Award winning wedding photographer - Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Specializing in beautiful maternity, baby, child and family portraiture.Where did you and your husband meet?  At a bar. Does that really happen? That’s exactly where Kevin and Lizzie met, when they both attended a residency happy hour for Johns Hopkins & University of Maryland.

The proposal, however, was a little more planned out and Kevin made sure to incorporate both of their families. For her birthday, Kevin surprised Lizzie with a trip to Antrim in Taneytown to propose. Once he proposed on bended knee, he asked her not to call her family yet so they could enjoy the moment together. They then walked up to the main gardens near the entrance to Antrim, where Kevin surprised Lizzie by having her parents and Kevin’s parents join them for a celebratory lunch, with birthday and engagement gifts aplenty!

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The great thing about engagement sessions is that couples can have some fun with the day, and if the weather isn’t just what they envision, they can reschedule for another day when the weather is conducive to the setting, unlike a wedding day when we all have to work with what we have, rain or shine!

I look forward to capturing every detail of  their wedding day with them when they marry at The Cosmos Club.


Michelle Lindsay is a legacy photographer who chronicles life’s memorable moments through her camera lens. She is a top wedding photographer, specializing in artistic and documentary wedding and engagement photos, including destination weddings. Although she loves to tell passionate engagement and wedding stories, her award-winning work also includes family portraits, maternity photos, and pictures of newborns and children. Michelle serves the entire Washington, D.C. area and beyond, including Arlington, Alexandria, McLean, Vienna, Great Falls, and all of Loudoun County – particularly Middleburg, Leesburg, Aldie, Ashburn, and Purcellville.  To schedule a consultation with Michelle, please contact her at: 202.257.7993


 

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This teeny tiny chapel is a very special place for Julia’s family, as both her parents and grandparents were married there. Her Grandmother always said she wanted to be around to share in at least one wedding of the next generation, and she was there to bask in the joy of the day!

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Always one for fun, Julia and Alan decided to have an Armadillo’s Groom’s cake.  Anyone who’s seen Steel Magnolis knows the story behind this infamous southern tradition.

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Ceremony & Reception:  The Inn at Mount Vernon Farm| Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Two Birds Bridesmaids | Cake: Bijou Sweet Treats | Catering: Currey Fountain/Roadside Chive | Ceremony Musicians: Annie Tsong and Jeff Kim | Design/Decor: Out of Hand / Rosa Crocker and furniture by friend Betsy Fraser | DJ & Lighting: Mark Maskell | Dress Boutique: Mary’s Bridal, Annapolis | Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero | Florist: Rosa Crocker/Out of Hand | Make-up & Hair: Vanity Fair Weddings | Rentals: Sammy’s Rentals | Shoe Designer: Adrianna Papell | Stationary/Paper Products: William Arthur Stationary | Tux/Suit Designer: Enzo Custom Clothiers


Michelle Lindsay is a legacy photographer who chronicles life’s memorable moments through her camera lens. She is a top wedding photographer, specializing in artistic and documentary wedding and engagement photos, including destination weddings. Although she loves to tell passionate engagement and wedding stories, her award-winning work also includes family portraits, maternity photos, and pictures of newborns and children. Michelle serves the entire Washington, D.C. area and beyond, including Arlington, Alexandria, McLean, Vienna, Great Falls, and all of Loudoun County – particularly Middleburg, Leesburg, Aldie, Ashburn, and Purcellville.  To schedule a consultation with Michelle, please contact her at: 202.257.7993


 

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This was a wedding 9 years in the making.  After 2 years of causally running into one another at various get togethers hosted by mutual friends, Melanie + Nick finally started dating after one epic rainy night that involved lost windshield wipers and numerous car troubles.  6.5 years of dating later, Nick finally proposed to Mel in Ireland.  It was obviously fate as there was a Capitals jersey on the wall of the pub where Nick proposed, something that would later come into play for their wedding…

For Melanie + Nick, the wedding day was a true celebration of blending of families.  It was multi-cultural affair, incorporating Melanie’s Filipino traditions with a nod to the Irish from Nick’s background.   This couple planned every detail of the day, incorporating many personalized and custom elements,  from the paper designs and stationary, to the bridesmaids’ dresses, to Melanie’s custom designed veil.   Each side of the family provided something special and unique for the couple and guests to enjoy, with homemade desserts provided by the bride’s uncle and the groom’s mother.

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Melanie’s Badgley Mischka shoes might be my favorite wedding shoes…EVER.

 

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Melanie + Nick incorporated traditional Filipino ceremony traditions, including the Veil, Cord and Coins, all of which were family heirlooms.

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Photography was very important to Nick + Mel and they knew from the very beginning that they wanted to go on location for some portraits in-between the ceremony and reception.  We made sure to build in plenty of time (accounting for Saturday DC traffic!) so that we could stop at Union Station to take some photographs.  The couple wanted imagery that felt like iconic DC without being the obvious, aka monuments.  Union Station definitely fit this bill with it’s grandiose architecture and sweeping arches that framed Melanie’s dress oh so perfectly.

