A Gorgeous Outdoor Military Wedding (Leesburg, VA)

One of the things I love about photographing weddings is seeing the story unfold - the dress coming off the hanger, bridesmaids and groomsmen reconnecting (and/or getting to know each other), the magic that occurs when the bride and groom see each other for the first time, little details like cakes and flowers, first dances, etc.

And this wedding had so many beautiful stories to tell - a navy sword arch, the Filipino tradition of a money dance, the Jewish hora (which looked like so much fun that I wanted to dance with them), etc. It was wonderful to see so many different cultures and traditions combine and merge to celebrate the newlyweds. 

(By the way, this is another wedding I second shot with Brandon Hunter, and yet again, I couldn't feel more lucky that Brandon asked me to work with him!)

* Looking for a wedding photographer in the DC Metro region? Darcy Troutman Photography wants to capture all the details of your special day - from the bridesmaids laughing together through late nights on the dance floor. So whether you prefer black tie occasions or a casual ceremony outdoors, I have a package just right for you. Please contact me at darcytroutman@hotmail.com.

A Country Wedding (Leesburg, VA)

Last year, in addition to shooting weddings as Darcy Troutman Photography, I had the incredible privilege of working as a second shooter for Brandon Hunter -  a photographer whose work continually inspires me. 

Working with and under Brandon allowed me to grow as a photographer in so many ways. First of all, Brandon's advice and friendship influenced not only how I shoot, but (even more importantly) how I see.   Further, as a second shooter I never had to worry about being "in charge", so I could step back and give creativity the reins. 

Here are some of my favorite shots from a wedding I shot with Brandon last October. As beautiful as these brides were on the outside, they were even more beautiful on the inside. Two of the nicest people I've ever had the privilege of spending a day with. As cheesy as it sounds, I feel lucky that my job allows me to share in the meaningful moments in their lives, and other's. 

* Looking for a wedding photographer in the DC Metro region? Darcy Troutman Photography wants to capture all the details of your special day - from the bridesmaids laughing together through late nights on the dance floor. So whether you prefer black tie occasions or a casual ceremony outdoors, I have a package just right for you. Please contact me at darcytroutman@hotmail.com.

An Autumn Afternoon at the Lincoln Memorial (Washington D.C.)

I've photographed this family for over 5 years now and every time I see the kids I can't believe how quickly time flies. Crazy to think they're all so far past the preschool years now. Soon there will be girlfriends/boyfriends and college applications, but for now, they're all still happy climbing trees. And I  (as always) love watching them ascend higher and higher. 

 

* Looking for a family photographer in the DC Metro region? Darcy Troutman Photography offers both at-home and out-and-about sessions, so whether you prefer pictures in the backyard or photos at a nature preserve, I have a package just right for you. Please contact me at darcytroutman@hotmail.com.

Family Time at the Playground (Gaithersburg, MD)

Kids love playgrounds. And I love happy kids. And happy families. And this awesome job!

* Looking for a family photographer in the DC Metro region? Darcy Troutman Photography offers both at-home and out-and-about sessions, so whether you prefer pictures in the backyard or photos at a nature preserve, I have a package just right for you. Please contact me at darcytroutman@hotmail.com.

Michelle & Phil's Wedding at Annapolis Maritime Museum (Annapolis, MD)

Could this day have been any more beautiful? Such a great location, such an amazing couple. And so many people over the age of 70 on the dance floor! It was so hard to keep from joining them all! 

Venue - Annapolis Maritime Museum

Hair and Makeup - Cerissa McKinley/  Megan Petrakis

Florist - Rhonda Kaplan

DJ - Jon DiPompa

Caterer - Creative Cuisine 

Second Shooter - Brandon Hunter

* Looking for a wedding photographer in the DC Metro region? Darcy Troutman Photography wants to capture all the details of your special day - from the bridesmaids laughing together through late nights on the dance floor. So whether you prefer black tie occasions or a casual ceremony outdoors, I have a package just right for you. Please contact me at darcytroutman@hotmail.com.

A Walk in the Woods (Arlington, VA)

Is it possible to have a crush on a family? After this shoot, I'm positive that it is. 

I don't think I've ever laughed this much. I didn't want the afternoon to end. Seriously. Coolest. Family. Ever. 

* Looking for a family photographer in the DC Metro region? Darcy Troutman Photography offers both at-home and out-and-about sessions, so whether you prefer pictures in the backyard or photos at a nature preserve, I have a package just right for you. Please contact me at darcytroutman@hotmail.com.

A Gorgeous Day in the Front Yard (Arlington, VA)

This was my first time photographing this family and I (of course) fell in love with them. The boys took a little bit of time to warm up (it must feel odd to have a woman in sweatpants with a large camera ask you all about your life), but then we started to run, find sticks, play catch, climb trees, try on hats, and (in general) have a blast. 

When a session ends with a kindergartner in namaste, I call it a success! 

* Looking for a family photographer in the DC Metro region? Darcy Troutman Photography offers both at-home and out-and-about sessions, so whether you prefer pictures in the backyard or photos at a nature preserve, I have a package just right for you. Please contact me at darcytroutman@hotmail.com.

Running Through the Meadow (Fairfax, VA)

This is one of my absolute favorite families to photograph - four kids, all totally unique, and all totally awesome. But year we had was a bit of a bumpy start - after a long day, the last thing the kids felt like doing was dressing up for photo shoot. 

So we started easy - going through jewelry boxes, playing with magnatiles, exploring everyone's favorite toys. And by the time we headed outside for family photos - everyone was ready to run, and play, and (most importantly) to LAUGH. 

* Looking for a family photographer in the DC Metro region? Darcy Troutman Photography offers both at-home and out-and-about sessions, so whether you prefer pictures in the backyard or photos at a nature preserve, I have a package just right for you. Please contact me at darcytroutman@hotmail.com.

Sara & Ryan's Country Fall Wedding at Blue Hill Farm (Waterford, VA)

I loved everything about this venue - from the perfect autumn weather to the chickens roaming the property. And the wedding itself was full of so much love and happiness - I think I spent the whole day smiling.  

This was also the first time I photographed a bride becoming a stepmother - and the bond between this girl and her newest family member was fantastic to watch, both of them were so happy. I also loved the taco truck, the sunset, the froyo, the fire pit, and (of course) the crazy fun dance floor.  

Honestly, an absolutely perfect day. I feel so privileged that they trusted me to photograph it. 

Hair Makeup - Makeup by Ana B

Venue - Blue Hill Farm

Caterer - Rito Loco Tacos, Froyo

Flowers - Urban Stems

Second Photographer- Brandon Hunter