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!

Hannah & Jeff's Reston Town Center Engagement

I don’t have enough good things to say about these two! So kind, so funny, so sweet…their engagement session was a blast to photograph. I didn’t hurt that it was in my back yard of Reston Town Center, either! The session started out great and I even got to photograph them with their puppy, Harper, who is a bag full of adorable and then some. RTC was where they first met so it’s full circle for them coming back at their engagement. After we’d gone around the town center, we decided to head to the woods in my neighborhood just across the street, for a little more of a nature feel. We knew we were running a tight timeline against Mother Nature and a storm front coming in but we didn’t know HOW tight. Within 5 minutes it went from bright and sunny to dark and forboding. I took a look up at the sky and saw THE most amazing cloud line with the storm front and quickly directed them to the perfect spot. As they walked it began to rain. Within the 10 seconds it took to get the photo it had started down into a FULL DOWNPOUR! They were such good sports about it. We all (me, them, Harper, and their friend who was there to help with Harper) made a fully mad dash sprint for the safety of my garage, but not before we were all soaked! Being as awesome as they are, they laughed it off and now it’s a great story to tell along with the amazing storm front photo (that everyone thinks is totally photoshopped but isn’t). I owe these guys a drink after all that! I can’t wait until their wedding this Spring.