New blog coming soon...

Watch this space for the debut of my new and improved blog. It will feature bigger (and better?) photos. It will be a little sparse at first  I might just post my Hoover Dam photos from my Vegas trip to fill it out a bit since off season for me. But engagement shoots are on the books so postings are sure to follow.

Bridal show this Sunday!

If you're in the neighborhood (I know, it's in Germantown), please come by and say hi. Or if you know someone getting married who's in the market for a wedding photographer, I'll be at the Black Rock Center for the Performing Arts this Sunday. Details below:


Sunday, February 21, 2010 12:00 PM 

Sample the best in food, fun, music and décor; enter to win a free bridal gown, makeup session, wedding cake and more!

Sara and Jeff's New Year's Eve wedding

In an effort to stick to my new year's resolution to blog my wedding more quickly, I'm doing this aboard a bus heading for NYC for a swim meet. Love having wi-fi on board.

Sara and Jeff had a lovely New Year's Eve wedding at the Hay Adams. I love shooting there and was fortunate to have been there twice for weddings in 2009 and once for a rehearsal dinner. Wedding planner Elizabeth Duncan of Pineapple Productions kept things on track as Sara and Jeff got ready and saw each other for the first time at the hotel. Sara was practically jumping up and down waiting for him to arrive. Toni Sandys worked with me and captured some wonderful moments I've posted here including the couple on the elevator and Jeff waiting for his cue to come see his bride. We lucked out weather-wise for late December in DC. It wasn't too cold but it did rain intermittently. Thankfully we managed to get in our planned photos in Lafayette Square and also a quick trip to the Capitol after the ceremony at St. Matthew's Cathedral. Both the hotel and the church were beautifully decorated for Christmas which definitely lent a festive air. After rooftop cocktails over looking the White House, everyone headed down to the reception and to ring in the new year. Particularly impressive was the dessert display by the groom's mother Marge who owns Just Cakes. The dance floor was packed for the stroke of midnight and even though it was my first New Year's Eve without my husband in 15 years, I had fun.

Other people involved in making this beautiful wedding were Kendall Barrett of Kendall's Cakes and Jack H. Lucky Floral design.

first look
on the way to the ceremony