Carolyn + Charlie | Elopement Photographer El Dorado Dry Beds, Nevada

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You guys, I'm still pinching myself over Carolyn and Charlie's Elopement this past month; mostly because of how wonderful and beautiful this couple is, inside and out, but also because I'm still in disbelief that THIS is my job and that amazing people like Carolyn and Charlie trust me (and fly me half way across the country!) to photograph their most sacred and momentous days! 

With only their parents, myself and their officiant, the couple said their vows out on the El Dorado Dry Beds in the middle of Nevada. They rented a 67 mustang, one of Charlie's favorite cars, and drove out to the beds with me in the back seat (oh, hey guys!) and Carolyn wore the most stunning gown I have ever laid eyes on (oh, hey BHLDN!) We got the most epic sunset and the most romantic wind-swept day we ever could have imagined. I feel so lucky and so honored to have photographed such sweet souls; I will seriously never forget this incredible experience! 

Carolyn + Charlie, I wish you both all that is good in this world and more. <3 

Devan + Daniel | Hotel Hive Washington DC Elopement Photographer

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This is, without a doubt, one of my favorite editorials of all time. Check out all of DC's kick ass vendors who helped this shoot come to life!

Creative Direction | Elizabeth Carberry

Venue | Hotel Hive

Invitation | Green Tie Studios

Hair + Makeup | Gabriela Kim

Floral Design | Cedar + Lime Co

Jewelry | Mallory Shelter

Overnight Bag | MATINE

Catering | &Pizza

Desserts | Black Pearl Tart

Models | Maggie Tehan + Daniel Scott

Suit | J.Hilburn

Dress | H&M

Monica + Chris | Washington DC 14th Street Winter Elopement Photographer

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I got to shoot this wintery, holiday bridal session for Pop Wed Co last week! From the twinkling lights on 14th street to the bride's fur coat to the Christmas-y floral color palette, I was in Holiday Heaven! 

I wish everyone a beautiful holiday and new year with family + friends! <3 See you next year (with some super exciting news!!)

Allie + Nate | Washington DC Warehouse + Union Market Elopement Photographer

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Last week I got to photograph another tiny wedding for Pop Wed Co at their brand new styled warehouse space in North East! It's the perfect backdrop for elopements, small-intimate weddings, and portraits. Allie + Nate's style and attitude towards love was a perfect match for this space and I am so glad I got to capture it! 

Valerie + Kevin | Washington DC Elopement Photography at The National Portrait Gallery

 Couple in front of "Electronic Superhighway" by Nam June Paik, an installation at The National Portrait Gallery.

Couple in front of "Electronic Superhighway" by Nam June Paik, an installation at The National Portrait Gallery.

"Tiny Weddings" are quickly becoming my favorite wedding events to shoot, thanks to another awesome elopement with Pop Wed Co! If you didn't see our last post where we talked about what Pop Wed Co. actually is, we're a team of wedding photographers, officiants, and planners that create super awesome elopements, popup, and tiny weddings in Washington, DC. We have a flare for the atypical and love the non-traditional, like this epic installation we found meandering The National Portrait Gallery last week!
 

Mireya + Phil | Washington DC Elopement Photography at Union Market

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Last week I got to photograph the Elopement of Mireya + Phil for Pop Wed Co. at Union Market! Pop Wed Co. is a team of wedding photographers, officiants, and planners that create super awesome elopements, popup, and tiny weddings in Washington, DC. With a flare for the atypical, most of the popup weddings take place in non-traditional locations, like this one! The ceremony is short and sweet and then you get a photo session documenting your first hour of marriage! How cool is that? Stay tuned for my documentation of another Pop Wed Co wedding from last week at The National Portrait Gallery! 

Jordan + Jonathan | Bluemont Virginia Elopement Photographer

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Last month I was lucky enough to collaborate with some of my favorite DC wedding vendors for a styled Elopement Shoot out in Bluemont, Virginia at Bear's Den, right off the Appalachian Trail! A local model I've worked with on several shoots posted a picture of her post-hike at the rock formation atop Bear's Den and I knew I had to shoot there! I handpicked my favorite industry gals and we went to work! 

Floral Design // Eight Tree Street

Cake // Catherine George Cakes

Elopement Announcement // Elisabeth Jordan Calligraphy

Dress // Lulus

Rings // Mallory Shelter Jewelry

Bouquet Ribbon // Adorn

Styling // Theresa Trinh