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Ashley and Tom's Georgetown and Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding!

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!

Georgetown & Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding // Lisa Boggs Photography // DC Wedding Photography

Georgetown & Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding // Lisa Boggs Photography // DC Wedding Photography

Georgetown & Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding // Lisa Boggs Photography // DC Wedding Photography

Georgetown & Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding // Lisa Boggs Photography // DC Wedding Photography

Georgetown & Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding // Lisa Boggs Photography // DC Wedding Photography

Georgetown & Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding // Lisa Boggs Photography // DC Wedding Photography

Georgetown & Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding // Lisa Boggs Photography // DC Wedding Photography

Georgetown & Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding // Lisa Boggs Photography // DC Wedding Photography

Georgetown & Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding // Lisa Boggs Photography // DC Wedding Photography

Georgetown & Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding // Lisa Boggs Photography // DC Wedding Photography

Georgetown & Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding // Lisa Boggs Photography // DC Wedding Photography

Georgetown & Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding // Lisa Boggs Photography // DC Wedding Photography

Georgetown & Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding // Lisa Boggs Photography // DC Wedding Photography

Georgetown & Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding // Lisa Boggs Photography // DC Wedding Photography

Georgetown & Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding // Lisa Boggs Photography // DC Wedding Photography

Georgetown & Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding // Lisa Boggs Photography // DC Wedding Photography

Georgetown & Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding // Lisa Boggs Photography // DC Wedding Photography

Georgetown & Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding // Lisa Boggs Photography // DC Wedding Photography

Georgetown & Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding // Lisa Boggs Photography // DC Wedding Photography

Georgetown & Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding // Lisa Boggs Photography // DC Wedding Photography

Georgetown & Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding // Lisa Boggs Photography // DC Wedding Photography

Georgetown & Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding // Lisa Boggs Photography // DC Wedding Photography

Georgetown & Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding // Lisa Boggs Photography // DC Wedding Photography

Georgetown & Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding // Lisa Boggs Photography // DC Wedding Photography

Georgetown & Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding // Lisa Boggs Photography // DC Wedding Photography

Georgetown & Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding // Lisa Boggs Photography // DC Wedding Photography

Georgetown & Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding // Lisa Boggs Photography // DC Wedding Photography

Georgetown & Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding // Lisa Boggs Photography // DC Wedding Photography

Georgetown & Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding // Lisa Boggs Photography // DC Wedding Photography

Georgetown & Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding // Lisa Boggs Photography // DC Wedding Photography

 

Jacqueline and Chris' Northern Virginia Wedding - Part Two!

If you missed the gorgeous photos from Jacqueline and Chris' Part One blog post, go check them out here!  However, if you're ready to see some fun reception shots, keep reading!

Jacqueline and Chris held their wedding reception at the gorgeous Meadowlark Botanical Garden Atrium.  The room was beautiful, with lots of windows and lights up everywhere!  I particularly liked the hanging lights near the dance floor that really created this nice pattern of light in the background of some of the shots!  There was never a dull moment in the evening.  The room was full of lots of love and laughter, and it completely showed!  I love the dance photos because so many people got into the moment and really delivered in terms of dance moves!  And I was magnetically attracted to these hilarious 80's glasses that were being passed around the dance floor.  You'll see in the photos below!

A big thank you goes out to Jacqueline and Chris for allowing me to photograph their special day!  I had an amazing time and hope you love all of your photos as much as I do!  :)

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In this next shot, Chris got pied in the face by his fraternity buddies.  What a lucky guy!  ;)

Thanks for looking!

Love,

Lisa

Jacqueline and Chris' Northern Virginia Wedding - Part One!

Last week you got a chance to view the  sneak peek from Jacqueline and Chris' wedding, and here are the official part one photos to their wedding!  Jaqueline, Chris and company started out the day at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens for the couples first look, which was nothing short of adorable!  I know both Jacqueline and Chris were nervous leading up to that moment, but all of that totally melted away once they saw one another!  You can see it in the photos!  :) After the first look, we hightailed it over to McLean Presbyterian Church to take some more photos before the start of the ceremony.  I was pretty pleased with the level of sass that the groomsmen and bridal party portrayed in their shots!  It's hard to pick a winner, but I think the guys might have a slight edge over the girls.  Eh?  Maybe?  ;)  I also loved the detail shots I was able to get of the girls shoes (Jacqueline loooooves red shoes), flowers (by Flowers & Plants, Etc.) along with Jacqueline and Chris' beyond gorgeous rings!  The ceremony was absolutely beautiful, and my heart melted when Jacqueline and Chris had their first kiss as a married couple.  Seriously, it's the most classy first kiss I have ever seen!

Following the ceremony, we went back to Meadowlark (the reception site) and finished up the rest of the formals on site with Jacqueline, Chris and the wedding party.  I loved the energy everyone brought to the photos, particularly for the men jumping and the girls twirling shots!  The twirling shot was a result of the girls having really great dresses, but also because I had Chris twirl Jacqueline in an engagement shot too, so the consistency there was really nice!  I had to end with a shot that I already had in the sneak peeks, just because it's one of my fav's!

Enjoy the photos below, and stay tuned for the final part two coming your way soon!

THE "First Look!" Click to view larger:

Thanks for looking!

Love,

Lisa

Jacqueline and Chris' Northern Virginia Wedding - Sneak Peeks!

This past Saturday I had the honor of photographing a truly lovely couple, Jacqueline and Chris!  You may remember them from their amazing Georgetown engagement session at Dumbarton Oaks and in the heart of Georgetown!  Well their wedding was truly special, and I'm here to show you their sneak peeks that were taken at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Virginia.  More to come from this amazing couples wedding, but please enjoy these hot-off-the-press photographs! Thanks for looking!

Love,

Lisa