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Sherry and Allin are celebrated 5 wonderful years of marriage this fall.   In addition to renewing their vows at the end of this month, they wanted to commemorate the special occasion by creating some beautiful imagery for their home.  The dramatic shadowing at the National Gallery of Art East Wing provided us with a perfect backdrop, followed by some of that delicious golden sunset lighting at Meridian Hill Park in Washington DC.

Congratulations Sherry and Allin and wishing you 5 X 5 more years of happiness…and more!


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This adorable family came into my life about 2 years ago.  I’ve loved watching Gavin turn from a handsome 6 month old into a even more handsome 2.5 year old!  Full of life and curiosity, he’s going to make an exceptional big brother to his baby sister, who arrived just a few short weeks ago!  Be sure to check back tomorrow for photos of their new, complete family and see what they named their beautiful baby girl…


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The rain had held off for much of the morning, despite the threatening clouds as Amy and her sister, mother and grandmother all gathered in a suite at the Four Seasons in Baltimore.  It was Amy + Justin’s wedding day.  Just before Amy started to put on her dress, large raindrops began falling outside.  She squished up her face only briefly, but then immediately smiled and said “oh well!  what can you do!”

As luck would have it, the rain stopped just shortly thereafter and out on a nice, quiet and dry spot of the hotel’s balcony overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Justin waited for Amy.  She approached.  He gasped as he turned around and saw Amy in her lace dress.  She started crying.  They embraced.

Amy + Justin met in a college dorm elevator early one morning as Justin headed off to ROTC and Amy to dance practice.  Years later they would bump into one another again at a college bar and the rest would become history.   Amy has one of the brightest, most adorable smiles I’ve ever seen and even better yet, she just lights up whenever she’s around Justin.  There were a lot of happy tears, followed by laughter and smiles on their wedding day and it was a very joyous and intimate celebration with their closest friends and family.

Congratulations you two!

Ceremony + Reception: Four Seasons Baltimore  |  Catering: Four Seasons Baltimore  |  Florals and Lighting: DaVinci’s Florist   | Band: Black Tie with Washington Talent  |  Hair: Haute Dry Bar  |  Make-Up: Blend  |  Stationary: Minted  | Video: Kwolity Productions


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It was a fairytale in every sense of the word.  Layers upon layers of soft, blush tulle lined the tables and draped from the grandiose columns of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Candlelights flickered from the reflection in the modern, mirrored tables awaiting to greet guests while the halls burst with the smell of lush, fresh florals.  Ashley was a stunning dream in her Lazaro dress as the layers upon layers of tulle swayed softly from side to side as she ascending the grand staircase on the arm of her handsome groom, Javier.

It was a fairytale wedding, but more importantly, it was a fairytale love story.  One that began with a stroll on the National Mall as a couple of work colleagues decided to grab lunch together and ended in happy tears of joy on the steps of the Corcoran Gallery of Art as Ashley and Javier made lifelong vows to one another.  “In your eyes, I have found my home. In your heart, I have found my love.”

As a wedding photographer, certain weddings stick with you as time goes on and Ashley + Javier’s love story is one of these.  Over a year has since passed, but I remember the details of that day like I am walking into the Corcoran for the first time.  I remember how nervous Ashley was and how Javier was the only thing that could calm her down before the ceremony.  I remember Ashley’s smile and Javier’s laugh as they twirled on the dance floor.  I remember Ashley quietly dabbing her eyes and Javier pulling her in close to him as Ashley’s sister toasted them and their lifetime of happiness.  I remember pure and utter joy…and love.  Lots and lots of love.  After all, that’s what fairytales are truly made of.


Ceremony and Reception: Corcoran Gallery of Art  |  Event Coordination and Design: Bella Notte  |  Florals: Blue Vanda Designs  | Catering: Occasions Caterers | Cake: Maggie Austin Cake  |  Music: My Deejay and  Cherry Blossom Strings  |  Invitations: Miss Merkle Design  | Calligraphy: Meant To Be Calligraphy |  Furniture:  AFR Event Furnishings | Draping:  Fabrication Events  | Lighting: Atmosphere Lighting  |  Make-up:  Beauty Mark | Hair: Bridal Hair by Remona



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