For Valentine’s Day, here is a post from Jo and Claro’s Wedding. Previously, I posted about an engagement session I did with them in DC. Luckily, they had as beautiful a wedding day weather as they had for their engagement photos. Firstly, I met the bride at the Hilton in Springfield, VA.
The bride and her bridesmaids were getting ready at the hotel. Later that day, this hotel would be the site for the reception. I started photographing her family and friends there.
Once everyone in the bridal party was ready, we drove to Woodbridge, Virginia for the ceremony. The rest of their friends and family gathered at Our Lady of Angels Church. Straightaway, the festivities began in full! Of course they were having fun getting ready, but joining everyone else brought lots of energy. Because I grew up seeing Claro’s family often, I had a great time photographing all the activties!
Jo was a beautiful bride! Claro was good too I guess 🙂
After the ceremony, we stopped in Occoquan for some bridal party photos. Since it was on the way to the reception site, we had a convenient stop there. This picturesque little town is a beautiful setting especially in the later afternoon. Then, we headed to the big party!
Hilton Springfield Reception
The ballroom was an appropriate venue for these two. Especially since they had their first date at the restaurant in the same building! Dinner, dancing, and lots of photos – it was an awesome day for photos! Congratulations you two – we wish you the best for the future!
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.