My first wedding of 2014 was with the most amazing couple ever, Ashley and Tom. When I met first Ashley, I wanted to work with her instantly. She is one of the sweetest individuals with the biggest, brightest smile I have ever seen. We also figured out we have a ton of connections: she went to college with one of my high school soccer pals (who even recommended me!) and she lived and worked in my hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, which is where Tom proposed (more specifically in Noshville Delicatessen, a local fav)! So when she officially hired me I was ecstatic and couldn't wait for their big day. Ashley and Tom's wedding was simple and classic. They both got ready at the Loews Madison, a very clean and minimal hotel (perfect for details and portraits). You'll note very quickly that I became a huge fan of their outdoor terrace that had giant green hedges! One of my favorite shots of the day was what I call an unconventional family portrait. When we were leaving the Madison, Ashley and her family walked out out together (the family all holding the veil) and they were all smiles and excited to leave for the ceremony. I just love it because it's not your typical family photo!
Ashley and Tom's ceremony was at St. John's Episcopal Georgetown Parish. My favorite photo of the day was taken literally just after Ashley and Tom had recessed down the aisle and passed through the blue church doors. That excitement of being newlyweds was so palpable and I love that you can see it in the photo! After we left Georgetown, we made our way to the reception space at Carnegie Institution for Science. There are so many photos I love from the Carnegie, but the one that sticks out is of Tom's two groomsmen photobombing the bridesmaids photo. That photo gives you a good indication of just how fun-loving and happy everyone was at Ashley and Tom's wedding!
Ashley and Tom, thank you so much for having me photograph you wedding! You were an incredible couple to work with and I hope you enjoy your photos as much as I do. And many thanks to my second shooter, Kristi Odom, and wedding planner extraordinaire, Tabitha Roberts, of Roberts and Co. Events! Enjoy!