Nicole and Michael's Springtime DC Inspired Wedding - Published in Washingtonian Bride & Groom

I don't know where to begin with Nicole and Michael! I met this amazing couple a few years ago at a mutual friends house and was immediately smitten with them. They are the nicest, most genuine people you'll ever meet. So when I found out Nicole and Michael were finally engaged...I pounced! Aside from being the most delightful gal ever, Nicole has incredibly good taste, and I knew her wedding would be nothing short of stunning and full of personality. Luckily, Nicole felt just as strongly about working with me as I did with her, so we made it happen! Hooray!

Nicole and Michael are sportscasters, which was something I learned early on in our friendship. In fact, Nicole and Michael met while working together and even co-anchored a Christmas Eve show the night they had their first date in DC. The rest is history! It's also no surprise their wedding would be very DC inspired, modern, dynamic and colorful: just like the two of them!

The wedding day was, in a word, magical. Nicole had everything planned out perfectly. I already knew about the various shades of pink she was incorporating throughout the day (especially in a stunning flower wall), not to mention little details like newspaper wedding programs, Washington Monument escort card/pencil sharpeners and special treats like Duck Donuts and a grooms Old Fashioned Bar. But one of my favorite elements was that Nicole and Michael included their dog, Josie, as the flower girl in their wedding. If you know Nicole and Michael well, you know how much Josie dog means to them, and I was so excited to photograph that little pup throughout the day!

Aside from how visually beautiful this wedding was, it was honestly one of the most genuine, heartfelt and loving weddings I've ever attended. Each and every guest that attended meant the world to Nicole and Michael and it really showed. Everyone laughed, cried, danced, rapped (yes, that happened) and even participated in a giant group hug during the last song of the night, Purple Rain. It was beyond epic and I feel truly honored to have photographed this wedding. 

Nicole and Michael, thank you guys for including me in your special day. I loved every second of working with you and I feel so lucky to call you my friends! I hope you love your photos as much as I do and enjoy them all for years to come.

Dream Team:

Photography: Lisa Boggs Photography

Event Design: Nicole Darin

Venue: Capitol View at 400

Bride's Dress: Berta, Carine's Bridal Atelier

Groom's Attire: Custom Suit from Lapel

Bridesmaid Dresses: Hayley Paige

Hair: Jewel Hair Design

Makeup: Kristina Em

Cake: Buttercream Bakeshop

Caterer: Avalon Caterers

Videographer: RL Media Production

Music/Entertainement: DJ Evan Malloy

Invitations: Minted

Doughnuts: Duck Donuts

Calligraphy/Signs: Bare Ink Co.

Lighting: Superlative Events

Linens: Tri-State Linens & Event Rental

Tiffany and Vishal's Colorful Indian Fusion Wedding at the Mayflower Hotel!

I'm so excited to share Tiffany and Vishal's Indian fusion wedding today! I had the honor of photographing their wedding in December and loved every minute of it. Tiffany and Vishal have this undeniable chemistry when they're together. As I'm sure you'll see from the photos, every time they look at each other they grin from ear-to-ear and genuinely love being around one other! 

Tiffany and Vishal had colorful Indian and American ceremonies at the stunning Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. We were lucky enough to take some photos with the Mayflower holiday decor, plus some photos with White House and some other outdoor locations! Tiffany and Vishal were such troopers even working outside in the cold at times. Then, back inside, everyone laughed and partied the night away. I loved every second of photographing Tiffany and Vishal's big day and hope you enjoy the photos we were able to capture!

Many thanks to Tiffany, Vishal and their family and friends for letting us be a part of the festivities! And a big thank you to Mallory Rood of All the Dainty Details for planning this fabulous event! ❤️

Thanks for looking! 

Love,

Lisa

The Foxes in My Neighborhood

Every once in a while I blog about the wildlife I encounter in my neighborhood.  This past spring and summer were BOOMING at Casa de Boggs, so we've had an abundance of animals.  Today I'm blogging about the family of foxes I encountered in the late spring.

This all started because Mike happened to see the foxes when he was on our porch one evening.  He grabbed the camera and called me out there and pointed them out in the field just beyond the tree line.  A mama fox brought her kits into the field with her and watched them as they ran around and played.  It was one of the most amazing things I've seen.  

