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2014 Year in Review

We did it, folks. We completed another year. In 2014, I documented dozens of unions – full of joy and complexity and faith and love. Some were small affairs – some even small enough that I was the only witness. Some were massive throwdowns. All were really, really great.

I said it last year and the year before (and the year before that), and I’ll say it again now: I have the best job and the best clients. Here’s a question I get all the time from people at cocktail parties and the like (because I’m super-fancy and I go to cocktail parties alllll the time): “do you have any great stories about bridezillas?” I always disappoint them because no, I really don’t. Literally every single couple I have ever worked with has been easygoing, genuinely in love with each other (as far as I can tell!) and, well, nice.

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Alyssa & Matt | Meridian Hill Park engagement session | Washington, DC

Alyssa and Matt are pretty seriously cuddly, y’all. These two got engaged at Meridian Hill Park, so that’s where we went for their engagement photos, tromping around the architecture and the one or two trees still clinging to the last strands of fall. The weatherguys said it would be raw, but it was actually beautiful – sunshiny and winter-clear. A lovely day for my last 2014 photo shoot.

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We started in their home, which is a lovely place to start an engagement session. Particularly when you have so much natural light.

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Matt proposed right on this bench. Spoilers: she said yes.

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One of my favorite portrait spots in the park got some seriously mean-looking graffiti, so we rocked it a different way. (PSA to people who put graffiti on public places: dudes, come on, not in the best portico.)

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Anthony & Christopher | Washington DC intimate wedding | Jefferson Memorial

Anthony and Christopher were married steps from Mr. Jefferson, rocking his big, pretty memorial. Don’t get too excited, though – I’m pretty sure you’re not supposed to get married on the memorial itself. But if you’re quick and hide in a corner and don’t bring too many guests, who’s to say you’re not just huddled about looking happy because founding fathers, etc. etc.? Democracy, Monticello, marriage! Anthony and Christopher:

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There was literally one tree with any leaves still on it.

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I try to make people do “sexy GQ” but I always end up preferring candid and fun.

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Jefferson silently approves.

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Congratulations, guys!

Tammy CossanoDecember 12, 2014 - 4:48 am

Absolutely beautiful……..it is so apparent that you two are in love…enjoy your lives together…xoxoxoxo