I shot the wedding of Susan and Josh at Newton White Mansion in Mitchellville, Maryland. This wedding was an example of what happens when two large families get together and throw a great party. It was family love from start to finish. Susan was constantly assisted by her many sisters and Josh’s brother and his family were also fantastic. Thrown in about a million fun kids and you have the recipe for a great day.
I shot the wedding of Lissette and Jaye at Chantilly National Golf and Country Club in Centerville, VA. I met the bride at the Westfields Marriott and was able to create some wonderful Fall portraits. We then headed out to Chantilly National for the ceremony and reception. The highlight was a sand-blending ceremony with Lissette’s daughter. (My wife and I did something similar with our boys during our wedding). During the reception, all of the guests were moved by the loving tributes from the groom’s father and brother, as well as the bride’s best friend. There was not a dry eye in the house. The party went well into the night and ended with a sparkler exit.
Old Town Alexandria was the setting for this engagement session with Tiffany and Bennett. The time I spend with my clients is invaluable. Getting to know them is a bonus to my job, but I also have a chance to observe and learn how they interact with each other. I just shot a wedding this past weekend which did not include an engagement session. I spent the first third of the day almost as a stranger to the couple. In my opinion, an engagement session will make your wedding photos better.
I did an engagement session with Erin and John at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna this past Fall. We timed it well and had some beautiful foliage and spent a wonderful afternoon exploring the grounds. Meadowlark is still one of my favorite spots for engagement photography.
Marissa and Michael requested an engagement session around the Capitol. The trick with this type of shoot is to make it not look like a tourist photo. I was able to demonstrate the playful personalities of Marissa and Michael while also capturing the loving interaction between them. Tourist photo? I think not.
I shot the wedding of Sarah and Brad at the Dumbarton House in Washington, D.C. This beautiful old Federal style house is located in the Georgetown neighborhood of DC. I have not shot there in a few years and they have made some nice improvements. The renovated reception hall was perfect for this sophisticated and elegant event.
I shot the engagement photos for Karen and Carson at Morven Park in Leesburg, VA. They brought their playful dogs for a few shots and then we explored the many acres of the park and enjoyed the beauty of the Fall foliage. I recommend Morven as a great spot for engagement photography.
I shot the engagement photos for Trish and Tom at Red Rocks Park in Leesburg, Virginia. The park is home to the ruins of several buildings, built in the late 1800’s, by wealthy gentleman farmer, Charles Paxton. They create unique and interesting backgrounds. The color, texture, and patina are ideal for an engagement session.
I shot the engagement photos for Cara and Jaimie at sunrise at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC. The light was amazing at this early hour but I am sure I can shoot this couple in any situation. They were completely relaxed in front of the camera and comfortable with each other, simply a joy to photograph.
I shot the wedding of Sara and Craig at Shadow Creek in Purcellville, Virginia. This wedding was a perfect example of two loving families putting forth a tremendous effort to create an unforgettable day for their kids. Every detail was perfect, from the tiny white pumpkins seat designators to the beer flight samplers. Shadow Creek was decorated with signs, tchotchke’s, and flowers, that created a wonderful atmosphere. The band rocked hard and kept the party going until the evening ended with a sparkler exit.