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courtney + drew: married!

barefoot on a summer night — nothin’ new is sweeter than with you.

courtney + drew :: married! house of sweden — washington, dc

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holy roly, me, oh my, you’re the apple of my eye
girl, i’ve never loved one like you

man, oh man, you’re my best friend, i scream it to the nothingness
there ain’t nothin’ that i need

well, hot & heavy, pumpkin pie, chocolate candy, jesus christ
there ain’t nothin’ please me more than you

ahh, home
let me come home
home is wherever i’m with you

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i’ve always thought that the song people select for their first dance is a kind of window into their relationship — it says a lot about who they are as a couple, what’s important to them, and how they see love, life and each other. courtney + drew danced to home, by edward sharp & the magnetic zeros, and i have to say i haven’t been so moved by a song in very a long time. the lyrics are so honest and meaningful and the tune itself is absolutely irresistible — i heard it for the first time that night and now i listen to it at least once a day (along with the entire album) because it’s simply beautiful.

courtney + drew embody the kind of love that sharp sings about —  a solid, true connection to your best friend, a love that puts you at peace and at home no matter where you are. and, really, that’s pretty amazing, just like courtney + drew. i can’t even express how lucky i feel to have been part of their day, witnessing their love, capturing their laughter, and getting to see them surrounded by their family + friends.

the absolutely fabulous house of sweden in dc was the ideal setting for such a fabulous affair. rooftop cocktails overlooking the georgetown waterfront at sunset kicked off the festivities, which continued through the night with fantastic toasts, amazing food, great music, and a little dancing!



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the luckiest.

mary kate + joe :: married! the thorpewood – thurmont, md.

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kristi + jon: married!

love + laughter on the chesapeake bay.

kristi + jon are married!

when it comes to love + laughter, kristi + jon take the cake! this absolutely exuberant couple tied the knot two weeks ago at the chesapeake bay beach club in stevensville, md. i’ve been anticipating this day since i first photographed them almost a year ago at an amazing farm on gibson island – by far one of the most fun + memorable engagement sessions ever! (check it out here!) it’s impossible to explain the kind of energy that this couple effortlessly radiates – everything about them is wonderful and together they are a force unlike any other! i knew their wedding would be spectacular – and the entire day was thrilling. watching kristi + jon celebrate together with their awesome family + friends was pure joy. the dance floor was completely off the chain and i had the time of my life. there wasn’t a moment when kristi + jon weren’t smiling, laughing or kissing and i’m so excited to share the images from this spectacular lovefest!

kristi + jon: i think the world of you both. your love, passion and excitement is inspiring. simply put, you are the reason i do what i do. thank you for welcoming me into your lives – i can’t wait to follow your journey and document every milestone along the way!



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5-star vendor reviews!

the chesapeake bay beach club :: fantastic venue on the water in stevensville, md!

derek romanoff :: fantastic DJ + great guy – totally rocked the dance floor!

intrigue designs :: stunning florals!


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krystin + gill: married!

the lights that shine.

krystin + gill are married!

everything about their wedding day was simply gorgeous – i’m so thrilled that i was there to capture it all! from the amazing venues – an intimate garden ceremony on the terrace at the tabard inn, followed by a fabulous reception at the darlington house – to the tiniest details – a vibrant hot pink + damask theme paired with orchids + candles galore! – it was pure eye candy! krystin’s looked absolutely stunning in her *amazing* dress and i was simply in awe of her gorgeous shoes, veil, and jewelry – i love love love her style! gill was as handsome and jovial as ever – head over heels in love with his bride! these two absolutely radiate when they are together. i can’t begin to describe how amazing it is to be witness to such obvious and limitless love – krystin + gill totally blew me away, and from the moment they emailed me to the very end of their celebration i never took one minute for granted in their presence. gill’s gentlemanly charm + krystin’s effortless grace make them one of the most enchanting couples i’ve ever known and their quiet romance is simply beautiful. they have truly found their bliss in each other and i am so happy and excited for them!

krystin + gill: you are an inspiration! i am honored to have documented your amazing love and i know it will continue to grow and carry you through a lifetime of happiness together!


