DC War Memorial, Lincoln Monument, Washington Monument
July 17, 2017
Ali & Josh brought along their sweet golden retriever Sunny (with the help of Ali’s mom) and we had a great time walking all over the National Mall to get some cute family and engagement pics. I loved the red, white and blue themes throughout our shoot, and especially Josh’s star spangled socks!
Baltimore Basilica, Federal Hill Park, Tabrizi's Wedding Venue
July 17, 2017
Erin & Greg had a beautiful sunny day in Baltimore to celebrate their wedding. After preparations at the Lord Baltimore Hotel, we headed off to their wedding at the Baltimore Basilica. The architecture of the Basilica is gorgeous and we enjoyed photographing around many of its ornate features. We took the wedding party around the city after that, stopping off at Federal Hill Park, the Art Museum, and the harbor next to Tabrizi’s wedding venue. Everyone could feel the love these two have for each other and the view of the harbor from the restaurant was breathtaking!
I met Marcela and Parker on a perfect summer day at Meadowlark Gardens for their engagement session. It was difficult choosing a few favorite photos to post here because they are a beautiful couple and had dozens of great shots. Not only are they beautiful people, but talented and kind. It was a joy to document their love in this way and celebrate their engagement. We are excited for their upcoming wedding and for their bright future together!
Jefferson Memorial, George Mason Memorial, Northside Social
June 28, 2017
Brynn and Jed are dear friends of ours and it’s been a joy to watch their relationship grow and flourish. They are playful, affectionate, and love some witty banter. They had each other laughing the whole evening and of course, we were laughing with them! It was fun to play around with friends and capture some of their warmth and love together. Our shoot was on a pretty windy day at the Jefferson Memorial, but it ended up adding a bit of fun and romance to some of the shots with Brynn’s flowy dress and hair blowing in the wind. We ended up finding a very romantic tree and of course had the love birds sitting in a tree…you know the rest. We ended the night at Northside Social where Brynn and Jed had their first date and scored a great table next to the string lights thanks to the staff there. We’re so excited for their wedding this fall and can’t wait to stand beside them as they start their marriage!
National Mall, WWII Memorial, Washington Memorial, Lincoln Memorial
June 23, 2017
Amy and George relocated to DC from Ohio in the last couple of years and they are a sweet and interesting couple. I really enjoyed learning more about their work and their hometown! We lucked out with a nice partly cloudy day, so we were able to get the best side of the World War II Memorial (with the Ohio sign of course!) and some awesome sky and clouds above us. Amy and George were easy going and willing to climb, walk on the wet grass, and sit on walls, so we got some really fun shots and Amy did it all in her cute black dress! I really loved seeing them warm up to the camera throughout the shoot, and some of our last shots looking out from the back of the Lincoln Memorial were the sweetest.
Josh and Jordy had one of the most epic dance parties we have ever seen at a wedding. They celebrated their wedding and reception at Congregation B’nai Tzedek surrounded by close family and friends, and we are witnesses that the dancing was non-stop! Each Jewish tradition including the Tisch, Bedeken, and signing the Ketubah had a different meaning and ceremony around it, but all were filled with laughter, fun stories, heartfelt blessings, and joyful singing with family and friends. We loved seeing the generations there to celebrate.
Before the real ceremonies began, we were still able to grab some classic portraits with Josh and Jordy at the beautiful grounds of Rockville Manor. Despite some unanticipated rain, they and their wedding party were great sports and we made use of a modern fireplace inside the mansion for some of the photos as well. We loved seeing this sweet couple let loose and enjoy each other throughout the evening. Between the dances, laughter, and involvement of family and friends in every wedding detail and celebration, they had a meaningful and joyful celebration with those closest to them.
Lindsey and Lee met me on a beautiful, overcast day in the District for some engagement photos. They are relatively new to DC and from an area not far from our family in Florida, so we enjoyed talking about Universal’s new Volcano water park, Islands of Adventure, and Harry Potter World. Lindsey was giving me a lot of great insider tips for our next visit. Lindsey and Lee are sweet and very comfortable together. You can tell they have endless affection for each other and are a great match!
Clarendon United Methodist, Netherlands Carillon, Key Bridge Marriott
May 18, 2017
We absolutely love photographing our friends’ weddings because we know they are going to get great photos and enjoy the experience in the process–even on a rainy day! Iris was one of my first friends in DC, so she is very special to us, and I might have shed a tear or two watching her marry her best friend. Iris and James were so laid back throughout the day and enjoyed every moment. After their gorgeous ceremony at Clarendon United Methodist church and carriage ride (SO Central Park), we still managed to get some great views of the monuments from the Netherlands Carillon and stay mostly dry. Even their dog Rory made an appearance in his tuxedo! After photos, we headed to the Key Bridge Marriott in Rosslyn. The views of the city were breathtaking and we enjoyed delicious brunch food and mimosas, some dancing and toasts. It’s truly a blessing to see your friends find their better halves and we loved being a part of their special day!
West Potomac Park, Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial
May 17, 2017
I remember my senior portraits. I was in a small grassy field behind a busy road in Charlotte, North Carolina. We got a few good ones, but I’m pretty sure I was hugging a tree in one of them! It was fun applying our editorial portraiture approach to Seth’s senior session. He wanted a few photos with his saxophone and a few on his own and I wanted to make sure he looked cool. So we decided on some classic DC monuments to ensure a timeless look. Seth was a good sport and let me try a few new setups around the sax. My favorite moment was towards the end of our session overlooking the Potomac. We were getting some cool silhouettes as the rowing teams went by!
I had a blast hanging out with Ann-Marie on a rainy afternoon taking some portraits around U Street in DC. She has such a kind and inviting personality and was down for anything. We met in the alley across from Lincoln Theater, which is the site of Black Broadway on U. It was a cool spot and shortly after we began our session, it started to rain. That didn’t phase Ann-Marie! We stayed at it a bit longer and headed inside as it began to rain more steadily. Thanks to the kindness of the staff at Georgetown Optician and Room and Board DC, we were able to stay dry and get a few more awesome photos in their super cool stores! It reminded me of how kind people can be when you need some help. Ann-Marie has an infectious smile and easy going personality. She was fun to talk to and the afternoon sped by.