Dan originally hails from the East Coast and stays in pretty close touch with friends there, so over the years, we’ve had the opportunity to photograph a number of weddings in eastern states.
Kevin and Caitlin’s wedding this past fall was our first chance to photograph one in Washington D.C., however. When you think of our nation’s capital, you think of monuments, museums, and historic buildings, where events important to the founding and direction of our country have occurred. Kevin and Caitlin’s Washington D.C., wedding venue definitely captured that air of history, and did not disappoint.
The Daughters of the American Revolution Headquarters is as big and beautiful a D.C. location as we could have ever hoped. (Although the rather grand white building sitting just across the street from the DAR would probably give it a run for its money… perhaps you’ve heard of it.) For a history nerd such as myself, I soaked up the atmosphere of the place like a sponge. Unfortunately, I was not the only thing soaking when an ill-timed rain storm hit. Kevin and Caitlin and the whole party were troopers, however, and we forged ahead despite the inclement weather.
I love seeing the details couples bring to their wedding day, from the prominent things—wedding dress, shoes, floral arrangements—to the smaller things, like what cards they might choose to give each other.
There’s that pesky rain. It didn’t let up enough for the ceremony to take place outside as planned, but we were able to get a few outdoor (covered) portraits.
Caitlin, you are such a classic beauty. You’ve got that poise thing down, my friend.
And when at last the rain moved on, we got a sweet little dance away from the party, and a cameo appearance from the Washington Monument to finish us off. Thank you, Kevin and Caitlin, for welcoming us in to document your wedding day! You guys are the best.