Woodend Wedding Photography

I love Woodend weddings, even when it rains. Maybe especially when it rains?

(also I’m changing the gallery format…this loads faster, and if you click a thumbnail you get a giant image, yay!)


Generally we wouldn’t bother to remark on a camera upgrade. It’s something we do every couple of years anyway, and it’s not really a big deal, they’re incremental upgrades.


Those upgrades were like buying a new Camry every few years. Solid all-around vehicle, gets the groceries home, you can maneuver around trucks, looks pretty slick in the driveway. We did not buy a new Camry, we went out and got a Lamborghini.

In a nutshell, we upgraded from full frame digital to medium format digital. The sensor is about 3 times as large as a 35mm frame (full frame), so you get bonus resolution, but more importantly, improved dynamic range, ISO, color and the medium format “look”.

Here’s a gallery for you. :)

Wedding Jiu Jitsu


No one really wants to think about problems or possible difficulties on their wedding day (SORRY TO BRING IT UP, KNOCK ON WOOD ;) ), but your photographer definitely should. By the time you narrow down your decision you’ve seen a a few galleries hand picked by the photographer…ask to see the last one they shot, and maybe one where they overcame some obstacle. It’s easy to showcase weddings where the surroundings, decor and weather is beautiful, look for someone who is comfortable creating something beautiful and memorable in adverse conditions.


Hay Adams Hotel Wedding

I’ve probably photographed twenty weddings at the Hay Adams Hotel over the years, going back to when the elevator didn’t go up to the roof. I’ve always enjoyed shooting there - the staff has been consistently helpful and professional, the building is amazing, and the location is perfect. The White House’s proximity makes things interesting as well. (I have a story about that.)

Yordi and Mike were married there recently, and as usual, I had an awesome day.


DC Wedding Venues

On the one hand, it's nice to shoot in a place where you've photographed a wedding before. You know the layout and have a rough idea of what you'd like to do. On the other hand, shooting in new places is fun, and in DC, you get to see cool places you might not otherwise get an opportunity to see. The Red Cross Headquarters is such a place. THEY HAVE 3 15 FOOT TALL ORIGINAL TIFFANY PANELS!!!

So cool.

Thanks to Jenn and Jon for letting me photograph their amazing Washington D.C. wedding at the Red Cross! Also thanks to Rachel at The One Moment Events who did an awesome job planning it!

Why Weddings?

Why do we keep shooting weddings? They're long, difficult, competitive...the average lifespan of a wedding photographer is about 4 years. Well. not lifespan, but you know what I mean. People burn out, why do we keep doing it?!

The main point is they're really fun for us. For whatever reason, we still get excited, still see them as an interesting challenge, and still get a thrill out of seeing two people in love tying the knot. We love being a part of it.

The other point is that we have great clients. We work with clients we like, and who like us, and who have a huge variety of wedding types. In the last month we've shot the weddings of a pair of slightly avante garde 20 year olds at a mountain retreat, a pair of 50 year olds on their second go at a golf club, 30 year hipsters at a swank downtown venue, and a pair of happy lawyers at the family home. The common denominator? I'm not sure, but we all got along great when we first met, and their weddings were awesome to be a part of. I hope the common denominator is they liked our style, kknew we were excited to take part, and knew we would be a fun and calming  presence on their wedding day.

Weddings are awesome.


It's Getting Hot In Here

We're getting to that point in the year where it's hot in DC...early in spring you tend to shot a lot of outdoor weddings, and as summer creeps in, weddings tend to head indoors. Or up into the mountains. Occasionally down to the beach. Sometimes we just stay outside all day and that's cool (lol) too.

Either way is fine with me. If you're doing what will make you happy, it'll show in the photos, and that makes me happy.

Happy, but bad at selfies.

Moving Forward

On our old site, we mostly used the blog to post big chunks of weddings we recently shot, and that made sense because of the structure of the site. This setup makes it much easier to post galleries, so we'll be doing that there.

So what is this all about?

We're going to post our thoughts on wedding photography and being a wedding photographer in Washington D.C., as well as some photos we find interesting and maybe even personal. Possibly we'll write about ramen and churros. Who knows?

To start with, here's a picture of me on top of a squat rack.

We're full time photographers. We shoot a lot of weddings, and for years that's all we did, but in the last 5 years or so we've branched out into editorial photography, headshots, even a little fashion, architecture and food. This keeps us fresh -  while others are looking to other wedding photographers to see what's on trend, we're trying to expand our horizons and experience and allow all types of photography to inform how we shoot weddings.

It's also a lot of fun, and only a little bit dangerous. ;)


Destination Wedding Photography


We're photographing destination weddings again. 

After a break of several years, some commercial work involving travel that assuaged my nerves with respect to traveling with gear, and the boy growing up a bit, we're back in on destination weddings.

Oh, photographing this amazing wedding in Mexico got me pumped as well!

We've shot weddings in the Caribbean, Ireland and all over the US, and we'll be posting some of them soon, so stay tuned.



Thorpewood Wedding | Laura and Eric

Thorpewood is situated north of Frederick, back in the woods. As you drive in, ignoring the GPS because it doesn't work very well up there, you'll pass a waterfall and a grove of pines, and it feels like you've arrived at summer camp. At least that's how I feel when I get up there, and I REALLY liked summer camp.

Laura and Eric were married under a tree, surrounded by their closest friends and family in a unique and personal ceremony. I was honored and happy to be a part of it.

Congrats guys, that was awesome!