Jan is one of Washington DC’s most sought-after photographers, with a style best described as elegant whimsy. Her vast knowledge of lighting, composure, and posing is rivaled by few professional and fine photographers today. Pair her alluring style with a romantic sensibility and the result is nothing short of astonishingly beautiful photographs, reflecting the true essence of her client’s personality.
Jan earned a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Economics. She later added a degree in Professional Photography. Today, she is a member of The National Association of Photoshop Professionals, The Professional Photographers of America, as well as Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. She is also an enthusiastic world traveler and has a slight addiction to dark chocolate.
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!
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!
A room with a view, at Baker’s Cay Resort!
Jamie had this lovely coral linen fan ready, anticipating an outdoor ceremony.
Gorgeous bride and beautiful bridesmaids! And limestone in the background which is what the Keys are made of.
The indoor ceremony location was so pretty too!
This lovely woodsy path follows the coastline at the resort.
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!
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!
This little guy has grown so much in 16 months since his last photo shoot. Logan has gone from a baby to a little boy! He’s still as busy as ever and very much into cars and trucks. We had a great time “going on an adventure” in Old Town Alexandria and he kept us moving. We walked a lot of blocks! But found so many pretty spots, the houses are so unique in their textures and colors. I know his mom will treasure these pictures for years to come as he grows up right before our eyes!
Such beautiful backgrounds for pictures in Old Town Alexandria with great textures and layers of time.
He’s such a natural with posing. He’d sit down in the cutest ways. Now, if he’d only sit still for more than half a second.
A handrail is a great place to drive a tiny car!
This is the face you make when you love trucks and a dump truck drives by!
He never stopped moving so I had him run, which he gladly did!
What a sweet addition to this family of boys! Newborn baby brother will have a blast growing up with two older brothers to keep him entertained. David is the most pleasant baby! He didn’t sleep much, but calmly looked around with hardly a whimper all day. He seems to know he’s joined a busy Washington DC family and it’s best to go with the flow!
I’ve so enjoyed keeping up with this family over the years, starting as their wedding photographer. It’s been such an honor to document their family as it’s expanded and as the kids have grown. I love seeing pictures on their walls from all their family photo sessions! And seeing the whole family enjoy the photo albums from the wedding and the other boy’s newborn photo sessions. Precious days that are flying by, but the memories captured in pictures always take us right back and make us smile!
What fun to see this family again! Remember the cold, windy, but oh so sweet wedding day with mountain views last October? Today we had the prefect summer day for family pictures in Washington, DC. This family has blended beautifully and it was a joy to capture them all together! Sons, daughters, siblings. Lots of love to go around!
I so appreciate when it’s important to a mom to have regular family pictures taken – I know it takes a lot of effort – and sometimes months to find a date with busy schedules – but it’s so worth it! And I know these pictures will become even more precious to them as the years go by.