Okay, I am gradually starting to catch up on my blogging. Yay! So at this point we are up to mid-May. The day after I photographed Abby & Zack's engagement session, I woke up bright and early to head downtown to photograph Danielle & Ken's wedding-day triathalon. I will blog about that in my next post but in the meantime, let's get right to the wedding. Luckily after the morning activities, Danielle & Ken and their families had plenty of time to rest and recover before the 9:30pm ceremony at the rooftop at Charlie Palmer in Washington DC. I had never photographed a wedding at this particular venue before and now after doing so, I am surprised that there aren't more weddings up there. Overlooking the Capitol building, the views are absolutely stunning...one of the best views in all of DC for sure. Danielle's family owns a string of grocery stores
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Abby and Zack came to me by way of the always delightful Amy Guthridge from Engaging Affairs. Now I got to chat on the phone with Abby and Zack but never met them until the day of their engagement session. But Abby sent me some pictures of the new craftsman-style home which they had just bought and suggested that they might like to do their engagement session at their house. And my brain started working. I thought wouldn't it be fun to shoot a sort of "Sunday morning at home" sort of editorial-style engagement session. Maybe even a little retro throwback. It all started to come together when I arrived on a Friday afternoon (not a Sunday morning) and we picked out some clothes and just played for a couple of hours. I loved how we were to use various parts of their home to make it really personalized while
A little over a month ago I had the absolute pleasure to work with Natalie and Mike, a totally adorable and fun couple whom it seems I met with absolutely ages ago. You might remember their engagement session and if not, you can visit it here. Their wedding was planned by the always fabulous Laura Weatherly from Engaging Affairs and held at the very famous Willard Hotel in Washington DC. With vibrant, decadent florals by Amaryllis. Here are some of the highlights. A big thank you to Jenni Green for shooting along with me as usual. Video: Tom Bowen Gown: Carine's Bridal Atelier Band: Sound Connection Lighting: Frost Lighting Rentals: Party Rentals Natalie & Mike's dog George was a very important part of the wedding day. He even participated in their engagement session last year. Natalie's Melissa Sweet gown was light and airy and flowy and gorgeous and perfect on her. I went to hang out with the
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Today I bring you yet one more DC couple who I met on the actual day of their engagement session, Danielle & Ken. On their suggestion we decided to shoot at the farmer's market in Old Town Alexandria, VA. It was a cloudy, chilly morning but I had such a blast getting to know these two whose wedding is sure to be just as adorably charming as they are. Danielle's family owns grocery stores so their reception is going to be grocery market inspired, how cool is that? They are going to incorporate locally grown foods and have the decor of the space inspired by the way a market would be set up. I just can't wait to see what they pull off with the help of my great friend and wedding coordinator extraordinaire, Sara Muchnick. And now, a few images from our shoot. Our own little ode to "American Gothic."
During my last trip to DC, I photographed the engagement sessions of 3 couples, none of whom I had met before the day I shot them. Now sometimes it's tough to get into a groove when you shake someone's hand for the first time, say "nice to meet you" and then ask them to be themselves and share some very intimate moments with you. It's a challenge but one that I always look forward to, even if it scares me just a little bit. So when I met Cheri & Trop a couple of weeks ago in Cady's Alley in Georgetown for their engagement session, they walked up to me coffee in hand and I was immediately at ease. I thought, hey...I thought I'm the one who's supposed to be making them feel comfortable. So we spent the next hour or so bumming around near the Potomac and eventually had to