Scott + Jordan's Engagement Session || Washington, DC

First off (and yes, I know I'm partial) - shout out to friends who gift engagement sessions! It's such a neat way to meet new clients, and I knew right from the start I was going to love Scott and Jordan. I was looking forward to their engagement session for many months, even more so when I found out that they live in the same building as a few of my DC friends! We started our session right in their neighborhood, enjoying the breezy, beautiful golden hour at Navy Yard.

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These west coasties made a special request to wear alma mater (and rival!) college pullovers, and it got hilariously 'heated'.

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After a quick outfit change, we popped over to the Capitol and kept the golden magic strong, right on in to a seriously gorgeous sunset.

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Seriously, you can't beat this view! And how lucky were we to have the are relatively empty? Or, at least by empty-enough-to-photoshop-out-stragglers ;)

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Loved this evening, loved this session, loved these two! Congrats again to Scott and Jordan, thanks for the seriously special shoot. -MEJ

Jess + Joe || Union Station Pop-Up Wedding, Washington DC

Jess and Joe had a super sweet little flash-mob style wedding in early January at the gorgeous Union Station in Washington D.C. It worked out perfectly to pop in to the city on the way to another wedding I had in Virginia. I literally pull my camera out of my bag and start shooting the moment I met up with the group!

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Despite the nip in the air (read: we were all hunkered down in multiple layers, so cheers to brides who can brave cold!), Jess waltzed through the front arches and right up to the alcove where Joe was waiting with their officiant.

Congratulations to these two sweeties on their perfectly orchestrated pop-up! -MEJ

Gerry + Marlyss - Chinatown | Washington, DC

So very excited to share these pictures! Gerry and Marlyss' big day in DC was SO.MUCH.FUN., my face hurt from grinning after the fact. There were so many incredible little details throughout, like the lacy pink Babycham shoes, which are made by the same holding company that makes Babycham sparkling wine...

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...or the Feeney's Irish cream liqueur + Bloom gin, which happen to be the happy couples surnames! And how perfect is it that the Bloom logo has two crossed o's? Totally perfect-o!

And it was oh-so-sweet to include the clutch + embroidered handkerchief + ring that belonged to Marlyss' mama.

And what about the gorgeous Saint Mary's church where 'I-do's were swapped, and bells were pulled by guests? Totally fun and unique! Be sure to check out the whole gorgeous day here!

Congratulations, Gerry and Marlyss! -MJ