Verveine and Corey's Intimate Backyard Wedding

It's not every day a couple comes along who are no-nonsense with their wedding details, so we were excited when we saw Verveine and Corey's big day play out with countless sweet, homey touches along the way. 

The mother of the bride's backyard and the Washington, D.C. springtime was the perfect venue for Verveine and Corey to say "I do" in front of friends and family. A family friend walked the six-month pregnant bride out of the house and down the grassy aisle to start the touching ceremony that lead right into the reception. 

In true backyard fashion, guests enjoyed traditional barbecue foods and tue cochon, a traditional pig roast and toasted the couple with one of two select beers in hand. Verveine and Corey's airy venue let all their guests see that their secret was in the writing on the wall: Verveine + Corey = Love. 

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Eastern Shore Wedding

Olivia and Chris's gorgeous affair on the water is easily one of our favorite weddings of the summer. Friends and family gathered for a picturesque outdoor ceremony before they danced the night away in the open air. Elegance and fun were in perfect balance for  this special night, which made this Eastern Shore wedding a breath of fresh air. Enjoy!

The wedding was held at the groom's family home in Queenstown, Maryland. 

Summer Wedding at The Mayflower Hotel

To celebrate this gorgeous couple's second anniversary, we are looking back at their sunny outdoor shoot and their glamorous wedding at The Mayflower Hotel downtown.

Planned by Exclusively Events, this wedding had one of the most glamorous receptions we had ever seen, which beautifully complemented the stunning Mayflower. 

Happy anniversary, Linda and Farzad!

Adam Bar Mitzvah

This is the second Bar Mitzvah Jacqui + Len have shot for this family.  And it will not be the last! They are already booked for the third son's big day in 2016!

Adam is such a cool kid.  The definition of a cool kid.  Laid back, friendly, loves to laugh...just a good guy.  Everyone who attended the reception had a blast.  From the 87 year old grandmother to the 3 year old cousin.

Event Planner: Wendy Rabb 

Reception Location: Lakewood Country Club


Alex's Homerun Bar Mitzvah

Len and I have never had the opportunity to shoot  a mitzvah reception at a baseball stadium.  We did for the first time a few weeks back .....and it was AWESOME!!!! 

Alex's Bar Mitzvah reception was held at Potomac Nationals Park in Woodbridge, VA.  After shooting his sister's Bat Mitzvah a couple years prior, Len and I had built a report with the family.

The first time seeing the family since Sarah's event was when we all showed up at Beth El in Bethesda for the temple shoot.  I was blown away at how much these kids have grown in two years!  I literally had to do a double take.  Sarah was a beautiful girl when she was 13, but now at almost 16, with her braces are off, she held herself with much more confidence.  As a mother, this frightened me.  I want to keep my girls little forever!!! They will never be 16? Will they?!

Alex's guest for the reception were friends and family.  Kids and adults got in some batting practice, run the bases, and catch some balls in the out fields.  Dinner with catered upscale baseball game food along with classic old school desserts.  

I loved watching everyone having a great time.  The kids could hang out an play, dance, run around, eat. The adults could (and did do) the same thing.  

To close the night, there was a fireworks display.  Not a couple at the end of an evening....no no. This was a full 20 min fireworks display that would easily rival any town's 4th of July show.  

I'm so glad I got to be a part of this family's milestone event.  It's an event I will always remember

 


Dania and Michael's Wedding Shoot

On July 11th, Dania and Michael said "I do" in Bethesda, MD. We got to capture not only her getting ready and her first look with her soon-to-be husband, but also their touching, intimate ceremony and major party of a reception. 

Luxe Gilded Age Shoot

In this Gilded Age shoot for Washington Life Magazine, I wanted to recreate a time of scandalous luxury.

With The Loews Madison Hotel as an elegant backdrop, this shoot was a chic vision of early 20th Century style with a glamorous twist.

Featuring hair by Alejandro of David’s Beautiful to complete the model’s look.

Miss D.C. Shoot

Boudoir Shoot with Tsdel

Tsdel is a fiery trainer whose bold personality complements her powerful physique. Her boudoir shoot with us was one to remember, with soft feminine touches and colorful personality lighting up each shot. 

Makeup and Hair: Jessica Campbell

Location: Lovesome Photography

Six Month Shoot

To celebrate this sweet boy's sixth birthday, we took to the outdoors and found a perfect backdrop for this beautiful family. His energy shone through in every one of his portraits and his facial expressions speak for themselves, our favorite kind of model! 

 

Steele Family Shoot

Three generations of the Steele Family gathered at the Glenview Mansion in Rockville, MD for a Mother's Day Shoot. A sunny day with a beautiful blue sky provided the perfect backdrop for us to celebrate the family being together for such a special holiday. 

The Steele Family in front of Rockville's Glenview Mansion. Happy Mother's Day!