Atrium at Meadowlark: Kallen and Christopher

Kallen and Christopher’s wedding was beautiful and filled with history and love. These two super smart love birds met as middle schoolers at a summer space camp!! As they got to know eachother more, their families saw their connection and found ways to allow them to stay connected and visit one another despite living half a country apart from one another. Eventually, they both wound up at college together and the rest is history!

Set in the always stunning, Meadowlark Gardens, the two exchanged vows in a ceremony lead by both Kallen’s cousin and father and spent the rest of the night celebrating with friends and loved ones. Even though the rain plagued us on and off throughout the day, Kallen and Christopher handled it with grace and amazingly,  it stayed away during the ceremony. I loved the little personal touches Kallen wanted like the lace on her dress (made from the same lace maker as Princess Kate’s dress!) matched the lace on her Charm City Cakes wedding cake and also recreating recreating her school dance photos with her friends from high school (the same group has been in attendance for each one of their special occasions, awww!). I also got a glimpse into a funny family tradition of “sneak attacking” people with clothespins. Apparently what started as a silly prank many many years ago by Kallen’s grandfather has turned into a family game every time they all get together. Someone even got me without me knowing it. I got back to my car at the end of the night to take off my camer harness and found one clipped to me! Ha ha!

Check out their photos below and be sure to leave the happy couple some love in the comments section!

Vendors:

Photography: Lovesome Photography Planner: Diamond Events Venue: Meadolark Botannical Garden Cake: Charm City Cakes Catering: Great Blue Heron Ceremony Music: Haase Quartet DJ: Matrimonial Sound Florist: The Little Garden Spot Hair and Makeup: J Biehl Beauty Co Photobooth: Silly Shotz

Irma & Dan's Saint Albans Wedding

I had such a great time photographing Irma & Dan’s wedding a few weeks ago. The two brought in beautiful aspects of Irma’s Mexican heritage to their ceremony and reception at Saint Albans (where Dan happens to teach Spanish). Irma wore her sister’s dress and veil (which I think is an awesome way to add even more sentiment into a wedding)! Dan’s co-worker and school chaplain married them in the school’s beloved Little Chapel. The school’s catering by Sodexo completely outdid themselves with one of the tastiest meals I’ve had in ages (the cheese tuile on the salad was heavenly!) and another fellow co worker, Catherine Carman, served as an amazing wedding coordinator for all of the weekend’s events. DJ AP Andres kept everyone dancing all night long and Killer Tomato Pizza rounded out the night with a tasty pizza truck late night snack! Flowers by Chic Floral, Video by DP Wedding, and Mariachi by Mariachi Aguila. Reception Lighting by Yours Truly.

Grace & Zack's Museum of the Shenandoah Wedding

Grace and Zack’s Spring wedding was a joy to photograph! Filled with love, they tied the knot at the Museum of the Shenandoah in Winchester, VA. I had never photographed there before and I instantly fell in love! the grounds are beautiful and the staff was super nice and helpful. You have to go visit and see the gardens there! They’re truly beautiful!

One of my favorite details of the day was Grace’s homage to her Grandfather. She attached a sweet little photo charm to her favorite cowboy boots and wore them all day long. They had a truly special bond and it was a touching way to keep his memory close to her the entire day.

Thanks to all the ridiculous rain the week of the wedding, the grounds were too soft to have everyone out on them, so they had the ceremony indoors. The museum’s indoor space was warm and cozy and had some awesome architectural details and beautiful abstract stars hanging from the ceiling. I thought it was magical!

Take a peek at the photos below and leave some love in the comments for Grace and Zack to read!

Hannah & Jeff's The Osprey's at Belmont Bay Wedding

Just looking at Hannah and Jeff brings a smile to my face. These two are funny, silly, sweet, and most definitely in love. They’re such a joy to work with. Their Spring wedding at The Osprey’s at Belmont Bay was beautiful (despite the rain!) and the reception was one crazy party..complete with The Big Cheese, a grilled cheese food truck! Check out the photos below and be sure to leave a comment!

Fred & Paul: Wedding Highlights from Dumbarton House

Fred & Paul came to me by way of referral from one of my awesome previous clients, Kat. Although they were half a world away (in France and Thailand!) I knew we had hit it off via emails and over the phone when Paul said “we want it to be all about love and joy and happiness!” Basically, they defined the word Lovesome!

Their wedding day arrived and was beautiful. The awful weather we had been having in DC had cleared and blue skies covered the guest who arrived from near and far. Dumbarton House‘s garden was the prefect setting for their (tearjerking) vows and the patio and gardens were filled with laughter and love of their guests as the celebrated the rest of the night.  Their coordinator Denise Tighe, delicious catering by Eleven Courses, cake & flowers from Whole Foods, and music from Premier Entertainment all worked to make the evening perfect.  Check out some of the highlights in the slideshow below!