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Nancy & Ilan | Longview Gallery wedding

Nancy and Ilan make the best facial expressions.  And they have excellent taste.  And they are adorable. wedding portraits at longview gallery We started the day in their bridal suite with a ketubah signing.  The rabbi - that's Ilan's father.  He was hilarious. ketubah signing at crowne plaza washington dc ketubah signing signing the ketubah in washington, dc rabbi at the ketubah signing washington dc wedding ketubah signing opening a bride's gift from the groom And then the Justin the videographer and I rolled on over to the Art of Shaving on 17th to watch Ilan trim up that beard of his. groom getting a shave at the art of shaving trip to the art of shaving on wedding day getting ready on the wedding day bridal prep at crown plaza in washington dc Big thanks to Marcella for shooting this one with me. groom getting ready in washington dc bridal prep details in washington dc wedding bride and her helpers in washington dc bride and her mom getting ready Did I mention they were adorable?  First look with no tears (!)  Everybody always feels so much better after the first look. first look in the bridal suit for washington dc wedding Then we scooted over to Longview Gallery to do some portraits in the really cool alleys behind the venue. longview gallery wedding portraits in the alley wedding portraits in alley behind longview gallery wedding photography in washington dc washington dc wedding photography Love love love the orange and gray (look around the website a bit for the why). orange and gray bridesmaids at longview gallery wedding Nancy and her girls hid out in the convention center for a minute so their guests wouldn't see her.  So we took advantage of this rad sculpture mobile thing. bridal portrait at dc convention center Finally, it was go time. longview gallery jewish wedding circling during jewish washington dc wedding ceremony longview gallery wedding ceremony getting emotional during washington dc wedding ceremony dc jewish wedding ceremony Cutest first kiss ever. first kiss at longview gallery wedding happy announcement at washington dc jewish wedding first dance at longview gallery wedding parents dances at longview gallery wedding in dc longview gallery wedding guests during speeches sister of the bride glances back the hora! at longview gallery bride during the hora at longview gallery wedding hugging after the hora at longview gallery wedding Longview is such a fantastic venue.  I love the juxtaposition of all the craziness and emotion and dance floor with the art on the walls. orange and gray decor at longview gallery wedding groom's sister and mother dancing at longview gallery wedding typewriter guestbook at longview gallery wedding children sleeping at the wedding reception giving a toast at longview gallery wedding reception children crawling on the floor at longview gallery wedding everybody having a great time at longview gallery wedding dance party at longview gallery wedding reception bride and groom laughing at longview gallery wedding longview gallery wedding dance party everybody cheering at longview gallery wedding reception dancing at the wedding at longview gallery in dc mom getting crazy at longview gallery wedding bride and groom kissing at the end of the night at longview gallery in dc Congratulations you guys! Nancy and Ilan's wonderful vendor team: Getting ready venue: Hamilton Crowne Plaza Ceremony and reception venue: Longview Gallery Catering: Main Event Caterers DJ: DJ Nitekrawler of DJ D-Mac and Associates Videographer: Justin Ervin Florist: Vanessa Matthews Lighting: Summit Event Productions Draping: Great Drape Makeup: Emily Cooper, Nancy's sister

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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. smithsonian art museum photographer amber wilkie 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. wedding dress with childhood stuffed animal mother of the bride looks on as daughter gets her hair done getting ready at the washington dc hotel monaco Anastasia carried simple white roses and her bridesmaids had these fantastic green things from Amaryllis. pink manolo blahniks and green bridesmaid bouquet bride gets her makeup done bride reflected in a mirror while she has her makeup done Rockin' to some old-school jams. bride and her cousin dancing before the wedding And bein' gorgeous.  A girl can do both. hotel monaco wedding washington dc Then we scooted across the street to rock out the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum. bride and groom portraits in washington dc wedding portraits at the national portrait gallery portraits at the american art museum bridal portraits at the smithsonian american art museum This is like like 50% more portraits than I ever show.  Suck it up - this was awesome. artistic, creative bride and groom portraits  washington dc wedding photographer amber wilkie funky modern art wedding portraits wedding portraits in the washington dc smithsonian museum bride and groom portraits at the national portrait gallery Then it was go time. wedding processional at longview gallery wedding at longview gallery in washington, dc wedding ceremony at longview gallery wedding ceremony moment at longview gallery beautiful moment during wedding ceremony at longview gallery recessional at longview gallery wedding hugging after wedding ceremony at longview gallery hugging after wedding ceremony in washington, dc congratulations after wedding ceremony at longview gallery Longview Gallery was such an awesome place to shoot.  I loved playing with the art and how clean the space was otherwise. longview gallery wedding venue in washington, dc 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. decorations by amarylis at longview gallery wedding decor by amarylis and ritzy bee 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. sarah photobombing me at longview wedding wedding toasts at longview gallery in washington, dc maid of honor gives a speech at longview gallery wedding washington, dc wedding photojournalism at longview gallery I would never have used this word before Spencer's workshop, but this wedding had more than one beautiful palette. wedding as art at longview gallery, washington dc macro shot of rings on tomato plant A couple after my own heart.  No cake, just lots of pie. pie cutting during wedding reception dancing at the longview gallery wedding reception The real purpose for mason jars, amiright? pouring campagne into mason jars at the longview gallery wedding bride dancing at the longview gallery wedding father of the bride dance in washington, dc wedding reception dancing with her stepfather at the longview gallery wedding mother of the groom dance at longview gallery wedding dance party at longview gallery wedding hugging during the wedding reception at longview gallery Rockin' out with DJ Atticus. bride and maid of honor rockin' with the dj at longview gallery wedding longview gallery wedding dance party dancing at the wedding reception 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  

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