David and Spencer are a cute couple who met locally but now call Las Vegas home. Planning their wedding photography was always interesting since David and I share a name; emails from either of us always started off, "Hi David, it's David..." Their shoots were also made interesting because their Engagement and Wedding Dinner Party were two events I photographed after losing my voice - an experience you can read about here.
For David and Spencer's engagement photos, we explored the waterfront along Old Town Alexandria's Union Street, on a cold, but sunny, Winter day.
Surrounded by family and friends, David and Spencer celebrated their marriage at Restaurant Eve, a French restaurant in Old Town Alexandria. It was a night filled with joy, laughter, and amazing food, with two families coming together to share in David and Spencer's love and new life together.
After dinner, David, Spencer, and a few remaining guests descended upon Columbia Firehouse for a few drinks and a small afterparty.
Behind the Scenes
Just a funny BTS; David snapped this photo of me shooting their portraits from an odd spot - through a bush / traffic sign. So why was I standing in a bush instead of 2 feet forward where I could stand regularly? Easy: David and Spencer had stopped where they were and naturally were in the moment, and I needed a little more distance to get the frame I wanted with the 85mm f/1.2 I shoot so frequently with. Rather than tell David and Spencer to move back (ruining their moment) I backed up myself... and shot through a bush / sign. After a minute of shooting, David noticed and laughed at the crazy spot I had ended up (I've actually shot from much sillier), and had to take a photo. So this is us taking photos of each other.
And of course, the photos I originally backed up to get.