After Bob + Dan’s Washington National Cathedral wedding ceremony (detailed in part one) we took advantage of some of the very interesting light and windows inside the Cathedral before heading down Rock Creek Parkway to the new and fabulous Watergate Hotel for their wedding reception.

A quick trip to their top floor suite and a sweet gift exchange was followed by a windy photo session on the balcony of their room. How amazing is the view of the Potomac River, Georgetown and Virginia? The original plan was to do these photos at the Top of the Gate, but wind prevented that. Honestly, I was so happy with the portraits on the balcony that I’m not sure we would have done better at the very top!

The vibe at the hotel fit the couple so well. It is a sleek and elegant space with a retro feel that is really fresh. I admit to being a little obsessed with the reflective textured columns in the lobby of the hotel which I thought made a lovely B&W late night portrait of the couple.

The party was on as soon as the grooms hit the dance floor. Considering that the couple met two-stepping at a country and western bar, let’s just say they have some moves. Especially Bob! I loved the decor of the room with it’s nod to the history of the hotel including tables or Bob Woodward and Richard Nixon. And I would be very remiss if I didn’t give a shout out to Michael Deltette, Director of Catering and Events at the Watergate. He referred me to the grooms and he kept everything at the reception running so smoothly (as he always does!!).

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Cathedral flowers by the Cathedral Flower Guild

Reception and other Floral Toulies en Fleur

Reception venue The Watergate Hotel 2650 Virginia Ave., NW, Washington DC

Reception coordinator Michael Deltette

DJ NYX Entertainment

Just in time for an influx of tourists and protestors, my Bloomberg Pursuits food photography assignment is online! I had the pleasure to taking a whirlwind tour of some of the finest eating and drinking that the city has to offer late last year. Enjoy–and don’t forget to make reservations!!

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Eggplant Caponata Tart on flowered plate at Pineapple and Pearls.

 

Food Bloomberg Pursuits Deb Lindsey

Seafood Curry made with a Siphon at Pineapple and Pearls.

 

Food Bloomberg Pursuits Deb Lindsey

Pain au Lait Bread course in a box with Foie Gras Butter and Preserves served at Pineapple and Pearls.

 

Food Bloomberg Pursuits Deb Lindsey

Chef Nick Stefanelli and a pasta dish, Fagottini, at his restaurant Masseria.

 

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Miguel F. Lancha, cocktail innovator at Jose Andres’ BarMini, prepares a Martinez cocktail. Right is the Carmen Miranda.

 

Wall art at BarMini.

Wall art at BarMini.

 

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The White Stone Oysters at The Dabney are served with cherry vinegar mignonette, coriander berry vinegar. At right Fall from the Hearth cocktail.

 

Food Bloomberg Pursuits Deb Lindsey

Bourbon Brown Sugar Ice Cream Sundae at The Dabney.

 

Old Bay Rubbed Ribeye with White Corn Pudding and Smoked Tomato Jam at Kinship.

Old Bay Rubbed Ribeye with White Corn Pudding and Smoked Tomato Jam at Kinship.

 

Food Bloomberg Pursuits Deb Lindsey

Matcha Latte and Cappuccino with Soda Water at Maketto.

 

Food Bloomberg Pursuits Deb Lindsey

The Next Whiskey Bar at the newly renovated Watergate Hotel.

 

Food Bloomberg Pursuits Deb Lindsey

Watergate waitress Janell Delaney holds the Macbain and the Cutthroat at The Next Whiskey Bar at the newly renovated Watergate Hotel.

 

Food Bloomberg Pursuits Deb Lindsey

Pici Carbonara, Pancetta, Broccoli with Calabrian Chili Breadcrumbs at Tail Up Goat.

 

Food Bloomberg Pursuits Deb Lindsey

Lamb Ribs, Root Vegetables, Salsa Verde and Pickled Mustard Seeds for two at Tail Up Goat and cocktail at the Columbia Room.

 

I am so excited to finally share part one of Bob + Dan’s gorgeous fall Washington National Cathedral wedding and Watergate Hotel reception in October. Their wedding was my first time at both locations and it’s always such a fun creative challenge to photograph a wedding in a new (to me!) space. We started the day at their home in Columbia Heights surrounded by their entire wedding party and immediate family. It was such a fun group and I just love the photographs of the two of them getting ready together. We drove over to the Cathedral early to spend some time in lovely Bishop’s Garden for groom portraits and wedding party photos. Let’s just say it was a teensy bit blustery. Not gale force but definitely windy!

The building itself is simply stunning. And ornate and incredibly beautiful. The ceremony took place in the far back of the Cathedral on the High Altar. Which makes for a very very long walk down the aisle. The ceremony was personal and joyful and a true celebration of Bob + Dan’s relationship. A receiving line followed the ceremony and then since I couldn’t resist, a few more interior wedding day portraits of the two of them before we proceeded to the Watergate for their party. Those photographs and the wedding reception and details will be coming soon!

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Wedding ceremony Washington National Cathedral 3101 Wisconsin Ave., NW Washington DC

Cathedral flowers by the Cathedral Flower Guild

Reception and other Floral Toulies en Fleur

Reception venue The Watergate Hotel 2650 Virginia Ave., NW, Washington DC

Reception coordinator Michael Deltette

DJ NYX Entertainment

My favorite wedding photographs of 2016 continues with the second half of the year. The fall wedding season brought to two destination weddings, one on Mackinac Island, Michigan and the other in Provincetown, Massachusetts. I had fun exploring both locations and it’s always a great creative challenge to photograph a wedding in a new location so different from the metropolitan DC area.

Here are the full blog posts from each of the weddings below but enjoy the five images I’ve chosen from each one.

Rebecca + David at the Gaylord National Hotel in Maryland

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Alex + Mike at Meadlowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Virginia

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