Monthly Archive for December 2009
Danielle Freedman who is the editor at the District Weddings Blog wrote a nice post about a recent Woodend Sanctuary Wedding of Alex and Taylor that I was lucky enough to photograph back in September. Danielle works hard to maintain a great resource for all things wedding related in Washington, D.C. featuring five fresh posts per week. Please have a peek. Just click anywhere on the image below.
Monday: Local Weddings
Tuesday: District Weddings Bride Blogger Updates
Wednesday: Hand-Picked Venues
Thursday: Expert Interviews with Area Professionals
Friday: All About Details
I spent the morning out with friends trekking around the Capitol in one of the biggest snowstorms in recent history - about 20 inches or so in just over 24 hours. Below is one of my favorite images from our outing is of the 2009 Capitol Christmas Tree which sits on the West side of the U.S. Capitol. On a clear day you would be able to see a long stretch of the National Mall down to the Washington Monument which is about 15 blocks away, but with the snow coming down at about two inches an hour when this image was taken you were lucky to be able to make out the trees that sit about 15 yards away. A fun fact is that the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service has provided the Christmas trees since 1970.
Alie and Bret are one of the cutest couples I have met. They look at each other so intently, constantly dote on one another and connect in a way that brings tears to the eyes of romantics. I saw signs of this when we first met for drinks and again when we spent time together during an engagement session outing in Georgetown. From the beginning they extended an unwavering trust to me that enabled me to capture images that are a real reflection of their feelings for one another. Never for a second did I feel that I was intruding on their experience together even as I was right there, close up, almost the entire time.
That day we were lucky and had a steady stream of big beautiful fluffy snow flakes. It was the second time in five years that I have had wedding day snow. It is only evident in one of the pictures below shot from the courtyard in the back of the Meridian House as they spent a few minutes alone together during the cocktail hour. Just after that, once back inside, I found the two of them dancing alone with the bass and piano player who joined them in the room where dinner was about to be served. Alie was tearing up and the few people who have seen that image so far have gotten teared up as well.
The wedding day went smoothly because of the following people and locations:
Wedding Coordinator Sara Bauleke of Bella Notte, floral arrangements by Sidra Forman, makeup by Carl Ray, hair by Beverly Leuteriol, food by Well Dunn Catering, desserts by Praline Bakery, wedding ceremony at Christ Church Georgetown, wedding reception at the Meridian House, and reception music by DJ Keith of Sidney’s Music & Entertainment.
About Jay Premack
Jay is an unobtrusive documentarian, who insists that the best pictures happen when events unfold naturally. As an individual, Jay is pretty laid back, a demeanor that’s ideal for weddings. Amidst orchestrated chaos, he’s a calming presence.
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