Favorite Vendors – Megan and Laura – Events in the City

Another vendor I love working with is Events in the City, masterminded by Megan and Laura.  They are event planners extraordinaire who make every wedding unique and gorgeous.  Working with a wedding planner results in lots of pretty details that personalize a wedding and make it a beautiful experience for the couple and guests.  Whether brides… Continue reading Favorite Vendors – Megan and Laura – Events in the City

Favorite Vendors – Sally – Platinum Case Makeup

A good make-up artist is the foundation of a successful photoshoot.  Pun or not, it’s true!  Whether it’s a headshot, portrait, engagement shoot or wedding, why not look your best? After all, you plan on keeping these pictures for a good long while, right? I love to recommend other vendors that I enjoy working with… Continue reading Favorite Vendors – Sally – Platinum Case Makeup

Favorite Venues: Springfield Golf and Country Club & The Great Room at Savage Mill

Finally, we have the Springfield Golf and Country Club and The Great Room at Savage Mill. The Springfield Golf and Country Club in Springfield, Virginia is a beautiful space with large windows overlooking the golf course. I love a room with a view! Not to mention this is one of the only venues in the… Continue reading Favorite Venues: Springfield Golf and Country Club & The Great Room at Savage Mill

Featured on the Wedding Pickle blog

Selecting a photographer for your wedding is a HUGE decision!  I was so happy that the Wedding Pickle blog wanted to feature my pictures and advice.  The blog has a goal of helping brides avoid “pickles”, and choosing the right photographer is so important for an enjoyable wedding day and beautiful memories.  You can read… Continue reading Featured on the Wedding Pickle blog

Favorite Venues: Ritz Carlton Tyson’s Corner & River Farm

Next up we have the Ritz Carlton Tyson’s Corner and River Farm. The Ritz Carlton Tyson’s Corner is, of course, a gorgeous hotel.  It can easily accomodate a larger reception and a rockin’ party.  As the second and third pictures show, professional lighting can really transform a reception space. And now my favorite wedding spot –… Continue reading Favorite Venues: Ritz Carlton Tyson’s Corner & River Farm

Favorite Venues: Lloyd House & Oxon Hill Manor

Today we have two historic mansions: the Lloyd House and Oxon Hill Manor. First, the Lloyd House is in the heart of Old Town Alexandria on Washington Street.  It’s perfect for small weddings with a little garden that is spectacular in early November.  What could be prettier than getting married under this gorgeous yellow tree? Next… Continue reading Favorite Venues: Lloyd House & Oxon Hill Manor

Favorite Venues: Hotel Monaco Washington DC & Gaylord National

The next two on my list of favorite Washington DC wedding venues are the Hotel Monaco Washington DC and the Gaylord National Harbor.  While hotels don’t usually make my list, these two are quite unique. First up is the Hotel Monaco – the one in Washington DC has a beautiful ballroom space with windows and a rotunda… Continue reading Favorite Venues: Hotel Monaco Washington DC & Gaylord National

Favorite Venues: Belmont Country Club & Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

There are so many amazing venues in the Washington DC metro area for wedding receptions.  Many also have beautiful spaces for having a wedding ceremony at the same location – which will certainly simplify your wedding day! It’s been so much fun to photograph weddings at these wedding spots, and I’m always being asked which… Continue reading Favorite Venues: Belmont Country Club & Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

An unplugged wedding? Something to think about!

In the era of digital cameras in every phone, I see two things happening at the same time – our lives are becoming over documented and under experienced.   On a related note, people are taking more pictures than ever, but doing little with them.  A quantity over quality issue.  I have a hunch that many… Continue reading An unplugged wedding? Something to think about!

Fun Wedding Shoes – It’s all about you!

The District Weddings blog had a little post last Friday that featured Melissa’s beautiful wedding shoes from her cherry blossom wedding last spring at Belmont Country Club in Ashburn, VA.  When my assistant and I arrived at the Lansdowne Resort to photograph Melissa getting ready, we immediately loved her shoes too!  There are so many… Continue reading Fun Wedding Shoes – It’s all about you!