Kira & Dan’s big day at Fawn Lake Country Club may have just been the hottest of my entire career as a Washington, DC wedding photographer! As the forecast shifted mid-week from thunderstorms to extreme heat, I knew, regardless of what the weather would bring that Saturday, that this was going to be an amazing wedding. Because when you have clients like these Kira and Dan, they don’t let the weather affect the atmosphere of the day. I actually remember saying to Rob before I left that morning that I couldn’t imagine handling this challenge with any other couple and they proved me so right! “I can’t wait to marry you,” I remember Dan whispering to Kira, just moments after their first look. Despite the temperatures, they seemed to never stop embracing and let me take picture after picture; we actually ended up with nearly twice as many portraits as I normally shoot!
But their day was about so much more than just weather; it was an intimate affair with their closest friends and family from all over the country. They made sure to include personal touches throughout the day – my favorite, of course, being the champagne glasses with engraved Harry Potter quotes (hers was “After all this time” and his was “Always”). They also exchanged some of the most thoughtful gifts I’ve ever seen, but Kira’s takes the cake. Since they were engaged over a year and half ago, she had secretly been keeping a journal of their journey to the big day!! Neither could read the other’s card without shedding a tear. It was a truly such a beautiful and personal day; I never fail to feel honored to be part of the celebration!
Kira & Dan, I hope you guys are having the most amazing honeymoon on your first European adventure — I’m fairly certain Italy is just the first of many! Thank you for allowing me to be part of your wonderful wedding day, it’s been such a joy to get to know you over the past year!
A huge thank you to these vendors for making Kira & Dan’s wedding amazing! And to Emily Marie Photography for being an awesome second shooter!
Venue | Fawn Lake Country Club
Coordinator | ELISABETH CUNARD
Makeup | Glamour by Gigi
Hair | JUSTIN BERRY
Florist | Blushing Blooms Floral Design
Band | SWEET BRIAR
Transportation | Fredericksburg Trolley
Invitation Suite | Minted
Calligraphy | Type Delight