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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. 

Hi, I'm Alicia.

Spring Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Wedding

May 29, 2019

I think that part of being a “good” wedding photographer is ensuring that you make the couple you’re working with feel comfortable in front of the camera. This, as you can imagine, leads to more natural images and sparks chemistry throughout their session. And the easiest way for a couple to be comfortable in front of the camera is for them to know and trust their photographer! So when I first started in the wedding industry many years ago, I believed that the only way to get to know one another/build that trust was by doing an engagement session. But over the years, my mindset has changed drastically.

Take Monica and Chris, for instance, who were married in a gorgeous Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding this spring. These two currently live in Los Angeles where Monica is getting her Masters Degree at Berkeley — but with their families residing here in the DMV, they wanted to be married back where they truly call home. Being out on the west coast, we didn’t have the opportunity to meet in person before the big day so we technically met on their wedding day for the first time. I say technically because we’ve Skyped and emailed countless times…. and don’t even get me started on how much I love stalking their dogs on social media… so these two felt like anything but strangers! Both greeted me like an old friend and were even thoughtful enough to bring me a bag of Baci — on THEIR wedding day! — after learning of my love for baccio gelato!

But it was at their first look where I knew I had truly found my people. An adorable Newfoundland puppy was waiting to walk by, so as to not interrupt their photos, when Chris asked to pause their interaction so they could pet the dog. Anyone who knows me knows that my husband and I would do the exact same thing — we often joke that we got a dog just so we can pet other dogs without being awkward =P

Monica and Chris, I truly couldn’t have asked for a pair of more gracious and generous “strangers” to spend the day with! You two are such a joy and, like Jordan said during his speech, I cannot wait to watch your lives through the Instagram accounts of your dogs and imagine you doing activities along with them :) :) We can’t wait to have you back here on the east coast!

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A huge thank you to these vendors for making Chris & Monica’s wedding amazing! And to Erin Schrad Photography for being an awesome second shooter!

Ceremony & Reception Venue | Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
Coordinator | Jillian with Elle Ellinghaus Designs
Rentals | White Glove
Invitation Suite | Minted with Wild Hearts Calligraphy
Calligraphy | Just Ink on Paper
Hair & Makeup | Behind the Veil Beauty
Florist | Rhonda Kaplan
Cake | Kupcakes & Co
DJ | Events Beyond Expectations
Bridal Boutique | Bridal Galleria
Dress Designer | Romona Keveza
Jewelry | Haute Bride
Groomsmen Attire | The Black Tux

Weddings

  1. Erin Schrad says:

    My favorite was when Chris thought that Newfie at their first look was possibly his groom’s gift!! ???? Oh, if only!

    Thanks for bringing me along for this one! Monica and Chris and their friends were all so sweet and fun! Best wishes for the happy couple!

  2. Monica says:

    ALICIA!!! Oh my goodness these are amazing – we are so in love with these and can’t wait to see the rest of the gallery. It was a joy working with you on our wedding day, and you’ve captured so many of the special moments we remember most from that day. Thank you for being your AWESOME self <3

  3. Lyndsey Wilson says:

    This was the most beautiful celebration, with a stunning bride and smitten, adorable groom – and these gorgeous photos capture it so well. Amazing shots!

  4. Alexandra Orsini says:

    Beautiful photos of such an amazing couple! This was such a wonderful celebration!!

  5. Alex says:

    Stunning wedding! Congrats to you and your family!

  6. Pearl Singhal says:

    So so gorgeous! Congratulations to the beautiful couple and your entire family Christina :D

  7. Mary says:

    I love reliving that night! These pictures are stunning!

  8. Alex Luzi says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! <3 <3

  9. Katie Chamberlain says:

    Gorgeous!! Congratulations & these pictures couldn’t be more beautiful!

  10. Jill Jenkins says:

    Oh, these pictures! That beautiful couple was gorgeous on the inside too! Great job, Alicia; these are amazing!!!

  11. Erin Kim says:

    A huge congratulations to Monica & Chris!

  12. Shelby says:

    SO GORGEOUS! Beautiful photos – they turned out wonderfully!

  13. Ellie says:

    Congrats!!!! Beautiful couple!

  14. Lauren H says:

    Beautiful, congratulations!!

  15. Izabel Kunstetter Frauche says:

    Beautiful

  16. Pia Dinon-Clark says:

    Just loved ALL these pictures…especially the “first look” shots. Thanks for everything. You even made us parents look good! :)

  17. Kelly Williams says:

    Absolutely perfect & stunning!

  18. Emily says:

    Beautiful pictures that perfectly capture the day!!

  19. Ruth Ott says:

    What beautiful photos. So sad that I had to miss it but so grateful that the photos captured the day so well. Thank you for sharing them.

  20. Kathryn Kelly says:

    These photos are truly stunning–so grateful to have someone thoughtfully capturing the little details and moments of this sweet couple

  21. Meredith Peake says:

    Such beautiful photos of a beautiful couple! What a great way to relive the day. Cheers to a lifetime of happiness!

  22. Felicia Aikens says:

    Absolutely gorgeous wedding and couple!

  23. Sarah deLozier says:

    Beautiful photos! Congratulations, Monica and Chris!

  24. Tatiana Piskula says:

    Congrats!!! So beautiful

  25. Carol Elliott says:

    What beautiful photographs! A gorgeous couple and day! So happy for both families. Thank you for sharing these pictures.

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