the one who will be shooting my only daughter’s wedding!! So looking forward to seeing you again.
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  • October 16, 2013 - 5:21 pm

    Paul Smith - Damn, don’t we look good!

    Stephanie, you are amazing. I’d say these shots speak for themselves, but they can’t tell the story of the wonderful experience of working with you. Working with most people is work. Working with you was a joy in every way. Thank you so much for everything.


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