One of my last weddings of the year was also one of the ones I was really looking forward to. I met Kate and Ryan for our first attempt at their engagement shoot earlier this year and knew right away I couldn’t wait to work with these two. They were one of the most laid back couples I’ve ever met, and the mention of a mashed potato martini I was sold. Our second shoot attempt worked out much better this time, ending with a “slap” photo and some DC United shirts. I think we were seconds away from Kate’s makeup melting in the heat, that’ll teach me to do shoots in the summer!
Kate and Ryan were married at the gorgeous Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg. Having never been there myself I was looking forward to this day. While my second shooter, Mike Burns, went and covered the guys getting ready I headed to the bridal sweet to hang out with everyone, snap some shots and finish watching the Ravens/Patriots game with the family. Sadly Kate’s family was on the side of the Patriots.
The wedding itself was a beautiful outdoor ceremony, complete with a little bit of wind which only served to show just how big Kate’s veil truly was. I was thankful for that as it made for some wonderful shots. Unfortunately we spent so much time on pictures after the ceremony that we missed out on the mashed potato martini. In the end I had a wonderful time working with Kate and Ryan on their wedding, and it’s only that much better to hear her wonderful comments on the photos. I was honored Kate and Ryan chose me to cover their special day and hope to do more with them down the road. Thank you both for such a great night.