Claire and Jason, what can I say…simply one of the coolest couples ever! I loved getting to know them during their engagement session last fall, and working with the wonderful Jamie Sears on the wedding plans was just so much fun. I was so excited, yet nervous, when their wedding day finally came, because I knew that it was going to be a crazy day with so much beauty to capture ~ from the Ritz Carleton Hotel to Meridian Hill Park to Dahlgren Chapel to the Newseum ~ and so many gorgeous details along the way! Many thanks to Jamie for facilitating our jobs, and to my second shooter Alison for pacifying me!
Claire’s suite at the Ritz was so gorgeous ~ all natural window light. She looked stunning already in her flannel shirt and jeans when I walked in the door. Kim Steele was there getting the ladies all dolled up!
Jason and the guys rendevous with Jamie for the “first sight” at Meridian Hill Park.
Jason was totally loving the spotlight!
We’re late, we’re late, for a very important date!
Alison and I got some really cool shots at the park, despite the blazing sun and crowds. We had 45 minutes to shoot there, but it ended up feeling like 5 minutes.
Gorgeous flowers by Philippa Tarrant Floral Design.
The same moment from two different angles….cool!
This is one happily married man.
Yummy food by Wolfgang Puck Catering!
Again, never enough time, but we totally rocked the room and detail shots!
The highlight of the evening; Jason and his sister Nadeya’s tribute to their late father who loved singing his heart out to “American Pie'” on family road trips. The whole crowd joined in to belt out the words to the song. Talk about feeling the love…it was such an amazing experience that I will never forget.
Cupcakes for breakfast from Fluffy Thoughts. Yum!