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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Virginia wedding photography: Heather and Dshamal

Last week, Renee drove to Bassett, Virginia to photograph Heather and Dshamal's vintage-style nuptials. Don't get us wrong, all weddings are great, but this one had so many personal touches, Renee was kind of freaking out. It was just SO vintage, so one-of-a-kind, she couldn't help but mentally blog it as it happened. Here is the highlight reel from the big day.

The dashing pair...

The farm where Heather grew up...

Heather's mom passed on, but she kept her close with a special locket...

Heather's step-mom gets emotional at seeing her for the first time...

true love...

Heather and Dshamal's first meeting of the day...

some fun portraits...

 a new twist on an old favorite...

a moment alone...

Dshamal chases his best girl...

Old Blue is the chariot of choice...

Heather surprised Dshamal by reciting her vows in German...
 awesomeness. check out the hay "pews"

it's official!

the happy pair... oh, did we mention that Heather is 5'10"? So, how tall is Dshamal, you ask?  6'11"!


  1. sooooo perfect! I was there in person and you captured the day perfectly!!

  2. Beautiful pictures and awsome planned event at the farm! Love the creativity oc seating, etc. Best wishes to the couple.

  3. Thank you so much for these absolutely wonderful pix!
    You,the photographer,are an artist.
    What a perfect day!
    L O V E,Muddi.

  4. Dear Heather and Ishamal, You are so beautiful and the wedding was so pretty. You are so creative.
    Thank you for the beautiful pictures.
    God bless you, and may wonderful joy and happiness always be yours. Love, Donna
    Hope you make it to the re-union.

  5. Mike and Staffie WebsterOctober 27, 2010 at 8:37 PM

    Jamal and Heather,

    The pictures are great! What a beautiful wedding and we had a great time.
    Love Ya,
    Mike and Staffie

  6. Wonderful pictures from wonderful day. Thank You.

    Bernie from Germany

  7. This is the neatest wedding. I work with Bronte, the step-mother, and shared a few of my quilts. I am so glad I had the opportunity to see the results. I absolutely love the creativity. Beautiful bride and groom. Good luck!

  8. hi dschamu,
    hast du ihr eigentlich gesagt, dass ich der erste war der dich auf den rücken gelegt hat (internat 96)???Ecki.
    P.S. ich bin auch ehemann seit 7.8.10...wer hätte das von uns gedacht...14years ago

    grüsse aus good old germany und alles gute

  9. Heather you look beautiful!! I was so happy to hear the news that you found your true love and a German at that. Das ist Gute', especially since I have german blood in me.
    He looks like a real keeper.
    Love Mr.and Mrs. Shaffer (Kristen's Mom and Dad)

  10. I love, love the setting! Heather, you're beautiful! Best wishes to both of you! Sandra Fulcher

  11. Heather and Dshamal - so happy for you both and so glad to know two Deacons found each other.The pictures are beautiful!! Wishing you much happiness.
    Julie Griffin

  12. Thank you so much for giving me the chance to see these so beautiful pictures.Great shots.


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