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.
Just a quick note to let everyone know that I've updated my wedding portfolio. It's got a lot of new photos from my more recent weddings. And the best part is that the lightbox viewing (where the photos pop up when you click on the thumbnail) is gone! In its place are just the photos--so much better!
Also, as I mentioned in a recent entry, I'm starting to post sneak peeks of recent weddings and portrait sessions to my Facebook page. I posted the first one today. It's from the Rust's family portrait session at the World War II Memorial and the LDS Temple in Washington DC. Go check it out and be sure to fan me to keep up with my latest work.
There are also more to come, including a page on my shooting style (in short, relaxed, natural and non-intrusive) and a page about the albums I offer. Also, I'm going to be reworking the weddings & portraits sections to be more like the engagments section, ditching the cool-at-first-but-now-annoying lightbox viewing of the portfolios (where the larger image pops up when you click on the thumbnail).
So, watch for another random blog entry in the future, I guess.
Last thing: I'm going to start using my Facebook page more actively. Among other things, I'm going to start posting quick sneak peeks a day or two after a wedding or portrait session. So, be sure to friend me and fan my page so you can see these updates: