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Alright, guys. Clear your mind. Done? Okay. Now, when I say the words "backyard wedding", what are you picturing? I absolutely guarantee it won't look like what you are about to see! When I stepped on the property belonging to my bride Lauren's family, I was in awe of its waterfront views, weeping willow trees, and the eventual evening sunset. Sharing some of my favorites from their summer wedding below!
I've always said my best form of advertising isn't Facebook, a million followers on Instagram, an ad in a local publication - it's a happy client. My trick to a happy photographer? Booking friends of clients, and guests at previous Kelli Brewer Photography weddings! I met Raisa and Eric at the intimate ceremony of another KBP couple, Amit and Que. I remember leaving that wedding, feeling like one of the family, even though I was hired help. That group of friends was so incredibly lovely, so kind, and so welcoming. Raisa and Eric's day was just the same - one the kindest pairings you'll ever meet, surrounded by such warm and inviting friends and family for their Washington, D.C. Courthouse wedding. I would say I honestly couldn't get any luckier, but, I've never won the lottery, so there's that. Sharing my favorite downtown images below!
Ah, summer pregnancies... aka "How many clothes and layers can I take off in order to walk into a store and not be thrown out for public indecency" pregnancies... I've been there! My son was born August 1, so I spent the summer months ripe and ready for the affectionately dubbed "evacuation day".  Jaclyn looked absolutely radiant during our session - a far cry from my puffy empire waist, tie back taffeta shirt and khaki cargo pants I wore in my maternity pictures 10+ years ago. She and Brad blended their family of girls a few years ago, so I was absolutely ecstatic for Brad when they shared they were expecting a baby boy. I can't wait to meet this little guy!
Just an hour before our session, we were piecing together outfit options for Corinne. When the mustard shirt was placed before me, you guys know me well enough by now to know I said THAT'S IT. I love the way Corinne's images pop, from more than just her styling. She has the most gorgeous smile and infectious laugh that while you can't hear it, I know you guys can feel it. I had such an amazing trip to Mason, Ohio to photograph Corinne just a few weeks before she closed the books on high school and graduated with the Class of 2019. Here's to bigger and better things for this sweet girl!
A couple of years ago, I was struggling with deciding whether or not my husband and I were finished adding to our family. I'd always pictured myself having a larger family. Four was my number, and then I'd see where to go from there. Now, here I was at "just two", debating on whether or not our family was meant to be larger than a party of 4. Ultimately, we found our family complete.  I've always been confident in my decision, but that doesn't mean I don't love to hold and cuddle sweet little babies. Working with newborns and their families is the best of both worlds - I can get my baby fix but pass the baby back when it comes to diapers, feeding in the middle of the night... all that "other" stuff! How wonderful to get my baby fix, but also see how much my former newborns have grown into such sweet, chatty, beautiful big sisters!
Every wedding photographer dreams of an ideal wedding day, similar to how a bride imagines hers. I dream of a well constructed timeline (and staying on schedule!), a welcoming wedding party, a beautiful venue, the ability to take my time with details and slow things down mid-day, and time alone with my bride and groom to really capture those memorable shots that will hopefully remain on the wall in the years to come.  I remember leaving Katelyn and Cody's wedding reception at the end of the night amazed at how perfect the day was for them both - and for me! I was absolutely ecstatic with how the day went and the way I was able to capture their memories and document their day. Here are just a few favorite snaps from their April wedding!
The Chambers are familiar faces here on the blog! I've worked with this sweet family since their oldest was less than 3 years old, photographed their youngest when he was days old, and grew up 3 houses down from the Man of the House. Their annual session is one I look forward to every year, much of which is due in part to Kali's gracious feedback. She knows how to make me feel like a million bucks and I love how eager she is to share how she's displayed the photos in her home. I couldn't ask for better clients! 
Every wedding that I photograph, it's always an honor. I won't pretend that it's not pretty boss to be attached to the bride and groom all day - a position not even their closest friends and wedding guests have. While my time with couples usually ends on the wedding day, we almost always keep in touch on social media and I love following their journey as it goes from the two of them, to fur babies, to multiple babies, new homes, and more. However, it's not every client that I have photographed for years, the proposal, the engagements and ultimately the happy ever after.
Grace and Robert are probably the two most kind and humble people you will ever meet. Despite the hiccups we incurred during our time together, they could not have been more gracious. Robert was here in the Quantico area for just a few months for school and training. His beautiful wife Grace traveled from their home in California for his graduation and we used it as an opportunity to capture the last memories of his time here in the DC area. The Marine Corps Museum once again served as a stunning backdrop for our session and the setting sun. 
Noel Grace Photography Recently one of my neighbors had some work done on the front of their home. We're talking brand spanking new wood and trim, new paint, and some good 'ol power washing. The home looks almost brand new, despite being over 20 years old. Unfortunately, there's no yard sign advertising the company that's done the work, as we often see with home projects that are a large undertaking. It's made me think about knocking on her door to get the name of the company, should I decide to invest in upgrades for our home as well. Photography - whether it's posted on social media or displayed in the home - works very much like the story of my neighbor's exterior work. A happy client is my best advertisement . When someone changes their profile or timeline picture to one that I took? It still makes me giddy after all these years. At the end of the year when I open up a holiday card and I see a shot I took with gold embossing and a personalized