Melissa & Ryan | Trummer’s on Main, Clifton, VA Wedding



During every wedding I shoot, I have an ongoing checklist in my mind to make sure I’m not missing anything.  As a wedding photographer, I have the constant challenge of creating beautiful images in a day where, inevitably, not everything will go exactly as planned. Last Saturday was a perfect example of things not going as planned…it rained…a lot! But thanks to great planning on Melissa and Ryan’s part, we were able to get a TON of portraits done before the ceremony  AND before the rain came. They even prepared enough to have umbrellas on hand for their guests!

Even though it rained, it was still such a beautiful day! Melissa and Ryan were so calm and yet so filled with joy! Their reactions during the first look were some of the sweetest I’ve seen! (see below). Buddy and I had such a great time celebrating with these two and their friends and family–what a wonderful celebration!!

Melissa and Ryan, congratulations on your marriage and have fun on your climbing adventure! Come hang out at the farm soon! 🙂

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Coordinator–Donna Netschert – The Village Timesaver
Makeup–Marti Wright – Tica Beauty
Hair–Denita Brown – Jewel Hair Design
Reception Venue–Trummer’s on Main Street
Groom’s Suit – Suit Supply, Washington, DC
Bride’s Gown – I Do I Do, Gaithersburg, MD
Jeweler – Tiffany’s
Florist–Sai Souphom – Saivita Floral Design
Invitations –
Rentals–Capital Party Rentals
Dessert —Trummer’s on Main



  1. vanessa taylor says:

    Beautiful, I found myself smiling through the whole collection, you SO captured the moments as always:)

  2. Carol Hall says:

    Melissa, I couldn’t stop smiling at your pictures. Your love for Ryan and his for you shines through every picture! What a beautiful job was done by your photographer. Wishing you many years of Luck, Love and Happiness! Love ya Carol

  3. Lorraine Roseman says:

    the photographer captured everything that was so important on this special day – elegant and I smiled and enjoyed all the pictures as if I was with you all.

    much good luck!


  4. Melissa and Ryan’s wedding day preparations taking place in our historic home in Clifton was absolutely wonderful! We fell in love with both of them. The photos are incredible. I have looked at them several times and always find some detail I had not noticed before. You even make the rain look like it was a planned back drop for the pictures! Makes me want to get married all over again. :0)

  5. ann lindstrom says:

    She was beautiful. The girls look like you.
    Thsnks for sharing

  6. Carolyn J Belt says:

    What a beautiful wedding! Your dress was so you. A Grace Kelley
    look Melissa.

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