Meadowlark Gardens Engagement | Gina + Sebastian | Virginia Photographer

I love photographing engagement sessions and this was a perfect setting for this sweet couple! Gina and Sebastian had me laughing from the beginning and we had so much fun walking the paths in the gardens. I absolutely can’t wait for their big day in June 2016! Enjoy a few of my favorites from their engagement session at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Virginia.


Gina & Sebastian’s Love Story

Despite Gina and Sebastian living less than a quarter of a mile from one another, going to the same gym, walking their dogs along the same paths, and shopping at the same grocery store, it took a “hello” on an online dating site to bring the couple together. Their first date was at Passion Fish in Reston Town Center and their date was filled with 3.5 hours of fun and interesting conversation.

About a year later, Sebastian told Gina that he was taking her to Charlottesville, Virginia for a weekend as a late birthday gift. After touring Monticello and a local vineyard, the couple headed out for a dinner at a nice restaurant. After the server poured the couple a glass of wine, the server brought out a plate with a jewelry box placed on it! Gina, unfazed by the jewelry box in front of her, kept reading the label on the wine bottle. Sebastian then got down on one knee and asked his very surprised girlfriend if she would spend the rest of her life with him!

The couple is busy planning a June wedding and a lifetime of good conversation, good wine, and lots of love!

















Congratulations, you two!!

Meadowlark Gardens Engagement | Ron + Sharon | Vienna, Virginia Photographer

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Ron and Sharon’s beautiful engagement session at Meadowlark Botanical Garden was so amazing. I had the best time walking the pathways through the woods and around the delightful pond of Meadowlark Gardens with them. Signs of Fall were beginning with the falling leaves and orange & purple thistle which automatically sparked a Pumpkin Spices Latte craving! It is so apparent how happy they are together and I am honored to have been chosen to capture their Wedding Day memories! They are naturals in front of the camera and I loved sharing this special time with them before their wedding.

The gardens are such a perfect magical spot tucked away in Vienna, Virginia for couples to walk and spend some time for romance and relaxation. Thank you Ron and Sharon for so much fun photographing around Meadowlark Gardens. Wish you both the best during this exciting time of you lives and I’m looking forward to seeing you very soon!!!

So Sweet!

So Sweet!

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Victoria and Warren’s Barrel Oak Winery Engagement Session

It was a sunny Spring afternoon at Barrel Oak Winery, when I met up with Torrie and Warren for their engagement session. It was a busy day at the BOW winery in Delaplane, Virginia, so we walked down the lane to find some quiet spots and wonderful views of the countryside. The hillside has views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, rolling hills with horses grazing and weeping willows surrounding a farm pond. What a perfect setting for a relaxed engagement session.

Torrie and Warren are getting married at the beautiful Piedmont Golf Club in Haymarket, Virginia and I am so excited about their big day!

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Thank you Torrie and Warren for a fun time together! Enjoy some of my favorites!

Sunset Crest Manor Wedding | Chantilly VA | Gilroy Photography

Melissa and Peter’s Wedding at Sunset Crest Manor, in Chantilly, Virginia was a perfect mixture of casual elegance and the beautiful Virginia countryside. The gorgeous Sunset Crest Manor with it’s 82 acres was the perfect setting for their wedding. The couple’s First Look was on the garden walkway outside the barn. Melissa meandered down the winding pathway to tap her groom on the shoulder and it was a beautiful intimate moment.

There were so many special touches! The patio cocktail tables centerpieces were mason jars filled with delicate white tulips. The couples ceremony was held on the expansive patio at the crest of the hillside. Baby’s Breath gathered in ribbon decorated ceremony rows of gold Chiavari chairs. The wedding ceremony was held overlooking the breathtaking view from the atop the hill. Then there were the lovely sounds of the violin played by Melissa’s Aunt during the ceremony processional and recessional moments.

The first dance was held under the wagon wheel chandelier in the perfect rustic barn and the dance floor was full, as the music rocked into the night! At the end of the night the quests gathered full of laughter and excitement as they gave the couple a grand sparkler send off!

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Congratulations Melissa and Peter! It was a sheer joy and honor to capture the magical moments of your Wedding Day at Sunset Crest Manor!
– Donna Gilroy, Gilroy Photography

Venue: Sunset Crest Manor
Photographer: Donna Gilroy of Gilroy Photography
Cater: Better Events Catering
Violinist: Bing Liu
Officiant: Hawley Smith
Florist: Fifi Flowers
DJ: Dennis Woo
Dress: J.Crew
Hair: Jolie Laide Salon

Northern-Virginia-Wedding-Photographer-Engagement Photo Session

Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer – Gilroy Photography
The National Harbor Engagement Photo Session was great fun! Tisha and Sammy will be getting married in 2014 at the Oxon Hill Manor in Maryland which is a beautiful venue. I had the honor of spending the afternoon with this loving couple!

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Weddings by Gilroy Photography

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