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Paolla and Masoud Engagement session, Arlington, VA

I met up with Paolla and Masoud on a gorgeous Saturday morning in Old Town Alexandria. Old Town is a beautiful historic district with many interesting and dynamic backdrops. I had an absolutely fantastic time working with this couple who had undeniable chemistry along with a twist of goofiness. I was more than impressed when Paolla managed to give Masoud a piggy-back ride: some people have trouble walking in high heels, some along cobble stone streets and most while carrying the load of a grown man, but Paolla did it all. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to capture all of this positive, fun-loving energy and I look forward to shooting their wedding which I have no doubt will be an absolute blast.

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Edwards Wedding – Woodend Sanctuary, Chevy Chase, MD

Rachel and Jarett were married at the Woodend sanctuary in Chevy Chase, Maryland. They couldn’t have asked for better weather; the sky was clear and there was a refreshing breeze which conveniently took care of any potential mosquitoes. (When you are the photographer and have both hands around a camera, trust me, this is a very important detail).  The ceremony took place down a long path in a flattened grove surrounded by beautiful tall trees; it was quite the impressive backdrop. A cocktail hour followed and of course we had to slip in a few photos of Rachel and her long time friends before we lost the light. The evening’s dinner was exceptional and for that I have Alexandra (the fantastic coordinator) to thank. There was beautiful sincerity in each speech that followed; each was unique thoughtful and touching and all of them carried enough humor to keep everyone laughing. It was clear through what their friends had to say as well as what they had to say to one another that Rachel and Jarett are truly wonderful together and have nothing but a positive impact on those around them.

 

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Bartley Wedding – The National Press Club, Washington, D.C

Leah and Andy were married this past August. (Yes I am behind on the blog!)  The day began at the JW Marriot in a bridal suite overlooking the Capitol in D.C, and was filled with charming moments.  For example, I was taking pictures of the gorgeous and anxious bride by the window.   Her nerves were instantly tamed when she spotted her husband-to-be in the plaza below – ‘Oh my God that’s Andy!…Aww, I can’t wait!’.

The notably handsome couple chose an excellent mix between small town and big city celebration as they said their ‘I do’s at St. Paul’s in Kensington, Maryland, and celebrated their exchange of vows in the District. We shot fun and beautiful pictures by the plaza and park in DC, the railway tracks in Kensington, and on the walk to the reception.

The day came to a close at the prestigious National Press Club where the life of the reception was a phenomenal and funky jazz band that got everybody dancing – even Grand Ma! Cheers to Leah and Andy.

 

To see another of Rob’s recent events click on the following link; Virginia Wedding Photography Blog

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Jacqueline and Mark engagement session, Manassas, VA

I spent a wonderful afternoon with Jacqueline and Mark in the town of Manassas. I enjoyed the urban setting which always provides versatility in textures, backdrops and set potential. We began our shooting by exploring the Manassas train station and I have to say I was impressed with the preserved sense of history that the station evoked; ideal for creating dynamic and interesting images. Jacqueline and Mark where absolutely great to work with; they never stopped smiling, laughing and just enjoying one another. I look forward to shooting their wedding next year.

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Condon Wedding – Dumbarton House, Georgetown, Washington, D. C.

Leslie and Joe were married at the Dumbarton House in Georgetown. The ceremony took place in the garden which presented a wonderfully intimate setting.  After the service I had a chance to photograph the couple on the grounds and to further explore the potential of the beautiful outdoor spaces.  I had no problem capturing the easygoing and loving dynamic that Leslie and Joe share. They were completely relaxed and enjoying every moment of their day together which always makes my job fun and a whole lot easier. The reception was held at Sequoia located a few blocks away with a wonderful view overlooking the Potomac River. It didn’t take long for the group to get dancing and they sure knew how to keep the party going. The ceremonial “cutting of the cake” was delayed because everyone was having such a great time on the dance floor.  (That is not something you see often). I was delighted at the couple’s spontaneous decision to head down to the outdoor pavilion for a celebratory drink and of course I couldn’t resist taking the opportunity for a water front shoot. If this wedding is any reflection of Leslie and Joe’s life together they are in for an absolutely fantastic time. I wish them all the best.

 

To see another of Rob’s recent events click on the following link; Virginia Wedding Photography Blog

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