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Love of FIlm: Engagement

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Catholic Wedding Photos

St Ignatius Chapel Wedding | Thomas and Theresa

Thomas and Theresa were married outside of the Catholic Church.  Being strong Catholics, however, it was important to them that their marriage to be sanctified by the Church.  Theresa and Thomas held a convalidation ceremony at St. Ignatius Chapel in Washington, DC, this summer– St. Ignatius Chapel is part of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in […]

Josephine Butler Parks Center Wedding Photography

Meridian Hill Engagement Session | Sarah & Josh

Early morning sunrise. A Rent-the-Runway dress. A couple in love.  My Meridian Hill engagement session with Sarah and Josh was a dream!   Josh and Sarah have the quintessential DC romance.  Roommates and the instability of working in national politics.  One evening Sarah sat at home, plopped on the couch.  PJs and all.  Friend-of-her-roommate-Josh comes […]

DC engagement photography

Future Hubby Gift Ideas

It’s Thanksgiving which means it’s time to think about gifting.  If you are like many of my couples, you are sitting across the table from a handsome man, looking deeply into his eyes and thinking… yikes, I can’t give him a “boyfriend” gift!  He’s going to be my huuuuusband.  Let me give you a few […]

DC engagement photography

Washington Memorial Engagement | Lisa & Charlie

Early last spring, when the weather was as cold as it is now, I got an email from Lisa.  She is a resident of Rhode Island and reached out to me about shooting an Washington Memorial engagement session on the National Mall.  Lisa was returning to Washington, DC, with her fiance Charlie for a friend’s […]

DC engagement photography

5 Tips to get the Best Wedding Photography

A few weeks ago, I walked into Sarah’s hotel suite and was blown away. For a year-and-a-half, we spoke about how to make her wedding day relaxed, easy and photo perfect. Every tip, trick and tool I gave her to make her day a breeze was beautifully staged in a sunlit corner of her room. […]

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Hunt Valley Country Club Wedding Photos

Last week on the blog, I shared Samantha and Eric’s wedding at Loyola Blakefield High School Chapel.  You can see those photos here.  After their wedding, Samantha and Eric held a beautiful reception!  Check out their Hunt Valley Country Club wedding photos below. While guests nibbled on appetizers and cheese plates, Samantha, Eric and their […]

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