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Anastasia & Nick | Longview Gallery wedding | Washington, DC

Ah, Anastasia and Nick.  Teachers (up until recently), NYC dwellers (up until recently), Harvard attendees, book lovers, foodies.  They threw a pretty kick-ass wedding – at a rad gallery/event space, with beautiful decor and a bar custom-built for their wedding, tasty tasty foods and more love and happiness than you can shake a stick at, if you were one for shaking a stick at love and happiness.  Plus, joy of joys, they arranged for us to do formal pictures inside the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  (How do I keep having clients that are into portraits at museums?  Because I really, really love doing them at modern art museums.)  You love this couple too, right?  How could you not.

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Anastasia and her girls got ready at the Hotel Monaco.  I really dig how the Monaco plays with fabrics and patterns.  So did this stuffed pig.

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Anastasia carried simple white roses and her bridesmaids had these fantastic green things from Amaryllis.

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Rockin’ to some old-school jams.

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And bein’ gorgeous.  A girl can do both.

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Then we scooted across the street to rock out the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum.

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This is like like 50% more portraits than I ever show.  Suck it up – this was awesome.

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Then it was go time.

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Longview Gallery was such an awesome place to shoot.  I loved playing with the art and how clean the space was otherwise.

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Amaryllis and the team at Ritzy Bee Events did a beautiful job with the decor.  Anastasia and Nick are big foodies, so they had farm tables with edible plants and rustic touches.

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Wedding photographers.  They are always trying to make your life harder!  But you can get them back by posting their photo-bombing on the internet for all to see.  Nice work, Sarah.

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I would never have used this word before Spencer’s workshop, but this wedding had more than one beautiful palette.

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A couple after my own heart.  No cake, just lots of pie.

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The real purpose for mason jars, amiright?

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Rockin’ out with DJ Atticus.

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Woo!  Congratulations you two!  It was a great pleasure to document your wedding.

Anastasia & Nick’s fabulous vendor team:

Ceremony and reception venue: Longview Gallery
Getting ready venue: Hotel Monaco DC
Wedding planning: Kelly and Maria of Ritzy Bee Events
Caterer: Well Dunn and 2Amys
Florist: Amaryllis
DJ: DJ Atticus
Hair and makeup: Andre Chreky Salon
Anastasia’s gorgeous dress: Puccini by Peter Langner
Atelier: Mark Ingram (highly recommended by the bride – she says to take the drive up to NYC!)
Veil: Erica Koesler
Bridesmaid dresses: Jenny Yoo
Nick’s dashing suit: Isaia at Saks
Groomsmen’s suits: J. Crew

 

facebook comments:

Adam WardAugust 1, 2012 - 9:15 am

Great couple shots in the art gallery. The twin bride shot is a classic.

Christian LeeAugust 1, 2012 - 10:18 am

Wow, Amber. These are amazing. I love the variety of the couples portraits in the gallery…especially the one behind the curved statue. I didn’t have to suck it up, it was awesome, and you should have done another 50% more. :)

anastasiaAugust 1, 2012 - 1:07 pm

amber, these photographs were breathtaking. i am shouting from the rooftops about them. which is probably very confusing for the neighbors, because i am in barcelona, and they mostly speak catalan here.

can’t wait to order some.

tim riddickAugust 1, 2012 - 2:50 pm

Ohmywerd! your BW ceremony shoots are so money.

Angel KidwellAugust 1, 2012 - 3:15 pm

Aren’t art museums so inspiring!? Absolutely an amazing post:)

ryan southenAugust 1, 2012 - 3:38 pm

fantastic use of the environment. makes me want to shoot in a museum now!

Andy BarnhartAugust 1, 2012 - 10:11 pm

LOVE the black and white images here. Amazing work!

Teresa KAugust 1, 2012 - 11:40 pm

Wow, these guys are so much fun….so nice that you captured that!! Well done.

Shirley HollmanAugust 2, 2012 - 3:05 am

Awesome pictures! Beautiful bride! Congratulations! The best of luck to both of you!

Leah KuaAugust 2, 2012 - 3:57 am

You are absolutely right. I DO love this couple. I actually want to meet them in person after seeing this, along with their engagement shoot. I am not even kidding!

JustinAugust 2, 2012 - 4:48 pm

Awesome couple, very nicely shot wedding!

Amy PastanAugust 2, 2012 - 7:21 pm

You not only captured our event, but also our spirit. Thank you, Amber.

Patricia E. OrtmanAugust 2, 2012 - 8:18 pm

Congratulations to you all! What a lovely event and how beautiful everyone was. :)

Nancy Dilg KingAugust 2, 2012 - 10:01 pm

Gorgeous! What a wonderful party!

Thomas Bowen FilmsAugust 7, 2012 - 4:21 pm

So blown away by this gorgeous couple + wedding! Amazing job, thanks for sharing.

Linnette Malocha-FrancoisAugust 7, 2012 - 8:03 pm

I wish you both all the happiness that the world has to offer you. Take care of each other… love you!

Cindy Van PettenAugust 10, 2012 - 4:43 pm

Special day for a special couple! Much happiness today and forever!

Sandra Francisca McLetchieAugust 11, 2012 - 2:33 pm

Beuatiful!

Sandra Francisca McLetchieAugust 11, 2012 - 2:34 pm

Beautiful!

ChrisSeptember 10, 2012 - 6:08 am

I love your reportage style – the photos look great!

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