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November 27, 2014

china + leo // wedding // leesburg, va


we met leo + china in old town alexandria, virginia, when we did their engagement session, and right away, we could tell that they had a special kind of love.

a few months later, we met up with them again on the rainiest day of fall for their thomas birkby house wedding. driving down to leesburg, we weren’t sure if the wedding would be taking place outdoors; it was some of the biggest downpour we’d seen in months! but somehow magically, the skies cleared up, and we were graced with the loveliest weather for a late-summer wedding.

being baltimore-based wedding photographers, we get to see a lot of incredible venues. but the thomas birkby house takes the cake as one of the prettiest! the history and small details scattered throughout the house are unbelievable; it was the perfect setting for an elegant wedding. the bride and groom wanted to incorporate as much of the history from the house into their photographs and into their day, which we really loved. china was stunning and one of those brides that just had that “glow.” from their sweet first look forward, she + leo never stopped smiling at each other.

they were delightful to photograph.

congratulations to the bauzas! thanks so much for letting us be part of your day.

anna + mateo

vendor love:

venue: thomas birkby house
dress: maggie sotterro, leesburg bridal and tuxedo
florals: jerry’s flowers and gifts
cake/catering: teatime delicacies
deejay: kirkabee deejays
bridesmaid dresses: little borrowed dress


are you an east coaster (or anywhere in the world, really) who is engaged and looking for colorful, authentic wedding photographs? anna + mateo would love to chat with you! they offer artistic, natural wedding photography and videography and would love to celebrate with you! the baltimore-based wedding photography team still has availability for the 2015 wedding season, with full wedding coverage beggining at $2800. let’s chat about making some memories!


  1. Pamela Hopkins Bradley says:

    So beautiful!

  2. Linda Liebe says:

    all the pictures are beautiful!!

  3. I loooove her dress, she looks absolutely gorgeous and they both look so in love. Congratulations on your special day. I got to say, the photography coverage is outstanding, you are a very talented Leesburg Wedding Photographer!

  4. Ruben Nunez says:

    Beautiful wedding photography! The couple looked so happy! Very nice work capturing their special day!

  5. Christine D says:

    Oh, my! I want to photograph a wedding at the Birkby House! This is a beautiful wedding in every way, and you did it justice with these beautiful wedding photos! All the details are so awesome!

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