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!

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Marco Beach Ocean Resort Wedding

I was so fortunate to have the opportunity to photograph this beautiful Marco Beach Ocean Resort wedding. Southwest Florida and the beaches surrounding Naples and Marco Island one of my favorite destination wedding locations. The white sand beaches act as the perfect reflector for wedding photography lighting, and Marco Beach Ocean resort is an incredible backdrop for photos. I was thrilled when Elisa and Blake asked me to photograph their wedding.

Elisa and Blake are from Texas, but wanted to have their destination wedding on Marco Island. They chose an amazing venue with some of the best beaches in the country. Elisa and Blake were wonderful to work with from start to finish and I had a great time getting to know their families. I always love meeting the families of the clients and am honored to be there to capture moments with them.

I don’t always post a lot of guest photos to the blog, but wanted to share a few of Elisa’s 92 year old grandmother, because she was so fun and so important to the family. My own grandmother is 93 and I am definitely guilty of having a soft spot for grandmothers. That’s because I love my grandmother and am grateful to have her in my life to this day. I always enjoy meeting everyone’s extended families and the important people in their lives.

The staff and all of the wedding vendors at Marco Beach Ocean Resort do an amazing job putting together these beach weddings. Galina, the wedding coordinator at Marco Beach Ocean Resort, is always wonderful to work with. The flowers by Botanicals on the Gulf were stunning. Elisa’s hair and makeup was done beautifully by Duality Artistry. Elisa purchased her wToo from The Blushing Bride Boutique. Their beautiful cake was done by Cakes by Karen. All of the vendors for this Marco Island wedding did an amazing job and I look forward to working with them again. Thank you Elisa and Blake for letting me be a part of your wedding day! Enjoy the photos!
Marco Beach Ocean Resort Wedding Photos

Marco Beach Ocean Resort Wedding Photo

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Marco Island Beach Wedding

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