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Nicole and Jeff’s wedding day fell on a crisp, sunny, autumn day. The grounds of the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens provided many beautiful locations for portraits before the ceremony, with lovely splashes of fall colors in every direction. The ceremony was serene, with the couple giving sweet glances at one another, followed by a fun reception that was full of energy as the newlyweds danced the night away. Nicole and Jeff are an incredibly sweet and delightful couple and it was truly a pleasure having the chance to document their wedding day! Oh, and it was wonderful seeing so many familiar faces, as I photographed Jeff’s brother’s wedding in 2013 (Perlyn & Jorel)! What a treat it was to see their beautiful daughter, Kalea, as the flower girl!

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Caterer: Great Blue Heron Catering
DJ:   Omega Entertainment, DJ Jamie Papanikos
Florist: Maryam Flowers
Hair: Hair and Faces by Lisa Yaffe
Makeup: Hair and Faces by Lisa Yaffe
Second Photographer: Martin Kim
Transportation: Reston Limousine

Maya and Jeff had a fun Halloween-themed wedding at the Rock Creek Mansion. Their wedding was anything but traditional, with Maya’s red wedding dress, bouquets and boutonnieres made from folded pages from books (this couple adores reading!), and guests who were all asked to wear costumes! After a ceremony that involved an unbreakable vow with wands, Maya and Jeff changed into gorgeous, custom-made costumes to party during the reception! It was a fun celebration to document!

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DJ: Bryan George Music
Event coordinator: Sarah Acconcia
Second Photographer: Martin Kim

Minho contacted me a few weeks before the day he planned to propose to Ellen (which was on her birthday!) and wanted to have me secretly document this special moment. I anxiously waited for them at the Federal Hill Park and took photos of them conversing at a spot overlooking the Inner Harbor. He got down on one knee to propose and as I was snapping away, I felt this immense sense of joy, excitement and adrenaline as I was secretly documenting all of this. Immediately after they had a moment to soak in what just happened, I introduced myself to Ellen and took them around the area for some engagement photos (talk about instant!). The happiness and joy they shared was contagious and I left feeling extremely happy to have been part of such an intimate and special moment in this couple’s lives. Congratulations to this very cute couple, who turned a long friendship into romance!

Rachel and Rafael are high school sweethearts who tied the knot at the cute La Ferme Restaurant. The day was filled with excitement, joy, and anticipation as they celebrated this important day with their family and friends. The bride’s sister officiated the ceremony, which added a special touch to the event, while some of the favors were gifted by relatives, including the most delicious hot sauce from Guam, made by Rachel’s uncle! The reception was filled with people of all ages dancing and having fun. Congratulations to this sweet couple!

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DJ: DJ Los El Genio
Florist: Blooming Arts
Photographer: Theresa Choi Photography
Venue : La Ferme Restaurant
Wedding gown: Maggie Sottero

After meeting Matt in 2014 when he was the best man at his brother, Mike’s wedding (click here for photos from this wedding), it was a special treat for me to document his wedding day where I got to see my former clients and other familiar faces. The day turned out to be beautiful for Liz and Matt’s lovely wedding at the Worsell Manor. This venue provided a perfect setting for the wedding, which was adorned with tasteful decor, some of which were made from wood to tie together the rustic feel of the venue. Even the groom’s wedding band was made from wood, designed and created by Matt, himself! The tasty cookies baked by the bride were a hit during the reception and everyone seemed to really enjoy this lovely wedding day. Congratulations to the newlyweds!

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Cake: Cakes by Virtues
Caterer: T & M Catering
DJ: Jason Burns’ Elite DJ Network
Florist: Amanda’s Florist
Hair: All Dolled Up
Makeup: All Dolled Up
Photographer: Theresa Choi Photography
Venue : Worsell Manor
Wedding gown: Maggie Sottero