Featured! And Baseball!

I can already smell the hot dogs and hear the crisp sound of a ball hitting a bat and the slow claps starting from the stands. I love this time of year, just like I love the cool mornings of fall. This is a welcomed change and I am so excited for the sunshine and warm weather and late nights.

To celebrate this new season and opening day, I am so excited to be featured for the first time ever on United with Love with Kendra and Paul’s awesome DC elopement. Come see what it has to do with baseball! Go NATS! (and GO O’s!)

Tatiana & AJ – Grand Lodge

Friday the 13th, I had the honor of shooting Tati and AJ’s wedding at the Grand Lodge. After a full day of rain the day before and rain threatening the day of, I was super happy to see just overcast skiesĀ until after the reception got underway and temps warm enough to be outside in. Tati couldn’t have looked more beautiful in her gorgeous fitted gown sparkling wherever she went and I would be amiss if I didn’t mention how nice AJ cleans up, that suit was made for him. Everything unfolded perfectly and it was anything other than a Friday the 13th.

Wedding Planning & Design: Elle Event Designs

Venue: Grand Lodge

Makeup: Makeup by Rachael Wontrop

Hair: The Brushing Bride

Caterer: Rouge

DJ: Infinity Music Inc

Florist: My Flower Box

Photobooth: Pixilated

Rentals: Select Event Rentals

Second Photographer: Anna Reynal

No Filter Friday – on a Thursday

I promise I have a pretty wedding up next for you tomorrow, but today is Frankie’s 30th birthday.

I would have about one thousand exclamation points after that but today sucks! Frank has to work 13 hours at a job he hates, while I get to continue to do my dream job. It’s completely frustrating. Especially knowing the only reason I got to start this dream job was because he had a job that allowed me to give it a try. But I know that what lies ahead in the next years careerwise is going to be far greater than where we are at right now and for that, I am grateful.

For 57 days every year, I am called Frank’s old lady, a cradle robber, and just plain old, well, old to anyone Frank talks to. I don’t even know how age comes up so much in 57 days but it always seems to. Well, I have a blog! That lots of people read! So now it’s my turn!! But ya know, it just doesn’t feel right making fun of Frank for now being “old.” He says that now that he is 30, we are young again, but I could tell this morning he is not feeling so young.

Frankie, thank you for teaching me the value in working hard, how to sleep a little later, and how to love a little more everyday. You truly are the better part of me. Happy 30th!

Photos by: Emily Chastain