Sometimes it feels hard to believe that Rob and I have been married for seven years. We were married in May 2011 at Potomac Point Winery in Stafford, VA and it really was one of those perfect wedding days — the kinds filled with blue skies, warm sun, friends, family, and too much wine. And even though it was only seven years ago, many trends have come and gone in that time. One clear example that always sticks out in my mind is the way we drew inspiration while planning for the big day — Pinterest was a new idea and wedding blogs were pretty much nonexistent. Instead, we found ourselves using magazines and bridal shows for ideas. Two of my favorites to read, when I was a bride, were The Knot DMV and Washingtonian Bride & Groom; both publications provided a wealth of information for couples in the midst of planning.
When I started my career as a Washington, DC wedding photographer, I still found myself returning to these two magazines for their fresh and unique content. As I have looked to these for guidance for a long time, I always thought how surreal it would be to see MY images published amongst their content. So you can imagine my delight when I found out that one of my images would be published the most recent issue of not one, but both magazines!
Washingtonian Bride and Groom used an image from Darcy & Kevin’s Willard InterContinental wedding that I photographed last December. It was one of my favorites from the entire year as these two were married just before the holiday season, on a weekend filled with ice and snow. They were both willing to brave the cold, in spite of the freezing temperatures, to have epic portraits at the Lincoln Memorial. We then returned back to the hotel for their “I do’s” in the Crystal Room at the Willard that was lined with trees and dripping in florals.
The Knot DMV featured an image from Jenny and Kyle’s Old Town Alexandria engagement session. These two are being married this June at Airlie Center in Warrenton, VA and shared a bit about their day with the magazine.
I’m a firm believer that saying something out loud (or, in the case, posting it publicly) will drive you to achieve it, so I am going to put out into the universe that I hope to have a full wedding in one of these publications some day. While I am so grateful for this opportunity, I never want to stop growing and think that’s a new goal to push forward! A huge thank you to both The Knot DMV and Washingtonian B&G for these lovely features!