Alexandria and Luke’s intimate and elegant rooftop wedding.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oh my, I received a little package from the Making Brands Happen team, a bit early for Christmas. Inside were gold deckle business cards, cd covers, paper with hand torn edges, notecards letterpressed in Italy…so much gorgeousness. I love stationery and this is just exquisite. I die a little! Here’s a few little details:
After Betsy first contacted me last year all it took awhile to find a time that I could meet with her and Nick and Betsy’s mother Janice. With all of our work/travel schedules I was starting to worry it would never happen. I’m so glad we did get to meet and they choose me to photograph their gorgeous, classic wedding.
I just love the back of Betsy’s dress, stunning.
A huge thanks to my second Shooter Graeme Jennings. Photos numbers 8, 12, and 15 are his.
After a week of rain, we were very lucky to have such a beautiful day for Marie and Daniel’s wedding at Gertrude’s, Baltimore Museum of Art.
Marie’s dress was just stunning and so perfect for her.
I have to mention that Marie is from Rochester, NY. Daniel and Marie met while studying at R.I.T. I must say that people from Rochester –or people that went to school there, are just pretty wonderful and just because I’m partly from Rochester myself doesn’t mean I’m not completely objective! The band, Nik and the Nice Guys, also made the trip down from up north.
I just loved seeing how happy Marie and Daniel were and just how much fun they had together and with all of their guests.
Venue: Gertrude’s at the Baltimore Museum of Art
Band: Nik Entertainment
Florist: Betty Davis
Cake: Katie Kindle
It’s busy season and I’ve been busy shooting and taking care of my clients. I’ve been a bit backlogged with the blog so I’m posting photos from Lauren and Daniel’s elegant wedding at the Willard Hotel, back to back with their engagement session.
I love the pretty details of a wedding day. They set the mood and the tone of the day. The flowers, the place settings, the escort cards, and don’t even get me started on the invitations. I love paper, and I just love fancy formal things that come in the mail, real mail, not email. For my own wedding it took me four months just to pick the cake, a towering Fauchon charlotte I had seen in Martha Stewart. I adored it and I loved that my photographer took pretty photos of it.
When I’m shooting a wedding though, I like to keep in mind what I think of as the burning house test. If my house was burning and all my family were safely outside, I can think of a number of photos I might try to save on my way out. Ok, it’s a bit of a preposterous scenario looking for photos in a burning house, I know, but the point is that almost all of the photos that it would break my heart to lose are of my loved ones. Maybe even some of me at different times and places in my life too. The Fauchon cake wouldn’t make the list. Not even close. Photos of my father, like these below of Lauren’s dad seeing her for the first time on her wedding day, would. There’s just so much love for his daughter there on his face. I’ll capture the lovely details of your day but my first priority is the burning house photos.
Next three photos of the Badeken, where in traditional Jewish ceremonies the women surround the bride singing songs and offering prayers. The men bring the groom in, also singing and the groom looks at the bride for the first time that day (or traditionally a week) and then places the brides veil over her face. Just love the look Lauren gives Daniel throughout.
My second shooter Graeme captured this shot below of the light hitting Daniel’s father’s face during the ceremony.
With that I’m off to France, to take some pictures of cakes and tartines and other pretty little things at a cooking and food styling workshop with Aran Goyoaga. More updates in a couple of weeks.
Loved this gorgeous, classic wedding at the Masonic Memorial Temple.
I think the photo below is my favorite of the whole set. Maggie and Mike, both look so relaxed, so happy!
Thanks to my great (and fit) second shooter Graeme, who walked down and BACK UP a couple thousands steps when we were locked at the top of the tower! The photo below is his.
Congratulations Maggie and Mike! It as such a pleasure meeting you and your lovely families, and all your friends.
Reception Venue: Masonic Memorial Temple
Church: Old Presbyterian Meeting House
Band: The Dickens
Florist: Jack Lucky Floral Design
Caterer/Cake: Susan Gage Catering
Hair/Make-up: Sugarhouse Day Spa/Susan Kahn