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Payton and John

If there’s a record for number of tissues used during a wedding day, I imagine that Payton and John would be in the running. These two were married last April in Washington, D.C. on the campus of St. Alban’s School, and it was truly a joy-filled day. The first time I visited St. Alban’s I was absolutely smitten with the architecture, and became immediately jealous of the students who get to study there, so it’s always a treat to travel to the school to create images for my awesome couples. After preparations, Payton and John had an emotional first look in the courtyard behind the school. After that we walked over to the Bishop’s Garden for portraits, followed by a gorgeous ceremony in the Little Chapel. After that, we worked our way inside where the Rollex Band was ready to get the party started. Many thanks to Mario Braithwaite for being my awesome second photographer for the day, and the Melissa Larocque of Twin Lights Wedding Planning for the flawless event planning.

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K.C. and Molly’s Alexandria and National Harbor Wedding

K.C. and Molly were my first married couple of 2016, tying the knot at the Historic Christ Church in Old Town Alexandria (est. 1773) on the first weekend of the new year. I had the pleasure of photographing Molly’s sister Claire’s wedding in 2014, and was so pleased to be invited back to be a part of the family celebrations again. A scheduling hiccup at the venue prompted us to call an audible in the form of an unplanned first look. I’m glad we did, because the light was just perfect for a few gorgeous late afternoon portraits. After the ceremony, we made our way across the bridge to National Harbor, where K.C. and Molly celebrated their marriage with friends and family at the glamorous Sunset Room by Wolfgang Puck. I snuck K.C. and Molly out into the harbor for a few minutes of night portraits during the cocktail hour, and then we celebrated for the rest of the night. Enjoy!

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Anne and Matt’s Carnegie Institution Wedding

It’s over a hundred degrees here today, so I’m thinking back to last winter, when Anne and Matt were married on a warm(ish) day in Washington D.C. at the Carnegie Institution of Science. Subtle Gatsby touches informed their decor without feeling like a theme, and kept their formal event supremely chic! Just check out those bridesmaid’s dresses! My good friend Stephanie was with me for the occasion, and we had a blast documenting this fun couple, along with their friends and family. If you’re still considering venues in D.C., the Carnegie is an absolute treasure with ample opportunities for great picture locations (a classic library, gorgeous rotunda, boardrooms, and those gorgeous steps and columns out front). Hope you enjoy these gorgeous images of Anne and Matt’s wedding while you’re staying cool today.

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Anna and Lane’s wedding at Khimaira Farm in Luray, VA

Anna and Lane were married last October in Luray, VA at Khimaira Farm, which longtime friends will recognize as one of my favorite places in the state of Virginia. Anna and Lane got ready off-site at Absolutely Perfect Escape cabins just a few miles from the farm. Before the craziness of their day set in, Anna and Lane took some time out to appreciate each other and their families by incorporating a few very simple, but thoughtful moments to their day. As I hope you can see below, the act of sharing letters on your wedding day is a great way to slow down the madness and appreciate the magnitude of the union you’re about to embark upon. It definitely was for Anna and Lane. Anna also had a touching “first look” moment with her father before we headed to the farm for her first look with Lane. After a gorgeous ceremony that included a champagne toast (great idea!) Anna and Lane slipped off to create some gorgeous portraits, and get a little alone time with the goats. Not too long ago, I ran into Anna and Lane in DC while on an engagement session and was so happy to see them! Hope you guys enjoy.

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