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WASHINGTON DC WEDDING: ANNIE & ADAM


St Peter's Catholic Church, Metropolitan Club of Washington

WASHINGTON DC WEDDING: ANNIE & ADAM

St Peter's Catholic Church, Metropolitan Club of Washington

Annie and Adam’s wintery DC wedding was our last of the year, and we were so excited to close out our 2017 wedding season with this awesome couple. We’ve known them through other wonderful clients of ours for the past couple of years, so we were thrilled when they asked us to shoot their wedding! Annie and Adam celebrated their reception at an historic DC institution, the Metropolitan Club of the City of Washington after exchanging vows at St Peter’s Cathedral on Capitol Hill. We loved how Annie and Adam wove personal details into their wedding day story. Annie’s dress was designed by her high school friend at L. Wells Bridal. She looked stunning! Adam could not stop looking at Annie and we caught more than a few of those glances on camera. The wooden accents, chandeliers, and portraits hanging on the wall coupled at the Met Club with the classy Christmas decor provided a very warm, stately and romantic setting for their portraits. Everyone was dancing and singing along to the sounds of Bachelor Boys Band. We really enjoyed this couple and their family and friends!

Venue: Metropolitan Club | Hair: Stephanie Cuff at Bridal Artistry | Makeup: Gustavo Mottola of Gustavo Makeup | Flowers: Cape May Florist | Dress: L. Wells Bridal | Shoes: Alexander Birman | Jewelry: Gary Gosnell at Spectral Gems | Favors: Ted’s Bulletin | Band: Bachelor Boys Band

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MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN WEDDING: BRYNN & JED


Wisconsin City Club

MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN WEDDING: BRYNN & JED

Wisconsin City Club

Brynn and Jed’s wedding day was by all accounts a classy affair. After their summer engagement session in DC they decided on a late fall wedding in Brynn’s hometown, complete with Christmas decorations at the Wisconsin City Club, dazzling gold details in the ballroom by Bloom Floral and Event Design, entertainment by Velocity, and an incredible sparkly donut bar by Cranky Al’s Donuts. Everyone was having a great time and looked fantastic. But Brynn and Jed also thought out every moment they and their guests would experience that weekend. The meaningful touches they put into place throughout the day did not go unnoticed. Among many gifts given out that weekend, Jed had a special book made about all the reasons he loves Brynn with stick figure drawings to illustrate his points. He definitely made her cry. They combined some of their customs, like getting married in Brynn’s childhood church by Jed’s hometown reverend. Brynn ensured their guests would have the Wisconsin experience with Spotted Cow beer and cheese curds while Jed managed to sneak some Gamecocks stickers onto the dance floor. Most of all, they just enjoyed every moment of the day without a worry in the world. The night ended with a whole lotta dancing and a giant splash of confetti at midnight.

This wedding was a unique experience for us because I (Erin) was a bridesmaid participating in all of the fun activities I’m usually photographing (though I couldn’t keep myself from assisting on a few shots) and Nick took on the job of photographing our beautiful friends. It was an incredibly special moment for me to see my sweet husband capturing all the wonderful moments of Brynn and Jed’s weekend. Brynn and I have experienced it all together, and I’m so grateful we are and will continue to be a part of her and Jed’s story. I love how these photos capture their funny, charming, magnetic personalities. Congrats, B&J!

Venue: Wisconsin City Club | Videography: Michael Neerhof | Floral & Event Design: Bloom Floral & Event Design | Hair: Katie Gawrisch, DeBeaux Cheveux Salon | MUA: Erica | Donuts: Cranky Al’s | Dress: Mori Lee | Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Band: Velocity

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WARRENTON VA WEDDING: KASEY & JOSH


Airlie | A Northern Virginia Retreat

WARRENTON VA WEDDING: KASEY & JOSH

Airlie | A Northern Virginia Retreat

Airlie is a gorgeous conference and retreat center nestled into rolling hills of Warrenton Virginia. This place has some real history having accepted global leaders, heads of state, and diplomats for their meetings of the minds over the past half century. We were thrilled to photograph Kasey and Josh here on their wedding weekend and absolutely loved the variety of colors and settings throughout the property. In keeping with Kasey’s family traditions it rained most of the day, but she and Josh had a great attitude about it and we still took as many photos outside as we possibly could with them and their wedding party! Thanks to the beautiful surroundings, even a rainy day was incredibly beautiful and Kasey looked stunning in her Limor Rosen dress. We enjoyed reuniting with Paperboy Films as well, who presented a moving same-day edit of the wedding day that brought tears and cheers at the viewing. This wedding was all that a destination wedding should be–thoughtful, intimate, and an absolute blast!

Our favorite moments that weekend were definitely:

  1. The RV that Kasey’s family drove down from New York so that Grandma Jan could be there.
  2. Grandma Jan dancing, walker and all!
  3. Billy exploding the champagne bottle.
  4. Josh breaking out the breakdance moves.
  5. Kasey and Josh’s vows! Erin may have shed a few tears.

It was a weekend to remember and we were grateful to be a part of such a great team! Many thanks to the following fantastic vendors.