It's hard to tell from the photos, but I'm pretty sure I counted six kits total that day.  The most you see in one frame is five.  And, if it helps, I made an animated gif of four kits running in the field (with mama watching and the fifth kit with its face down the foxhole).  Because I do what I want and I demand to see those fluffballs in action!  :)

After our first encounter with the foxes, there were only a couple more times where I managed to get some photos.  The kits would only be outside in the morning or at dusk, so I missed them a good chunk of the time.  But, I did get more shots of them playing, and one even with some kind of small animal in its mouth.  I particularly love the photo of the three kits playing, one kit on top of another with its leg in the air, all three staring at me.

The family of foxes moved on sometime in the summer.  We heard them at night for a couple of months and then it dwindled off.  Every once in a while we see one of the kits, now very attractive adults, running in the field.  It's infrequent, but it's nice to know they're still around.  Maybe if I'm lucky I'll catch one playing in the field again one of these evenings!

I hope you enjoyed this little snippet of super adorable, non-wedding related goodness!  Happy Friday!

Thanks for looking!

Love,

Lisa

 

Cicely's Maternity Milk Bath Portrait Session!

A little over a month ago one of my best friends, Cicely, was about to give birth to her first baby.  While I don't photograph a ton of maternity sessions, I wanted to do a very small one with her, and try something a little different than the norm.  I had seen some examples of a maternity milk bath on forums and blogs and thought it was a really cool concept that hadn't been overdone.  That and I knew that Cicely had a brand spankin' new bathtub we could work with, so I thought it'd be fun to try!  Of course, she was very much on board with the idea and even her awesome husband, Jason, approved too.  Hooray!

The session went better than I could have imagined!  I brought tulle to wrap around Cicely, while Cicely picked out some flowers that we both thought would work well in the bath.  We wanted the images to look light, delicate and minimal, but also have a bit of girliness to them, as Cicely was expecting a baby girl.  I also knew the bathroom had a pretty great window that could provide some natural light for the shoot, and that's all I worked with in terms of lighting Cicely.  The results were very calm and dreamy, which is exactly what we were going for.  

For any photographers/moms-to-be out there wondering specifics, I will enlighten you!  The milk bath mixture was about 2/3 hot water mixed with 1/3 (2 gallons) of cold whole milk.  The result was somewhere between a skim-1% milk-looking bath and it was really nice and warm.  Cicely loved it and apparently it moisturizes your skin while you're in the tub!  Win-win!  For flowers, make sure to use real flowers as those float.  I've read somewhere fake ones sink, so we didn't even attempt them.  The tulle I purchased at Joanne Fabrics and I went with a neutral grey to blend well with the white of the milk.  I would definitely recommend getting the softest fabric you can find so it's really comfortable when wrapped around the skin! 

That's it!  I hope you like these photos as much as I do and that if you're a photographer or mom-to-be that you feel inspired to try it as well!  It was a lot of fun and I think the results are so beautiful.  Many thanks to Cicely and Jason for letting me take over their bathroom for these photos.  You guys are the best!  Enjoy!

Thanks for looking!

Love,

Lisa

Sarah and Daniel's Reagan National Airport Engagement Session!

I'm so excited to share Sarah and Daniel's engagement photos with you today!  I have known Daniel for a long time now, as I've photographed both of his siblings weddings (Hi JP and Jacqueline!).  So when Sarah, Daniel's fiancée, reached out to me about photographing their wedding, I was beyond thrilled and I cannot wait for their big day!

Sarah and I became immediate friends and we both decided it was a good idea to do an engagement session so she and Daniel could get comfortable in front of the camera.  We went back and forth with location ideas, but when she suggested Reagan National Airport as an option, I was totally in.  Sarah and Daniel both LOVE traveling and they really wanted photos that represented travel well. Daniel is also an architect and is a fan of gorgeous architecture (of course!), so that played a huge role in choosing Reagan Airport as well.

So, one bright, sunny afternoon, we met up and drove to Reagan Airport!  We had luggage in tow so Sarah and Daniel looked like legit travelers.  We stayed mostly in the terminal C area, grabbing a lot of wide architectural shots on the main floor, then some fun departure area photos on the second floor.  We took a little break in the airport restaurant for some drinks  (yay!) and then moved on to the Metro station area for some train photos.  After that we decided to head to Gravelly Point Park to get some sunset photos with the planes as they landed.  I am beyond thrilled with how all of the photos turned out and hope you enjoy them below!

Sarah and Daniel, thank you so much for having me photograph the most unique and fun engagement session I've ever had!  I hope you love the photos as much as I do!

Update: This engagement session was featured by Washingtonian Magazine! Squee!