Katie and Gary were married five years ago. They were young and did not have official wedding photographs taken, so for their anniversary they decided to take the opportunity to get their wedding portraits. I love when couples continue to honor each other past the wedding day. The day can be beautiful, but creating a beautiful life together is truly what we should celebrate. I met these two down by the water on a sunny evening at Jones Point Park in Alexandria, Virginia, and loved every minute of working with them!
These two free-spirited lovers invited me to their family's home on Lake Anna in Mineral, Virginia for their engagement session. They spent time here early on in their relationship, and wanted to honor their history together and love for the outdoors. Before Katey and Casey got engaged they quit their jobs and took a road trip across the country exploring, hiking, and camping every night. Now they are getting married in May, and are planning on building a tiny home soon after. I love it when people truly follow their hearts like these two!
Katrina and Gordon have such a romantic, love knows-no-borders love story. Katrina is Polish, and Gordon is an American. They met in Poland years ago, and eloped on the first day of Spring here in Washington, DC. In just a few months they will move to Asia together. On their wedding day, we walked around the tidal basin where the cherry blossoms were beginning to bloom, and then headed to Virginia for their sweet, intimate ceremony. Cheers to love pure and simple!
I have known Madison and Justin for years, and was lucky enough to photograph their sweet, laid-back, winter wedding. Madison and Justin met when they were fourteen, and that young love evolved for many years leading to their union on January 14, 2016. Justin forged their rings by hand with his brother in law, and Madison chose fragrant sage as their wedding flora. All of their wedding day festivities took place close by the Potomac River in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. To kick off festivities, they met their guests at Black Wall Hitch for a spirited cocktail hour. Then the entire group walked to the pier. Their mid-winter outdoor ceremony could not have been more perfect or unique. It softly rained, the river was calm, and birds flew by. Spirits were high, there was lots of laughter, and everyone was cozied up to loved ones. The rain grew heavier right at the end of the ceremony. The entire troupe grabbed umbrellas, and hurried to Il Porto for a lively dinner, merriment, and dancing. Congratulations Madison and Justin!
Danielle and Louie were highschool sweethearts, who separated when they graduated. Since then they reunited, got engaged, and had a gorgeous, intimate wedding at the Kimpton Morrison House in Old Town Alexandria. Their wedding stood out to me because of the beautiful supportive family they had surrounding them. After the ceremony and cocktail hour, one long elegantly dressed table is where everyone gathered to feast, drink, and celebrate. I met Danielle back in middleschool and had not seen for many, many years. She found me through instagram, and it was such a joy to be able to see her so happy with her wonderful husband. Cheers to Danielle and Louie!