Travel

ON THE ROAD: Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes Park, CO.

On our way out to photo a wedding in Napa, CA this summer, we kicked off our mini National Parks Tour with a day exploring the unstoppable beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park.

We first visited last year where we were treated to a picturesque snow fall and herds of grazing elk. It was magnificent!

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UK TRAVEL: Kissick Weddings Goes International!

Cruisin' UK

UK Travel: Kissick Weddings goes international! In what felt like a situation right out of a movie, we were traveling to the UK to photo Ann and David’s wedding with the bonus that we were spending Christmas in Scotland! While making arrangements we decided we were going to take advantage of this incredible opportunity and spend a little extra time exploring England.

We took the red eye from JFK to Heathrow and spent four wonderful days exploring and experiencing all that London has to offer. We decided to treat ourselves to a stay in the chic Ace Hotel in Shoreditch, where we met the nicest doorman ever! After a brief conversation where we told him we were excited to some of the Christmas markets and events in London he came back with a hand written list of some recommendations for us. You’ve got to love customer service like that!

We spent our days visiting all of the must-see sights in London and at night we got caught up in the spirit of the season by visiting Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park and being serenaded with carols by the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square. We spontaneously decided to take in a show on the West End and were lucky to get standing only tickets for Les Miserables, which was a really affordable way to see such a fantastic musical! In between all of the sight seeing we couldn’t help but photograph all of the wonder that is London, from street lights to stunning department store window displays to a delightfully adorable Paddington Bear found in Notting Hill.

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Family

MEADOWLARK BOTANICAL GARDENS FAMILY PICTURES: The Walsh’s

Walsh Family

When the Walsh Family asked us to do their Meadowlark Botanical Gardens family pictures we were happy to say yes! The last time we were here was for Uju and Tim’s Washington DC Engagement Session in September. Another chance to use this beautiful botanical garden for portraits? Yes please! We met Claire, Ed and their adorably red-haired, blue-eyed children Sean and Anna and set out to capture moments of them as a family, making sure to take advantage of the garden’s many spots for portraits. Our favorite moments from the day are those of the kids being themselves in all of their silly, funny and sweet ways. We especially loved our last shots of the day, when everyone got goofy for some pretty amazing family portraits!

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Weddings

QUEENS NY WEDDING: Catherine + Kenneth

Catherine + Kenneth - Ceremony

Catherine and Kenneth’s Queens NY wedding helped us kick off our 2016 wedding season with style, beauty and a day filled with family and celebration! The DIY details that Catherine and Kenneth worked so hard on made the wedding a dream to photo in addition to the many time honored traditions that took place throughout.

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Weddings

Scotland Wedding: ANN + DAVID

Photo by Kissick Weddings

GREENOCK SCOTLAND…

It was the end of August 2015 when we received an email from our good friend (and past Kissick Weddings bride) Katie Murray giving us the inside scoop that her sister Ann was about to be proposed to. Not only did Ann want us to be her wedding photographers, but it was going to be December, right after Christmas… IN SCOTLAND!!!

“Would we be willing to fly there and photo her wedding?”

Did she even have to ask?!

Let’s just say lots of jumping up and down happened immediately after. 🙂

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Engagements

WASHINGTON DC ENGAGEMENT | Sarah + Bryan

Washington DC engagement

WASHINGTON DC ENGAGEMENT | SARAH + BRYAN

Every year around the first week of April, the Washington DC tidal basin comes alive with a canopy of pink and white cherry blossoms. It is truly a sight to see and we were elated when Sarah and Bryan scheduled their engagement photos to coincide with the blooms!

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Torpedo Factory Wedding: Liz + Harry

Liz and Harry - Portraits

We were experiencing a little bit of deja vu as we arrived in Alexandria to photo Liz and Harry’s wedding. It was nearly a year ago that we started our day at Hotel Monaco in Old Town for Michal and Ezra’s Torpedo Factory wedding and we were excited to be back!

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Family

Alabama Family Photos: LAWSON FAMILY

Lawson Family

It’s the fall, which means it’s time for some Alabama family photos!

While visiting my family in Alabama over Thanksgiving, my aunt requested that we take some family photos featuring her adorable two-year-old granddaughter Caroline. We hadn’t had the opportunity to get any photos of this little cutie yet, so we were excited to get started!

We met everyone at their grandmother Martha’s home out in the country, which had a lot of land, some great fences and an old barn in the back that was a perfect background for portraits!

The Lawsons incorporated a few keepsakes into the portraits, which made the photographs even more meaningful.

Caroline playfully posed in rocking chairs that had been in the family for several generations.

We also captured a precious moment between her and her great-grandmother Martha as they sat on an antique quilt on the front porch and played with Martha’s old baby dolls.

The sweetest moment of all was when her father, Craig, pulled her in his old red wagon. Truly perfect!

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