Strup-2016-21_WEBStrup-2016-6_WEBStrup-2016-1_WEB  Strup-2016-8_WEBStrup-2016-3_WEB Strup-2016-16_WEB  Strup-2016-29_WEB Strup-2016-49_WEB  Strup-2016-73_WEB Strup-2016-92_WEB Strup-2016-94_WEBThis family welcomed their second child with an at home lifestyle family photo session in the their Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia location. I love photographing families with a casual approach, letting the kids just be themselves and have fun with the shoot. Heck if they don’t want to wear shoes by the end of the shoot, I’m fine with that!

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It was pretty exciting around here last week when we heard the news!



This lovely wedding from last fall with Cate & Paul is on the Fall cover of Washingtonian Bride & Groom! This was such a wonderful wedding at the St. Regis in downtown Washington, DC with the amazing wedding planner A. Dominick Events.  I knew this wedding would be spectacular after their engagement session was published on Style Me Pretty .

The rest of the vendors are:

Makeup: Amie Decker

Hair: Remona Soleimani


J & L’s Fall Wedding in DC from last year was certainly one of my favorites. I could wear these Chloe flats every day!

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A Fall wedding in DC is so popular, and I know exactly why. The weather is absolutely perfect in DC for an outdoor wedding, and the colors of fall are so deep and rich that they complement a black tie wedding perfectly. This wedding was supposed to be at the Carnegie library in DC but had to change plans with only ONE MONTH of notice! Fortunately the wedding found a new venue and was at the AIA building (so funny how I ended up back at that building after my past career as an architect). We took advantage of the new location of the wedding by doing portraits around this part of town that included the Corcoran building, the DAR and even the Red Cross building. So much great architecture in DC for a classic black tie wedding which makes us wedding photographers happy happy!

PS – how great are these colors on film? Seriously, I can’t get enough of these skin tones and berry colors on medium format. Also, while this was a church wedding at Gonzaga, the church was so bright that I was even able to shoot a good amount of Kodak Portra 800!

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I was obsessed with this bride’s Oscar DeLaRenta dress from the moment I saw it! What amazing clean and simple lines while being dramatic at the same time. That’s how you could describe this entire wedding at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Downtown Annapolis, Maryland. Before the ceremony we took the bride’s father’s vintage green Mercedes for a ride down to the US Naval Academy and took a few portraits in front of the building where the bride’s father teaches. The architecture on the campus was a perfect backdrop. The groom and groomsmen took a walk from the pier, through the docks and up to the church for some photos.

The ceremony was a traditional Catholic Ceremony at St. Marys, complete with communion. The couple surprised the crowd by being escorted by a bagpiper at the end of the ceremony.

Later in the night the guests enjoyed cocktails inside the US Naval Academy Alumni Hall (Formerly known as Ogle Hall) as we waited for the April showers to taper off. Dinner was outdoors and under the stars, and the table centerpieces were lush white and green florals in blue ginger jars. It was all so elegant and classic, my favorite!