Family Christmas photos – Washington DC photographer

I loved the colors this family chose to wear for Christmas photos in Washington DC this year.  So elegant!  And a nice break from red! Wine colored velvet blazers for the boys and pants for dad, and a berry colored sweater for mom. And I’m always a fan of navy too, such a nice pairing of colors for classic family pictures.  It was fun to catch up with them all.  I always enjoy seeing the same photography clients year after year!

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Washington DC Family Photographer – Fall Photos

Cooler weather and changing leaves, make the fall a great time to update family photos in the Washington, DC area.  There are so many pretty places for pictures!  Even with teenagers, they still are growing and changing, and family pictures are so important now and for future posterity.  You’ll never regret having pictures with your kids, but you may regret it if you don’t!

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Family photos – Old Town Alexandria, VA

How cute is this family of 3 sisters + plus a 4th sister, Millie the Basset Hound?!  Photographing girls is always a treat, as they generally are much more agreeable to the process.  Though being 3 still makes for a limited attention span.  But that’s OK.   We still captured plenty of sweet smiles and cute sister moments.  Plus pictures of the whole family of 6, on this lovely fall day in Alexandria, VA . 

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River Farm Alexandria VA Wedding photos – Congratulations Mary and Loay!

On a picture perfect fall day (seriously the weather is rarely this perfect!) Mary and Loay were married at St. Louis Catholic Church in Alexandria with a lovely tented wedding reception in the gardens at River Farm.  River Farm is my favorite wedding venue!  It’s just gorgeous for pictures, any time of the year!  Mary loves the fall, so I’m glad she had lovely weather!

The lanterns overflowing with flowers as centerpieces, and rose gold themed table settings was a soft color combination that was so pretty in the garden setting, under the crystal chandeliers in the tent.   Garden portraits with the historic osage orange tree, a sunset silhouette, sweet toasts, two types of traditional first dances.  A good time celebrating this newly married couple was had by all.  Congratulations you two!

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Reception Venue: River Farm, Alexandria VA
Photographer: jan michele photography


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Baker’s Cay Key Largo Wedding Pictures – Congratulations Jamie and Kyle!

It’s such an honor to photograph the same family over the years.  Photographing both the sister’s weddings in years past, and to now the final triplet’s wedding, with Kyle and Jamie tying the knot. Such a privilege to be a witness to the wedding celebration and to capture the the joy of these two families!

As an added treat for all the guests and me, the wedding festivities were at Baker’s Cay resort in Key Largo, Florida!  It happened to rain for 6 hours, with very un-Florida like weather, but that didn’t dampen the vibe or lessen the beauty of their wedding day. And they braved the weather for a few bride and groom pictures in some very scenic spots.  The Key Largo resort property has lovely water views of the Gulf of Mexico, as well as native trees along the coast line.  The indoor spaces also have sea (and normally sunset) views, making this a beautiful destination wedding location.

So many sweet memories were made over the weekend!  Congratulations Jamie and Kyle! Many blessings to you as you start your married lives!

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A room with a view, at Baker’s Cay Resort!
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Jamie had this lovely coral linen fan ready, anticipating an outdoor ceremony. 
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Gorgeous bride and beautiful bridesmaids!   And limestone in the background which is what the Keys are made of. 
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The indoor ceremony location was so pretty too! 
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This lovely woodsy path follows the coastline at the resort. 
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This was the ceremony spot so we had to use this beautiful tree arch for pictures!  Such a dreamy spot for a wedding!  Or wedding pictures! 
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Jamie’s cousins outdid themselves, singing much of the toast, they rewrote popular songs to tell Jamie and Kyle’s story.  It was hilarious and sweet! 
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In Key Largo:
Venue and Catering:
  Baker’s Cay Resort
Wedding coordinator: Island Life Events
Flowers: A Lavish Event Design
From the Washington DC area:
Makeup: CA Cosmetics
Dress Shop: Ellie’s Bridal, Bride’s Dress Designer: Mikaella, Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Jenny Yoo
Photographer: jan michele photography


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