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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 myselfūüíēJody

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!

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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