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Carlos + Julie | Washington, DC Elopement Photographer

I’m so incredibly (horribly, terribly) late in blogging about Carlos and Julie’s lovely DC elopement but I really loved every part of this day. Neither Carlos, nor Julie were big on being photographed but they were game and laughed a lot and it was just very sweet. If you’ve ever had the opportunity to visit the DC Courthouse, it’s not an incredibly fancy place but they’ve made some efforts in recent years to dress it up a bit but honestly? None of it really matters much because it’s absolutely about the couple. Just as a footnote, just because you’re eloping doesn’t mean that you can’t invite a handful of people or that we can’t take photos after – I LOVE being able to spend a little time with my couples post ceremony.

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THE GRAM

  • One of my very fav wedding gowns because it belonged to T's mom and she had it altered to wear on her big day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Bonus points for this sideswept hair and devastating red lip.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#lgbtq #blackbrides #twobrides
  • Still don't understand why anyone would leave the best coast for the left coast but this beautiful woman did.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Thankfully, I was able to take her photo before it happened.
  • A storyteller in action. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Clint Smith III is an amazing human being.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Also - if you're here for the giveaway. Let's give it away, now (sing like the Red Hot Chili Peppers fan you should be). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Oh, what - you're giving something away? I am. Winner #1 wins a free session of their choice with me (except weddings). TOTALLY FREE. ZERO AMERICAN DOLLARS. Winner #2 wins 50% off of ANY session I offer (except weddings). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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2. Must like AND comment on THIS post. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3. Session has to happen within a 20 mile radius of 20019. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
4. That's it. We'll let this run for 5 days and I'll notify the winner. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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GOOD LUCK!
  • These two got married on one of the absolute hottest days and managed to look this stunning. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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My couples are all wildly different but I think every one of them would tell you that we had fun in their wedding day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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My goal is to be invisible when i need to be and right by your side when you need my presence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Happy Valentine's Day!
  • Family.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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When I tell you that I love seeing the way that these two parent their children? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I'm not even remotely exaggerating. There is an abundance of love and laughter and the twins are confident and lovely little human beings.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#family #parenthood #twins #blackfamilyphotos
  • Another lesson in letting the babies do exactly what they want to do #babiesgonnababy
  • Your bridal party squad doesn't need to be huge (or even be a thing!). Surround yourself with people who love you and it will be okay.
  • Thankful to call this mama a friend. Extra thankful that she helped create this ridiculously cute baby that I get to snuggle. This job? Not without its perks, guys.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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