Today is my 11th wedding anniversary! How appropriate that I will post some images from a recent wedding. These images tell the story of a beautiful late summer / early autumn Saturday. Friends and family gathered to see these two say their vows and celebrate a new marriage. I could not be there to make these photos as I was booked on another wedding, but luckily I have great colleagues that can go in my place that I trust. I love how these images turned out. In looking through them, I really regret that I could not have been there myself to photograph a lovely couple and their great group of friends. The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek in Boyds, Maryland was a nice setting both indoors and out to have the ceremony and reception. Enjoy!
Thanks to Bill from Bill Bauer Photography for the great images. It is always a blessing to have great colleagues and friends to work with. Also, thank you to my friend Nerea from Aeren Waters who recommended me to cover this wedding. Having work friends that keep you in mind for photography work is very helpful! Please check out her website to see her fashion work that she is creating. It is a completely different from her day job, but I know it is a great outlet for her creativity. I’ll have a blog post soon about her work.Now, I have to get ready for an anniversary dinner!
Last May, there was an absolutely perfect day for an Alexandria, Virginia wedding that I photographed. Ann and Barry planned a beautiful day from their ceremony at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. On this occasion, they had a priest that knew them for a long time. Being that, their ceremony was much more personal and made a real connection with the couple and their family.
Following the ceremony, all of their family and friends went over to Woodlawn Plantation for an evening of lawn games, photos, and an early evening reception. At the front of the historic mansion, the guests had plenty of time to relax and visit. Also, tours of the historic home were also available. Indeed, Ann and Barry spaced out the time nicely for the rest of their day. We had plenty of time for them to relax after the high stress ceremony. Then, we started back to the serious job of photography!
A tent setup next to the mansion was the location for the dinner and reception. On this occasion, the weather was key in keeping everyone comfortable all evening. Consequently, the dance floor was full, and the happy photos of Ann and Barry continued all evening.
Thanks to Ann and Barry for having me and Nikolai cover their wedding! Without a doubt, they thoroughly planned their wedding to be relaxing for their schedule. Additionally, they had activities for their guests to mingle and taste the historic setting for the day.
It has been a very busy summer – so many photo project to catch up on the blog! I will be working to get through them as soon as I can. Today I have a beautiful northern Virginia wedding. Catherine and Bill had an amazing ceremony day with many family and friends attending. Her brother was the celebrant of the Mass which added to the special details of the day.
From the arrival of the bride and groom, they were both so excited to be reciting their vows at the church. After the ceremony, their family gathered at the Old Town Hall in Fairfax for some cool drinks and an energetic reception. This helped them show off their new moves during their first dance. The DJ had a great setup – I wanted to dance! When dinner was ready, the party was moved downstairs where the joining families had a chance to go around and meet each other.
I heard Bill say that he looks forward to the many get-togethers they will be having over the next 50 years! As the sun went down and the temperature cooled, we went out for some fun photos by the colorful fountain just outside. I promised not to keep them away from the dance floor for too long! Thanks to Mario Brathwaite for helping to cover this awesome wedding with me. Congrats to the bride and groom!