I had such a great time capturing Adrian's First Communion a couple weeks ago. The day started off at All Saints Catholic Church in Manassas. Though photos weren’t allowed during the mass itself, we captured some sweet images of Adrian in the church afterwards. Thunderstorms were rolling into Manassas shortly after mass finished, but luckily we were able to get outdoor family photos done before the rain came!
After that, we headed down the street to Bull Run Unitarian Universalist Church for the reception. Bere and Alex threw an awesome party in honor of their son, complete with a live band and seriously, more food than I’ve seen at most weddings. There were carefully planned blue and white decorations everywhere, including tons of balloons – the kids were loving it. Adrian and his sisters were total hams for the camera, and little Emily actually acted as an awesome photographer’s assistant all night. I showed her how to use the camera (and helped her hold it - it’s heavy haha) and she actually got a couple good shots!
Adrian kept making shoe changes throughout the night, because he had hurt his foot doing an epic scooter jump the night before. We found out a few days later that he had actually broken his toe! This kid was surprisingly cheerful for being in so much pain.
It was so incredible to see how many friends and family came out to celebrate Adrian’s big day. I'm glad I got to be a part of it!