Annie and Andy | Hotel Monaco, Washington DC Wedding
I had the pleasure of photographing Annie and Andy's wedding last weekend at the Hotel Monaco in Washington DC. It's fun for me as a wedding photographer to be able to shoot in a variety of locations. The Hotel Monaco is a far cry from the Shenandoah or other recent wedding locations and that got me excited to photograph this wedding!
We started out the day with Annie getting ready in her room, then moved to portraits with Andy, a first look with the couple, and a quick session at the National Portrait Gallery right across the street.
I enjoyed seeing Annie and Andy's tenderness toward each other and hearing the stories from friends and family during the reception. Many people spoke about how they are as a couple, how they move through their differences to love each other unconditionally. It was a blessing to be able to capture their beginning of life together.
Because 95% of the photos in this wedding were indoors I shot a little differently than I normally would. I was looking very closely at the light in the hotel, watching for portrait areas that featured beautiful tall windows with the Hotel Monaco's elegant interior. When window light wasn't readily available it was wonderful to be able to utilize the tall white hotel ceilings for bounce flash.
Every wedding gives me a new story to share, and I'm excited to share Annie and Andy's! Enjoy the highlights below!