It’s been a few years since I was last on the campus at Georgetown University to photograph a wedding. So I was excited to be back for the wedding of two alumni at Dahlgren Chapel and to explore the campus on a glorious and windy fall day. Preparations began at the Madison Hotel right across from my old stomping grounds at the Washington Post‘s old building on 15th St. We took full advantage of the little balcony overlooking the city which conveniently had a lovely faux boxwood wall which made for a perfect backdrop for some impromptu bridesmaids photos.
Next stop was the Georgetown campus where J+D met as undergrads. We arranged their first look right by one of their old dorms and then wandered around campus finding some fabulous sunlight and fun archways. The couple even got a rousing round of applause from a rooftop campus party overlooking the portraits we were doing on the outdoor staircases.
One of the most memorable things throughout the entire day is how J+D kept each other laughing. I know it’s their wedding day and of course who wouldn’t be happy! But seriously, these two were having so much fun. And as much as I love the portraits we made (those are coming up in a subsequent post), it’s the moments of this day that were a blast to capture. It started almost as soon as my day began with the first image of Julie on the balcony as she was getting ready through the last slight adjustment to her hair as the girls exited the classroom they were waiting in before the ceremony to the couple’s hug with their priest after exchanging their vows.
Stay tuned for their portraits, some details and their wonderful Carnegie Institution for Science reception coming soon!
Event coordinator Teresa Lee Rex & Regina Events, 703-473-4448
Wedding venue Dahlgren Chapel Georgetown University
Reception venue Carnegie Institution for Science – coordinator Abby Sevcik, 202-939-1134
Caterer Main Event Caterers, Rachel Thaler 703-820-2028
Florist Susanne Schrijvers firstname.lastname@example.org
Hair and makeup Bridal Artistry Pia Etchegoimberry 703-380-9961
DJ Dan Goldman Bialeks Music 301-340-6206
Cake Fancy Cakes by Leslie 301-652-9390