There is always something going on in DC! Whether it’s a garden tour, marathon or protest, something is happening and people are always EVERYWHERE! It’s a fun city that’s full of excitement and while Michael and I aren’t fans of DC traffic, it was fun to shoot at such a gorgeous, historic location. The Willard is just amazing, and we were so thankful that everything took place in one location!! That made our job so much easier!! Philip and Cheryl actually found this location by accident! They had toured another local hotel and weren’t 100% in love with it and so they left a little defeated and just happened to walk through the Willard on accident! It was perfect! Philip said they knew instantly that this is where they wanted to get married and so Saturday, they did just that! They were married in a gorgeous ballroom full of cherry blossoms and candlelight.
It was stunning. The cherry blossom branches draped over the aisle and everyone that entered the room was just in awe of the beauty! It was jaw dropping!!
As we began the day with Philip and Cheryl, Michael spent some time with the boys and I started the day with the girls. As soon as I saw Cheryl’s dress I knew it was going to be one of those days when I take WAY too many bridal portraits!! I just can’t help it!! She was glowing and her light pink ombre wedding gown was something unique that I had never photographed before! I loved hanging out with the girls and hearing stories about how they all met. The more I heard them speak about Cheryl, the more I realized just how loyal of a friend she is to the people in her life. Her best friend and maid of honor has been by her side since elementary school. They would talk on the phone for HOURS even though Jill couldn’t speak english until she was older! That’s friendship at its’ finest!!
If Cheryl is that amazing of a friend, she’s going to be equally amazing as a wife. Philip is one lucky man and I couldn’t help but smile behind my camera and they were pronounced husband and wife!! It was such an honor to be a part of their day and I can’t WAIT to show you this gorgeous wedding!!! Enjoy this Willard Hotel DC wedding! Ps. As always, it’s such a fun day to shoot along side the talented Josh Gooden!! We’re so thankful for friends like him in the industry!!!Yep! There she is in all of her glory! Such a fun gown! Looking good Philip!! This is dress #2… because Cheryl is awesome like that. Gift time!! Stunning!!!! I always love these first look moments! Love this!! Ha! These guys. Oh Cheryl… you’re beautiful!!!!! This is a new favorite bridal portrait for me!! They are such naturals! Group hug! Michael’s angle… it’s always a good angle:) Oh my goodnessssssss. Ohh don’t you love it?! Married!!!! I’m not a big 24mm fan for portraits but I loved this one from Michael! He just gets better and better! Yep…. jaw dropping. Their choreographed first dance was so beautiful…. And then it turned into this! ha! Ceremony | The Willard InterContinental Reception | The Willard InterContinental Florists | Edge Florist Dress | David’s Bridal Groomsmen | Jos. A. Banks DJ | Premier DJ Services Videographer | Josh Gooden Coordinator | Elizabeth Connor Hair & Makeup | Beautiful Life Salon Invitations | The Knot Cake | The Willard InterContinental
There has never been a year quite like 2020. It started off so normal, so simple and so carefree. Then, March/April hit and it felt like everything was turned upside down!
Another month. I had forgotten just how fast it goes when they are this tiny. One minute they are in 0-3 month clothes and the next you’re unpacking 6month options!
How is it MARCH already in 2021?! This year is flying by and we’re getting closer and closer to the beginning of wedding season! At least we are here in Virginia! It’s my honor to get to introduce you to some of our KJ Students who are doing the hard work of educating themselves and growing their businesses! My hope is that their stories and advice will be an encouragement to anyone wanting to grow and feel confident before wedding season picks up!
Welcome to a brand new installment of KJ Student Spotlight!! It’s always a good day on the blog when we get to introduce you to some of our students and share their wins and advice!!! These three students have taken courses, watched Youtube episodes, are KJ All Access members, use our templates and have invested in themselves time and time again in order to grow their businesses! They deserve this recognition!!!
Here it is! Post one of twelve! I’m committing, once again, to blogging my favorite images each month of Everett’s first year and I’m excited about it because I know from past experience that this is truly the BEST motivation and accountability to stay on top of family editing!!
It’s hard to believe I’m writing this… my fourth birth story in four years. I’ve given birth in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Just typing that makes me tired….. and so grateful…. unbelievably grateful. These last four years have been the best and hardest of my life. We cherish being parents and welcoming a new baby is hands down the most incredible thing we have ever experienced in our 18 years together. I’m so excited to introduce you to our newest member of our family and tell you the story of how he came into this world!