These babes went on their honeymoon just recently & I wanted tell a little story. When I met @stephneallison it was kismet. She & I hit it off immediately, and still talk to this day. When we started the plan of her day, she was a little panicked due to the fact she had been turned away from a few artists because her party was just 2. On prime wedding days, most artists have a minimum. However, I never have, because I think every party is important no matter the size. The reason being is because when I got married, I also had a small party - of myself - so had I wanted services, I wouldn’t have been able to hire anyone either! I’m under the impression that no matter the party size, the tip, or the paycheck, it’s all about making this one moment - the one that you’re going to revisit on anniversaries, show to your kids, & their kids, THAT DAY you spent getting ready to say forever & how it felt - YOU are important to me. Your vision is important to me. I want you to feel as beautiful on your wedding day as you’ve always imagined, no matter whether you’re eloping, having a huge celebration, or just going to the JoP! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Real Life Bride: @stephneallison
once upon a time ago I get a message from a photographer friend back in LA. He explained to me that he was doing a wedding for this couple but they wanted to do their engagement while visiting NYC and asked if i was interested. ⠀
'F*%k yeah!'...so flash forward to a stupid f*%king cold December morning in Brooklyn with Craig and Nikki. Freezing our asses but taking in an empty Brooklyn Bridge (which was surreal in itself) during a stunning sunrise.⠀
This was hands down one of the more memorable engagements I've ever done. and one of the few that I literally could have shot for hours because everything was flowing so perfectly. ⠀
So here's one of my favorites from this session.
teamwork makes the dream work obviously! check out this bouquet one of our girls made at our last workshop in asheville! this was a level one workshop for beginner florists, but we want to host a workshop for level 2 florists (those who are already established and just want to meet more florists and get extra input on how to market their business, and continue to grow it by expanding their content). we are so excited to continue growing this workshop! !!!tap the photo for vendors!!!
If you’ve met me for more than five minutes you’ve heard about my amazing five sisters and my family. So I can’t think of a better “Friday introductions” than to post this photo of the people I love more than anyone in the world. 💕💕💕💕💕 The family beach vacation 2019 has been the best one yet!
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On your wedding day surround yourself with people you love, people who are rooting for you and are in your corner. Ayanna @ayannamariama was surrounded by so much beauty and love 💕 picture @sottuphotography
Cristina and Tom's smiles are incredible.⠀
Excited to start the traditional "weddings every weekend until thanksgiving" marathon that is our schedule each Fall. This is my favorite time of year and I could not be more honored these couples chose us with their day! Back up at @wyndridgeweddings tomorrow!⠀
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Portfolio: http://adammason.com/portfolio #MasonPhotography ⠀
Heading into the fall wedding season full steam ahead and can’t help but marvel at the various variations of color options there are out there for you to choose from. Admittedly so it all can become a bit overwhelming. So instead of feeling as though you’re restricted to only a few color palettes because of the time of the year you wed, turn a few heads and wow them with a color you love no matter the season. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed. 📸: @lisaziesing for @abbyjiu#simplybreatheevents#dcweddingplanner#dcwedding#marriedatthemayflower#bridesmaids
one of my favorite couples and one of my favorite images that I've taken of them.⠀
Congratulations to a new pup (who's not so much a pup anymore) and 1 year of marriage for these two awesomely amazing people!
6 11315 August, 2019
my eyes are closed but whatever bc everyone else is as cute as a button. this group of girls entrusted me to teach them the basics of starting their flower biz and i could cry tears for how honored i am.
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Bold colors and Mediterranean inspired details were such a fun look for our beach-loving bride and groom with French and Italian roots! Also, orange is such an underrated wedding color 🧡
How is it already Thursday? The family beach week has flown by, like I knew it would. But that just means I’m that much closer to fall wedding season which is going to be AMAZING! I’ll just be out here on the beach soaking up the sun until then! ✌🏻💕😍 🌊
When your Plan B is way better than your Plan A... 👌🏼
After rain threatened Grace + David’s engagement session and they were traveling here from NYC super excited to spend the afternoon taking photos, I considered 18 different options before landing on Cylburn Arboretum, one of my favorite go-to spots for its beautiful gardens, greenery and historic architecture (yes, this is in Baltimore City)!! ...maybe also bc: covered options in case of rain 😂😬🤞🏼
One of my favorite ways to help couples from the beginning of our time together is to recommend locations that speak to you and the aesthetic you’re looking for (not to mention will feel most comfortable in)... your wedding day may be full of layers of logistics, opinions and budget constraints, but your engagement photos aren’t.
This is the time to dream big, relax, have fun, pop the 🍾, let your cheeks hurt from smiling wide and your belly hurt from continuous laughter... and if all else fails, snuggle up and whisper to each other about the crazy lady with the camera nearby. 🙋🏼♀️
Where would you take engagement photos if time and 💰weren’t an issue?
One of the best things about our family beach vacation is the big family dinners every night. Funny how you take things like family dinner for granted as a kid then they’re one of the highlights of family vacation as an adult. I’m lucky to have a lively, fun family so dinners are always just five conversations happening at once with lots of laughter and great food. Place settings, however, never look as amazing as this classic, elegant table designed and executed by @idaroseevents 💕💕 (Shot for @jenny.bphotography last fall)
2 2514 August, 2019
Flowers, and tastings, and guest lists...oh my! Calling all of my future DC brides and grooms who are feeling overwhelmed on this #weddingwednesday ... We have just the event for you! We are bringing some of the most creative minds in the DMV wedding industry together for an intimate evening of Wedding Q&A (and cocktails of course!) at our Cocktails & Consultation Soiree. Keep your eyes peeled for some awesome panelist introductions in our stories. This is one event that you won't want to miss. Tickets are limited to guarantee that attendees will be able to get down to the nitty gritty with each vendor as we sip champagne together and chat about all of your wedding daydreams, details, and dilemmas. Check out more event details and get your tickets now by clicking the link in our bio!
Love is in the air. We are super excited about their union. They met in high school and their friendship blossomed through years and eventually turned into love. For all the hopeless romantic like us enjoy reading their proposal story. #repost@mofijay
So @tsash4 had planted in my head for weeks that one of our friends was going to be in Thailand the same weekend as my alternative medicine course. It seemed like such a coincidence, but I believed it. He also mentioned that she would like me to do a photoshoot of her at one of the beautiful beaches there for her upcoming birthday next month. I got even more excited and started planning this amazing photoshoot for her 🙄. Long story short, there was NO photoshoot and she never showed up to Thailand...that was his plan to get me to the beach so he could propose! My Sweetheart got on one knee and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him, and I said...YES!
So happy I get to marry my best friend, my soul mate, my partner in success, my treasure, my answered prayer, God’s perfectly handcrafted gift to me🥰.... I LOVE you so much and can’t wait to be your WIFEY! #Engaged 💍 #SoonToBeSasore#MnT2be ❤
It’s finally here! Our Summer/Fall 2019 issue has arrived. Check it out for 14 real local weddings, more than 45 planning tips from DC-area pros, our vendor guide, a celestial gown shoot, catering ideas, and much, much more. We’ll be re-Gramming stories throughout the day for a sneak peek. Need a copy? Click the link in our bio to get yours. Cover photograph by @mrclarencechan