justin alexander wedding photography

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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KAT + MATT - Claxton Farm Wedding

In late July, I had the honor of joining Kat & Matt and their families in Asheville, North Carolina to photograph this lovely couple's wedding day. Aren't they beautiful?

I know Kat from my college days at UNC. When we met, she was the editor of the Blue & White, and I was a photographer for the magazine. I remember meeting with her after an assignment to get feedback on my photos. She was really helpful and one of the sweetest editors I'd met. : ) I'm so proud to have been chosen to photograph her and Matt's wedding. It's truly the biggest compliment EVER to photograph a visually talented person.

Bride's dress: Justin Alexander Bride's shoes: LightInTheBox.com Bridesmaids' dresses: LightInTheBox.com Groom and groomsmen attire: Macy's Makeup: Blush Asheville Hair: Lola Salon and Gallery Florals: Blossoms at Biltmore Park Coordinator: Cortney Jackson of Asheville Event Company Cake and cupcakes: Patty Cakes Bake Shop Pies: Just Simply Delicious Invitations & programs: DIY by the bride Rings: Kirk Kara, bride; Macy's, groom

Kat and Matt were married at St. Eugene's Catholic Church in Asheville, and the reception was held at Claxton Farm, where I never tire of shooting. : )  When I think back about this wedding, two words come to mind: casual elegance. Everything was gorgeous and everyone was having a ball! No fuss, only fun. I LOVED the florals (a little too much, if that's possible) and the atmosphere. I also LOVE that Kat and Matt both come from big families (Kat is the youngest of seven sisters!). Photographing the kiddos at this wedding was a treat.

I wish all the happiness in the world for these newlyweds -- they definitely deserve the best! Enjoy some of my favorites, y'all.

SO PRETTY. I DIE.

Kat, you're so gorgeous!

ADORE this series of Kat's mom and dad and all the grandchildren.

Nephews - love!

Kat and her sisters - double love!

FAVORITE. Hands down.

Their photo booth prop and guestbook table was amazingggg.

I love how they laugh with each other. I saw them sneaking looks at each other like this all day long!

Each sister gave a toast that was so touching (and funny at times!).

These ribbon wands were meant for the exit, but I love how everyone used them to dance. : )