Kristin & Mike’s wedding was fantastic. It had all the elements I adore in a wedding. Chris and I got to play and really get creative with the portraits in several locations – from the Capital Pride Parade in Logan Circle to the Elizabethan Garden at the Folger Shakespeare Library to one of my favorite neighborhoods in DC – H St. NE. The wedding ceremony was small and intimate in a place that is meaningful to the couple. The reception was full of friends and family and laughter.
I met Kristin many years ago when I started volunteering my photography services to Bread for the City and we’ve worked together at countless Bread for the City events over the years. I was so thrilled when she asked me to photograph her wedding. When we met to talk about their wedding photography, I learned Mike happened to be a guest at the very first wedding I photographed back in 2007 and that we had several mutual friends.
We started with the couple’s portraits – two hours around the District at places that were important to Kristin and Mike. With our fabulous driver Michael Blue, we were actually able to traverse the city, avoid street closures, and make it to the ceremony!
First stop was the Capital Pride Parade in Logan Circle. So. Much. Fun. I mean I just automatically have a sweet spot for a couple who suggest on portraits with a few drag queens, Wonder Woman, and half naked men. And I just love the signs that Kristin made to show support for gay marriage.
We then drove over to Capitol Hill to the Folger Shakespeare Library. The garden is dedicated to Kristin’s uncle and is also quite beautiful. I absolutely love the romantic feel of the photos we made there.
Next stop was H St. NE – Kristin’s former neighborhood and one of my favorite spots in the District. There was so much inspiration here to make some fun and different photos.
Then it was off to the ceremony. With very small gathering of friends and family and a beautiful setting sun, Kristin and Mike were married in a place that is very meaningful to them both – the Bread for the City Rooftop Garden. It was sweet and intimate.
We ended the night at the home of the couple who brought Kristin and Mike together at a lovely reception in Chevy Chase. The warmth and laughter of their friends and family gathered around felt like a big hug. When I headed home, I was smiling from ear to ear.
For more from Kristin and Mike’s wedding, please check out the slideshow!