When Natalie and Joey contacted me about photographing their DC micro wedding last June, I was completely over the moon. During the time of writing this post, you may know that the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the DC wedding industry. My couples and many other events in the area were rescheduled or flat-out cancelled, so I was thrilled to hear that Natalie and Joey were not going to let the state of the world stop them from getting married.
Overall I enjoyed the short, yet sweet flow of their ceremony and intimate family reception at their Logan Circle home. We met the couple at Saint Martins Catholic Church in Northeast DC. With less than 20 guests in attendance, it was a small ceremony but absolutely full of joy. I enjoyed being witness to those brief interactions Natalie and Joey shared with their guests, something that doesn’t happen often with larger wedding ceremonies!
Later in Logan Circle, the couple organized a heartfelt champagne toast with their families in celebration. It goes without saying that the star of the show here was Wally, the couple’s American/English bulldog puppy. Natalie and Joey adopted him on the date of their originally planned wedding, so Wally holds a special place in their lives. Of course we had to pull him in for a few portraits to commemorate the day! Later on I found out that Joey had incorporated Wally into his own details – his cufflinks! I’ve never seen anything cooler and what a special way to include Wally in another part of their day! Natalie looked stunning as well in her Self Portrait Lace midi dress and pale blue Jimmy Choo heels.
Portraits flew by in a flash but we’re so thankful so have captured these timeless film images of Natalie and Joey that we hope they’ll cherish for years to come. Enjoy my favorite captures from our short time with the couple below.
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See more weddings I’ve captured in Washington DC here!
Ceremony Location: Saint Martin of Tours Catholic Church
Reception & Portrait Locations: Logan Circle
Florals: Lee’s Flowers
Bride’s Dress: Self Portrait from Net-A-Porter
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Menswear: Ezra Paul Clothing
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