I’m so far behind blogging the weddings I’ve shot! I was going to just do one post with my five favorite images from each wedding, but I just can’t choose. I’m one of those people who can’t go to Baskin Robins because 31 flavors is too many to choose from – it will take me 3 hours to reach any kind of decision. I do best with limited options
So, here are my fourteen
favorite images from Jill & Steve’s wedding! They are such a cute couple and high school sweethearts too! They got hitched at the Thomas Birkby House
in Manassas, VA in May – such a great venue.
I second shot for Jenni Green of Studio Diana
– the weather was perfect and everyone was beautiful!
This is so cute – the bridesmaids were peeking through the bushes at the ceremony before they walked down the aisle.
The reception was a lot of fun – GREAT band! Having a band sure does make the party! Jill & Steve had the Jangling Reinharts
– great guys!
I love this shot of one of the groomsmen catching the garter in mid-air
This poor girl! All she did was catch the bouquet and now here she is in the middle of the entire reception with a stranger sliding a garter up her leg. She looks like she doesn’t mind too much though
Last Saturday was the first time I’ve shot a portrait session at the National Cathedral grounds. It’s fabulously gorgeous there! After getting rained out twice and having to reschedule, we finally got a sunny morning and the Messners turned out in style
Every family has a unique dynamic, but this family – they all just seem to get along wonderfully. We just sort of walked around and hung out and they all just joked and laughed and played and had a great time together – it was really fantastic!
Meet Princess Isabel and Prince William, as dubbed by Isabel herself
Isabel was a total hoot! She’s only 5, but she is so fantastically entertaining. Perhaps the many faces of Isabel will help explain (please note that this display was entirely unprovoked!):
Everyone knows how much boys love their toys and little Jacob is no exception! This little guy is such a busy boy – we started our session with a game of chase, moved on to stacking blocks, reading books, running and jumping on pillows and then hanging upside down – phew! After that, we went to the playground and Jacob had a great time putting stones into cups and sliding down the slide.
Jacob’s parents are so great with him – they get him giggling and laughing and he has such a great time with them!
I love the look of concentration! Jacob is obviously a really clever little guy and he focuses so intently on things.
This was his favorite game. His dad would hold the floor pillow up on one end and mom would hold Jacob back. Then, she’d let go and he’d race over and knock the pillow down and land on top of it. I have never seen such glee!
The most perfectly gorgeous eyes!
Jacob wasn’t so thrilled with this hat, but everyone else thought it was adorable
I recently photographed the wedding of Chelsea & Mike – they are the first couple I’ve followed from engagment through marriage and I’m so completely thrilled for them! It was really fun for me to get to know them a few months ago, photograph their engagement session and then be there for their wedding day – I think I was almost as excited as they were
My best wishes to them both as they enjoy sunny Hawaii (we’re all jealous back here in rainy DC!) on their honeymoon this week!
Chelsea was just downright radiant and I’ve never attended a more laid-back wedding. It was very small – just close family – and everyone seemed to have such a good time and be filled with nothing but joy. It was truly wonderful and I was honored to be there.
The ceremony was at the historic Wakefield Chapel in Annandale, VA. Chelsea has two sisters, one of which is her identical twin. The three of them were so much fun together – they never stopped laughing! Before the ceremony, most brides are nervous and excited at once. Chelsea was just happy and having a great time – no nerves for her!
The reception was a dinner for the family at Restaurant Nora
in Dupont Circle. The food was amazing and the private room was so fabulous and unique! Mike is a wine vendor and he brought in all the wine for their reception. I only had a little taste, by my what a taste it was!! I will definitely be going to Mike for advice on wine from now on!
Last Saturday, I walked around downtown DC with Terrence & Leah, enjoying the sunshine. I don’t meet too many with the same name as myself, but who wouldn’t be happy to share their name with this gorgeous woman!
We started at Poste
, a great bar and restuarant in Hotel Monaco
. The building is an old post office that has been converted to a hotel, hence the restaurant’s name. Terrence & Leah have such an easy, carefree vibe between them and both just seem so content to be together – I found myself laughing along with them as I photographed!
Shoes so fabulous, they make you wonder who they belong to……
This is my favorite shot in a long time
When the grass has grown taller than the Capitol, you know it’s time to mow….hehe….