My good friend and colleague Renee Michele referred Safie and Julian to me as she was unavailable on their wedding day. What a wonderful surprise ~ a sweet courthouse wedding on a Wednesday afternoon! As luck would have it, not only did I get the wedding, but the forecasted freezing rain and wind gave way to a balmy winter day with the sun breaking through dramatic clouds. We were able to have a little adventure around DC without rainboots or umbrellas. I loved everything about this wedding ~ having all new spaces to shoot in with no “weddingy” expectations was a fresh and exciting treat for my first wedding of the year. The fountain shots in Dupont Circle (where they met) are definitely my favorite, but I also love my first ‘B&G ride the Metro’ images ever, and our very untraditional “cake cut” at Hello Cupcake!
Since we had never met, I had no idea what Safie and Julian looked like. When I arrived at the DC Courthouse I spotted this beautiful woman going through security and hoped she was my bride!
The “chapel” at the DC Courthouse was all decked out for Valentine’s Day. We snuck in early to have some fun!
These images remind me of the scenes in the piazzas of Florence that I walked through every day as an art student. If only I had a telephoto lens back then!
No wedding is complete without a sweet treat! Thanks to Hello Cupcake for the beautiful backdrop for these images.
Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness together, Safie & Julian! And thanks for the most fun Wednesday afternoon EVER!