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susan + jim: married!

susan + jim = bliss.


susan + jim :: married! park hyatt — washington, dc

susan + jim are married!

i absolutely *love* this couple! i was so very excited to see them — they live in detroit so i hadn’t seen them in over a year! i’ve been looking forward to their wedding all season for so many reasons — first of all, they are awesome, totally in love, and a super cool couple. susan + jim both have great energy and i connected strongly with them the moment we met. jim designs cars (how sweet is that?) and they both have a great appreciation for art + design, so they focused on lots of unique + personal details an i knew it was going to be gorgeous! also, photography was very important to them and i was honored that they chose me to document their day! they also chose one of my favorite dj’s of all time — the incredible ninja-tastic, breakdancing dan huynh — who completely rocked the party like no other!

and in fact, the entire day was wonderful — from the pre-wedding excitement to the very last dance, i was completely captivated by susan + jim’s classy and charismatic aura. they seemed to completely float through the day, receiving the love and well wishes from family + friends who were so happy to celebrate with them. there wasn’t a moment when i didn’t feel incredibly privileged to be capturing the love at this wedding — and the crazy dance party that followed was pretty awesome too! i have to say my jaw literally dropped when i entered the ballroom at the park hyatt before the reception — it was beyond stunning. the colors, the lights, the unreal centerpieces — brilliant.

susan + jim :: simply put, you rock. i loved being part of your day — your wedding was outstanding! i hope your alaskan honeymoon was perfect + amazing — we have to compare stories when i get back from vancouver island! XO!

enjoy!

LOVE this next one!

…and because every groom needs a secret service entourage…

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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!

enjoy!

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brooke + dave: engaged!

halloween love.

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oh, brooke + dave!

i love love loved everything about this session (and it wasn’t *just* because they gave me a bag of candy!) – it was because this couple is so cute and so fun! i can’t imagine a better way to spend a rainy fall afternoon than running around town with brooke + dave…they are so happy together and a little rain didn’t bother them at all! besides, dave proposed in the pouring rain in costa rica, so it was kind of fitting for them…plus, i carry an arsenal of hugemongous umbrellas so i had us covered ;)

georgetown was abuzz preparing for halloween festivities, and it was such an awesome feeling to be doing our own sweet thing in the middle of the chaos – yay for engagement photos on halloween!

enjoy!

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our mini-tribute to halloween..thanks to baked + wired for the decor and of course the delicious treats!

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stefanie + brendon: married!

i gotta feeling…

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stefanie + brendon are married! woo! their wedding was a super fantastic, perfect DC celebration!

this hot little atlanta couple met and fell in love in dc, and i simply *love* their engagement story. just before they moved south to hotlanta, they visited georgetown’s gorgeous campus (and brendon’s alma mater) where brendon paused at the campus chapel and asked stefanie if she thought one day they could come back to this spot. she didn’t quite understand and said of course they’d come back to dc, but brendon had something more specific in mind. and so they returned, two weeks ago, on the first day of august, to that very same chapel, to be married.

i met stefanie + brendon in atlanta where i absolutely fell in love with them. they have amazing energy, gorgeous smiles, and so much love – not just for one another, but for all their family and friends. celebrating their wedding in dc was very important to them, and we trekked all over – from georgetown to downtown and back again for some fantastic photos. their reception was held at the magnificent DAR where everyone danced the night away on the marble portico, under clear starry skies, with a bright moon and shining monuments in the distance. at the very end of the night i had the privilege of riding along with the newlyweds on a night tour of dc – stopping in front of the capitol building for one final, fabulous shot!

stef + brendon: you rock! thank you so much for choosing me to document your love – you are a tremendous, amazing couple and i wish you all the best!!

enjoy!

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5-star vendor reviews!

DAR (daughters of the american revolution hall) :: fantastic venue in downtown dc!

susan heydt :: ridiculously talented make-up artist in dc – and fantastic blogger!

mary mcveigh :: stunning bouquets.

kim marinelli :: fun, creative, chic stylist – gorgeous + natural hair.

derek romanoff :: great DJ – rocked the dance floor.

main event catering :: delicious + gorgeous food.


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