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Laura & Brian | Newseum wedding | Washington, DC

Laura and Brian got married in one of DC’s raddest venues, the Newseum. These cool cats are California folks now, but they brought it on back DC-style hard for one crazy night of giant red moons, cardboard cat cut-outs, famous-chef food, cameo singing appearances and even spent a little time with the Berlin Wall.


We started the day at the JW Marriott.


Looking through these images, I was like “why did I crop in so tight?” but I like it (and don’t worry, L&B, I’ve got one with no one’s head cut off!) I guess I have the same eye while I’m shooting as while I’m blogging.


Their ceremony was held on the terrace at the Newseum. It was warm, but you can’t beat the backdrop.


Irene & Idrissa | Corcoran Gallery of Art | Anytime | Washington, DC

Irene and Idrissa have been married for over a decade, but, like the proverbial cobbler’s kids, Irene doesn’t wear shoes. Anyway, she’s a great photographer, so it was very humbling to be asked to do photos for her family. We even hit up a new museum for me – the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The gallery is on it’s way to becoming part of the Smithsonian so who knows what the place will be like in a few months. In the meantime, we soaked up some of the cool modern abstract stuff and rocked out the Duck Pond too.


I was afraid of the geese but Irene and Idrissa plunged in.


You can’t use flash in the museum. I know that. And you shouldn’t do it. But sometimes you just roll with it and fire off a few before the guards start yelling. And it’s worth it.

Emily & David | Wolf Trap wedding | Vienna, Virginia

Emily and David were married in a very special place, a place where no one had ever been married before. David’s family was involved with the founding of Wolf Trap – not “the Barns” wedding venue, but the actual amphitheater and park – and he and Emily decided to say their vows in the Children’s Theater, outside, amongst the trees and paths that David grew up playing around.


Emily started the day with her hair stylist of 10 years, Mickey Bolek from Michael Anthony Salon. And, oddly, her makeup artist was someone I see all the time when I get my hair did. DC gets smaller every day.


Then we all hopped in our transports and headed out to a fantastic day at Wolf Trap.


Many cheers to Emilie of Bliss Weddings & Events for planning and All The Things.