Kathryn and Andrew: Married | Washington DC Intimate Wedding Photographer | DC Elopement Photographer

DC Elopement Photographer | DC Small Wedding Photographer

Kathryn and Andrew decided to say “I do” in an intimate Washington DC wedding at Cafe 44 in Alexandria.
We started the day getting ready at the Kimpton Lorien Hotel and decided to do a first look on their suite roof patio.
It was a perfect clean, modern day with just enough thrown in there to make it different…
and the world’s best cake smash to make it one of my favorites.


VENDOR LOVE
Wedding Venue | Cafe 44
Bridal Attire | Rosalin’s Bridal Boutique
Hair and Makeup | James Cornwell
Floral Design | Petal’s Edge Floral Design
Cake | Hollin Hall Pastry Shop

Emma + Brian: Married | Eastern Shore Wedding Photographer | Swan Cove Manor Wedding Photographer

Creative Maryland Wedding Photographer | Swan Cover Manor Wedding

Emma and Brian literally threw a party to end all parties… and celebrated getting married all at the same time.
This might be my most favorite set of reception photos ever.
And it was the first time anyone has ever had the national anthem played during their ceremony.
And Swan Cove Manor might be one of my new favorite venues.
Everyone could stay on site in a bunch of houses.
It’s right on the water.
And it’s not too far up the Eastern Shore, so it’s a get away and just local enough.


VENDOR LOVE
BRIDAL ATTIRE | SARAH SEVEN AT WREN BRIDAL AND LVD BRIDAL
BRIDAL SHOES | ANTHROPOLOGIE
BRIDESMAID ATTIRE | SHOW ME YOUR MUMU
GROOM’S ATTIRE | BROOKS BROTHERS
VENUE | SWAN COVE MANOR
OFFICIATE | LORRAINE ROZANSKI
FLORAL DESIGN | FRIEND OF THE FAMILY- DEE WINSLOW AND PAIGE CRUNK
ENTERTAINMENT | CHICO’S VIBE
CATERING + DESSERTS | MAGNOLIA CATERING
RENTALS | DOVER RENTALS
PAPERGOODS | BROTHER OF THE BRIDE- KEVIN DIXON
DIY | LOTS OF DECOR AND SIGNAGE

Mariya and Ronny | Richmond Wedding Photographer | Virginia Wedding Photographer

Mariya and Ronny | Celebrations at the Reservoir Wedding Photographer | RVA Wedding Photographer

Mariya and Ronny live in DC, grew up in NYC, and got married in Richmond… so basically, they’re my kind of people.
They wanted a wedding in the woods filled with lush green and lots of laughs… and I think they pulled it off.


VENDOR LOVE
WEDDING DESIGN | RUIE + GRACE
WEDDING COORDINATOR | JENN FRIES
VENUE | CELEBRATIONS ON THE RESERVOIR

Misty Saves the Day | Virginia Beach Brand Photographer | Virginia Beach Lifestyle Headshots

Misty | Virginia Beach Brand Photographer | Social Media Content Photographer

So, a ton of you will probably recognize Misty… who has been second shooting for me lately.
In her REAL life when I’m not dragging her to weddings… she actually runs a social media management company called Misty Saves the Day.
She runs social media presence for and creates media content small companies and entrepreneurs and does a great job at that.
She’s also a Mom and has a kickass office and is an all around rad person to know if you run your own business.

She started hers when her second itty bitty was born because she realized:
A. There was a niche in the market for people who didn’t have time to do their own social media
and
B. She wanted to be home with her girls

SO, it was only fitting the first of many sessions we’ve done included real-life work situations with hashtagwrennypenny playing while she worked.
Also, giant thanks to Kelly for letting me crash their meeting to take photos.
AND these were not posed. Wren totally went and got her computer out while Misty was on hers and my heart literally melted.
Pool on the ground. Done-zo. Cutest thing of all time.
And one of my favorite images ever. (Just wait for it.)

Amanda and Eric: Married | Clover Forest Plantation Wedding Photographer | Virginia Military Wedding Photographer

Amanda and Eric| Clover Forest Plantation Wedding | Virginia Wedding Photographer

Amanda and Eric met their Senior Year at Virginia Tech (check out the surprise dress shirt Eric revealed during their first dance) when neither of them were looking for anything serious.
Turns out falling in love and moving to the other side of the planet was what was in store.
They are one of the few couples who pretty much stayed together on the dance floor the entire night… and I loved watching them be all googly in love.
Their wedding at Clover Forest Plantation was perfectly classic and timeless with the help of CCS Events.

VENDOR LOVE
WEDDING PLANNING | CCSEVENTS
BRIDAL ATTIRE | HAYLEY PAIGE AT ANNALISE BRIDAL BOUTIQUE
BRIDAL PARTY ATTIRE | ETSY + JOS. A. BANKS
HAIR AND MAKEUP | AVENUE 42
VENUE | CLOVER FOREST PLANTATION
FLORAL DESIGN | TOMMY’S GARDEN
ENTERTAINMENT | DJ WILL ROLLINS
CATERING | MOSAIC
DESSERTS | CARYTOWN CUPCAKES
VIDEOGRAPHY | CRYSTAL BLUE PRODUCTIONS
RENTALS | PAISLEY AND JADE
TRANSPORTATION | WINN

Andy and Ashley: Married | DAR Constitution Hall Wedding Photographer | DC Wedding Photographer

Ashley and Andy | DAR Constitution Hall Wedding | Creative Washington DC Photographer | DC Wedding Documentary Photography

Hurricanes threats loomed.
I was evacuated out of my home in Virginia Beach.
My second shooter was evacuated out of her home in Myrtle Beach.
And the day turned out to be beautiful and perfect and all of the rain dances worked.

I love a classic DC wedding with a modern spin.
And I’m a sucker for anything black, white, and gold.



VENDOR LOVE


WEDDING PLANNING | SAM RAMOS OF POLLYANNA EVENTS
BRIDAL ATTIRE | ROBERT BULLOCK AT GLOBAL BRIDAL 
GROOM’S ATTIRE | NORDSTROM 
RINGS | KING’S JEWELRY
HAIR AND MAKEUP | TMAK ARTISTRY
VENUE | DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION CONSTITUTION HALL
OFFICIATE | FATHER OF THE GROOM
CEREMONY MUSICIANS | SAGE STRING QUARTET
FLORAL DESIGN | HIGHWAY2HILL
DJ + LIGHTING | SAM SINCEVICH AT DAPPER DJS 
CATERING | WELL DUNN
DESSERTS | BUTTERCREAM BAKESHOP + CAPTAIN COOKIE AND THE MILKMAN
INVITATIONS | MINTED
DIY | ESCORT CARDS, SIGNAGE, WELCOME BAGS, JUST MARRIED JACKET

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