One of the best things about documenting a wedding is bearing witness to one of the most celebrated family celebrations a couple will experience. That experience we’re given is something special that we truly cherish and to be honest, we’re sometimes a little surprised that it still gets us even ten years in. While yes, we’ve photographed hundreds of weddings since our humble beginnings in 2002, the memories of our clients and their families are as unique as the couples themselves. There may be traditions common to many weddings, but the way each couple embraces them makes them unique and will stay in our memory that way. Like each couple, we’ll look at a photo from a wedding and remember the feeling in the room that day (as well as what we were thinking at that particular moment). Every once in a while we may tear up looking at a particular image from years ago. Such is the wonderful emotions we get to capture on behalf of our clients. Clients like the delightful Lindsay and Charles, who celebrated their nuptials with their tight-knit families in Washington DC at the gorgeous Sixth & I Synagogue followed by a total dancefest at Hotel Monaco just a few blocks away. Check out some of our favorite images from the day, and then you can view their complete gallery here. The password is Lindsay’s maiden name and is case-sensitive.

The fab team:
Ceremony venue: Sixth & I Synagogue
Reception venue and catering: Hotel Monaco DC
Planner: Sara of Bella Notte
Cake artist: Fluffy Thoughts Cakes
Ceremony musicians: Cherry Blossom String Quartet
Band:  Ground Control
Lighting: John Farr Lighting
Video: Dolce Studio Films
Make-up: Leah McKay
Hair: Rudy Rodriguez
Gown: Paloma Blanca

Bill’s fave images of Anne’s:

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For their first sight, Lindsay walked up behind Charles and put his bow tie over his shoulder before he ever saw her. She had learned just for him!

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Anne’s fave images of Bill’s:

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Love the woman doing a double-take as she crossed the street!

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Loving this beautiful scene-setter from our assistant Karen:

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More eye candy!

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L&C, here are a few of our favorite moments from your wedding:

Your dad’s fluency in Portugese, Lindsay, as he welcomed your family and friends to your reception. The way your cake topper clutched that MacBook Pro as if that was your life (good thing you don’t use a Dell). The fist pump in the air as your rabbi announced you married! The wide variety of crowd reactions as you walked hand-in-hand through the throngs in Chinatown from the synagogue to Monaco. The uproarious laughter, especially during your brothers’ toasts. Your dedication in getting that bow tie tied, Lindsay, even if you couldn’t see what you were doing! The way your parents stood together, with your dad’s arm around your mom’s shoulders, listening to the string quartet when the synagogue was still otherwise empty. The gentle way you held your heads together, as if you were momentarily one person. And yes, the dancing.

Thank you for your trust in us, l&c and Mazel Tov!

xoxo…
…a&b

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