Adrienne & Daniel- your blog post is finally here! Thank you so much for your patience while I prepared these… this is the first wedding of my two I shot over Labor Day weekend. Sara Muchnick brought this couple to me several months ago, and I loved them from our first phone conversation. A few months later, I did their engagement session and before I knew it, it was time for their wedding. Big thank you to Diana who came to shoot with me that day :)

We began the day with the ladies at Adrienne and Daniels AMAZING apartment at Fell’s Point in Baltimore, Maryland… check out the view from their living room window- I am so jealous! (Seriously, you are going to come home from work one day and find me just hanging out at your place!)

This precious drawing I found on their refrigerator made me smile:

Adrienne and Daniel opted to meet beforehand and get some of the photos out of the way. They had their first look at the docks right outside their apartment:

After a quick photo session, we hopped on a bus and went up the street to Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Park for the remainder of the evening. It was a lovely day for an outdoor ceremony, just a tad windy though!

We took some of my favorite night-time portraits later that night… you guys are gorgeous!

Adrienne and Daniel- thank you for everything! You and your families were fantastic and I enjoyed sharing in your day with you!

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I’m going a little out of order here, but this is our own special girl, so I’m breaking the rules for her! (Labor Day clients- you’re up next, I promise!) Lauren asked me earlier this summer if I would photograph her small wedding she was planning at The Inn at Little Washington. My answer was an obvious “OF COURSE!” It was going to be a small, intimate affair with only 12 guests at one of the houses on the property. I was so looking forward to a wedding like this… a little break from the typical DC scene I work in. But small doesn’t totally erase nerves, especially when you are photographing a photography family (and the one that employs you as well)! Lauren- I couldn’t imagine not being there though, and I am touched that you and Brian asked me to be. Here are some of my favorite photos, and feel free to check out their slideshow as well.

I just love getting ready photos. They are so easy when your girl is as gorgeous as Lauren! Here’s proof that simple is always a good choice (sidenote- flowers provided by Justine Ungaro and Granny… ever heard of them!?)

I gave Lauren a hard time for giving me a bathroom that was so dark, but we found the light :)

Brian, looking all cute and handsome:

Lauren and Brian opted to have a harpist play at the ceremony, a perfect choice for their garden setting:

Justine goes from florist to bridesmaid and now to videographer:

The whole wedding = easiest family formals ever!

Lauren and Brian- there really are no words. I love you and the family so much! Have an amazing European honeymoon- I can’t wait to hear all about it!

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one of my favorite weddings of the year, coming soon….

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Happy Labor Day weekend! I am finishing up this post from my last wedding the morning I head out the door for two more! Two weeks ago, Lisa and Fernando had a beautiful wedding at the Mayflower Renaissance here in DC. The gathering rooms at the hotel are unique and ornate, and made for the perfect backdrop. Long-time friend of Studio Diana Susan Hornyak came and shot with me for the day- thank you!

Lisa began preparations in the bridal suite with her family and bridal party:

Susan went and checked on Fernando as her prepared upstairs…

Before the ceremony began, we loaded up a bus with the bridal party and went out on the town to take some portraits. It was a busy, touristy day in the city, but we managed to get some shots by the monuments:

…and then it was back to the Mayflower for the ceremony!

The room had such an elegant, romantic feel to it with the soft lighting and painted ceiling:

I love taking couples outside for a few moments alone and some additional portraits!

We unfortunately got ourselves locked out for a couple of minutes after sneaking out! Luckily someone found us and let us back into the party :). Lisa and Fernando, thank you so much for inviting me to shoot your wedding! You are such a sweet and wonderful couple!

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It’s that time of year again when everyone starts thinking about taking a family portrait for their holiday cards! I wanted to kick off the holiday card season with a cause that is close to my own heart, and donate 100% of the proceeds from a shoot to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. My incredible mom is a survivor of a rare form of blood cancer called multiple myeloma (a type of leukemia). 11 years ago on September 1, 1999, she told the family about her diagnosis. The next several years consisted of chemo, stem cell transplants, experimental drugs, etc. etc. She pulled through and is healthy and in remission today. Strangely enough (and before I even knew them), Justine’s dad was diagnosed with the same cancer and followed a similar treatment. He is also doing well today.

Last year I had the opportunity to participate in the Marine Corps Marathon with Team in Training, and raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I participated in honor of both my mother and Justine’s father. My dad participated in the race as well, and between the two of us, we raised over $4,000! I was not able to train for a race this year due to my schedule, but my dad is again preparing to complete another marathon with TNT this coming October. I wanted to help him contribute to his fundraising efforts by donating a portrait session.  The session is $500 and 100% of the cost goes directly to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (you can write a check out to LLS or pay directly on my dad’s fundraising page). Included is an on-location shoot of your family, as well as a digital file of your favorite image…. perfect for your 2010 holiday card! Leave a comment or send me an email if you or someone you know might be interested!

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