Matt and Alison- Historic Whitehall Estate Wedding Photographer

“all this time, i believed with all that i am, that i would find you.”
– tyler knott gregsonhistoric_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti01with virginia weather, you truly never know what you’re going to get. because it’s been a much warmer fall so far, all of the gorgeous autumn colors and leaves decided to stick around just for matt and alison’s gorgeous wedding at whitehall estate! i’ve never seen whitehall look so lovely! it was a little chilly outside, but nothing could phase these two. one of the best parts of my job is having a front row seat to see amazing clients/friends like matt and alison truly enjoy the best day of their lives. they were both so joyful all day long! they had the sweetest friends surrounding them all day, and a pretty epic dance party during the reception :) matt & alison, thank you so much for letting sarah and i celebrate with you!! we loved every minute! historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti04historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti05historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti06historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti08historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti14historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti19historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti32historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti39historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti43historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti46historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti53historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti54historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti72their first look was one of my favorites yet!historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti86moments like these next three are why i LOVE when my couples do a first look! you just don’t get this kind of interaction at the end of the aisle!historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti98historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti103historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti105historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti107historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti119historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti123historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti127historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti128seriously i could not get over this line of perfectly yellow trees! i could have stayed right in this spot all day!historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti131any Anne of Green Gables fans out there? this spot reminded me of something straight out of Avonlea!historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti140historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti143historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti151historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti160historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti168historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti170historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti173historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti180historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti185historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti189historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti194historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti205historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti216historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti220historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti230historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti236historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti248historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti253historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti257historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti261historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti269for those of you wondering, YES I always do family portraits! i don’t usually include them in the blog post, but this is definitely an important piece to the wedding day!historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti299historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti318historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti340historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti344historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti350historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti400historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti412historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti425historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti434historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti441historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti447historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti464historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti472historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti478historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti489historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti490historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti491historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti508historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti510historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti518historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti527historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti532historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti572historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti574historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti581historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti631historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti632historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti637historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti638historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti640historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti649historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti656historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti688historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti689historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti698historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti703historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti729historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti739historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti759and of course, my favorite photos of the evening! :)historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti760you guys, this was a hilarious “first” for me! as we were grabbing this photo with matt and alison all of a sudden i hear a voice running up to me at top speed saying “I WANT A PHOTO WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHER!!” and i was, ahem, lovingly ambushed by this group of gentlemen ;) historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti761now that’s more like it! :)historic_whitehall_manor_wedding_ragghianti762

Venue- Historic Whitehall Estate
Wedding Dress – Allure Bridal, Lizelle’s Bridal Boutique
Florist- Affordable Arrangements
Hair and Makeup – Amazing Occasions Hair and Makeup
Wedding Coordinator – The Finer Points: Lynn Ianizzi
DJ- Kirkabee DJ
Cupcakes- Bookshelf Bakery (sister of the groom!)
Bridesmaids Dresses – David’s Bridal
Groomsmen Attire – Jos A. Banks
Invitations- Wedding Paper Divas
Photography- Jessica Smith Photography
Engagement Portraits

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  1. Nancy

    November 21st, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    The pictures are gorgeous and really capture the feeling of the day. Quite honestly, I thought you WERE friends of Matt and Alison. Great job!

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