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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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Scott and Kate’s Georgetown Wedding

Scott and Kate were married last October in the Dalghren Chapel on the campus of Georgetown University. I met Kate in Arlington for some quick getting ready photos, followed by Scott and his groomsmen in a classroom on the campus of Georgetown. We found a gorgeous staircase in Healy Hall for Scott and Kate’s first look and after a few quick portraits, we moved into the chapel for their ceremony. One of the things I love about these photos is that you can see from the look on Scott’s face that having seen Kate before the ceremony didn’t detract from the moment he first sees her coming down the aisle. There’s no right or wrong way to do things on your wedding day, but if you’re considering a first look, feel free to ask me about the pros and cons! After the ceremony, Scott and Kate and I headed into downtown DC for a few fun portraits before traveling back into Arlington for their reception at Le Meridien. Scott and Kate had choreographed a surprise first dance, which was a huge hit with their guests, and really got the party started on the right foot. Hope you enjoy!

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Devon and Bryan

Devon and Bryan were married in early October in Alexandria, VA on a gorgeous Autumn day. I had one of my partners in crime, Geoff Greene, along for the ride and together we had a blast. Devon and I go all the way back to high school, and I was so thrilled to be a part of her wedding. Geoff and I met up with the crew at the always chic Hotel Monaco to spend a few minutes documenting Devon and Bryan getting ready. Their ceremony was a short limo ride away at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. After the ceremony, we had a lovely walk around Old Town to create some stunning portraits of Devon and Bryan and their attendants. Back at Hotel Monaco, we were treated to a fun and elegant travel-themed reception. Check out some of those gorgeous aeronautical details below! One of my new favorite wedding favors? Individually packaged cake boxes to go. That, my friends, is the way to a tired photographer’s heart at the end of the night. Congrats again Devon and Bryan and enjoy!

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Kendall and Dan’s Rainy Day Wedding at Glasgow Farm

Kendall and Dan were married on another rainy September day last Fall at the gorgeous Glasgow Farm in Stafford, VA. Just like Jessica and Mike, these two rolled with the punches, and were ecstatic to have a back up plan for their ceremony. Kendall swapped out her gorgeous flats for more practical, but equally chic rain boots to make the short walk from the house to the barn. After a short ceremony, we stayed in the loft for family portraits and pictures of the newlyweds. After that, the pressure was off, and everyone cut loose through the night. So happy to share these images with you. Enjoy!

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