What an amazing wedding to kick off our 2016 season!!
Rob and Doro contacted us sometime last fall and we talked with them three times before chose us as their wedding photographers. After each conversation, I was more certain that we’d be a great fit for them and hoped that they felt the same. My first clue that this would be our ideal wedding was when Doro said they wanted photos that told a story and, by extension, photographers that weren’t overly intrusive. The next thing that excited me about their wedding was that they were planning theirs solely around the things that were important and beautiful to them and their families, and not around the latest wedding industry fads. I love winter weddings – there’s a little extra romance and it’s easier to snuggle close for photos! – so I was thrilled when they chose us. But I didn’t realize how incredibly easy they were going to make our jobs until I met them at their National Gallery of Art engagement session!!! Rob and Doro were married in a small civil ceremony several months ago, and they acted like they were still on their honeymoon – whispering, laughing, snuggling, and kissing as if my camera wasn’t even there. Adorable! With all this already in place, theirs officially became a dream wedding when I arrived last Friday evening to photograph Rob and Doro’s rehearsal dinner and was welcomed so very warmly by their families and friends. Rob and Doro, it was such an honor to photograph your elegant and joyful wedding. We loved everything about the day and were so thankful to be there. I hope you enjoy reliving the story of your wedding day!!!!
…well, his groomsmen made sure we got the laughing shots.
The Sulgrave Club had so many unique and historic details. This wallpaper happened to coordinate perfectly with the bridesmaid dresses and all the blues and creams in Doro’s bouquet. Lucky us
We traveled over to the National Cathedral, where the architecture on the 7th floor was calling our names!
Second favorite photo of the wedding
There’s that dapper groom.
Workin’ it, until….
Our resident photobomber/brother-of-the-groom popped back in.
Absolutely love this set of photos that Susie got, but my favorite is this one, with Doro’s dad watching her final preparation.
Rob and Doro were going to travel to the reception separately and take bride and groom photos there, but I felt it would be a terrible shame to get married at the National Cathedral and not get any portraits! So we took five minutes in the freezing cold and captured a series. Rob and Doro, I hope you feel it was worth it when you see these!!!!
Meanwhile, Susie was taking photos of the stunning Sulgrave Club! She lit up that room and totally did justice to it’s gorgeousness!!!!!
Cinderella lives and breathes!!!
After dinner, we snuck off for a few more portraits:
And we’ll end bride and groom photos with a laugh – “If love is the treasure, laughter is the key”. Rob and Doro certainly seem to have unlocked that!!!
Back at the reception… an amazing time was had by all!
Congratulations, Rob and Doro!!! Many more photos to come!!!