Venue: Airlie | Planning and Event Design: Ashlee Virginia Events | Videography: Paperboys | Band: Rhythm6 | Hair: Jessica Smith and Dena Sevajian | MUA: Voila Style | Florals: Nature Composed | Linens: Party Rentals Ltd | Cake: Sweets by E | Dress: Limor Rosen | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Jewelry: Midtown Jewelers | Party Favors: Noshy Cookies | Calligraphy: Leah Letters | Bridal Wraps: Creations by Cathy | Bridal Party Gifts: YETI

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FAIRFAX-MANASSAS VA WEDDING: COLLEEN & PAUL


Truro Anglican Church, Foxchase Manor

FAIRFAX-MANASSAS VA WEDDING: COLLEEN & PAUL

Truro Anglican Church, Foxchase Manor

Colleen has been a dear friend for over a decade, so when she met her match in Paul, we were thrilled for her. They are both intelligent, strong-willed, kind and compassionate to those around them. Colleen has one of the biggest and most generous hearts we know and has been a sponsor of some of our biggest life moments–including our wedding shower and going away party when we moved to Florida. She’s always been easy to admire for her resolute faith and joy in daily life. We also share a love of music and performance. So let’s just say she has a special place in our hearts!

The wedding day was a great mix of Paul and Colleen’s personalities–classy, humorous, with a little magic or “juju” as Colleen’s friends described her. They combined Colleen’s Irish heritage with Paul’s aversion to dancing for their first dance, performed around them by an Irish step dancing troupe. They danced a little, too. The ceremony was heart felt at Truro Anglican Church in downtown Fairfax, and the couple said their vows reflecting their deep faith in God and hope for life with each other. The rest of the wedding day achieved Paul’s goal of being funny through and through. Family toasts turned into roasts, but we came to appreciate Paul’s steadfastness and honesty with those he loves. We were thrilled to be a part of their day, to see so many long time friends, and to capture images as they became husband and wife!

Planning: Ida Rose Events | Wedding Venue: Truro Anglican Church | Reception Venue: Foxchase Manor | Videography: Tim Pierson | Flowers: Personalized Petals by Laura Warren | Music by DJ Jeremy James at Musical DJs | Signage by Just Write Studios

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ARLINGTON VA WEDDING: SARAH & EVAN


Le Meridien Arlington, Jefferson Memorial

ARLINGTON VA WEDDING: SARAH & EVAN

Le Meridien Arlington, Jefferson Memorial

Sarah and Evan are so sweet together and their true love shines through every time they are together. Their ceremony was heartfelt and included personal vows of sharing a beautiful life together. Nick and I really enjoyed taking photos with them and their bridal party at the Jefferson Memorial and around Le Meridien. It was a perfect fall day, complete with a soft sunset over the Georgetown horizon.

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WASHINGTON, DC WEDDING: LINDSAY & ELLIOTT


Fort McNair, Lincoln Memorial, The Lincoln Restaurant

WASHINGTON, DC WEDDING: LINDSAY & ELLIOTT

Fort McNair, Lincoln Memorial, The Lincoln Restaurant

Lindsay and Elliott’s ceremony by the water at Fort McNair was absolutely breathtaking. Their dogs Macy and Leo were all dressed up and were supporting stars of the day. Lindsay and Elliott have a great chemistry that showed through while taking photos amidst the hundreds of tourists at Lincoln Memorial. It was like they were the only two there! We stopped off at the Willard Continental’s Round Robin bar for a quick photo where they had their first date and then we were off to the Lincoln Restaurant in DC to celebrate with family and friends. The band, For the Win, got the party started and kept it going throughout the afternoon with fan favorites like Walk the Moon, Grease, and Guns N’ Roses. Everyone enjoyed the delicious brunch buffet and ended the evening sending off the bride and groom through a human tunnel.

Wedding Venue: Fort McNair | Reception: Lincoln Restaurant | HMU by Modern Bridal Studio | Flowers by Bloominus | Dessert by Sprinkles Cupcakes | Dress from Carine’s Bridal Atelier | Band: For The Win

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  1. Jody
    Oct 12 2017

    Great photos of two lovely people enjoying their wedding festivities-/ had a fun time myself💕Jody

WASHINGTON DC ENGAGEMENT: ALI & JOSH


DC War Memorial, Lincoln Monument, Washington Monument

WASHINGTON DC ENGAGEMENT: ALI & JOSH

DC War Memorial, Lincoln Monument, Washington Monument

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!

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BALTIMORE MARYLAND WEDDING: ERIN & GREG


Baltimore Basilica, Federal Hill Park, Tabrizi's Wedding Venue

BALTIMORE MARYLAND WEDDING: ERIN & GREG

Baltimore Basilica, Federal Hill Park, Tabrizi's Wedding Venue

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!

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  1. Kimberly O'Donnell
    Jul 17 2017

    I love the photos ! Simply Beautiful !!!

VIENNA VIRGINIA ENGAGEMENT: MARCELA & PARKER


Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

VIENNA VIRGINIA ENGAGEMENT: MARCELA & PARKER

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

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!

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WASHINGTON DC ENGAGEMENT: BRYNN & JED


Jefferson Memorial, George Mason Memorial, Northside Social

WASHINGTON DC ENGAGEMENT: BRYNN & JED

Jefferson Memorial, George Mason Memorial, Northside Social

 

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!

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  1. Pat horne
    Jun 29 2017

    Love seeing loving, kindness and respect they have for each other.

  2. Saige Smith
    Jun 30 2017

    These photos are so beautiful, Jed and Brynn! I love them. Your personalities shine right through the pics!

  3. Liz Emmerich
    Jun 30 2017

    These pictures of amazing! Love the different styles! And that dress is beautiful!

  4. Liz Emmerich
    Jun 30 2017

    These pictures are amazing! Love the different styles! And that dress is beautiful!

  5. Emily
    Jul 24 2017

    Love these! Brynn your happiness is radiating from your smile. So happy for you two!