Ciarra had one amazing Sweet 16 Birthday party, red carpet and all at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, Virginia! Guests were greeted by the paparazzi who snapped pictures, while discussing their designer labels. When Ciarra and her court arrived they strolled down the red carpet and through the balloon arch to officially start the party. The birthday cake was made by Sweet n Sassy even tasted good enough for the stars! The fun and dancing went on into the night as Ciarra brought in her 16th birthday with a bang, we hope this was an event to remember!
I had the joy of sitting down with photographer Natalie Gibbs to chat and get to know one another. I can’t wait to work together! Here are some FAQ’s off of her website:
Q. How would you describe your style?
A. I aim for unobtrusive, photojournalistic coverage of wedding events, but I also pose formal group photos and portraits as needed. I strive to keep a candid feel to even my posed shots. My focus is on emotional (or funny!) moments in addition to the standard wedding shots. I also really love shooting details.
Q. Are your photos edited?
A. Yes. All my photos are edited. That’s partly what gives them “pop.” I do not like the look of unedited photos, so you won’t see them on your disc. I always shoot in RAW format and use a combination of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to finish the files. I do additional retouching on any prints you order, as well. I try to keep my processing bright and colorful, but natural looking. I’m not into heavy texturing, tinting, or unusual special effects. I want your photos to look timeless.
Q. How long will it take to get our photos?
A. The maxium time is six weeks. I try to get them done earlier whenever possible, and I always post a few of my favorites to my website in the days following your event, so you’ll have a few select photos ready to view when you return from your honeymoon.
Q. Do you travel?
A. Yes. I do ask a $150 travel fee (or 1 night’s hotel room) for any weddings outside a 100 mile radius of Christiansburg, VA. Depending on your wedding schedule, an additional night might be needed, as well.
Q. What is your favorite part of the wedding?
A. I really love the moment when the bride and groom walk away together for the first time as husband and wife. They always look so proud and happy.
Q. Would you consider shooting a same-sex wedding or commitment ceremony?
A. Yes, absolutely.
Located just an hour from Washington D.C. and 20 minutes from Dulles Airport, The Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast is one of Loudoun’s premier and intimate event venues. Brides and Grooms are able to receive exclusive access to the property for the entire weekend, giving the opportunity to host the rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception and Sunday brunch all in one location! Briar Patch is perfect for small intimate weddings & parties or large events for up to 200.
Family and friends are able to stay in one of the eight rooms furnished with antiques and fine furnishings. They even offer a separate cottage with a fully equipped kitchen, living room (includes a futon sofa bed), dining area, bathroom with a tub and shower, and bedroom with a queen-sized bed. To get more information on the Briar Patch and hosting your Loudoun Wedding Weekend get-away, the online brochure is a great tool!
Briar Patch Online Brochure
23130 Briar Patch Lane
Middleburg, Virginia 20117
(toll free) 866 327 5911
(fax) 703 327 5933