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 had the great privilege of serving as Karen & Mikey's wedding photographer at their recent wedding in Sterling, VA. They are friends of Renee & Jon Michael, whose wedding I shot a couple years ago (it's crazy that it's been that long!). I was really looking forward to this wedding, and I was not disappointed. Everything was great. The ceremony was beautiful, everyone had fun at the reception, they were awesome. I had a fantastic time. Here are a few of my favorite photos of Karen & Mikey's wedding day.
The ceremony was held at the beautiful Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church in Leesburg, VA.
This may be my favorite jump shot of all time:
The reception was held at The Holiday Inn at Carradoc Hall in Leesburg, VA.
That's Jon Michael poking his head into that last shot.
One more. This one's a little on the goofy side, which is probably why I absolutely love it.
Congratulations to Karen & Mikey! Thanks for having me photograph your wedding.
As I mentioned in my previous post, Caroline & Ben had an awesome wedding at the Ox Hill Baptist Church in Chantilly, Virginia. As evidence, I present a few of my favorite shots from the day:
First up, a few portraits and group shots that we took before the ceremony:
And here are a few from the ceremony. I got a little misty while working on the second one. I'm a sucker for crying at weddings
The first kiss!
Ben was recently commissioned as an officer in the Navy, and they were honored with a sword arch after the ceremony:
We headed back in to the church to take some family portraits. Caroline's family is delineated into two groups, the Crips & the Bloods. Bloods are born into the family, and Crips marry in. At family reunions games and contests are held pitting one side against the other. Things quickly turned ugly:
After order was restored, Caroline, Ben and I took a little while to get some portraits with just the two of them:
And lastly, here's a few from the reception, held at the Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks:
Caroline & Ben's wedding was awesome. Their reception was awesome. I'm going to be posting a blog post with actual wedding photos soon, but for now I wanted to show some of my favorite shots from their booth. (I wanted to have this up last Tuesday, but decided to be sick and miserable for a week first .)
The booth started out with much suspicion:
...and rapidly (d)evolved into weirdness:
The guys decided not to let the girls have all the fun:
Synchronized limbo team?
There was some discontent with the results of the bouquet toss: