My last wedding of the year, and it’s a big one!
This wedding has been on my calendar for a while, as Amy and Chris reached out to me many months ago. While I’m honored and excited to photograph every wedding I’m hired to do, this one has had an air of intrigue about it from the beginning. Amy and Chris stumbled upon me despite currently living out in the midwest. With family ties to the D.C. area bringing them here for the wedding, I didn’t get to actually meet these two until a month or so before the wedding when they were home for a weekend. The first thing you need to know about these two is that they are quite smart as both are med students. The second thing you need to know is they are both great people! They took me out to brunch and just immediately welcomed me in to their family. One of the nice perks of this job is getting to know people from all walks of life, and nothing embodies that more than hanging out with couples like this!
The wedding itself took place on Halloween. No, the wedding was not Halloween themed, but it still added to the intrigue surrounding this wedding for me. What really took it up a notch though were the locations for the wedding. The couple got ready at the J.W. Marriott right near the White House. The ceremony then took place at a small but beautiful Catholic church not far from China Town. It’s not often that you find churches here in the states with marble pillars and stain glass windows, but that’s exactly what this church had! The reception was held at the Museum for Women in the Arts, and as you’ll see below this venue was simply gorgeous! I had never photographed a reception in a museum before, but I certainly hope it’s not the last!
In between the ceremony and reception though, we stopped by the Jefferson memorial for some portraits. Despite being in (very) late October, we couldn’t of asked for a better day weather wise! Between the couple and their very enthusiastic wedding party, there was never a dull moment.
It is my pleasure to share these images of Amy and Chris with you from the end of a wonderful wedding season! Enjoy!
Amy and Chris, thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your big day! Here’s to many happy years!
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