stephanie + tom: a franciscan monastery engagement

Today is the BIG day! I am on my way towards the Eastern Shore to celebrate Stephanie and Tom. These two are such a blast and I’m giddy just thinking about the party they are about to have. This past Spring we got together to capture their engagement photos. It was a treat to explore the Franciscan Monastery in Washington, DC. Not only is it a gorgeous backdrop but it is also where they had one of their very first dates. I adore when couples personalize their sessions to reflect their love story. Cheers to the soon-to-be Mr and Mrs!

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molly + blake: a georgetown engagement session

Last month, I had such an amazing time walking around Georgetown photographing Molly and Blake’s engagement session. The light, their love story, and the gorgeous September weather couldn’t have been more perfect! And don’t you just love her style? I am smitten!

Enjoy a little glimpse into their session!  I know you’re going to fall in love with these two doctors!

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luisanna + ryan: an iconic mayflower hotel wedding

Their love story began as good friends and senior year high school prom dates! Set at the historic Mayflower Hotel in DC, the next chapter of their story began. It was truly a classic DC affair with personal touches. Luisinana and Ryan were surrounded by their closest friends and family as they said their vows. From the borrowed veil to the handwritten love letters, the entire day was filled with heart felt emotion and happy tears for the new Mr and Mrs. The bridal party was outfitted with polka dot bowties for the men and stunning bouquets for the ladies. The concord, gold and champagne ballroom was  adorned was chandeliers galore. The celebration was a non-stop party on the dance floor including some stunning from our bride, a past Redskins cheerleader. The newlyweds concluded their iconic wedding with sparklers and donuts. When your love is “as big as the sky”, you really can’t go wrong!

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Vendors:

Venue: The Mayflower Hotel

Assistant: Candice Adelle Photography

Cake: Fluffy Thoughts 

Florist: Bergerons Flowers and Events

Dress: Pronovias Barcelona

Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy Collection

Men’s Suits/Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse

Music: Ryan Mosel Service Entertainment, LLC

Makeup: Arianna Sweeney

Hair: Erica Joshua from PR & Partners – Oaken

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claira + dan: a breaux vineyard engagement session

Driving through Loudoun County always puts a smile on my face. Once I make my may west past the outlet mall, the rolling hills start to take my breath away. You can see all of the stars and the air is simply easier to breath. It also doesn’t hurt that it is WINE COUNTRY! Talk about a win-win… or wine-wine!

I met Claira and Dan at their favorite vineyard, Breaux, and it couldn’t have been a nicer summer night. These two are just a ball of sunshine! They bring the good time with them wherever they go. Next time, we will bring our laughs to Charlottesville for their BIG day!

 

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the knot: a classic ballroom wedding feature

I love when my amazing couples are featured! Months later, I am still drooling overt this wedding. Dawn and Wes had a fairytale ballroom wedding at the Dulles Hilton. The Knot couldn’t resist sharing their BIG day. Enjoy more details of their wedding day and love story here:

https://www.theknot.com/real-weddings/an-elegant-purple-wedding-at-washington-dulles-hilton-in-herndon-virginia-album

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caitlin + zach: a nautical annapolis wedding

I had the incredible honor and privilege of photographing Caitlin and Zach’s Wedding at the United States Naval Academy Church with an elegant reception at The Loews Hotel in Annapolis. This nautical affair made my preppy heart soar with excitement!

The forecast called for a stormy afternoon, but we lucked out with partly cloudy skies and plenty of sunshine! Caitlin was absolutely radiant in her lace wedding gown and Zach looked handsome in his Navy uniform! After the ceremony we made a quick dash around the yard for portraits before celebrating the night away in downtown Annapolis! Their precious pup even made an appearance before the glow stick exit.

Congratulations to my favorite Navy couple! I’m so excited to share a few of my favorite images from your wedding day!

