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Welcome to my blog, where I share highlights of everything from my client's wedding days and portrait sessions, to recent features and our adventures around the world. 

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Society of the Cincinnati: Anderson House DC Wedding

May 10, 2018

I had the honor of capturing Kelsie & Josh’s Whittemore House wedding in Dupont Circle this spring. Over the years of being a Washington, DC wedding photographer, I’ve been very lucky to shoot at some truly unique locations. It comes as no surprise that this city is filled with historically rich venues and Whittemore House was no exception. This site plays host to various weddings and events, but also doubles as the headquarters of the Woman’s National Democratic Club. No matter which way you lean, seeing the faces of so many influential women throughout history who graced those same halls was both humbling and inspiring.

The Whittemore House wasn’t the only historical part of Kelsie and Josh’s wedding day, however. We also took a short trip over to the Anderson House at the Society of the Cincinnati for some stunning wedding day portraits. See, while these two got ready right next door to their ceremony and reception venue, we weren’t allowed inside until later in the afternoon. These two were excited about sharing a first look with one another (my favorite!) and so we had to improvise a bit. Luckily, after doing a bit of research in advance, I connected with the amazing staff at the SoC and they were so accommodating to our request. On a sunny spring day, their blossoming trees and European architecture made for an incredible backdrop for photos. 

I think you’ll agree when you see the photos below — between the classic portraits, the historical ceremony, and the sweet friends and family that surrounded these two, it was a more than perfect wedding day.  A huge thank you to Kelsie, Josh, and their parents for having me capture such a fun, personal wedding — I loved getting to know all of you and celebrate the biggest day of your lives! 

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This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue. This classic DC wedding is held at the Society of the Cincinnati and Whittemore House in NW Washington, DC with a refreshing spring color palette of blush, peach, and navy blue.

A huge thank you to these vendors for making Kelsie & Josh’s wedding amazing! And to Meghan Marie Photography for being an awesome second shooter!

Portrait Location | The Society of the Cincinnati, The Anderson House
Ceremony & Reception Venue | The Whittemore House
Coordinator | Charming Grace Events
Hair & Makeup | TC Beauty
Cake | Buttercream Bakery
Cupcakes | Georgetown Cupcake
Florist | Bee Inspired Events
DJ | Bialek’s Music
Invitation Suite | Minted
Bridal Boutique | Love Couture Bridal
Dress Designer | Paloma Blanca

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  1. Warren and Janice Brandlee says:

    These photos show so much love and happiness! The wedding was simply elegant! We were very happy to help celebrate Kelsie and Josh! Warren and I were even caught toasting the newlyweds!

  2. Katie Mitchell-Boe says:

    Kelsey,
    I work with your mom and shared my daughter’s wedding and she shared yours. Truly breathe taking pictures of a wonderful couple.

    Kudos to the photographer that captured your tender moments for a life time.

  3. Kara Brandlee says:

    AWESOME pictures Alica! Absolutely breathtaking. Thank you so much for capturing the special day for our family. Your the BEST!

  4. Roberta Bell says:

    Wow! Your photography of the beautiful event captured how very special it was, Alicia. Well done. We loved being there and wishing the lovely couple a long and happy marriage.

  5. John Pedersen says:

    Fantastic pictures! Proud of this South Dakota lady and all her accomplishments. Confident this couple will positively impact the future!

  6. Megan Erickson says:

    These photos are absolutely stunning! You have an eye for detail. Beautiful day. Beautiful couple. Had so much fun with family and friends!

  7. FERN BARNETT says:

    Beautiful bride–inside and out . Wedding looks absolutely beautiful and so wish I could have been there !!

  8. Carmen & Wilfred Peterson says:

    The photos are so wonderful, they capture the emotion and beauty of Kelsie and Josh’s wedding.
    You did such a great job.

  9. Todd Peterson says:

    Wonderful job documenting the beautiful wedding day of a great couple. The photos capture the love and joy of Kelsie and Josh, as well as family and friends who were able to celebrate the occasion with them.

  10. Karli Williams says:

    These are amazing!!! Kel you look so beautiful! What a fantastic day!!

  11. Justin Williams says:

    Great pictures! Glad we could be there to help you guys celebrate.

  12. Kelsee Stahl says:

    These pictures are beautiful! They capture the happiness of the day perfectly.

  13. Kipp Stahl says:

    These pictures are gorg!

  14. Carlie Tovrea says:

    Aww love the pictures! They are amazing and so perfectly capture the day.

  15. Amy Totten says:

    Such a wonderful couple and a perfect day! I’m so glad we got to celebrate together and your photos look amazing.

  16. Mark and Deb Brandlee says:

    The pictures are beautiful and reflect the beautiful couple Josh and Kelsie are!! It was a very personal, elegant, and wonderful wedding!! Loved our entire time there.

  17. Kirstyn says:

    Your wedding colors and flowers were perfect! I hope it was the best day ever!

  18. Leslie Williams says:

    Beautiful Pictures Alicia! You captured some great shots of Josh and Kelsie.

  19. Kelsie Williams says:

    Thank you so much Alicia, these turned out so great. You are so incredibly talented and we’re so grateful that you were part of our wedding day. Thank you!!

  20. Tina Adamson says:

    These are absolutely stunning!! Congrats!

  21. Wendey Rounds says:

    Beautiful!!! Congrats Kelsie & Josh!

  22. Josh Williams says:

    Great pictures, Alicia! You really captured all of the excitement and happiness of the moment.

  23. Margot Hecht says:

    This was such a great day and these photos are GORGEOUS!!

  24. Anne Kvamme says:

    Beautiful pictures Kelsie! You and Josh look so happy. Congratulations again and wishing you all the best!

  25. Sean McBride says:

    Great photos! Beautiful day for some beautiful people!

  26. Tim Brandlee says:

    Beautiful pictures!

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