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Eat, Drink, and Be Married!

29 Sep

So excited to share more images from Michael and Heather’s wedding celebration! In the meantime… Eat, Drink, and Be Married!!



Caitlin & Clare: June 11, 2011

24 Jun

Have you ever meet someone for the first time and immediately (and secretly) wished to yourself that they were your best friend? That is exactly how I felt upon meeting both Caitlin and Claire. Although, I spoke with Caitlin via phone and some friendly emails, meeting these women was a whole other experience. They are, in a word, awesome. Not just because they are down-to-earth, hilariously always up for a high five, or super laid back but because they are stunning. Stunning in their beauty, their love for each other, and they way they make their friends and love ones feel by just being around.

I was thrilled to travel up to Brooklyn, NY to document their wedding day and felt so honored to be part of such a special occasion. Family and friends filled MyMoon, a beautiful venue located in Williamsburg that has enough exposed brick and strategically placed giant windows to make anyone quickly understand why photographers go batty over Brooklyn architecture and spaces. Words flowed from the ceremony to the reception that were filled with love, friendship, commitment, and laugher. Love spread from one guest to the next and with hugs, and kisses, and those frequent high fives, the intimate affair was packed to gills with sweet emotion.

Caitlin & Clare – Thank you so very much for letting me celebrate with you and all of your awesome friends! You guys are truly awesome.

Special HUGE thanks goes out to Mina A. for not only being a generous host but an outstanding second photographer and the best pal a girl could ask for!! xo.

Happy First Birthday Trip!

17 Jun

I really can’t believe how big this sweet boy has grown! I was lucky enough to photograph the baby shower, Trip’s first few months of life, and just a few weeks ago….saw him turn ONE!

The Markmann family is amazing. Amanda is a designer and it comes through in everything she touches and  I adore her style. She can make a nursery look cool enough to be my own bedroom and Trip’s first birthday was no exception. Colorful mustaches were placed in beautiful cupcakes, party favors in bright boxes featured a little note featuring a funny little mustache, there were even fake mustaches for the guests to sport around the party. ADORABLE!

What I loved most about Trip’s birthday was that it celebrated family and giving back to help others. Instead of wrapped boxes in all shapes and sizes, a simple white and blue box sat proudly in the front hallway. In lieu of presents, Amanda had asked all of her guests to bring/donate their old cellphones to Hope Phones. Hope Phones is a not profit organization that provides phones to medical clinics in developing countries which gives families access to emergency medical care, health information, transport services, and clinic resources.

See! I told you the Markmann’s were super cool!!

Thank you so much Bill, Amanda, and of course…happy birthday Trip! I had such a fun day and think the world of you guys!

happy party goers!

Tori & Josh: March 4, 2011

18 Mar

The first thing that Tori told me was that she too had a love affair with cheese! From that moment on, I knew that working with her and Josh was going to be a blast!

I had so much fun getting to know Tori and Josh! They are just the nicest people and it was neat to see how perfectly they complemented each other.  While their wedding was a more low-key and intimate affair, it was by no means ordinary!  We started off with a “first look” before we headed to the church and the expression on Tori’s face was just priceless!

The ceremony took place at t St. John the Baptist in DC which is stunning from the inside out. (Sidenote: If you have never been inside a Russian Orthodox church, I encourage you to go and just take in all the ornate beauty! It is breath-taking!)

After the ceremony, it was off to Lia’s, located in Chevy Chase, to eat, drink, and be merry!  Each part of the day’s festivities not only celebrated Tory and Josh but also celebrated all of the wonderful people in their lives. There was so much love in the room and I felt really lucky to be a part of it all.

Thank you so much Tori & Josh! May your life be sweet together! xo