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Mattie & Justin | Thorpewood wedding | Thurmont, MD

Mattie and Justin got married at ThorpeWood in Thurmont, Maryland – a drop-dead-gorgeous setting for one heck of a wedding. Mattie cried all day long, she and Justin made out like crazy and her mom even got in a Wendell Barry quote. Also: composting toilets (really! ThorpeWood has composting toilets!), a million pennant flags cut out from maps and a “pine cathedral” (seriously). Mattie and Justin:

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I got a little confused when I first arrived and ended up using my venue scouting time literally hiking up switchbacks. On the plus side, I communed with nature.

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Thorpewood’s getting-ready space is actually a locker-room-type shower area. Otherwise, it’s perfect!

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Apparently there are scads of ceremony options at the place, but Mattie and Justin went with the old pine cathedral. Not a bad choice, really.

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Mattie losing her ‘ish.

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Katy & Julien | Rockville courthouse wedding

Katy and Julien met in Paris, of all places. They speak French to each other and everything. It’s so damn romantic! They took the romance to the Rockville courthouse to tie the knot.

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One awesome thing about the Rockville courthouse over DC is that you can shoot throughout the building. In DC you’re not allowed to take photos outside the ceremony room, so you miss all the little bits.

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I’ve been seeing peonies everywhere. I’ve decided I love them. Katy made this bouquet.

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They handed out American and French flags to their friends and families.

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We had talked about going to Brookside Gardens afterward, but our timing was off a bit. Then we rerouted to Glen Echo Park but got lost on the way. When I went to turn the car around, we pulled into this charming little lock (#8?) and decided to just get out and do portraits here. It super worked.

Kelly & Roberto | Sequoia wedding | Holy Rosary church | Washington, DC

Kelly and Roberto were married at Holy Rosary Church in Washington, DC and partied it up like mad at Sequoia Restaurant. I loved their big, boisterous families. And I loved that everybody seemed to mush their names together, so instead of the priest at the church enunciating “Kelly and Roberto”, he just said “kellyroberto” for everything. They’re already the same person. And, Sequoia is an amazing place to shoot. You’ll see in about two seconds how much I loved those dangly blue sparkly things. And, they got a letter from the Pope. It was a big day.

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The gentlemen started the day at The Melrose Georgetown

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…while the ladies got prettified at the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown.

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Many thanks to Marie for coming out for this one.

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It was Rolling Thunder that day, so we made it to the church just in time.