Washington Golf and Country Club was the perfect backdrop of A + K planned a perfectly classic Washington DC summer wedding. The day started at the bride’s parents home for hair, makeup and a few photos around her childhood home. I love when we get a chance to do photos at home.

We then headed to St. Luke’s Catholic Church in McLean down the road for the ceremony. Keeping with tradition, the couple didn’t see each other before she appeared at the top of the steps leading into the sanctuary. The look on Kevin’s face when he finally saw his bride was priceless. And don’t get me started on the adorable flower girls and ring bearer! One of my favorite photos from the early part of the day was the look of complete joy and happiness when the ceremony was over and they left the church.

The second stop of the day was to the club where we took full advantage of fabulous weather  (it was August in DC!!) and worked out way around the club and onto the golf course.  The summer tones of the purple bridesmaids dresses and groomsmen ties was just lovely again the greenery of the club. Add in some green mirrored sunglasses for the bridal party and it makes for one cool photo.

A special thank you to Sara Franklin at Social Scene Events who thought A+K and I would be a good fit and for making everything run like a top of the big day!!

Stay tuned for part two–the reception and lots of fun details and a special surprise at the end of the night for the groom.

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Event coordinator Sara Franklin at Social Scene Events  703-516-4224

Ceremony St. Luke’s Catholic Church, McLean, VA

Reception Washington Golf and Country Club

Site coordinator Martina Kavanova  703-558-0552

Florist John Duffy – Yellow Door Florals 703-734-1137

Makeup Kim Giammaria – Beauty Mark 703-550-9329

Hair StyleMeBar 703-853-7072

Band Round Midnight – 301-986-4640

Cake Cake Courtesan – 301-464-1080

Meadowlark Gardens in Vienna, Virginia is one of those go-to places where any time of year you can plan a wonderful wedding engagement session. This was particularly important for Kelly + Nate who are getting married in February. Short sleeves and pretty flowers blooming may be a little harder to find!! It was a glorious summer day (those clouds!! that light!!) and we had fun making their photos unique in a popular spot. As much as I love their portraits and their wonderful interaction, one of my favorite photos is their Nerf gun fight. The couple does this for fun and it’s a running joke that Kelly can never hit Nate. So I was very proud of my photo with the Nerf dart inches from Nate…perfect aim. And his reaction to it was just terrific. I’m so excited for their February wedding at Army Navy Country Club!

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This week’s plan to do a post with all my recent fun wedding engagement sessions got a bit derailed this morning. I received an email from a special MOB (mother of the bride) who wanted to know if I’d do a slide show with their favorite images from the recent engagement session I did with her daughter and her fiance around Washington, DC.

I had so much fun with Hayley and Neil this summer as we took photos at the Jefferson Memorial (Neil is a UVA grad) and around Nationals Park (they’re both big Bryce Harper fans). We had a really short window to get the session done since Neil is heading back to military training and I’m thankful we had such a nice day. One shot included in the slide show was a special request from the bride-to-be. She had a copy of her mother’s wedding day photo of her parents sitting (yes, sitting in a wedding dress) along the edge of the Tidal Basin. Her dad was in full uniform and the pose was a little awkward and hard to hold without almost falling in. But we recreated it with great success.

Previously I’ve only done slide shows for weddings (and occasionally for other events) but never for an engagement session and WOW did I love the result. So while I work on my next post here’s is the slide show I made with the couple’s favorite images. And I’m now thinking this needs to be a regular thing.

Laura + Edgar’s Historic London Town and Gardens wedding near Annapolis continues with their portraits, details and all the wedding reception fun. The venue has such an interesting variety of settings for portraits, from the texture of the tobacco barns (which I admit I was a little obsessed with) to the gorgeous river views from atop the hill near an old brick house and then a lower view by the dock. And how gorgeous was the sky that day–hard to tell it was over 90 degrees with about 90% humidity.

The couple met in medical school and are both going to be pediatricians so the ring photo with the med schools books was a natural. I have to say it’s the first time I’d done detail shots that included a liver diagram!And of course I had to include the Regency Estates group photo. It’s just proof of what I know to be true–Regency families are friends for life.

After dinner and completely in the dark, the bride and groom and Laura’s parents and I trekked through the woods adjacent to the ceremony site to find the bottle of bourbon buried there a month ago. Considering how long I’ve been a wedding photographer, it’s a little surprising that I’ve never shot this southern tradition. The look on Laura’s face as she tasted the bourbon was priceless. The party itself was a fun and sweaty dance party, just as a good summer wedding should be.

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Event coordinator Adriana Gorman at Adriana Marie Events 410-533-8414

Caterer Zefert and Gold – Matt Gold 410-944-4481 Ext. 307

Florist Eden Floral Designs– Eve Thompson 443-364-8815

Hair and makeup Pretty Weird Beauty– Caitlin Gibbons 443-988-1609

DJ Icon DJ- DJ Amaze – Dave Mays 302-857-0263

Cake Cakes by Rachel– Rachel 443-221-7569

Laura and Edgar’s Historic London Town and Gardens wedding in Edgewater, Maryland was such a joy for many reasons. Yes, it was really hot and there was a slight rain delay and some discussion about moving things inside. But ultimately we were able to take full advantage of the beautiful view of the water for their outdoor ceremony and the historic buildings on the grounds for their portraits. But the main reason Laura + Edgar’s wedding was so special to me is the Regency Estates Swim Club connection. The bride and her family are long time members of the community pool in Potomac where my little family has spent most of our summers for the last 10+ years. It was there that we discovered our daughter’s swimming passion which has led her to a college scholarship and where my son continues his summer swimming career. Laura and her brother Jon were on the team when my children were little and it has always been such a warm and welcoming atmosphere where the youngest swimmers have tangible role models in the big kids on the team. The chance to document a wedding where there were so many familiar faces and to see the continuing friendships formed at our little summer pool–it was amazing and I admit I teared up more than once.

After a quick change into her wedding dress, Laura made her way to Edgar waiting in the gardens for their first look. We may not have had a lot of time for preparation photos but one of my favorites from the day was the one of the bride and her mom, Sue, both tearing up and having the exact same reaction to it. We sweated through some fun portraits (thankfully I was the one sweating not the lovely bride & groom!) and then we dodged the raindrops as the sweet (literally–there was chocolate) commenced. Part two (coming soon) will have more portraits, details and fun at the reception and a first for me…the southern tradition of the digging up of a bottle of bourbon!

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Wedding + Reception site: Historic London Town and Gardens 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater, MD – Site coordinator Keara Mahan 410-222-1919 ext 201

Event coordinator Adriana Gorman at Adriana Marie Events 410-533-8414

Caterer Zefert and Gold – Matt Gold 410-944-4481 Ext. 307

Florist Eden Floral Designs– Eve Thompson 443-364-8815

Hair and makeup Pretty Weird Beauty– Caitlin Gibbons 443-988-1609

DJ Icon DJ- DJ Amaze – Dave Mays 302-857-0263

Cake Cakes by Rachel– Rachel 443-221-7569

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