2017 was an exciting year for us! We had many phenomenal clients who let us be a part of their most special occasions and trusted us to make photos they could be proud of for the rest of their lives. We took on projects in some new places, like Wisconsin and Florida, got classic shots in the DC area, and started on opening a studio in the Miami area. Our business is continuing to evolve and grow, but we are still committed to making the very best images we can for our clients.
St Peter's Catholic Church, Metropolitan Club of Washington
December 13, 2017
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!
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!
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:
The RV that Kasey’s family drove down from New York so that Grandma Jan could be there.
Grandma Jan dancing, walker and all!
Billy exploding the champagne bottle.
Josh breaking out the breakdance moves.
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.
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!
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.
Fort McNair, Lincoln Memorial, The Lincoln Restaurant
October 12, 2017
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.
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!