Month: April 2011

lindsay + craig

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Good morning, everyone!! We’re heading out to shoot our first wedding of the “official” wedding season in just a few hours, but I thought I’d do a little a.m. blogging before we go.

So, this is the fabulous, Lindsay and Craig, who recently bought and moved into an absolutely incredible house; and so, naturally, they wanted to have their e-session in and around said incredible house. We love it when our couples choose a shoot location that has some kind of special meaning for them, so we were all about it! Also, using their home as a shoot location meant that their adorable pups, Dutch and Daphne, could join in the fun…and what fun it was!  We’re sure the dogs enjoyed the amount of treats they got that day.  :)

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Loving the black and whites in this set…there’s a treat flying through the air, and Dutch is concentrating on it like it’s a final exam!  It was hilarious.
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A gorgeous shot of Miss Daphne…
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A few family portraits on the front porch…these are too cute.  ;)
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Then, we gave the dogs a break, and did some shots of Lindsay and Craig in a bunch of different spots around the house…such a cool house…seriously.
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Awesome bar right off their living room…this house was totally built for throwing parties, and just based on the limited time we’ve spent with them so far, we’re guessing that Lindsay and Craig throw a slammin’ party.
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Then, we headed back outside.  I love this shot…so natural and happy!
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This one is incredible…Lindsay, you look BEAUTIFUL!!
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Their backyard was sweet…there was a great little fire pit area to work with.  These are super cute! 
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For the last set, we walked around to the front of the house, so that we could get some awesome shots with the house in the background.  The last one is definitely one of my favorites from the day.  :)
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Lindsay and Craig – you guys were SO much fun to work with! We had a blast hanging out with you and the doggies, and can’t WAIT to hang with you again in June! You guys ROCK!! :)

  • miquel SAYS...

    omg,the house does look amazing!! loveeee the family photos w/ the dogs!

  • Lauren SAYS...

    Looks like such a fun day – can’t wait to see wedding photos too!

  • Frank Giardina SAYS...

    Great Shoot. Awesome couple… LOVE the bar!

katie + john

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As most of you know, we took a road trip down to Washington DC to shoot Katie and John’s e-session, and it was a blast! We had such a great time with these two!! Even though it was the first time we had ever hung out with them, it felt like we had known them for years – I love it when that happens. :)

We took the Metro to their neighborhood, and met them outside of the station, where we excitedly talked about all the different locations we wanted to hit up.  The first place they took us, was a cute little park right nearby with lots of beautiful cherry blossoms (they were everywhere down there, people!!) – check out those amazing trees in the background of this first shot!  I was in love!  As you can see, there was really no “being nervous” about the cameras with these two.  They were so cute together, so in love, and so easy to work with!

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Another really cool feature about this park?  They took us to the very bench where John popped the question!!  How cute is that?  I love it!
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Beautiful, Katie!!
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Ben spotted this area on our way out of the park, so we decided to give it a try for a different look.  It’s not cherry blossoms, but I love the lines and angles in these, and the adorable couple, of course.  ;)
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Then, we took a little stroll around their ‘hood…
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One of their ideas was to get some shots with the capital bikeshare rent-a-bikes, that are all over the place down there.  It’s such a cool concept.  The bikes are free to rent for 30 minutes at a time, and there are pick up/drop off stations all over the city.  Genius!!  Katie and John use them a lot, so taking some action shots of them using the bikes was perfect!  Great idea, guys!  :)
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Fun blue wall…
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…and a GORGEOUS bride to be!
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After the biking session, we made a quick pit stop at Katie and John’s place to grab a few shots there.  We loved the idea of capturing this moment in time for them!  They may not always live in this apartment, but it will always be their first apartment “together,” and therefore, always a special place for them.  :)
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Before we headed down to the main Cherry Blossom Festival area, we took a quick break for dinner (which turned into kind of a loooooong break for dinner, because we were having so much fun) at this amazing Mexican/El Salvadorian restaurant called La Plaza.  The margaritas were to die for, and the spinach quesadillas were out of this universe!  We had an awesome time!  After dinner, we raced down to the waterfront to grab a few shots with the remaining natural light.  :)
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Then, we set up to do some lit portraits…I love these next three shots!
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The night shots were super fun…DC at night is just amazing!
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After an absolutely fantastic shoot, we parted ways with Katie and John at the closest Metro station; but, not before we took this one last shot.  How amazing are these Metro stations, by the way?  So cool!
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Katie and John – thanks so much for having us!! We had such an awesome time with you guys, and we can’t wait to hang out again at the wedding! We’ll see you soon! :)

  • pat bensman SAYS...

    Beautiful job….how nice to be able to share. Thank you for forwarding.

  • miquel SAYS...

    love the night shots around D.C. what a great place to shoot an e-session!!

  • Katie SAYS...

    Jenn and Ben – These are wonderful! We love them! I’m so glad we got to capture our life in DC. And we had so much fun hanging out with you guys! Looking forward to the wedding!!!

  • Ruth Ann SAYS...

    these pics are great! you guys were right by where we live!

  • Erin Oveis Brant SAYS...

    These are fantastic! Love Love Love!