• Kevin + Maris

July here and we’re definitely feeling it in Virginia. The humidity is high and the temperatures are even higher! Michael and I have 3 weddings this month and I’m so SO thankful that our three couples for the hottest month of the year are easy going and 100% on board with taking portraits outside…. even if it’s 100 degrees! Kevin and Maris and their entire bridal party are amazing. It was hot and sticky and they still had great attitudes when it came time for their portraits! After shooting Kevin and Maris’s engagement session, I knew that they would be fun to work with on their wedding day and I was right! They’re such a sweet couple with a super fun group of friends that surrounded them on their wedding day. As toasts were shared at the reception, it was obvious that Kevin and Maris are well loved by their friends and family. Family came from all over the country to celebrate with these two!

Their reception was held at Sequoia which is right on the waterfront in Georgetown and it was gorgeous. That venue is nothing but windows and it was such a beautiful location to celebrate a wedding day!! Michael and I loved being there and we felt so welcomed by Kevin and Maris’s family, friends and vendors! As soon as I walked in the door of Maris’s parent’s home, I was greeted with smiles and giggles from Maris’s nieces. As I worked on details upstairs, the flower girls were playing “Bride and Groom” in the hallway. Everyone, including the little ones, were excited about this day and Michael and I were so honored to be a part of it!! I hope you enjoy some of my favorites!! Kevin and Maris, I’m so jealous of you two right now! I hope Fiji is incredible!!

Loving these Kate Spades!!

So thankful Michael spends time with the guys! By the time the first look rolls around, he acts like he’s known these guys for years.  :)

First look at his bride!

Maris you are BEAUTIFUL! And your model face rocks!

LOVE this niece and nephew shot:)

HA! This cracks me up! Anyone with little ones in a bridal party can totally relate to this picture. 

And this is when one of the groomsmen asked me “So um, should I look the same direction I’m smiling?” … And I didn’t know how to answer that.

Get it girls!

Love it!

A favorite of mine:)

One of the oldest churches in DC! 



These were SO worth the two block walk uphill in 100 degrees!


Time to head to the party!

Ceremony | Georgetown Lutheran Church, Pastor Phillip Gaines
Reception | Sequoia
Florists | Melle Fleur
Dress | Luna Novias  Purchased at White Swan Bridal
Shoes | Kate Spade
Bridesmaids | Alfred Angelo
Groomsmen | Mens Wearhouse
DJ | DJ John DePompa
Videographer | Michael Brazda Films
Coordinator | Kari Scruggs
Hair & Makeup | Bridal Beauty Associates
Invitations | and
Favors | Candy bar
Honeymoon | Fiji and New Zealand
Cake | Cakes by Chris
Catering | provided by the venue, Sequoia
Other Vendors | Limo Bus Company- NationWide Car
Linens/Party Rentals | Chivari Chairs from Davinci’s Florist


xoxo, Katelyn
15 Comments Weddings
  1. Gabrielle Corbin reply

    I love this so much! The blue strand lights at the reception made me audibly gasp. You guys did a wonderful job capturing a beautiful and fun couple! :)

  2. Terri baskin reply

    Stunning wedding and details! The bridal party looks too cute and that last shot is amazing!!

  3. Leandra reply

    These pictures are awesome. I love them all!

  4. Kathryn Grace reply

    Those shots by the river are gorgeous! What a great reception venue too!

  5. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    Love the first look location, the two pics of the bride by the fountain, that very last photo, and that picture of the red velvet cake! Beautiful, beautiful!

  6. Abby Grace W reply

    LOVE the ring shots in the candy!!:):) Cute cute!!:) God bless!:)

  7. ashley link reply

    what are those glorious things hanging from the ceiling?! those look so cool! and that picture of the cake looks so delicious!!!! great job, lady! these look great!

  8. Jennifer Krieg reply

    Love every stunning detail of this wedding!! Beautiful images Beautiful couple!

  9. Allison reply

    Beautiful! All those portraits and that light GAH :)

  10. ashley jock reply

    these are amazing1

  11. molly stillman reply

    LOVE the colors in every single image!!

  12. Caroline reply

    I love the colors and creative shots with the ring!!

  13. Scott reply

    WOW These photos are amazing! If you want to book an event like this at Sequoia, please give us a call 202.333.3011

  14. Angela Snyder reply

    OMG…loving those fountain shots!

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