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For us, it’s the experiences, the travel, the connections, and the iconic fashion of weddings that we love. This blog is our inside edit of all those things and more.  

This Anderson House wedding was a socially-distanced dream come true! A simple yet elegant design tied together this beautiful DC wedding. The bride and groom shared a heartfelt toast with their virtual guests, thanking them for tuning into their unique, but modern 2020-style ceremony during their Anderson House wedding. We all know events are looking […]

bride and groom together at their Anderson House Wedding in Washington DC

Anderson House Wedding | Washington DC

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Wedding Invitations

You’ve spent a long time planning your wedding, and every aspect of the big day is important. As your photographer, I want you to get the absolute most out of your bridal detail photos. The best way to do this is simple organization. I’ve put together a useful list to help you get the most out of your wedding day timeline.

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Bridal Detail Photos

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Some of the most iconic monuments in the world reside in Washington DC, and I consider myself lucky every day to be able to capture couples in love alongside these incredible structures. For many DC couples, Washington DC monument photos are on the top of their wedding day must haves. But it’s not as easy as all that! Lucky for you, I’ve put together my fool proof plan on how to get DC monument photos on your wedding day.

Bride and groom at washington DC monument, taken by astrid photo

How To Get DC Monument Photos On Your Wedding Day

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White Hall Manor

Historic Mankin Mansion  This charming property is a well-known wedding venue in the area. With the ability to host your ceremony and reception at the same location, and the option of both indoor or outdoor settings, the possibilities at the Historic Mankin Mansion are endless!  New Kent Winery  This vineyard estate has an elegant yet […]

10 Best Estate Style Wedding Venues in VA

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San Diego beach wedding | Astrid Photography

San Diego Wedding | Astrid Photography

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wedding day first look with bride and groom

First looks are one of my favorite wedding day traditions, but because they have only become popular in the last few years, I get a ton of questions about them! Because of this, I’ve come up with a handy little FAQ to answer all of your questions in one place!

Should I do a First Look?

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Vendor Credits: Planning | Anne Kelley Events Venue | Great Marsh Estate Florals | Toulies En Fleur HMU | Claudine Fay Shoes | Jimmy Choo Dress | Lela Rose

bride and groom kiss in front of bridal party

Jillian + Justin Wedding | Great Marsh Estate Wedding | Anne Kelley Events and Design

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Bride and groom kissing by champagne tower

Sarah and Ahmad had the most beautiful wedding that took place in the home Sarah grew up in. It made for the most sentimental and special day, only made complete by their closest family and friends. They danced the night away in their tented backyard, and Sarah’s outfit change made it that much more fun! […]

Sarah + Ahmad | Hunt Country Wedding |Middleburg, VA | Anne Kelley Events

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Vendor Credits: Coordination | Diamond Events HMU | Modern Bridal Studio Bridal Shop | Lovely Bride Venue | Sequoia Dress | Suzanne Neville Shoes | Badgley Mischka

Bride and groom kissing by door

Amy + Josh | Sequoia Georgetown Wedding | Diamond Events

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Green and white wedding invites

Vendor Credits: Planning | Anne Kelley Events Venue | Unites States Institute of Peace Venue Hair and Makeup | Amie Decker Beauty Florals | Sweet Root Village Catering | Ridgewells Catering Decor | Social Supply Design Calligraphy | Just Write Studio Dress | Modern Troussau DC Custom Runner | Lindale Studios

Kelsey + Jonathan | US Institute of Peace | Anne Kelley Events and Design

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Vendor Credits: Venue | Woodrow Wilson House Makeup | MAB Artistry Florals | Petal’s Edge Floral Design Catering | RSVP Catering

bride and groom holding hands walking

Kerry + Brandon | Woodrow Wilson House

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bride and groom walking in green garden area

I always tell my couples that their wedding photos are one of the most important aspects of their big day. They are one of the only things you get to keep forever, and the best way to re live the day over and over again. There’s a lot of factors that go into getting the most amazing photos, so I’ve put together three ways to ensure you get the best wedding photos possible.

3 Ways To Ensure You Get The Best Wedding Photos

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