D.C. Wedding at District Winery

As photographers, there is no greater compliment than being asked to photograph the wedding of someone we know personally. That is the case with this Washington D.C. wedding at District Winery. Several years ago, Dan taught photography at a boarding school in Maryland which the groom, Mao-Tong attended. Mao-Tong is now the third West Nottingham Academy student who’s wedding we’ve had the honor of capturing!

In addition to attending as a student, Mao-Tong returned to West Nottingham after college as and taught for several years. Jill also worked at the school and it is where they met and fell in love! They’ve now moved onto a school in Virginia and were married in our nation’s capitol because Mao-Tong grew up in the area.

Mao-Tong and Jill were married on a beautiful early August afternoon at the District Winery in the Navy Yard area of Washington D.C.  The beautiful venue is nestled in the middle of a hip and bustling neighborhood on the banks of the Potomac. The industrial-style architecture and stunning river views were the perfect backdrop for wedding images.

The beautiful bride, Jill, was cool as a cucumber the entire day! She stunned guests in her beautiful dress from Celebration Bridal in Lynchburg, Virginia. The gorgeous florals were by Helen Olivia Flowers. Hair and makeup were by UpDos For I Dos. The Bridesmaids all wore lovely dresses by Azazie and the Groom and Groomsmen wore tuxes from The Black Tux.

We had a wonderful time in D.C. capturing Mao-Tong and Jill’s wedding. It was a beautiful celebration and we are so thankful to have played such an important role in their big day!

bridesmaids captured by wedding photographer

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bride and groom

bride and groom kiss at sunset

Casper and Jenny’s Wedding, Honeysuckle Hills Farm

We are so happy to share this wedding between actors Casper Van Dien and Jennifer Wenger at Honeysuckle Hills Farm in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Dan was so excited to photograph this wedding, because he and his brother Ben are huge Sci-Fi fans and love Starship Troopers, which was Casper’s breakthrough role in movies. Jenny is an accomplished actress as well, and the two of them even get to work on films together! In fact, that is how they met! A true Hollywood romance that began (sort of ) in the great state of Tennessee.

They decided to get married at Honeysuckle Hills Farm because that is where Jenny grew up and they love nature and the mountains of East Tennessee. They wanted their wedding to be fun and festive and feel like a ‘down home family BBQ.’ While it was that, it was also a beautiful celebration of the love they share and also that of Casper’s daughters and the rest of their family and friends. These two Los Angeles love birds were so sweet and wonderful and to work with. Thank you so much Jenny and Casper! We wish you all the best!!