Wow, I have gotten way behind in blogging....again. I know it's shocking, but it's true.
Dorothy and Nate's wedding day was the hottest day in the middle of one of the worst heat-waves I can remember. Even so, they had a beautiful wedding and were a lot of fun. I really enjoyed sharing their day with them and their family and friends.
Here are a few of my favorite shots from their wedding day:
Jessica and Lennie's wedding day was as frigid and windy as they come. In spite of that, they had a beautiful ceremony and a great reception. I'm so glad that I was able to be a part of it and share their day with them and their family and friends.
Here are a few of my favorites:
Their ceremony was held at the brand-new Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel at the National Museum of the Marine Corps--the first ceremony held there, in fact. The chapel is a beautiful, simple wood, stone and glass building tucked into the woods on the grounds of the museum in Quantico, Virginia. It has several core Marine values etched into the side glass panels, a few of which I felt were particularly poignant at a wedding, including honor, commitment, and Semper Fidelis which is latin for 'Always Faithful.' It's a great chapel.
And here are a few from the reception, which was held at the Clubs at Quantico, on the Marine Corps base. As you can see, it was a fun night!
This is my absolute favorite from the day:
Thanks again, and congratulations to Jessica and Lennie!
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I've just about recovered from mine. Every year, I take part in my church's Turkey Bowl, which is a grand name for a few hours of touch football held at a local field Thanksgiving morning. As usual, it was muddy, so I spent the morning slipping, sliding and alternately flattening my friends and getting flattened by them (more the latter, regrettably ). This year, I brought several of my neighbors along for the fun. I look forward to it every year--it's one of my favorite things. Add in a great Thanksgiving dinner and fun times with my family--most of which live here in Woodbridge--and you've got a great Thanksgiving day. Now on to Christmas!
So, with the holidays and associated craziness, I've gotten a little behind in my blogging. So, here's another sneak peek! This time it's a few photos from Caitlin and Alex's beautiful wedding at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Capitol Hill. After the ceremony, Caitlin, Alex and I, with help and generous chauffeur service from Caitlin's friend Stacy headed out to take some portraits that captured some DC spirit. One of the shots, this one from Union Station, is below. The others can be viewed at the Ben Rasmussen Photography Facebook page.
I was going back through some older photos and couldn't that I hadn't ever blogged about Angelica and Aaron's wedding from last fall.
Angelica & Aaron are friends of Lisa and Greg whose awesome wedding at Woodlawn Plantation was one of the first I shot. Angelica and Aaron 's wedding was held at the beautiful Glenview Mansion in Rockville, Maryland. I had a great time with them and their families and friends.
Here are a few of my favorites from the day:
That's Greg and Lisa with their beautiful new (at the time) baby boy. It was great to see them again and to see their new addition.
One last thing that I wanted to mention: I was totally impressed with their wedding planner, Tina Randall of Tina's Creative Touch Wedding Planners. She was incredibly thorough and really kept the whole day moving smoothly. She can really cut a rug, too!
Thanks to Angelica and Aaron for having me shoot your wedding! Sorry it took me so long to blog about it.