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Reception Venue: The Loews Annapolis Hotel

Baker: For Goodness Cakes

Florist: The Floral Studio

Officiant: Chaplain Bryan Purvis

Dress: Ellie’s Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: Nordstrom/Jenny Yoo

Second Photographer: Hay Alexandra

Men’s Suits/Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse

Reception Music: C&J Entertainment

Hair/Makeup: Up do’s for I do’s

Favors: Donation to Wounded Warrior and Photobooth (Photo in a Box)

Invitations, Programs and Menu Cards: RSVP Stationery

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style me pretty: a romantic dc cherry blossom session

What an exciting day! Luisanna and Ryan are kicking off their two month countdown in style! Their romantic DC Cherry Blossom engagement session is featured on Style Me Pretty today! My favorite wedding blog is filled to the brim with inspiration and beauty… and now a stunning couple. Check out the blog and leave some love!

http://www.stylemepretty.com/washington-dc-weddings/2015/06/01/romantic-dc-cherry-blossom-engagement-session/

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dawn + wes: an elegant dulles hilton wedding

I don’t know where to start! From the very beginning, I absolutely adored Dawn and Wes! They are both fun, spunky and filled with SO much love! Their wedding day did not disappoint! The anticipation in the bridal suite to the perfect first look…. these reactions and intimate moments are what I live for. I even cried during the ceremony when the officiant read the hand blessing. I haven’t heard those words spoken since my own wedding day. (We even had the same wedding colors: purple and silver.) The entire day was joyful! Dawn and Wes always have a good time whenever they’re together! And when you bring along their best friends and closest family, it’s bound to be one epic wedding celebration!

Dawn and Wes – Thank you from the bottom of my heart for trusting me and including me in this HUGE milestone! You two welcomed me with open arms throughout the entire process. I’m incredibly grateful for the friendship we have formed. I can’t wait for more sushi and Bravo dates in the future. It is so, so, so clear that you two were made for each other. I’m honored to have documented this chapter in your love story. Congratulations newlyweds! Hope y’all are enjoying Bora Bora… next time, I’m sneaking into your suitcase!

I truly cannot express in words how extraordinary these two are… So I’ll let my photographs take it from here!

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Venue: Dulles Hilton

Hotel Planner/ Coordinator: Tiffanie Auxier

Caterer/Baker: Stephanie McCurry

Florist: Sally Lupton

Dress: Leesburg Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: RK Bridal

Music and Uplighting: Brendan Casey

Makeup: Christina Filbert

Hair: Mallory Martin

Candy bar, Programs,  and LOVE place card holders: DIY

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Photography Assistant: Brett Denfeld 

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katie + tim: a gramercy mansion wedding

Who would’ve guessed that an oncology nurse would get swept off her feet by a man in the National Guard? Katie and Tim tied the knot in a beautiful garden side ceremony in Maryland.  The entire day was relaxed and filled with love. I adore the way Katie beams at Tim and he squeezes her hand… they are simply meant to be!

The black, navy and silver reception was adorned with their personal touches. The baltimore skyline tied the details together perfectly. These two also know how to have a good time! From the classic comfort food to the homemade cookies, I can guarantee that no guest left hungry. The chilly weather outside definitely didn’t slow down the party. The dance floor was hopping! It was such a fun wedding to be apart of!

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Planning: A Sweet Affair Weddings and Events

Venue: Gramercy Mansion

Carter: Sascha’s

Florist: Sheila Smith Wedding and Event Floral Design LLC

Officiant: Chaplain Christopher Otten

Dress: Davids Bridal

Suits: Men’s Wearhouse

Music: DJ Ray Bachman

Makeup: Made You Blush

Hair: Kimi Harbaugh

Reception Decor: Select Event Rentals

 

 

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lisa + andrew: a springfield country club brunch wedding

There is no such thing as a bad brunch… add in a wedding and I am in absolute heaven! In April, at the Springfield Country Club, I had the honor of photographing Lisa and Andrew’s wedding. The entire property was something out of a spring dream with rolling hills, gorgeous golf course greens and blossoming tulips. They exchanged vows of love and commitment in front of their family and friends in a ceremony that was truly unforgettable! Congratulations to the newlyweds!

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Venue: Springfield Golf & Country Club

Baker: Cake by Tressa

Florist: Burke Florist

Dress: Pearl Bridal Boutique 

Bridesmaid Dresses: Donna Morgan

Men’s Suits/Tuxes: Calvin Klein (Macy’s)

Music: DJ Brian Bergman

Hair/Makeup: Bombshell Blowouts

Reception Décor: Etsy and DIY

Favors: myweddingfavors.com

Videographer: Video Express Productions

Planner: Plan To Be Tied

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Hey There! Welcome to my blog! I share pretty much everything here from weddings and portraits to personal snapshots of my weekend adventures. I’m a Starbucks-addict, j. crew lover, newlywed who could talk all things reality TV! Take a look around to find out more about me and my work! I’m so happy you stopped by! Browse the eye candy!