Natalie & Eddie's Nationals Park Engagement Session in Washington, DC

You may remember Natalie and Eddie from part one of their adorable  engagement session at the Kennedy Center. Well, this dynamic duo is back for part two...and they really hit it out of the park this time! The Washington Nationals Park, in fact. Yippee!

Natalie and Eddie met while both working for the Washington Nationals, so it made sense they would want to incorporate part of their engagement photos with Nats Park. The day we chose to photograph turned out to be a challenge, as it was raining pretty steadily for most of the shoot! It didn't matter though, as we just incorporated some Washington Nationals' umbrellas and we were good to go! 

I have lots of favorites from this group, but I still think Natalie dancing with the umbrellas is one of my favorites. I just love how carefree the both of them were in the rain, when we could have easily called the whole thing off! I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do.

Thanks for looking!

Love,

Lisa

 

Junia and Colin's Bluemont Vineyard Virginia Wedding

Junia and Colin's wedding was a truly special one! They were married at Bluemont Vineyard, one of my favorite places to photograph. It was the perfect day outside...sunny and happy...just like Junia and Colin! These two were beyond giddy that they had found each other and could marry alongside their closest friends and family. You can feel the love just looking at the photos.

One of my favorite elements to the wedding day is that Junia and Colin had an entourage of kids as flower girls and ring bearers. They were an integral part of the wedding and I absolutely loved it! You never knew what they were going to do next and it kept me on my toes, which was very fun.

My favorite images of the day is the last one. As you may notice in some of the photos, Colin was gifted some liquid nitrogen to make ice cream on site! Well, we used it to create a night time photo where it looked like Junia and Colin are kissing on a cloud. It was so exciting to create!

Many thanks to Junia and Colin for having me photograph their wedding day. I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do!

Thanks for looking!

Love,

Lisa

Stephanie & Brian's Washington DC Engagement Session

Stephanie and Brian are a photographers dream couple. They're sweet and adorable, but most of all, they are crazy in love with each other. This, of course, leads to exceptionally amazing photographs which you will see below!

This was my second engagement session with Stephanie and Brian before their wedding day and we decided to photograph in DC. We first stopped at the Delta Solar just outside of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum (that's the sort of angular abstract photo). Then we walked over to the Hirshhorn's Sculpture Garden, where I took some of my favorite photos of Stephanie and Brian under a weeping beech tree! Afterwards, Stephanie and Brian changed outfits and we headed over to Constitution Gardens where the sun was going down and we got some great sunset photos! Then we ended our night with some nighttime photos of Rosslyn and the Lincoln Memorial. I love how DC looks at night...it's my favorite!

Hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do! 

Thanks for looking! 

Love,

Lisa

 

 

Laura & Neil's DC Fairmont Hotel Wedding

I am so excited to share Laura and Neil's Fairmont Hotel wedding with you today! This wedding was so much fun to photograph because 1) Laura and Neil are the most attractive, adorable couple ever, and 2) their family and friends were equally as stunning and happy! They made my job so easy on this wedding day!

It's hard to say what I loved most about this wedding, but I just love how smiley Laura and Neil were. If they weren't positively giddy, they were usually laughing, which is exactly how you should be on your wedding day! My most favorite photo of them is their exit out of the Colonnade at the Fairmont Hotel. They were still recessing from their ceremony and you can see their wedding party behind them laughing and cheering them on. It was such a special candid moment!

Many thanks to Laura, Neil and their family and friends for having me capture their special day! And a huge thank you to Patrice of Exclusively Events by PG for designing a stunning event as usual! Enjoy!

Vendors: 

Photography: Lisa Boggs Photography

Planner: Patrice Golesorkhi of Exclusively Events by PG

Venue: The Fairmont Hotel

Florist: Twinbrook Floral Design

Caterer: The Fairmont Hotel

Cake: The Fairmont Hotel

Hair/Makeup: Alison Harper & Company

Band: DC Synergy

Thanks for looking!

Love,

Lisa

Natalie & Eddie's DC Kennedy Center Engagement Session

I recently had the pleasure of photographing Natalie and Eddie at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC! Natalie, Eddie and I were super nervous leading up to the session, as the weather had been calling for storms. However, we managed to take most of these photos in between storms and got a big storm at the end...complete with an umbrella photo! 

There are so many photos I love from this session! It's hard to pick a favorite, as Natalie and Eddie are complete naturals in front of the camera. You can tell they really love one another and genuinely have a good time together! My favorite might just be the one where Eddie is spinning Natalie around and her hair is flying in the sky. You can't see their full faces, but you can see the joy in their eyes, which is all you really need to see. 

Natalie and Eddie, I'm so stinking excited for your upcoming wedding! I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do.

Thanks for looking!

Lisa

Debra & Ben's Mess Hall Washington, DC Wedding

Every once in a while a wedding comes along that is so unique and different I cannot help but get excited about it! That was the case with Debra and Ben's wedding at Mess Hall. Mess Hall is a culinary incubator located in Washington, DC that offers a modern, industrial space for events. Plus, they have some pretty incredible murals that I got to play around with for photos!

Debra and Ben's wedding day was very relaxed and joyful. We started our day with some photos in front of the Capitol before making our way over to Mess Hall. Then I got to climb onto a roof for the big Mess Hall mural photo with Debra and Ben in the middle. It worked out better than I could have imagined and was so much fun! Afterward, we had their ceremony in the loading dock followed by an intimate reception indoors. As you can tell by the photos, everyone had such a great time and no one was happier than Debra and Ben!

Many thanks to Debra, Ben and their family and friends for having me along to photograph this special event! I had such a blast and hope you enjoy the photos below.

Vendors: 

Photographey: Lisa Boggs Photography

Planner: Rachael Fineberg/Mango Productions

Venue: Mess Hall

Florist: Ruie + Grace

Caterer: Farm to Feast

Hair/Makeup: Stylist to Go

DJ: Pike Productions

Brides Dress: BHLDN

Grooms Suit: Hugo Boss

Atena and Ben's DAR Washington, DC Wedding

I'm so excited to share Atena and Ben's wedding at the Daughters of the American Revolution Headquarters! This wedding was simple, beautiful and classic. With a color palette of white and blues mixed with metallic accents, it's hard not to love!

Both Atena and Ben were beaming on their wedding day. From the first look to the ceremony, they couldn't keep huge grins off of their faces. Some favorite elements of the wedding were: having the Persian ceremony (the Sofreh Aghd) outdoors, photographing with a dalmatian puppy on the steps of the DAR and the very emotional weddings speeches at the reception. The day was full of so much love and laughter and you can really see it in the photos below.

Many thanks to Atena, Ben and their friends and family for having me on their special day. Enjoy!

Vendor Team:

Venue: DAR - Daughters of the American Revolution Headquarters

Photographer: Lisa Boggs Photography

Planner: Tanya Wilbon with TEGI

Florist: Twinbrook Floral

Caterer: Spilled Milk Catering

Cake: Fluffy Thoughts

Hair and Makeup: Up Do's for I Do's

DJ: DJ Dariush

Brides Dress: Pronovias

Grooms Attire: Brooks Brothers

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

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