Sharon & Trieu | Rose Hill Manor Wedding

First new post of 2017, so Happy New Year to everyone checking it out!

Though this wedding was from 2016 it feels like a great start for 2017. In a good way, it was difficult choosing favorites images for this post because it was FULL of great expressions and interesting compositions. As I went back and forth deciding on moments, I kept thinking how everyone's wedding should feel like this. Sharon and Trieu had an amazing day despite the heat and severe thunderstorm that made the day a bit more challenging. You can see in people's faces how much they had fun and enjoyed celebrating w/ Sharon and Trieu. Just another reason we love our job so much.

In case you were wondering, light sabers were Trieu's groomsmen gift.

Enjoy many of our favorites below! Then go tell someone you love them :)

Hair: Bridal artistry
Makeup: Susan Lim
Florist: Michelle weddings
Caterer & Cake: R&R Catering
Venue: Rose Hill Manor
DJ: DJ D-Mac & associates
Sharon's gown: David Tutera gown from Global Bridal Gallery

Stone Hill Manor Wedding
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Afsaneh + Zahid | Womens of the Arts Museum

I'm going to just put it out there and say we LOVE Persian weddings! Afsaneh and Zahid's wedding was our third one and they've all been equally meaningful, inclusive, emotional and plain ole fun.

It happened to be (officially) the hottest day of year with a heat index of 114 degrees but we were fortunate to only be outside for a few minutes. The day began at the beautiful Marriott Marquis where it was obvious A+Z had the best support group as their family and guests traveled from all over the world for their special day. This is also where they had their first look. We then whisked over the The National Portrait Gallery for... portraits! Our last stop was for the ceremony and reception at The National Museum of Womens in the Arts.

A HUGE thanks to Natalie of Event Design for making the day such a great success!

Wedding planner: Natalie Melton Event Design Group
Hair: Jewel Hair Design http://jewelhd.com/
Makeup: Beauty Mark- Kim Giammaria http://beautymark.biz/
Florist: My Wedding Flowers- Melissa Sylvain http://www.myweddingflowers.us/
Caterer & Cake: Occasions Caterers http://occasionscaterers.com/
Venues: Marriott Marquis DC & National Museum Women in the Arts
DJ & Lighting: DJ Shamoudi http://www.djshamoudi.com/
Afsaneh's Dress: Stella York
Sofreh Aghd: Platinum Sofreh- Shamci Kharami http://www.platinumsofreh.com/

Megan + Patrick | W Hotel Wedding

A critical element of what matters to us as wedding photographers are the people. Family and friends, the ones who support and celebrate with you on your wedding day, make it amazing. Megan and Patrick had that, and were lucky enough to have an amazing venue and perfect weather especially for an August day. From the moment we arrived it was evident who the parents were - in a very good way! Both set of parents we abundantly happy, caring, helpful and very integral to mood and progression of the day. We felt blessed to be the ones to capture it and loved everything from the beauty to emotion to humor that their day offered.

Enjoy some of our favorites from their amazing day!

Hair & makeup: Jewel Rossi of http://cl9salon.com
Florist & Decoration: Edge Floral Event Designs https://edgeflowers.com/home
Venue & Catering: W Hotel DC http://www.wwashingtondc.com
Megans Dress: Liancarlo http://liancarlo.com
Ceremony music: Cherry Blossom String Quartet http://cherryblossomstrings.com

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Allie + Blaine | Townsend Hotel Wedding

Weddings that remind us why we love our job are the best. Actually, because we love it so much it doesn't feel like a job. Allie and Blaine's wedding took us to Michigan to the small yet beautiful town of Birmingham. We were able to spend a few days relaxing and getting to know their family and friends - especially the amazing bridal party! The energy of their day was fun and casual while still being emotional and elegant. There was such a great balance of connection between people and the beautiful surroundings. After most of the day had passed we were thrilled with everything we had captured however once the reception and dancing started we knew it was only going to continue to get better.

Enjoy a small taste of some of our favorites from the day.

Vendor Details
Hair: Kate at Pure Hair Salon http://purehairspa.com
Makeup: Sonya at 6 Salon http://www.sixsalon.com
Florist: Tamara Gorham at Gerych's Flowers http://www.gerychsflowers.com
Venue & Catering: The Townsend Hotel https://www.townsendhotel.com
Band: Brian Alexander http://www.thebrianalexanderband.com
Allie's Dress: Anna Maier http://www.ulla-maija.com