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5-star vendor reviews!

the tabard inn + the darlington house :: fantastic ceremony + reception venues!

royal floral designs :: stunning orchids!

cakes by linda :: delicious + beautiful wedding cake.

boris arratia :: amazing spanish guitar.

russell belcek, aka rusty b :: absolutely rockin DJ.

glow weddings and events :: event execution by kristi hartig.


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rachel + scott :: just married!

wedding day, take II.

i *loved* seeing rachel + scott again a few weeks ago for a quick “just married” session in dupont circle! their wedding day was absolutely fabulous {see it here!} but we didn’t get a chance to hit the streets of the city like they had hoped, so we scheduled a fun shoot around their favorite neighborhood! rachel was thrilled to wear her gorgeous wedding dress again and scott looked as sharp as ever in his cashmere suit – love this couple!


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donna + brian: married!

a {jersey} shore thing.

donna + brian are married! WOO!

this spectacular shore wedding was an all-out, 3-day celebration of love + elation with the most fun, energetic and amazing families i have ever met! i had the absolute best time documenting all of the excitement and emotion that surrounded this couple’s much anticipated nuptials!

i knew from the start that this wedding was going to be awesome – simply put, donna + brian are fantastic people who are totally in love with life and each other. we had an absolute blast at their marathon engagement session last year in philly, and i’ve been looking forward to their big day ever since!

the festivities kicked off with a spirited rehearsal, dinner & tiki bar deck party on friday, and continued throughout the day saturday in preparation for the late afternoon wedding. everything was held at the sea shell resort on long beach island in beach haven, NJ. the ceremony was short + sweet, on their private beach, followed by super fun portraits by the ocean, a lavish cocktail hour, and a beautiful golden sunset.

not surprisingly, the reception was completely off the chain. the slippery band rocked it out, and donna took to the stage – a true rockstar bride! – and delighted her guests by singing! in fact her entire family has talent – her brother + sister-in-law both sang, her dad rocked out some lyrics and everyone else sang along from the crowd. there was no shortage of serious action on the dance floor all night long, a wildly entertaining mix of wedding reception/rock concert/dance off – LOVED it!

i really can’t say enough wonderful things about donna + brian, and am simply thrilled that the images totally ooze the incredible amount of happiness that filled the weekend! i am so grateful to have been a part of this celebration – what an honor to feel so elated, so enthused, and so blissfully happy for two great people who make a perfect couple!

congrats to donna + brian, who although currently honeymooning in hawaii, are *totally* reading this via their blackberries at this very moment! reason #437 why i LOVE them *SO* much!!


fist pumping tributes to the jersey shore…

we stole away to catch sunset on the dunes…

…and got right back to the party!


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rachel + scott :: married!

at long last love.

rachel + scott :: married! the tabard inn – washington, dc.

two weeks ago, in the presence of their closest family + friends, rachel + scott pledged their love with poetic vows on the patio of the quaint + beautiful tabard inn, in downtown dc.

rachel + scott are easily one of the most delightful couples i’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing. i loved them from the moment i met them last summer for their engagement session and have been anticipating their wedding ever since!

seeing his bride for the first time scott’s lip quivered and rachel absolutely shone as she walked down the aisle. i was entranced by the energy between them, and while i’ve been know to get emotional quite often, i was struck by how powerfully i connected with their ceremony…there were amazing readings by their attendants, and rachel delivered a poem that she wrote, entitled “i do” to scott. tears streamed down my face as she spoke – it was absolutely the most eloquent and beautiful expression of true and understanding love i’ve ever heard. i remain completely captivated by the way this young couple expressed their love and appreciation for each other – to me, they are beyond inspiring.

inside the inn, cocktails, conversation + laughter followed, and after dinner there were heartfelt + hilarious toasts, and rachel’s uncle bestowed a buddhist blessing upon the newlyweds. one of scott’s best friends played a song for rachel + scott on his guitar, to the delight and awe of all the guests. champagne flowed and dancing ensued, making it the perfect mix of reflective reverie and all out celebration!

cheers to rachel + scott! enjoy!


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