My first memory of Janice and Ryan was their initial inquiry form that Janice filled out. I have this short little questionnaire of sorts on my website (past brides and maybe some grooms would be familiar) that helps me better gauge the couple behind the inquiry, before I even meet them. I LOVE going through the answers, I always read through with a big cheesy smile on my face, for these people I haven’t even met! I don’t always remember contact forms, but I remember Janice’sHer response to my prompted task of writing a sentence about their life together was that her’s and Ryan’s relationship almost never felt like work, and that no matter what they were doing- they were almost always making each other laugh. I loved that- it’s clear that no relationship is ever completely effortless- but I loved reading that it never felt like work to them! A couple that loves each other effortless, even through things that take effort, is a couple I want to work with! The last question on this consult form of mine asks about the inquirers excitement level for the wedding day- to which Janice responded, “I have to wait how many months to marry him???”
Janice and Ryan were married on a gorgeous August day at one of my very favorite venues, Riverside on the Potomac. Their day was planned perfectly, and the result was a dream of a wedding to photograph! Navy blue dresses for the ladies, gray suits for the guys, beautiful bouquets with pops of color, and their table settings with pops of shimmering gold- the details were spot on! But even lovelier were Janice and Ryan, their incredible bridal party, and adoring family and friends. Any wedding day completely surrounded by pure joy, is my favorite wedding day, and Janice and Ryan’s day was no different. I loved capturing their sweet first look, Janice’s long walk from the bridal house to the aisle with Ryan adoring from afar, the contagious laughter during bridal party portraits, hugs from family, and their party of a reception! Janice and Ryan- your wedding day was perfect from start to finish. Much like your relationship doesn’t feel like work, photographing your day didn’t feel at all like a “job”, but much more like the most wonderful privilege and honor. Thank you both SO much for trusting and choosing me to capture your joy-filled day.
Enjoy a few of my favorites!
Venue : Riverside on the Potomac
Day-of Coordination : Events by Delia-Anne
Bride’s Dress : Badgley Mischka for BHLDN
Bride’s Shoes : Kate Spade
Groomsmen : Jos. A. Bank
Invitations : Minted
Caterer: Spilled Milk
Cake: Layered Cake Patisserie
Band : Bachelor Boys
Second Photographer : Jessica Green Photography