It's no secret to anyone who knows me, I love Paris. I celebrated my 30th birthday in Paris with my mom, and then lived there for a month in 2013 (easily one of the most incredible experiences of my life), and I go back as often as I can. So when Nadya called to say she and her fiance Jose wanted to do an engagement session around their favorite restaurant (and my go-to place when I'm missing Paris!), Le Diplomate, this francophile was thrilled! I love that this restaurant served as the backdrop for many memorable moments in their love story, and so appreciate N + J for allowing me to capture these moments with them! (And a special thank you to the manager of Le Dip for bringing out HOT coffee during our very chilly shoot!)
"To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with." - Mark Twain
I don't do a ton of family session anymore, but this family is always an exception! I had so much fun meeting Sally and her parent's at our last session, I could not wait to meet her little sister. They are just the most fun (and stylish!) family, they always make the early wake up call for the gorgeous light so worth it!
grace (noun): simple elegance or refinement of movement.
Location: Union Station, Washington, D.C. | Model: Christie Horan | Dress: Halston Heritage, via Rent the Runway | Scans: The FIND Lab
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JUST MARRIED: sneak preview of L+T's sophisticated fall wedding
After meeting Traci on a plane last December, I am so excited it is finally almost their wedding day! Traci and Logan got engaged at the Jefferson Memorial, so it only made sense to return to the iconic monument to do their engagement session. They are such a fun, easygoing couple and I cannot wait for Saturday!
Washington, DC Engagement Session | Film Scans by The FIND Lab
What do you get when you pair a Michelin star restaurant, a gorgeous rooftop view, and a seriously thoughtful and stylish couple? One of my all time favorite weddings! Max and Kendra put so much thought and care into making their wedding day a special day for all of their friends and family, and it was one for the books!
Getting Ready: Kimpton Hotel Monaco | Ceremony and Reception: Fiola, D.C. | Scans: the FIND Lab
I knew within five minutes of connecting with this couple that their wedding was going to be one of my favorites. After getting engaged, A & T started planning a big DC wedding, but quickly realized they didn't want to wait any longer than they had to to start their lives together, so a few months later they said heartfelt vows in front of an intimate gathering of family and loved ones at the beautiful home of the bride's sister. Dinner, dancing and lots of laughters followed. Congratulations, A & T, thank you for letting me capture your day!
Model: Leanne Ebens | Scans: The FIND Lab