It is with no small amount of sadness that I am announcing that I am leaving the photography business. I have thoroughly enjoyed the past 5 years shooting weddings and portraits and will definitely miss it. I am closing up shop to allow me to focus my energies more fully on my other business, a small bean-to-bar chocolate making company called Potomac Chocolate.
I am incredibly grateful to all of you who have allowed me to be a small part of your wedding day or to create portraits of you.
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Summer and Adam's wedding was indescribably awesome. There were just so much thought and effort that went into making it distinctly 'their' day, and a day that all of their family and friends (and photographers!) would enjoy. From the location, to the donut truck, to the bluegrass band, to the pockets in Summer's dress and personal gifts from Adam to his groomsmen, everything was thoughtfully considered and made for an incredibly memorable day. A lot of it was even handmade by Summer and Adam, including the men's boutonnieres, the pillows for the rings, napkins and even buttons for everyone to wear at the reception. I even found a button with a camera on it. The ceremony itself incorporated traditions and customs from both of their religions, Christianity and Judaism.
I really had a great time. A few of my favorite photos from the day are below.
I love this shot of Summer and her dad taken by my friend and second photographer for the day, Channon Zabel of Urban Chic Portraits:
The donut truck was amazing--he cooked the donuts fresh right in the truck and they were fantastic.
A particularly memorable part of the day for me was when the bluegrass band, Southwater played the traditional Jewish song, Hava Nagila. Being a bluegrass band and all, they had never played it before. But, with the help of some family members, they learned it on the spot and did an incredible bluegrass rendition.
I've got quite a backlog of sessions and weddings that I haven't blogged yet--I'm going to try to get them all posted over the next little while. First up is Summer and Adam's engagement session. I shot their wedding this past weekend. It was amazing, so stay tuned for that.
We started out shooting at and around Som Records on 14th St. in DC, then headed down to the Maine Avenue Fish Market and the surrounding area.