I love engagement sessions. I also love shooting at Union Station in Washington, DC. So I knew that this was going to be a fun shoot going into it. But I also knew I didn’t want to just lean on the same shots I’ve taken there before. I wanted to do something new. Something different. I wanted to look at each shot with a different idea in mind. These guys were so willing to go along with that and trust me. Let me say, as an artist, there is no greater honor than when a couple trusts you! What we got are some of my favorite shots I’ve taken in a while! Guys, you two are clearly in love! Thanks for letting me document that love in a new way! Looking forward to their July wedding!
Oh goodness. I really don’t know where to start with this one. I’ve known Katy for about 8 years now. I first met her when she was Annies (now my wife) college roommate. There are so many stories I could tell. I was basically an additional roommate in their apartment in Madison at the University of Wisconsin (I love Wisconsin!). I haven’t known Joel as long but I remember the first time I met him. I was shooting Chloes wedding, Katys sister. I remember thinking, wow. He’s so chill. And funny. And he cooks. Alright. I think I like him! My favorite thing he says to Katy is “Alright, let’s trim some of the fat off this story and get to it.” 🙂
Anyways, when Katy asked me to shoot the wedding I was like “Heck yes I will!” (Napoleon Dynamite reference…that movie is 10 years old now. Can you believe that?! Anyways, I’m getting off track). I knew that I was going to be allowed to mix shooting this wedding with a lot of fun and dancing and I sure did! The day was just so beautiful and totally…them! From the venue to the style of her dress…everything. I’m so excited to see where Katy + Joels adventures through marriage will take them! Guys, we’ve got your back! We love you! Enjoy these photos!
Did I mention that my wife co-officiated the wedding? What an honor! (Hottest co-officiant I’ve ever seen).
Me and my missus. No selfie stick required for this shot.
Tess was a little nervous about giving her toast to the bride + groom.
Shout out to Joels sister, Elle who rocked the design of the menus, guest book, programs, etc. They looked so rad! Wow, guys. What a day! Thanks so much for having us there to spend it with you two! We love you!
What can I say about these two? I met Alexa through a guy named Christian who I play with at National Community Church. He will literally melt your face off with his rad guitar licks. Literally. It’s amazing. Anyways, he told me his sister was getting married and the rest is history.
When I got down to the tidal basin to meet up with them, there were people EVERYWHERE. We had forgotten one little detail…it was the day of the Cherry Blossom festival in Washington, DC. Oops. Well, finding a place to shoot was going to be a challenge! But that’s okay ’cause I like a good challenge 🙂 Keeps me on my toes. We ended up finding some beautiful places to shoot around the blossoms which had just begun to bloom the day before! If you haven’t been to DC before, come now. It’s quite beautiful down by the monuments. If you haven’t seen the cherry blossoms before, do it. You won’t regret it!
Anyways, I can’t wait for Alexa & Johns wedding! It’s going to be a massively amazing time! And a little latin dancing will be had I believe which I’m all about!