This session was originally supposed to be during the peak of cherry blossoms, but as DC weather goes, snow happened during the spring and prevented the blossoms from really shining. It's okay because the Old Town Alexandria waterfront never fails to be a beautiful, natural backdrop for some great photos. This session was 3 weeks before the due date! So excited for Malynda + Bryan's bundle of joy to come.
Wow. What a special evening yesterday was. Two amazing friends of mine got engaged, and I was lucky enough to be part of it. I met Viet 10 years ago in college at VCU, thanks to our love for dance. I met Yoshi not long after, also because of dance. We were all part of Blank Canvas, a dance crew at VCU (co-founded by Viet himself), and the dance community known as KODACHROME (co-founded by myself). Even though dance brought them together, Viet + Yoshi's story didn't begin until years after, right here in Washington, DC.
Viet, with the help of his best friend Steve, created an intricate scavenger hunt for Yoshi which ultimately lead her to him proposing. He set up an entire day filled with love letters, surprises, special time with each of her family members -- all in locations that had great significance to their relationship (all in Washington, DC). The end location was the front of their first apartment which is where their love blossomed and grew. Even after a full day of surprises and being proposed to, Viet had one more trick up his sleeve. He told Yoshi they had a reservation for just the 2 of them at the restaurant where they had their first date -- which was walking distance from the proposal site (a neighborhood favorite of theirs). Come to find out, all of their immediate family and best friends were waiting there with a celebratory engagement dinner. To praise Viet even more, he got her out-of-town-friends to come (even flew one of them in) and provided an AirBnB for them to stay.
What a beautiful engagement story for a couple who truly exemplifies true love. They deserve each other and the lifetime of happiness they will provide each other.
I wanted to present my first ever boudoir session from a few months ago. My client wanted to create a book for her husband as a Christmas gift filled with beautiful, confidently sexy photos. She approved of her photos being posted, as long as her identity was not shared. These are just a few favorites that don't reveal her face from the 200+ photos we ended up taking. This was seriously an amazing first-time experience shooting boudoir! How gorgeous and dreamy does she look? By the way, she did her hair and make up herself from Pinterest tutorials. Girls, you can totally DIY! Believe in yourself <3
Happy Motivation Monday! I'm so excited to share my photos from the Winter Style Shoot I attended yesterday, hosted by 48 Fields - a lovely venue to keep your eye on. This was my first experience doing a professionally styled shoot with so many talented contributing vendors. Needless to say I was thankful for this wonderful creative opportunity and was truly impressed with this beautiful set up. (List of all vendors listed below)
Planner, Designer: A Charming Affair, Erin Goodrich
Venue: 48 Fields, Kelly Ewell
Lead Photographer: Camille Catherine Photography, Camille Arnebeg
Florist: Lark Floral Design, Kari Schriever
Cake: Fluffy Thoughts Cakes, Lara Stuckey
Make Up + Hair: Jamie D’Agostino Hair and Makeup, Jamie D’Agostino
Stationery + Signage Coordination: Third Clover, Caitlin Wechtaluk
Calligraphy: Sincerely Amy Designs, Amy Webber
Rings: Ascot Diamonds, Madison McGuire
Lighting: Bella Villa, Rosanna Smith
Lighting: La Bella Luce, Aly Rohling
Vintage Rentals: White Glove Rentals, Michele Mandrgoc
Runners/Styling Gauze: Party Crush Studio, Jeanette Quintero
Models: Kira Luca Art, Kira + Philip Luca
Gown (Salon): K&B Bridals, Bridget Moore
Gown (Designer): Martina Liana
Brides Accessories: Faye Daniel Designs, Randie Schoenberg McConnell
Tux: The Black Tux
Welcome Basket: India Hicks, Kimberly Ross
Napkins + Pillows: La Tavola Fine Linens
Party Rentals: Party Rental LTD
Custom Signage: Artifacture
Silk Ribbon: Tono & Co
Ring Box: The Mrs Box
Last weekend, I had the opportunity to capture Gen, Dewey, and Kane celebrating a new addition to their family. The weather was kind to us because even though it was mid February, it was a beautiful day in the 60s. Such a perfect day to be outside taking photos. We walked around Old Town Alexandria, strolled along the harbor, and ended the session with some yummy gelato. Thankful to have these days where I get to capture a beautiful moment in people's lives. Excited for Gen, Dewey, Kane and the new baby :)