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February 3, 2017

Winter Wedding in Washington, DC: Julia & Peter

From the moment I met Peter and Julia, I knew I was going to love working with them. They have a rare combination of joyfulness and thoughtfulness, and they are clearly crazy about each other. As if that weren’t enough, they managed to plan a wedding in about four months without getting overly stressed about the details. At one point, I emailed Julia to see if she needed help with anything, and she said she was finding wedding planning easier than she expected! These two really were a dream couple for me.

Despite their laid-back attitude, they had a lovely December wedding full of beautiful Christmas-y details. I especially loved Julia’s lace sleeves, fur stole, and wintry white bouquet.

I had so much fun photographing the happy couple and their wedding party at the National Portrait Gallery–one of the very best places to get out of wintry weather without sacrificing beautiful natural light. Afterwards, we headed to the church, where the giant red doors at made a perfect backdrop for outdoor portraits.

I can’t talk about this wedding without mentioning Julia and her dad’s walk down the aisle. After only a few steps, she needed to stop so he could help her wipe away happy tears. I love those photos.

We wrapped up the night at the Newton White Mansion, which was a perfect combination of cozy cocktail rooms and a twinkling ballroom complete with Christmas trees and poinsettias. Instead of wedding cake, Julia and Peter served a donut bar (!) and assorted bundt cakes, which were a huge hit.

This was such a meaningful and beautiful day, and I’m especially glad I got to capture it for Julia, Peter, and their kind family and friends. 

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