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Kevin & John | Tabard Inn wedding | Washington, DC

John and Kevin came all the way from Texas to tie the knot in Dupont Circle at the Tabard Inn, surrounded by their closest. The ceremony was short and sweet and had wine. Plus, it was hard to take a bad picture of these two.

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After a few (admittedly staged) getting-ready photos, we took a quick spin through the hotel. It’s a nice old place with lots of interesting nooks and crannies.

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And of course we hit up the fountain.

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Oh, come on, I have to do the GQ thing every once in a while.

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But not for long, of course.

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Go time for the wedding ceremony.

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Their reception was an intimate affair with good food and good people. And cute babies that make monkey faces.

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Leslie & Katie | Stacy Sherwood Community Center wedding | Fairfax, VA

Katie and Leslie met at a Buffy the Vampire Slayer convention and they were gracious enough not to discuss the last few episodes I had yet to watch when I met them and have subsequently finished (and scoffed at – seriously, the whole town?). They also had a grilled cheese bar at their wedding with something like five bread options, seven cheese options and eight topping options. And, they’re adorable. Leslie and Katie:

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We started the day at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. I have shot here a ton of times – they apparently have really great room and block rates, y’all.  The Alison Harper & Co. team rocked out hair and makeup.

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Then we scooted over to Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross. Leslie is an episcopal priest, so she knows a whole bunch of other priests and basically everyone up on the altar with them was a close friend or, you know, a sister.

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Layla & Shameka | Corradetti Glassblowing Studio wedding | Baltimore, MD

Layla and Shameka got married in one of Baltimore’s coolest venues – the Corradetti Glassblowing Studio – a hip, industrial space filled with colorful glass and exposed brick. These two are a freakin’ riot and their friends are great dancers. They filled their wedding with joyous friends and family, incredibly tasty foods (courtesy of Rouge Catering) and all the 90′s jams.

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We started the day at the Hotel Monaco Baltimore, one of my favorite hotels to shoot in.

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I love me some birdcage veil.

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I don’t get too fussy with first looks normally, but when you’ve got a beautiful staircase like this, it begs to have some bride reactions on it.

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Ever resourceful / trespassy, we hopped across the street to this semi-abandoned former bank. It’s for lease, in case anyone wants to rent an enormous columned marble building in downtown Baltimore.

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