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Kristen + Dan // Washington, DC Wedding Photographer

Kristen and Dan share a huge love for D.C. and, specifically, Georgetown University. They both went to school at GU, but to their surprise, they never met during their college years (samesies for my hubs and me at UNC; isn't the world a funny place?). Their relationship bloomed in D.C., so it was only fitting that their special day reflect the place where they met and fell in love.

Bride's dress: Martina Liana
Bride's shoes: Tory Burch
Bridesmaids' dresses: Lela Rose
Groom's attire: Enzo Custom
Groomsmen attire: Men's Wearhouse
Makeup and hair: Modern Bridal Studio
Florals: Nature of Design with Janet Flowers
Cake: Cake Panache
Band: Broadsound
Catering: Sequoia Restuarant
Invitations & programs: Minted.com
Engagement ring: Pave Jewelers
Wedding bands: Ethan Lord
Transportation: ING Limo
Calligraphy: Mary Zabrin (Chicago-based)

The couple was married in late June at Dahlgren Chapel on Georgetown University's campus, and their reception was held at Sequoia Restaurant, which sits on the Washington Harbour and has incredible views of the Potomac.

Kristen + Dan were such a joy with which to "work." I always say this sarcastically because I truly believe I get dealt the most AWESOMELY sweet and thoughtful clients, to which these guys are no exception. I loved so much about their classic wedding. From the floral details to the stunning reception spot, it was such a pleasure to photograph their wedding day. Enjoy the highlights, y'all!

A special shout to Jennifer Smutek Photography - thanks for helping me shoot! : )

KELLY + REED - Georgetown University Wedding

Washington-DC-wedding-photographer-Kelly-Reed_0001 Kelly and Reed were married on a pretty temperate (for mid-August!) day in Washington, DC at Dahlgren Chapel on Georgetown University's campus (where they first met). It was my first time photographing on campus, and I'm hooked. There are SO many beautiful buildings and gorgeous landscaping for photo ops! Their reception was held not too far away at The Fairmont Washington D.C. It was classy and sophisticated -- a perfect reflection of the couple. I loved the tablescapes, especially, because Reed's sister drew landmarks special to their relationship as place settings. It was so unique!

Bride's dress: Justin Alexander 8557 Bride's shoes: Badgley Mischka Bridesmaids' dresses: David's Bridal Groom and groomsmen attire: Men’s Wearhouse Hair and Makeup: Perry Warren Florals: Yellow Door Floral Design Reception music: DJ Beach Invitations: Cheryl Van Beveren, mother of the groom Rings: Blue Nile Transportation: ING Limo

I have a funny story that I have to share about how I met Kelly (and Reed) and ended up becoming their wedding photographer. Kelly contacted me about a year ago, simply asking me where one of my brides found her wedding dress. I responded and gave her the information but then also added that I would be moving to the D.C. area for my husband's job and asked if she'd found her photographer yet. They hadn't, so we set up a Skype chat, and the rest is history. I love the Internet. : )

Thanks to Stefanie Harrington Photography for helping me shoot their wedding! Enjoy some favorites, y'all!

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They have a lot of friends that went to Georgetown. : )

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Groomsman snapping a selfie while I do bride and groom portraits. So glad Stefanie got this - hysterical!

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Between the ceremony and reception, we headed out to the Jefferson Memorial for some quick photos on the back lawn. So fun!

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I love this - so punny - their married name is Van Beveren. : )

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So many AMAZING-looking (and tasting, I'm sure!) hors' d'oeuvres!

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