We absolutely LOVE traveling to new places for engagement sessions, and when Kara + Pat told us they wanted their hometown of Georgetown to be the backdrop for their session we were thrilled.

We started our session at the stunning Dumbarton Oaks where our couple got engaged! It was so exciting to see where Kara said “Yes!” to becoming Mrs. DiGiovanni and one of their favorite places in Washington DC.

After the gardens we headed several blocks down to the Georgetown Canal and explored the beautiful bridges and fall foliage.

We finished up the evening along the water overlooking the Kennedy Center and playing in the fountain! We are so exciting for their wedding next year, the time is going to just fly by!

 

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We were so thrilled when Hannah + Roger asked us to travel to Massachusetts to capture the best day of their lives! The weather was absolutely gorgeous with little hints of the coming Fall surrounding the grounds of the Publick House in Sturbridge Massachusetts. The ivory dresses the bridesmaids wore were a perfect compliment to navy suit Roger wore on the wedding day.

When we first met these two at their engagement session in Rockport Massachusetts I knew their day would be one for the record books. The love between Hannah + Roger was so apparent to everyone that witnessed their union. I feel so lucky to have gotten the opportunity to be there with them on their big day, and we wish them nothing but the best for the years ahead!

These vendors played a big role in making this day happen:

Venue: Publick House

Cake: Publick House

DJ: Jon Strader

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As 2015 comes to a close, we are thrilled to share with you one of our most anticipated posts of the year! We went through over 15,000 images to pull some of our favorites to share with you. 2015 brought with it some of our favorite weddings so far. We shot 29 weddings in 4 states across the country, as well as got married ourselves!

I have broken down our favorites into several categories to help keep track of the massive amounts of images we have here. We wish you a very Happy New and may 2016 be your best year yet!

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While our bridal portraits are the most remembered images in our wedding sets, the details are what tie the day together to tell the perfect story! These can be sometimes the most difficult part of a wedding day to shoot because we want to make sure even in the glimpse of the shoes we tell the story of your wedding day. Here are some images I feel do that well!

 

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The first time we meet the bride + bridal party on the wedding day is typically during the section of the day we call the “getting ready” portion! It’s the time that we get to settle in and chat with the bridal party, parents, and sometimes even a puppy or two! This is where the bride puts her dress on, our grooms make the final adjustments on his tie, and the day begins!

 

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It’s finally here! This is the big moment that you have been waiting for your whole life. The doors open, your groom is waiting at the end of the aisle holding back a huge smile, and you are surrounded by all of your friends and family. The ceremony is one of my favorite moments to take a small pause and really look around to appreciate how much love and support fills each room. We feel incredibly blessed to witness such an important time in all of our couples lives.

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And finally, I saved the best for last. This is the very moment that the groom sees his future wife for the first time prior to the ceremony. We love the chance to photograph the “First Look”, because it allows the couple to have such a private moment together for the first time, no pressure at all. There are no eyes on them, no expectations to cry or show a certain emotion, and no distractions. Just them in the moment.

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The end of the year is one of our favorite times for blog posts! We sorted through over 3,000 images to do our best to narrow it down to our top 200 images from the year. It’s one of our longest blog posts EVER!

Pin to your hearts content with these venue + outfit inspiration images, and please join me in congratulating all of these 2015 Right Start couples!

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The end of the year is one of our favorite times for blog posts! We sorted through over 3,000 images to do our best to narrow it down to our top 200 images from the year. It’s one of our longest blog posts EVER!

 

Pin to your hearts content with these venue + outfit inspiration images, and please join me in congratulating all of these 2015 Right Start couples!

 

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