I have had so much fun getting to know Lindsay and John since we first met in January 2008. We learned a lot about each other during an engagement session this past spring. Lindsay and I are both averse to humidity (sweat and frizzy hair are NOT GOOD for pictures!) and very detail oriented (the save-the-date cards were perfect!) I was so busy during the summer that I never had a chance to check in with them on their wedding plans, but I think subconsciously I knew that between Lindsay & Chris and Rex & Regina and the great team of vendors they assembled (including Tanya with Blue Sky Films), the day was going to be top notch, from soup to nuts. And what a day it was … words cannot describe the joy, happiness and beauty that David and I were able to capture that day.
Congratulations and best wishes for a lifetime of happiness, John & Lindsay!
-AR and DSS
Here comes the bride … let the preparations begin!
The flowers by The Enchanted Florist were simply stunning.
Make-up by Victoria Stiles made the ladies look so luscious!
Ring details by David, against the old brick walks at the northernmost of George Washington’s five farms.
Lindsay and John had their “first sight” in the garden at River Farm. David was shooting up close, so I hung back and captured this romantic moment from a distance. I was quite proud of myself for capturing this kiss, but I soon realized that there would be dozens more moments like this. He was laying them on her hand all day long … JFK Jr. style!
These two were so cute, patiently waiting for their turn to walk down the aisle!
Double the action, double the fun!
John surprised us all by ending the ceremony in his “Indiana Jones” hat. He and Lindsay then marched down the aisle to the theme song of “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Married life is such an adventure (minus the snake pit)!
This image is also gorgeous in color, but I wanted to create a version that looked historical enough to hang on the wall of George Washington’s River Farm.
What a thrill it is to try and capture the essence of a couple’s love and joy in a single image. This is as good as it gets!
Waiting to be introduced.
You just gotta love a groom who knows how to let his bride shine like a star!
Someone came up with the idea to serenade the B&G with songs about love instead of clinking glasses with silverware to make them kiss … great idea. Much more amusing and photogenic!
Not only are they totally in love, but they also totally rocked the dancefloor, thanks to Aaron with Chris Laich Music Services!
Love the strawberry-dipped brides and grooms on the three-tier dessert platters. I snuck a few home to my kids in my camera bag!
The night featured a full moon rising over the Potomac. Lovely!