Okay, I’m going to just put this out there, if Jonathan and I ever have a second wedding, Mrs. Nawaz has to plan it and I get to wear a Pakistani wedding dress! I first met Zahra when I photographed her sister Amna’s wedding a few years ago and absolutely adored their family, (as well Amna’s husband Paul’s), so I was really happy Zahra and Vince contacted me about photographing their own wedding. I loved seeing everyone again and also meeting Vince’s family. Zahra and Vince also had their second ceremony as well as reception at the Hotel Monaco in DC and I love how they made it their own with the all of the beautiful poetry, and my favorite part, a double surprise bollywood flash mob!
Ceremony Venue: Georgetown University, Dahlgren Chapel
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Hotel Monaco
Florist: Yellow Door Floral Designs, John Duffy
Hair and Make-up: Molecule by St. Germain
Invitations:Wedding Paper Divas
Images 6, 7, 14, 17, and 28 were taken by my marvelous second shooter Graeme Jennings.
My darling baby boys have turned one! Oh my goodness, what a year it has been. Twins. 3 babies under 2! It’s been hectic and busy, and tiring and beautiful and yes, fun! I am so, so very grateful for everyone who have helped us survive, even thrive this past year. The list is long. Our amazing nanny who exudes calm and really truly loves on our babies, my mother, and my mother in law who taken care of the kids numerous times so we could have a break, my nephew who babysat, friends that came to help, hugged me when I cried, made me laugh, emailed and called to check up on us, brought us meals. I’m grateful for my very wise and caring pediatrician who made house calls, our wonderful local librarian who took Giselle under her wing and gave her extra loving attention, the teachers at Giselle’s playgroup who have helped her blossom, our wonderful neighbors who came and played with the kids. Strangers at the playground, on the street, in the supermarket who were helpful and understanding. Just writing this I get teary eyed, thinking of all the big and little kindnesses that have meant so much. It takes a village is an understatement. So can I get some sort of whoop whoop??!! We’ve made it through the first year!
Alex and Ryan. ninja and cowboy. I love you like crazy. xoxo mama.
I first met Aurora at her sister Amber’s wedding two years ago. After Aurora was engaged, her mother called me and said that they didn’t have a date or location fixed yet but they knew I had to be the photographer. I couldn’t have been more excited.
Love how amazingly gorgeous and happy Aurora looked all day.
It’s always such a pleasure working with the wonderful planner Kate Crummett.
Congratulations Aurora and Blair!
Planner: Kate Crummett, KLC Events
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Fox Chase Manor
Florist: Twinbrook Floral Design
Cake: Cakes for Mom
I was very luck to have the talented Ashlee Wilcox, co-owner of Documentary Associates second shoot with me. Images 7,9, and 13 were taken by her.
Have I mentioned that I’ll be photographing a small wedding in Paris next month? So excited! While I’m thinking about Paris I realized I haven’t posted any of these photos from last year.
We found the sweetest little cafe around the corner from our hotel. If you have young kids you must, must stop at Le Poussette . They have books and children’s cd’s in french, adorable toys and a nice little cafe with space for the kids to run around as you sip your cafe au lait. If you’re staying in Paris for awhile they have classes including french lessons for English kids and English lessons for french kids.
While I was there I picked up this cute little backpack for OG.
I checked out Merci on recommendation from Stephmodo — see her guide to Paris for some other great ideas. Definitely one of my favorite stores in Paris now. It’s expensive but fun to browse. Great clothes, housewares, books etc, and downstairs is a super delicious, organic cafe. Think amazing carrot soup and a light spinach quiche.
I’m always thrilled, thrilled, thrilled to the moon when I get the annual call from Sarah or Adam asking if I can come photograph their family. A few years ago I photographed their beautiful, relaxed wedding on Sarah’s grandfather’s property by the bay, and every year since I’ve been lucky enough to capture this sweet family.
Sweaters, hot cider, changing leaves and of course my birthday — autumn is my favorite time of year. This year has been hectic and busy and we’ve all been hunkering down getting used to new routines. When I need a little mental escape I think back to last year when I was here:
spending time with these truly lovely women. I miss all of them.
Beautiful couple, beautiful gardens and beautiful afternoon sunlight. Joy.
Love Marion and Andrew, for going for it and running through the fountain.
An adorable couple and the gardens of the textile museum, I knew this was going to beautiful.
Christian told me he was shy around cameras, but his face is so expressive and I loved capturing it.
It started raining at the end of the ceremony. Amy and Christian made a break for it.
Loved the ruffles on the bottom of Amy’s dress!
Congratulations Amy and Christian!
Ceremony Venue: The Textile Museum
Reception Venue: Four Seasons Georgetown
Coordinator: Tina Nader, Four Seasons
DJ:Keith, Sydney’s Music
Hair: Ondar, Geoges Four Seasons
Make-up: Carl Ray
Lighting: Swank Audio Visual
Images 31,32, and 33 were taken by my marvelous second shooter Graeme Jennings.
Yes, I loved this couple right from the beginning when Herb wrote in an inquiry email, ”I love your ability to capture photos that don’t seem fake, but don’t seem wooden either… I want to pay for your knowledge and artistic ability up to pressing the shutter release, not your ability to use photoshop.” I loved them even more when they made time in their schedule to take these portraits in the late afternoon sunshine. They look so happy and gorgeous!
Congratulations Heather and Herb!!
Venue: The Corcoran Gallery of Art
Coordinator: Christine Godsey, Engaging Affairs
DJ: Khris Kopec
Florist: Petals Edge
Hair and Make-up: St. Germain
Lighting: John Farr
Images 4, 10,11,23, 26 were taken by my marvelous second shooter Graeme Jennings.
J and I just signed up for surf camp. So excited to learn!