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WASHINGTON DC ENGAGEMENT: AMY & GEORGE


National Mall, WWII Memorial, Washington Memorial, Lincoln Memorial

WASHINGTON DC ENGAGEMENT: AMY & GEORGE

National Mall, WWII Memorial, Washington Memorial, Lincoln Memorial

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.

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POTOMAC MD WEDDING: JOSH & JORDY


Rockville Manor, Congregation B'nai Tzedek

POTOMAC MD WEDDING: JOSH & JORDY

Rockville Manor, Congregation B'nai Tzedek

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.

Planner: Ryan Hayes at Hayes Street Society 6363

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WASHINGTON DC ENGAGEMENT: LINDSEY & LEE


Lincoln Memorial, West Potomac Park

WASHINGTON DC ENGAGEMENT: LINDSEY & LEE

Lincoln Memorial, West Potomac Park

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!

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ARLINGTON, VA WEDDING: IRIS & JAMES


Clarendon United Methodist, Netherlands Carillon, Key Bridge Marriott

ARLINGTON, VA WEDDING: IRIS & JAMES

Clarendon United Methodist, Netherlands Carillon, Key Bridge Marriott

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!

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  1. Iris
    May 18 2017

    Love all of these! Glad Erin and Nick could capture all of these amazing moments!

SENIOR PORTRAITS: SETH


West Potomac Park, Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial

SENIOR PORTRAITS: SETH

West Potomac Park, Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial

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!

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PORTRAITS: ANN-MARIE


Washington DC, U Street, Black Broadway

PORTRAITS: ANN-MARIE

Washington DC, U Street, Black Broadway

 

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.

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ARLINGTON VA WEDDING: ALISON & QUINN


Restoration Anglican, Clarendon Ballroom, Lincoln Memorial

ARLINGTON VA WEDDING: ALISON & QUINN

Restoration Anglican, Clarendon Ballroom, Lincoln Memorial

Alison and Quinn celebrated their marriage with family and friends surrounding them at Restoration Anglican Church and Clarendon Ballroom in Arlington. Despite some inclement weather (read: slushy snow was still on the ground!), we were able to find some great textured buildings around Clarendon for their wedding portraits. These two are so in love. Every once in awhile, Quinn would just look over at Ali and smile. We loved watching that. One of the highlights of the day was getting to take some photos at the Lincoln Memorial after the reception! Ali and Quinn were troopers in the cold and windy conditions. The resulting photos were truly stunning and we were so happy they took the time to do them. Our favorite part is the light rain that started coming down near the end looks like a bunch of stars surrounding them. It was a magical night!

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  1. Ron and Carolyn Hardy
    Apr 13 2017

    Congratulations Alison and Quinn

  2. Lorraine Gerrity
    Apr 13 2017

    What beautiful pictures. I am so glad I got to see them. Much happiness to the lovely couple. The happiness just shines out of their faces.

  3. Mary Ellen McDermott
    Apr 14 2017

    Magnificent photos! Congratulations and good wishes to the happy couple!

WASHINGTON DC ENGAGEMENT: KASEY & JOSH


Navy Yard & Yards Park Engagement Session

WASHINGTON DC ENGAGEMENT: KASEY & JOSH

Navy Yard & Yards Park Engagement Session

Kasey & Josh picked the perfect April day to take photos around Navy Yard for their engagement session, accompanied by their dog Lou! We had a beautiful and warm day to explore and we enjoyed Kasey and Josh’s playful attitude throughout the session. The smiles were real and so was the laughter. One of the highlights was getting a local skateboarder to do a jump near the bridge overlooking the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers for an awesome kissing pic. We’re so excited for their wedding in the fall and know it’s going to be a fun and memorable day just like their engagement session!

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WASHINGTON DC ENGAGEMENT: SARA & LENNY


Cherry Blossoms, National Mall, FDR Memorial

WASHINGTON DC ENGAGEMENT: SARA & LENNY

Cherry Blossoms, National Mall, FDR Memorial

I met Sara and Lenny on a warm, sunny spring day to photograph their engagement in front of the cherry blossoms. It was a perfect day. Being the first day of the Cherry Blossom festival and one of the nicest days of 2017, it was insanely crowded. We still managed to find some great photo spots around the FDR Memorial and West Potomac Park that made Sara and Lenny look lost in their own little world. I loved working with them and their playful interaction with each other!

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  1. Judy Caric
    Mar 31 2017

    Beautiful happy couple, beautiful settings,
    beautiful pix! We love you

WASHINGTON DC ENGAGEMENT: BONNIE & FILIPE


National Arboretum, Union Market DC