• Helping love win – one wedding at a time.

    We are Andrea & Renata, a pair of best friends who strive to create fresh images and fun experiences for the people who invite us into their stories. We met our freshman year of high school and our friendship has grown over the past 14 years, 6 of those photographing weddings together. We photographed our first wedding in 2008, on Valentine's weekend, and since then it's been our privilege to capture over 100 weddings and engagement sessions.

    Though we've had our work featured by Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, Washingtonian Bride & Groom, and Baltimore Bride to name a few, our proudest accomplishments are becoming real life friends with many of our brides, maintaining happy marriages and raising 5 (really cute) kids collectively...all at the same time.

    We truly believe that we've found our niche in the world with wedding photography. We're so grateful to our clients for allowing us the opportunity to grow legacies, theirs and ours.

    Our blog is the place where we share recent weddings and sessions, features, vendor friends and our lives. Feel free to look around and visit our main website for more information. Thanks for joining us on this little adventure we're so blessed to be a part of.

    Andrea & Renata

A Big Announcement!

We are so completely excited to share the news with you that Andrea & Renata and Tara Peddicord Photography will both be undergoing some big change! It is change that we have all discussed and prayed over, we’ve shared in excitement and felt peace about it, and probably even shed just a few tears about it. Andrea will be stepping away from photography completely, except of course for her beloved husband and two girls who will always be in front of her camera! Renata will continue as a wedding photographer, and what’s so exciting is she will be joining businesses with Tara!

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 Before Andrea, Renata or Tara were ever photographers, we were friends. Over the last few months, the three of us have spent so much time thinking and praying over decisions we would make individually and together for our businesses. And the timing couldn’t be more perfect for each of us. That being said, it is of course a bittersweet time as well. Andrea and Renata have been in business together for 7 years. They’ve shot over 100 weddings collectively and built an amazing photography business alongside one another. It’s a beautiful partnership that is hard to say goodbye to, but the truth is, it feels so right to both of them. Tara started her business on her own nearly 4 years ago with a big dream and a lot of support and encouragement from many, including Andrea and Renata. The three of us have even had opportunities over the last 4 years to photograph a few weddings together.

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Andrea is excited to photograph the weddings and engagements they have booked now through part of 2016. She is equally excited to start this next chapter of life with her family, as she feels led to let go of her career in photography. Just over a month ago, Tara welcomed her first baby into the world, and with that of course comes much change. She is excited to continue her business as her family grows, and partnering with Renata is such a blessing. Tara will continue her photography as usual, and starting in 2016 will work with Renata more and more, as the two will officially begin booking all weddings together! Andrea couldn’t be more thrilled for Tara and Renata, and is excited to see these two friends build and grow their own business. It’s a big change for everyone but there is an overwhelming sense of peace and joy shared between the three of us! There are few people you feel comfortable sharing life and business with, and we feel that way about one another. Over the next weeks, we will be making changes and Tara and Renata will launch their business. This means a new website and everything! This doesn’t of course change anything for our existing clients, and what it means for the future as Tara and Renata join together, is simply continued commitment to caring for our clients well, a great sense of integrity and pride in our work, and a promise to create fresh, fun, and enduring images as we document stories of love. We can’t wait to share more with you and have you share in our excitement on this journey!

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Jennifer Keyton - Oh my gosh, this is amazing.

Meghan & Zack : Newton White Mansion Wedding

We truly love all the weddings we get to photograph, but Meghan & Zack’s was really special. We’ve known both them and their families since they were kids and it was an honor to capture their wedding day.

To see more from their wedding day, click here for the slideshow!

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A moment between Meghan & her mom:

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First glance!

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Pre-ceremony prayer:

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The reception was so fun with lots of personal touches like Zack’s dad’s hilarious poem toast…

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…and Meghan dancing with her dad while one of her sister’s played violin…

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…and the dance Zack and his dad and brothers surprised everyone with!

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Congratulations, Meghan & Zack! We’re thrilled for your new life together!

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Bonnie Clemmer Trott - May God always be the head of your household. Congratulations!

Krislyn Smithson - Awesome and Beautiful!!!!

Christy & Matthew : Meadowlark Gardens Wedding

Christy & Matthew’s wedding was a true celebration of true love and no two people could be more deserving. The day was perfect, from Christy’s gorgeous three piece gown to the fall weather to the details, everything was lovely.

To see Christy & Matthew’s slideshow, click here!

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First glance is the best!

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The light was just right for photos after the ceremony.

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Christy & Matthew, thanks so much for having us!

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Dianne Stansbery - Great pictures!! Such a beautiful day and a beautiful couple.

Christy Close - You guys were amazing and I’m so happy you and Renata were there to photograph our wedding! YAY! Love and hugs all around! :)

Cameron & Jeff : Breaux Vineyards Wedding

Cameron & Jeff’s wedding was intimate, classic and all over beautiful. Set against the hills at Breaux Vineyards, the day couldn’t have been more perfect.

To see more from their wedding, click here for the slideshow!

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First glance among the vines!

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A sweet moment before walking down the aisle:

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Cameron & Jeff, thanks for having us! We so enjoyed celebrating with you!

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Bobby Innes - Hi Guys. We have just had a look at the pics. Fantastic!!!!!!. Some of the bride pictures are great, especially with the veil flowing and the use of depth of field. All the very best Bobby and Michelle

Carol Anderson - Beautiful!