I met Christine + Justin recently in downtown DC for a fun session running around U St. We started at Tabaq for a drink and then headed out. The weather kept threatening thunderstorms, so we were prepared to duck into the closest bar, but luckily, it never rained! I loved Christine’s dress – so colorful and fun! These two are so sweet and easy to be around – can’t wait for the wedding at Dumbarton House in September!
This was a sort of funny moment, but I loved the energy in the shot!
We headed back to Justin + Christine’s house for some photos in their gorgeous backyard with their adorable dogs!
Katherine + Allen met up on a chilly fall day recently for their engagement session. They live in Virginia and the idea of an urban setting in their home state really appealed to them – and where in NoVA is more “downtown” feeling than Rosslyn? We started for a drink and then jumped all around the town. And everywhere we went, Allen had Katherine laughing hysterically – madly even! I couldn’t help but laugh along with them and the time went so fast, I couldn’t believe when the sun was already setting! Can’t wait for the wedding in April – I’ve no doubt it will be an incredibly joyful day!
I have rarely met two people who are more cheerful, enthusiastic and just all-around delightful than Marie + Johnny. These two are so bright, genuine and jolly (yes, really, jolly) – I feel like it would be impossible not to feel happy in their presence! Watching them together is such a joyful thing. During their wedding, it was so evident how perfect they are for each other and how obvious that is to all their family and friends. They got married the day after Thanksgiving in Washington, DC. The weather was really icky – just dreary and overcast and cold. But Marie + Johnny weren’t phased in the last – they had such a wonderful time and kept each other perfectly warm for a few outdoor shots. Marie got ready at Capitol Hill Suites and then walked across the street to St. Peter’s Cathedral to get hitched.
She’s soooo gorgeous!
Checking out the super fabulous shoes…
Since it was so overcast that day, St. Peter’s was a bit darker than usual, but it worked so well with all the gorgeous white and green decorations – everything felt so cozy, warm and festive.
Absolutely the cutest little posse of flowergirls and ring bearers that ever was! I love the ivy in the pew adornments and the flower girl’s crown – they were so perfect with the atmosphere. Marie’s mom put together all the arrangements – it’s great to have a florist in the family!
They are so freaking happy, I absolutely love it!
We headed over to the Grand Atrium, in Vienna, Virginia for the reception – it looked stunning all lit up as the sun set!
I’m in love with this cake – so interesting and unique and unadorned – truly an example of “less is more!” It was made by Margie of Artistic Cake Creations.
Marie dancing with her father in law – so sweet!
Congratulations you married people!
Just before the weather turned freezing, Danielle + Randy enjoyed the gorgeous fall colors right downtown around U Street in Washington DC. We found all sorts of fun nooks and crannies and discovered some off-the-beaten-path corners of the neighborhood. These two were so cute together and had such a great time laughing and joking around – can’t wait for the wedding next summer!
Last shot of the evening – it was fun to experiment a little! We only had a quick moment, but I kinda like how this one came out!
Congratulations Danielle + Randy! You guys were so much fun to hang out with and I can’t wait for the wedding!
I recently spent a lovely evening with Alicia & Luke, who are getting married in their home state of Iowa next year. We stayed right around Senate Park in Washington, DC and just lollygagged about in the gorgeous fading sunlight. Alicia & Luke have a marvelous chemistry between them – they joked and laughed the entire time and were so completely at ease together. Congratulations you two!