Lalitha+Bob | Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles Wedding Photos | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer

Lalitha and Bob tied the knot a few weeks ago right here in Northern Virginia at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles. This wedding was the perfect balance of fun, love, cultural tradition and, of course, some serious science fiction love. Check out the following photos for a story of the day, and make sure you don’t miss the most amazing cake EVER. Enjoy!

Venue: Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles | Cake: Fluffy Thoughts | Flowers: Twinbrook Floral Design

DJ: The Sound Investment |Officiant: Dr. Rob Vaughn | Photography: Photoladylove

Baby Wyatt | Newborn Photos | Washington, DC Documentary Photographer

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Welcome to the world baby Wyatt! One of my very favorite parts of being a documentarian is to witness little babies on their first day of life. I’m in awe of the whole thing, of the strength of their mamas, the incredible bond between the babies and their parents, and of how these tiny humans come into the world and shift our entire reality with their presence. Well, after 12 hours of labor and a super fast delivery, little Wyatt is here and he joins his big brother Charlie to now make a family of four. Check out this cutie in my favorites from our shoot: enjoy!

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Nisha+Derek | Washington, DC Cherry Blossoms Engagement Photos | Washington, DC Wedding Photographer

What says Spring in DC better than cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin? After three years of living and working in the Washington, DC region, I finally soaked up some early morning blossoms, not once, but twice in one week. Following are my favorites from Nisha and Derek’s blossom infused engagement session: enjoy!

Kelly+Andy | Jefferson Patterson Park Engagement Photos | Maryland Wedding Photographer

How cute are Kelly and Andy? As these two lovebirds prepare to tie the knot this weekend in Williamsburg, Va, I thought I’d share the super fun engagement session we did last month at Jefferson Patterson Park in Leonard, Md. I love the beach in winter and Andy’s hometown along the Patuxent River offered up the perfect landscape for a romantic winter shoot. Best wishes to these two as they start their next chapter. Following are my favorites from the session: enjoy!

 

Brooke+Eric | New Year’s Eve Wedding | Washington, DC Wedding Photographer

As we close out 2015, we figured what better way to wish you all a Happy New Year than to feature Brooke and Eric’s rockin’ wedding from last New Year’s Eve. These two hail from Washington, DC’s Shaw neighborhood and they kept their big day super local. Wanting to celebrate their neighborhood through and through, Brooke and Eric chose their favorite local brewpub, Right Proper Brewing Co. for their celebration. Needless to say, they brought in 2015 with a bang, surrounded by friends, family and a whole lot of love. I hope the start to their 2016 is just as joyful and fun! Many wishes of a Happy New Year to all of you from us at Photoladylove!

Prep: Marriott Marquis Hotel | Wedding: Right Proper Brewing Co. | Muffins: Uprising Muffin Company

Flowers: Love Blooms DC | Photography: Photoladylove, Inc. | Second Photographer: Studio A Images

Nicole + Dan | Georgetown Waterfront Park Engagement Photos | Washington, DC Wedding Photographer

Gorgeous day + the Georgetown waterfront and vistas of the Key Bridge, the Kennedy Center and the Washington Monument = tons of fun for Dan and Nicole’s engagement session! We can’t wait for their upcoming December wedding. Following are our favorites from the shoot: enjoy!

Baby Asher | Richmond Newborn Photos | Richmond Family Photographer

Welcome to the world baby Asher! You are one lucky little baby to have been born into such a wonderful family! Very shortly after the previously blogged family/belly session, this little man decided to come into the world a bit early and join his big sister Windsor for some fun. Following are my favorites from his newborn close-up: enjoy!

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Veronica + Alberto | Old San Juan, Puerto Rico | Wedding Photos | Destination Wedding Photographer

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Do I have a treat for you guys today! This was easily one of my favorite weddings of 2014, not just for the breathtakingly gorgeous setting, but for the 2 people who tied the knot. Alberto and Veronica hold a very special place in my heart. I’ve known Alberto for years, back since our days at Syracuse University when he was always willing to use his design genius and collaborate with us photojournalism students. He’s a wonderful friend, super talented visual artist, and he brought his rum, salsa moves and spirit directly from Puerto Rico. Well, Alberto met his match. I love Alberto, but I LOVE Veronica. She is sweetness and playfulness personified, and she is the perfect fit for Alberto. So…as you can imagine, I was tickled pink to get to document their wedding in Old San Juan, PR. Knowing the groom, I expected beautiful details, and my wish was fulfilled. Every flower was made of paper, the lighting was spectacular, the settings chosen stunning. From El Morro, a 16th-century citadel perched on the northwestern-most point of Old San Juan, the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista and Museo Casa Blanca, one of the colonial structures still standing in Old San Juan, all connected by charming alleyways strewn with sleeping cats, the day was a feast for the eyes. Most importantly though I was honored to be the one charged with documenting this day. As beautiful as every detail was, the best part of the experience was watching these two together. So many wishes of love and a happy life together to Alberto and Veronica. Following are my favorites from the day: enjoy!

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Baby Kate Turns 1 | Maymont Baby Photos | Richmond Portrait Photographer

Ah the cuteness! I have had the huge joy of photographing this little one since she was an itty-bitty little newborn, peeing on her dad’s arm as we attempted to take her photo.  And now baby Kate is 1! She is just cuteness personified, all smiles and pigtails. Although she wasn’t really into digging into the beautiful cake her mom had for her, and she most definitely wasn’t feeling the cool bath photo her mom was hoping to get post-cake, Kate loved our trip to Maymont. She waddled her way through the park, picked buttercups to her heart’s content and even saw some geese. Following are a whole bunch of sweet Kate photos: enjoy!

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