Sometimes, you get really, really lucky. Sometimes, you see two people share their feelings openly in front of their family and friends, on a beautiful October day in a gorgeous sculpture garden, and then you see them party down with gusto when the sun goes down. Mosquitoes and an unusually warm (for fall) weather didn’t deter Connie and John from enjoying their wedding day at the Umlauf. They exchanged vows next to a thousand origami cranes that the bride’s grandmother shared with the couple, enjoyed tiny mason-jar pies and wedding cake under a tent, and danced among the sculptures in the uncovered garden patio.

      It was a beautiful night. I’m really excited to share just a few photos from Connie and John’s wedding.

      Other credits: Pink Avocado for catering; cakes by Chez Zee; rockin’ tunes provided by Anthony at Greenbelt DJ; beautiful florals by Flora Fetish.


      So many beautiful pictures and you really captured the fun of the reception! Lovely day!

      That first photo is so warm and romantic. Love it!

      Whoa, these are killer images. I seriously love her and her father walking up to the wedding. So good :-).

      Those ceremony shots are gorgeous! You did a great job here Elissa

      Gorgeous couple and gorgeous captures Elissa! Such amazing work!

      the ceremony shots are AMAZING. lovely work!

      Loving the portraits of them on the bridge. Beautifully done!

      Such a beautiful set of photographs! Lovely wedding!

      These are so beautiful! And fun. I feel like I was a guest looking through all of these. :)

      Really sweet Elissa, love the dancing shots!

      beautiful work. You captured them in portrait so beautifully congrats Connie and John!

      I feel like you’ve somehow mastered the ability to be in 17 places at once. How did you do that? The killer shot of the bride and dad walking down the aisle with all the trees…then the shot of the groom seeing her walk down the aisle. Both so amazing. How did you teleport yourself like that Elissa, TEACH ME YOUR WAYS!

      @Kyle – Aw, thank you! I have to give credit where credit is due, though… The shot of Connie being walked out with her dad is by me, but my second shooter Anne grabbed John’s reaction shot :) While the majority of the photos in each blog are by me, I do use a few shots by my 2nd shooters to fill in any gaps.

      seriously?! seriously. what an amazing collection of images.

      Beautiful post! Really shows how much fun the whole day was….and so full of love!! Gorgeous!