Category Archives: **Weddings
Big props to BuzzFeed for picking up my blogging slack as of late. They featured Melissa's baller suit she wore at her wedding at the Annapolis Wedding Chapel. The article is actually really great by BuzzFeed standards - it features some interviews with lovely ladies rocking suits - why they shunned dresses, their tailoring experiences, how it worked out on the big day. Actual bloggy things from me in the not-so-distant future!
Abby and Christian were my last wedding couple in the United States and they took me out on a rockin' note! Clarendon Ballroom hosted these two for ceremony and reception, complete with big white Chinese lanterns in the ceiling and a kick-ass band to stir up the dance floor. We started the lovely Casal's De Spa and Salon in Clarendon. I was very lucky to have Julia along with me for one last day. Meanwhile, back with the ladies... It stopped raining just in time for us to do portraits outside. But first we had to hit up the metro. Abby's dad is a huge selfie fan, so I insisted he grab one with me, too. We rocked out a couple of hardworking trees at a nearby park. Then it was Ballroom time! Abby and Christian did a timeline thing I'd never seen: instead of being announced into a room full of guests, they started their first dance as the room was opened so nobody could run off and eat their salads right away. Odyssey killed it. Abby's aunt and father can play the trombone, so they second-lined around the dance floor! And they had a special banner to run through on the way out, punching their way on to glory. Congratulations, you guys! Abby & Christian's vendor team: Coordination: Alesha with Capitol Romance Ceremony and reception venue: Clarendon Ballroom Catering: same Band: Odyssey Lighting: John Farr Lighting Design Officiant: Joyce Hilbery Hair & Makeup: Casal's De Spa Abby's adorable dress: Global Bridal Gallery Christian's dashing suit: JCrew Bridesmaids' dresses: Ann Taylor
Kelly and Adam rang me juuuuust as I was about to close my DC books forever, and gave me one last great shot at the National Gallery. I've been shooting portraits in there for years, so it was nice to photo my last intimate wedding-ish there. We ran by some old favorites, played with some stuff in new locations and then jumped outside for some quickie fall-foliage action. Kelly and Adam: This piece was downstairs before renovation, in some crappy light. Now they've got it next to the giant windows in the back. Score! Probably my most requested photo. Who knows if I will ever make it again? *tear* I loved Kelly's swank cream coat so we rocked some fashion-modelly stuff with the reflecty sculpture. Congratulations, you guys!