Welcome back to part two of this fall’s DC area wedding engagements!! There were a couple revelations for me along the way. As much as I enjoy returning to old favorites like the National Mall and Old Town Alexandria, I got to explore some new locations. It seems impossible that I’d never done an engagement session at the now iconic Union Market hearts mural but with Bryan and Meg I got my chance. Photographing in Alexandria is always fun and with Marina and Cal we explored some old favorites (Prince Street and the alley nearby) and chased the beautiful fall sunlight. Finally in my last session of the year, Laura and Jordan I spent time in downtown Annapolis–not a new location for me but it’s been quite awhile since I’d been there. We managed to catch the last gasp of fall color with some of the trees near the State House. So if you’ve just gotten engaged or know someone who has–give me a buzz! And if you need a little advice on how to prepare for an engagement session check out this blog post. Happy New Year and looking forward to all the couples I’ll be working with in 2018!!

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M+C in Old Town Alexandria

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L+J in Annapolis

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Did you know that the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is what we in the wedding industry call engagement season? As we near the peak engagement frenzy, I thought it was a good time to show some of the engagement sessions I’ve had throughout the year. Many are in recognizable locations like the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, Old Town Alexandria and Union Market and Meridian Hill Park and outside Nats Park. And also my first photo shoot inside a DC Public Library in Georgetown. It was also really fun to have the run of the place at Merriweather Post Pavillion in Columbia for Dennis + Megan’s session. Stay tuned for more to come later this week of some fall wedding engagements around town!

L+N at Meridian Hill Park and Lincoln Memorial

H+N at Jefferson Memorial and Nationals Park

L+L’s engagement session at the DC Public Library in Georgetown

D+M at Merriweather Post Pavillion

R+R at Navy Yards

A+C’s lovely Army and Navy Club wedding day continued with their ceremony in the beautiful blue room upstairs. During the bride’s long walk down the aisle with the dad, she was just beaming! The mirror and the large chandelier were a lovely backdrop for the wedding ceremony. From there, guests and the couple made their way down the hall to cocktails where the delicious passed appetizerss reflected the couple’s journey from California to the East Coast.

The downstairs ballroom at the club was beautifully transformed with the do-it-yourself floral centerpieces in soft tones and wire table numbers—a lovely offsetting of the dark paneled walls and murals of the room. A+C wowed their guests with their choreographed first dance which was followed by toasts and dinner. The reception was low key, more of a cocktail party with mingling and laughs rather than dancing.

At the end of my time at the wedding we snuck out for a night time shot (one of my favorite things to do!) at one of the spots I’d scouted before the rain interfered. It turned out to be both moody and romantic–a great combination!

Wedding and reception venue Army and Navy Club 901 Seventeenth Street, NW, Washington, DC

Site coordinator Lisa Tenges Adams, 202-355-0525

Florist La Fleur du Jour 805-220-8254

Music String4 703-865-8389

Cake Alexandria Pastry Shop 703-578-4144

If a little rain is good luck on your wedding day (and it is–it rained on mine!) then Alyssa + Caleb should be good for a long time. Overall it was a rainy day at the Army and Navy Club in downtown Washington DC over Labor Day weekend for their wedding. Thank goodness the club is lovely with it’s curved staircase and dramatic chandeliers. We just worked inside until a last minute clearing allowed us out for some fun photos.

I love photographing a couple in downtown DC on a weekend. Midtown is pretty deserted and there’s a lot of fun nooks and crannies to explore for fun backgrounds. Unfortunately we couldn’t use some of the locations I’d scouted but stay tuned for fun end of the night photo taken just around the corner from the club!

Alyssa’s style was just so elegant. Simple and classic, her dress was tailored perfectly and I loved how unfussy she chose to be on her wedding day. Caleb was so elegant in his classic tuxedo. The photos of the two of them on the main stairs in the club were just so clean and simple and yet stunning. The blush of the flowers and the bridesmaids dresses were a perfect compliment to the clean lines of the day.

Alyssa was all smiles getting ready to see Caleb at their first look. The laughter and a few tears were there from early in the day and continued through their ceremony (see that in the next installment) and low key reception.

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Wedding and reception venue Army and Navy Club 901 Seventeenth Street, NW, Washington, DC

Site coordinator Lisa Tenges Adams, 202-355-0525

Florist La Fleur du Jour 805-220-8254

Music String4 703-865-8389

Cake Alexandria Pastry Shop 703-578-4144

A + K’s wedding continued at Washington Golf and Country Club with their rollicking good reception and a few fun details from their day. I just love the colors of the wedding. The purples and lavenders against the green accents was so light and fresh for a summer wedding.

After all the formal photos were done, cocktails commenced, the couple was introduced and the crowd immediately filled the dance floor. They were led by the bride’s dad who is one of the liveliest dancers I’ve ever seen! The father-daughter dance morphed from a nice traditional slow number into “Shout” with Dad leading the call and response. From that moment on, the dance floor stayed crowded. It was a beautiful summer evening and the back porch of the club was a perfect spot to catch a breath of fresh air and take a little break from the dance floor.

Two surprises awaited guests as the party continued. The Cake Courtesan‘s full room dessert display was an instant hit. And as a special gift for the groom there was a bacon bar!! He was led in by his new wife for the big reveal and between the look on his face and the bride’s glee at having pulled it off was just so lovely. A late night indulgence–what a great way to start a new life together!

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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

  • Sara FranklinNovember 27, 2017 - 5:23 pm

    Love it, great job as always!!!

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