I had originally drafted this post for Veteran's Day last year, but the day got away from me and it was never published. I happened upon it today and wanted to share... Right after her ceremony, Christina spent a few minutes with her great uncle, Everett, a 96 year old veteran of Pearl Harbor. She talked, cried, and laughed with him. Moments like these make me love my job even more.
Aloha! Drew and I are back from an incredible vacation in Maui, feeling relaxed and happy. We can't wait to share images from our trip, as well as the lovely sessions and weddings we've been photographing. Look out for updates in the coming weeks!
We're so grateful to have sweet and wonderful clients like Missy + Franklin! For their engagement pictures, we met them at the National Portrait Gallery in DC and then walked around Federal Triangle. They were troopers and braved the chilly January weather without coats on. We share a lot of interests with them (like cupcakes, cameras, and Top Chef), so there was never a dull moment. We had a blast! Can't wait for their wedding this October!!
Two of our pictures from Kelly + Fabiola's wedding were published in The Washington Post's Metro section today. I'm so proud of these two amazing ladies for bringing attention to this inequality. We need the law to change!
This is one of our lovely October weddings from last year at Prince Michel Vineyard and Winery! Amy + Ryan are a wonderful couple. They're creative, driven, and have a love for traveling. Yesterday was their one year anniversary (yay!), so I wanted to share some of our favorites from their gorgeous wedding, which had a lot of personal touches, DIY details (check out the amazing cork wreath that Amy made!), and one of the most beautiful and ornate vintage dresses I've ever seen. Amy + Ryan - hope you had a great time celebrating your anniversary in Napa! Enjoy!
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Prince Michel Vineyard and Winery | Wedding Planner: Emily Dionne of EDEN | Officiant: Bill Cochran of Say I Do Your Way | Florist: Sugar Magnolias | Caterer: Harvest Moon Catering | Cake: Dolcery Desserts | Tent: FDS Tents
I loved this moment between Erika and her father before he walked her down the aisle.
We LOVED hanging out with these two in Georgetown this past spring! Can't wait for their 1920's inspired wedding tomorrow!
This was our first wedding of 2012, and we couldn't have asked for a more amazing couple and day to photograph! The girls got ready in a beautiful suite at the St. Regis. Sarah was adorably happy and nervous at the same time. When we arrived at the Meridian House for her + Andy's First Look, all of her nervousness melted away. We loved capturing them as they saw each other for the first time. It was a sweet and wonderful moment. The day continued with a gorgeous outdoor ceremony in the garden, cocktails and speeches among the linden trees in the courtyard, and lots of dancing and photobooth goodness. It was a spectacular celebration, thanks to Maria + Kelly, the incredible team at Ritzy Bee Events, who pulled everything together flawlessly as always. Sarah + Andy - Thank you again for having us there to document your day! Wishing you both all the best!
Hotel for wedding party - St. Regis | Ceremony + Reception site - Meridian House | Wedding planner - Ritzy Bee Events | Florist - Amaryllis | Officiant - Rev. Julie Price | Ceremony music - The Crystal Strings (Sterling Artists) | Catering - Design Cuisine | Lighting - Frost | Band - The Source (Elan Artists) | Photobooth - Maria Vicencio Photography | Wedding dress - Monique Lhullier | Shoes - Badgely Mischka | Custom bridal clutches - Jenna Lou Designs
The past five weeks have been a whirlwind of gorgeous weddings and truly wonderful clients. We couldn't be happier with the start of our 2012 wedding season! We have sooo much to share. Here's a favorite shot from each of the weddings we've photographed so far this year. By the way, THREE of these brides are Hokies! We've photographed so many weddings of Virginia Tech alumni - we've lost count! :)
Sarah + Andy
Melanie + Anthony
Colleen + Andrew
Lauren + Brad
Christina + Mike
Visit our Facebook page to see more sneak peeks, and be sure to 'like' us if you want to stay updated on what we're working on!
These two are so in love. I would tell them to hug and then wouldn't be able to pull them apart from each other - they were like magnets. We had so much fun taking their engagement pictures in Georgetown! Their wedding is this Saturday. I'm pretty sure it's going to be amazing.