After meeting Jenn and Brian at Dianne and Orlan’s wedding (Brian is Dianne’s brother and Jenn was one of the bridesmaids), it was fun seeing them again for their engagement photos. We met at the Tidal Basin and strolled through this iconic location as I photographed this sweet couple in love. It was easy to see their affection for one another in the way they laughed, joked, and goofed around together. Congratulations to Jenn and Brian for this wonderful time in their lives!
It has been a tough decision but I decided to take a break from documenting weddings so that I can focus my energy on my young family. I still plan to finish this wedding season strong but I will not be accepting weddings for 2017, though I would welcome family sessions and smaller events. Thank you for your understanding and for your support, especially to friends, colleagues, and former clients for your generous referrals. While I feel bittersweet about taking this break and not shooting weddings next year (at least of my own bookings), as I truly love it, I am looking forward to having more time for my family, friends and my personal interests. There are beautiful weddings that I recently shot that I’m looking forward to sharing on here, as well as that of a few others that I will document before the year ends.
Dianne and Orlan wed on a beautiful day at the Oxon Hill Manor. This lovely venue provided a picturesque setting for their outdoor ceremony, followed by an upbeat reception filled with warm toasts, hugs, and kisses. The wedding day happened to fall on Orlan’s birthday, so Dianne surprised her husband with a birthday cake immediately after cutting their cake. It was fun for me to capture this lovely wedding, as Dianne and Orlan are super sweet and I also had the bonus of seeing some mutual friends! Congratulations!
DJ: Kelton Higgings
Florist: Scentsational Florals
I met with Nicole and Jeff at the Reston Town Center on a very foggy morning for their engagement session. Even though the couple might have had reservations about this weather condition, I was excited about photographing them in the heavy fog, as I felt that it gives off a dreamy affect. In any case, I had a great time learning about Nicole and Jeff’s interests and the plans for their upcoming wedding in November. They are just an incredibly sweet couple and I’m really looking forward to their wedding this fall!
Gina and James had a beautiful wedding at Celebrations at the Bay. A rain shower came and went and the skies cleared just in time for this sweet couple to hold their outdoor ceremony on the deck by the water. The newlyweds were in the company of their close family and friends, who laughed alongside them as they enjoyed the evening with delicious food and drinks, wonderful dancing, and warm words of congratulations. I wish the best for Gina and James as they begin their life together!
Florist: Ella & Christina Events
Hair: Jewel Hair Design
Makeup: Susan Lim
Photographer: Theresa Choi Photography