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I know it’s been absolutely ages since I’ve blogged (head hanging). But since my new blogsite is in it’s final programming stages, I figure I had better start blogging again so that all of my content isn’t super old when people actually start reading again. So here goes. If anyone needs an update, I am living in Los Angeles with my wonderful husband of 6 months, Gary but still flying to the east coast (mainly DC but also NYC, Montreal & Maine this year) for various weddings. One of the most recent was Jill & Sean’s wedding at St. Matthew’s Cathedral and Hotel Monaco on March 28th.

I think that Jill found me through one of my brides from a few years ago but as it turns out, we actually had a number of connections. Jill’s cousins Carey (who was a bridesmaid) and Lori were sorority sisters of mine at Virginia Tech back in the day. I also ran into Brian Sluyter, a friend of Sean’s who was one of the very first people I ever met in college, we were actually in the same freshman orientation group, were friends in college and have run into each other many times over the years.

Anyway, despite the fact that we weren’t sure if the weather was going to hold up, Jill & Sean had an absolutely delightful wedding day and we even managed to make it to the Capitol via the trolley they hired for the day. I was assisted by my usual fabulous 2nd shooter Jenni as well as Erin who tagged along to help carry stuff and learn some of the ropes of wedding photography. Erin is another one of my sorority sisters whose wedding I also photographed last year. Small world, right?

If there’s anyone else out there who thinks it would be fun to come and shoot a wedding with me…think again…this is what it looks like to be my helper. :)

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Of course I should also give credit where credit is due to some very talented wedding professionals who helped to pull the whole day together:
Gown – Hitched Salon
Bridesmaid Dresses – JCrew
Floral Design – Growing Wild Floral Company
Video – Blue Sky Films
Hair – Bang Hair Salon & Spa
Makeup – Meredith Seidel
Catering – Hotel Monaco

I actually tried on this gorgeous Judd Waddell gown at Hitched too.
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Some very handsome men
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The ceremony was held at the historic St. Matthew’s Cathedral at Dupont Circle. This is where JFK’s funeral was held.
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LOVED the trolley!
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Hotel Monaco has lots of great locations for portraits…
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2 Responses to “Jill & Sean – Hotel Monaco Wedding”

  1. nicole(the helper) says:

    Love, LUV, Looove!

  2. [...] out Justine’s amazing shots from the day here.  Thanks Justine for the amazing [...]

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