Category archives: Weddings

Indian Bride Collaboration with Glam By Jeet

Indian Bride Collaboration with Glam By Jeet
I met Jeet Bahra of Glam by Jeet at the DreamShaadi South Asian Wedding Showcase at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, VA last year. We got to chatting and really hit it off and vowed to do a collaboration shoot together. We coordinated our schedules, planned out the looks, she sourced the model, and we did it. I headed out to Stafford, VA and we did a whole day wi[...]

Dan & Kate – Sacred Heart Catholic Church Wedding

Dan & Kate - Sacred Heart Catholic Church Wedding
Sacred Heart Catholic Church Wedding Dan and Kate are a really chill couple and their families are great, too. Those two love birds had their Sacred Heart Catholic Church wedding in La Plata, MD in August, during one of the heatwaves that swept through mid-Atlantic. But the heat didn't affect the love joy they shared with one another as they said their vows. It also [...]

Gabriel & Angelica – Key West Wedding

Gabriel & Angelica - Key West Wedding
Getting Ready - Hilton Garden Inn Exactly 60 days from the day they were engaged, my brother and his fiancée were remarkably calm as they prepared for each other before their wedding ceremony. Most brides and grooms get pretty nervous beforehand, but these two were very calm and very clear with what they wanted to do that day. "I just want to be married to him," s[...]

Two Promises – Newport, RI

Two Promises - Newport, RI
Where does someone start when their little brother becomes an Officer of the U.S. Navy and proposes to his girlfriend in the same day? I spent a lot of time thinking about these two promises my brother was going to make — and made — on the ride to and from Newport, RI. He's not only committed himself to the Navy, but also to his dedicated girlfriend in one swoop. I[...]

Amar & Ashley – Carnegie Institute for Science Wedding

Amar & Ashley - Carnegie Institute for Science Wedding
So, I'm going to begin where the evening ended: A poutine food truck stops in front of the Carnegie Institute for Science and dozens of wedding guests — in suits, tuxedos, and elegant dresses — line up outside ordering poutine, a Canadian fast-food dish. I found myself doing a double-take or four looking at the truck, the Carnegie, and the classy guests and realizi[...]

WeddingAndrew & Kirsten – St. John the Evangelist Catholic Wedding

Andrew & Kirsten - St. John the Evangelist Catholic Wedding
Andrew was really nervous before his lovely bride, Kirsten, was to arrive. His groomsmen supported him with jokes of worst case scenarios in one breath and "everything will be fine" in the next. He wasn't nervous about marrying her, he said, he just wanted to do it already. The anticipation and the adrenaline made him pace, but he was in great spirits and his friends [...]

WeddingMichael & Nicole – Glen Echo Park Wedding

Michael & Nicole - Glen Echo Park Wedding
Accidents happen. Some aren't a big deal while others change your life forever. Back in 2013, neither Michael nor Nicole knew what impact an "oops" would have on their lives. They met on Match.com, a popular dating website, where you can search for potential dates and mates according to your preferences. Michael was giving me quick-and-dirty explanation on how the sit[...]

WeddingEric & Elizabeth – Josephine Butler Parks Center Wedding

Eric & Elizabeth - Josephine Butler Parks Center Wedding
Wedding Day Judo It's not every wedding where I have to sit on the floor of a black SUV, surrounded by groomsmen because we have to get to the ceremony venue NOW. Not everyday a 96-year-old grandma dances, non-stop, for five songs straight. It's also not every wedding where one of the groomsmen asks, "Hey before you leave, can you just slam me with one of those cool [...]

WeddingJonathan & Jessica – Morven Park Wedding

Jonathan & Jessica - Morven Park Wedding
Jonathan and Jessica said their vows at Morven Park in Leesburg, VA during a sunny outdoor ceremony. Their wedding was a classy mixture of British elegance and American Bluegrass. Doesn’t sound like these two things are compatible, but seeing these two sweethearts you can tell they’ll be making sweet chamber music with a twang. It was great teaming up with Traci L. Br[...]

Meet Elizabeth Dang, Jewelry Stylist

Meet Elizabeth Dang, Jewelry Stylist
Earlier this year, when the weather was cold and dreary I met a sharply-dressed entrepreneur at casual vendor's social at Silo Restaurant in Northwest D.C., and exchanged the per-usual introductions. What I noticed aside from being well-dressed was that there was something about her appearance that gave it all little pop. What was it? The answer came from her, "I s[...]