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.