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One of the defining characteristics of National Museum of Women in the Arts is their grand staircase.  It’s the perfect spot for a couple to make their entrance for the first time as husband and wife.

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Mel was a sneaky bride, planning a pretty epic surprise for her new hubby.  As both her and Nick are HUGE Washington Capitals fans,  Mel wanted to surprise Nick with a special guest at their reception – Slapshot of the Washington Capitals!  The best party crasher you could ever hope for!!!

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Michelle Lindsay is a legacy photographer who chronicles life’s memorable moments through her camera lens. She is a top wedding photographer, specializing in artistic and documentary wedding and engagement photos, including destination weddings. Although she loves to tell passionate engagement and wedding stories, her award-winning work also includes family portraits, maternity photos, and pictures of newborns and children. Michelle serves the entire Washington, D.C. area and beyond, including Arlington, Alexandria, McLean, Vienna, Great Falls, and all of Loudoun County – particularly Middleburg, Leesburg, Aldie, Ashburn, and Purcellville.  To schedule a consultation with Michelle, please contact her at: 202.257.7993


 

Best Wedding Photographer in Washington DC and Northern VirginiaRomance at the office? That wasn’t on Mat’s mind when he sat down across from Jenny on his first day of work, but that quickly changed as this creative and fun couple began to get to know each other.  Working for the same design firm introduced them, but love of good design and fun travel adventures, among many other things, bonded them. With a love of all things artistic, the wedding day photography was VERY important to both of them and I loved how involved they both were for all of the photography planning details.

Sometimes the biggest events in life begin with the simple things in mind. Mat’s proposal was not flashy and extravagant, but passionate and personal. As Jenny finished a long day of work, Mat patiently encouraged her to keep the plans they had for dinner at their favorite restaurant, and instead of proposing over a dessert of tiramisu, he asked for her hand BEFORE they went out, so the two of them could privately share that special moment together.

Best Wedding Photographer in Washington DC and Northern VirginiaThe only good secret to keep before marriage is one that is agreed upon by both parties.  Jenny and Mat decided to custom design each other’s wedding rings, and have the big reveal AT the ceremony, so they would each be surprised.

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The blend of Mat’s fondness of all things eclectic and Jenny’s love of Old Hollywood, evidenced in her stunning dress design, was influential in the details of their wedding reception at the Ritz Carlton. They had one if their first dates here and thought it would be the perfect place to tie the knot.

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Ceremony & Catering & Cake: Ritz Carlton, Georgetown | Ceremony Musicians: Sage String Quartet | DJ: Bialeks Music | Dress Boutique: Love Couture | Dress Designer: Matthew Christopher | Florist: B Floral Event Design | Hair Stylist: Behind the Veil | Make-up: Behind the Veil | Planner: Chic Weddings and Events | Transportation: Reston Limo


Michelle Lindsay is a legacy photographer who chronicles life’s memorable moments through her camera lens. She is a top wedding photographer, specializing in artistic and documentary wedding and engagement photos, including destination weddings. Although she loves to tell passionate engagement and wedding stories, her award-winning work also includes family portraits, maternity photos, and pictures of newborns and children. Michelle serves the entire Washington, D.C. area and beyond, including Arlington, Alexandria, McLean, Vienna, Great Falls, and all of Loudoun County – particularly Middleburg, Leesburg, Aldie, Ashburn, and Purcellville.  To schedule a consultation with Michelle, please contact her at: 202.257.7993


 

 

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Documenting a newborn’s first few days of life is such an awesome responsibility and I was incredibly thrilled to have the honor of capturing my friend and colleague’s pregnancy and newborn portraits of her first baby.  When you client is super creative themselves, it forces you to bring a new level to the game. I wanted to find a way to capture her artistic vibe in the portraiture while ultimately creating a unique display that was reflective of her personality and showcased her as both a creative and her new title, Mom.

I knew that I wanted to pay homage to the previous maternity photos we had captured and keep in theme that would best reflect my friend and client.  We used flowing tulle in the maternity photos so I continued that theme in the newborn session, where it took about fifty frames to capture the one shown above.  Baby Bianca was so patient!

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I always encourage Moms to bring personal items to my studio in Leesburg that will make the photos more meaningful to them.  Bianca looks precious in this sweet hat that mom bought for her.

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Newborns are adorable to photograph on their own, however, I always encourage both parents to participate in our maternity and newborn sessions as these images become their first family portraits together.

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Congrats Cicely and Jason!  Bianca is so beautiful and I can’t wait to see her grow and watch the two of you become amazing parents to her…

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Michelle Lindsay is a legacy photographer who chronicles life’s memorable moments through her camera lens. She is a top wedding photographer, specializing in artistic and documentary wedding and engagement photos, including destination weddings. Although she loves to tell passionate engagement and wedding stories, her award-winning work also includes family portraits, maternity photos, and pictures of newborns and children. Michelle serves the entire Washington, D.C. area and beyond, including Arlington, Alexandria, McLean, Vienna, Great Falls, and all of Loudoun County – particularly Middleburg, Leesburg, Aldie, Ashburn, and Purcellville.  To schedule a consultation with Michelle, please contact her at: 202.257.7993