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Lauren and Shawn are almost 13 years apart in age, yet time seems to stand still when they are together.  When I first met this kind and caring couple back on a chilly December day for their engagement session, I remember thinking to myself how perfectly they fit together and how natural and at ease they were with one another.  Shawn’s son, Stephen, who was also at the session, was perhaps the politest and sweetest 13 year old I’d ever met.  Watching the three of them together, I could tell that while the wedding would be an important day, they were already a family…

They met at work and dated for 3 1/2 years before Shawn proposed to Lauren along the Richmond Canal. The couple married on a chilly, but sunny February day down in Richmond and celebrated with friends and family at The Commonwealth Club.  Lauren made one of the most beautiful bride’s I’d ever seen and it was really no surprise that when Shawn saw her for the very first time that day, the tears arrived.

One of my favorite parts of a wedding day is seeing two people become a family.  It’s the start of some great, grand adventure where no one knows 100% where they are headed, but they know they want to go together.  In truth, Lauren, Shawn and Stephen are already a family…and I wish nothing but great, grand adventures ahead for this beautiful family!

 

VENDORS: Ceremony: Third Church  |  Reception and Catering: The Commonwealth Club  |  Event Coordination: CCS Events  |  Florals: Photosynthesis  |  Rentals: Party Perfect  |  Hair & Make-up: Avenue 42 Salon  |  Band: Adrian Duke Project with Sam Hill Entertainment  |  Cake: The Mixing Bowl  | Lights: Leap AV  | Linens: Connie Duglin  | Paper Products: Red Orange Design  |  Calligraphy: Mary Sue Sanderlin  | Transportation: Crown Limousine 

 

 

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Cooper Jackson is one lucky baby.  Not only is he adorable, but he has pretty amazing parents.  I’ve had the pleasure of knowing this family for a few years now and I couldn’t imagine a more loving family to be born into.   Like I said…One lucky baby…

Born  February 13    |   1:54 pm   |   8 pounds, 3 ounces   |   21.5 inches long

 

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Quiet and thoughtful, maybe even a little shy at first, but once you get her smiling, Grayson’s toothy grin can melt an iceberg.  She loves songs, clapping, barnyard animals but she hates, yes I repeat, hates birthday cake.  Go figure.

Happy first birthday to Grayson Elizabeth!

 

 

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Tyler Sullivan was born a little over a week late.  Even though he kept his Mom and Dad anxiously waiting, I think everyone will agree the wait was well worth it for this beautiful baby boy…

Born  February 6    |   12:49 pm   |   7 pounds, 10 ounces   |   21 inches long

He’s such a peanut!

 

 

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