DC Fairmont Hotel Wedding | Kaitlyn & Doug


Kaitlyn & Doug’s Fairmont Hotel wedding in Washington, DC was nothing short of perfect from the minute I arrived. Her sparkly ballgown was carefully hung, waiting beside lovely shoes, earrings, and those three important rings all in a bright, white room (if you’ve never been to the Fairmont, just one of the things I love about it is how much light is available in every room due to the beautiful atrium in the middle of the structure!). As she dressed and opened her totally perfect gift from Doug (Tiffany’s earrings with diamonds in an “X” for “Ecks”!), the excitement in the room before the first look was contagious. When the much anticipated moment arrived, it was just as sweet as you could imagine.

These two always knew they wanted to do portraits offsite and I couldn’t have agreed more. She selected the Washington National Cathedral as the backdrop, one of my favorite places in the entire city due to their extensive gardens and European architecture. The overcast day must have kept most people inside as we hit zero traffic and had the place to ourselves — just making this stunning location even more perfect, if possible. 

When we arrive back at the Fairmont, my jaw drop as I stepped into their ceremony space; I swear, all the natural light in the hotel makes me think it was designed by a photographer! The same jaw drop ensued as it was transformed for their reception, where they danced the night away surrounded by friends and family. 

Kaitlyn, your sister couldn’t have been more spot on when talking about your magnetic personality — it’s been such a joy working with you and Doug over the past year and I’m truly bummed it’s already over! I can’t thank your family enough for treating me like one of their own and am glad we live just a few minutes apart so we can always catch up over drinks! Enjoy St. Lucia!! 

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A huge thank you to these vendors for making Kaitlyn & Doug’s wedding amazing! And to Emily Marie Photography for being an awesome second shooter!

Ceremony & Reception Venue | DC Fairmont Hotel
Hair & Makeup | Makeup by Ana B
Florist | Buttercups Floral Design
Cake & Catering | Fairmont Catering
DJ | Chris Styles
Invitation Suite | The Dandelion Patch
Bridal Boutique | GLOBAL BRIDAL GALLERY
Dress Designer | ELLIS BRIDALS
Groomsmen Attire | MICHAEL KORS

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Stunning!!! It was such a pleasure having you photograph DJ and Kaitlyns incredible day! Your attention to detail, inviting personality, and professionalism helped the entire bridal party AND other vendors feel comfortable and confident in making sure Kaitlyn’s vision was captured successfully … and I’d say it was!

Absolutely perfect in every single way! The portraits of Kaitlyn and DJ are gorgeous- what an incredible backdrop for two beautiful people. So lucky to have been apart of their special day!

JUST the ray of sunshine I needed this morning! I got goosebumps flipping through these amazing pics – thanks for sharing. Wishing the bride and groom all happiness in the world!!

These are amazing!! It’s hard to pick a favorite when they are all so beautiful. Thanks Alicia for capturing my brother and sister-in-law’s perfect day better than I (or they) could have ever imagined! xo

Carmela and Pete, another spectacular wedding! What an absolute beautiful Wedding and reception! 👏🏻💕🤗. Charlotte

Spectacular wedding! The photos are awesome…but then again how can you miss with such a stunning bride and handsome groom!

What a beautiful, unforgettable wedding! And Alicia, your photography reflects all the highlights so perfectly! Thank you so much!

WOW!! These pictures are amazing!! Family from Montréal Canada wishes to express their deepest appreciation to Alicia for capturing the momentum of this amazing day. Our heartfelt congratulations to Kaitlyn and Douglas.

How well you have captured the precious moments of Doug and Kait’s wedding. You have enabled all of us to enjoy that beauty for a lifetime!

Alicia,

We are SO blessed to have found you! Not only did you give us peace of mind through the entire planning process, but you did the exact same on our wedding day! Your confidence, patience, and excitement make us feel so comfortable and at ease, always allowing us to be ourselves. And I think this goes without saying, you take absolutely BEAUTIFUL pictures! I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer and I will tell you now that our wedding day will not be the last time we’re in front of your camera :) Anniversary sessions, here we come!!!

We love you!

Kaitlyn and Doug

You captured Kaitlyn and DJ so perfectly! The pictures are so gorgeous and the bride is stunning with a handsome groom! It was a magnificent wedding!

You beautifully captured the Wedding Day!
The bride and groom looked stunning!
Congratulations to the family and the new married couple!

Alicia,
Thank you for capturing this day so perfectly! I have revisited your blog countless times to be reminded of what a spectacular day it was. You have taken some truly wonderful pictures. A gift that we will treasure for the rest of our lives.
Carmela

Hi Alicia,
It’s me, Doug Ecks Sr., I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your beautiful photographic skills at the Kait and DJ wedding. Your knowledge and skills with the camera captured so very well the enjoyment of Kait and DJ’s wedding as well as those terrific pre-wedding pictures. Truly fantastic pictures that are so well created that the wedding album is phenomenal. As Kait said, these wedding pictures will not be the last time you will be called upon to use your camera skills. i believe that anniversary’s and expanding family pictures taken someday with your artistic ability, would be fantastic.
Thanks again for all the work you put into Kait and DJ’s wedding pictures and Gloria, Cristi and myself and I’m sure Pete and Carmela also are looking forward to your next photo shoot of the Kait and DJ Ecks family.
I wish you all the best with your photography career and I sincerely thank you from the bottom of our heart for all that you did to make this day so very special for so many.
Doug and Gloria Ecks

Beautiful pictures! Beautiful bride!
Best wishes to Kaitlyn and Doug! We are so honored to have been a part of your wedding.

-Global Bridal Gallery staff

What a beautiful wedding . The pictures are wonderful and the setting at the Cathedral was more than wonderful. What great memories the bride and groom will have.

Absolutely beautiful pictures. A beautiful couple!

Absolutely gorgeous!! What amazing photo’s to capture such a beautiful day. Simply stunning!

This was just perfect. DJ and Kaitlyn looked amazing. The veniew was beautiful and the photography that captured this was on point in every angle. Erin and I are so blessed to have been apart of their beautiful day. I can say that we now can feel that excitement as we look through the photos taken by alicialaceyphotography

Awesome pics. Beautiful wedding

Stunning Couple.!! Dreams to come true!! You are an amazing couple and we all wish you a lifetime of happiness together!! It was a spectacular wedding weekend celebrating your love for each other and so happy to share all these memorable moments with you! Gorgeous wedding photos for you to always cherish! Love you both…. 💕The Romeo’s and Bentley!

These are spectacular pictures. Kaitlyn you looked so beautiful and DJ so handsome. Can’t wait to see the album. We had such a great time!

Alicia,
Thank you for these terrific pictures. You have captured Kaitlyn and DJ’s day so beautifully.

Gorgeous photos of a beautiful couple!

Beautiful pictures!!!

These are some of the best wedding pictures I have ever seen! I don’t think the venue and lighting could have been any better. Everything is stunning and these a great pictures to begin a lifetime of memories.

These are amazing!! It was a beautiful ceremony and a fun reception – you captured both perfectly. Most importantly, you captured Kaitlyn and DJs love so well <3
You are so talented, Alicia. Great job!

You guys did a fabulous job photographing Kaitlyn and DJs special day! Every single one of these pictures is beautiful.

It was amazing to be a part of such a great day.
Rianne & Matt