Monday, October 11, 2010

Washington D.C. Rehearsal Dinner: Russia House: Nairi + Marc

I had the pleasure of capturing Nairi with her wonderful friends and family during her bridal tea not long ago.  And, just recently, I was honored when she asked me to photograph her and Marc's rehearsal dinner at Russia House in DC.  The love, the pride and the happiness was felt around the room amongst friends and family.  Nairi looked stunning and was glowing in her love for Marc, and Marc looked as though he felt like the luckist man on earth to be marrying such an amazing woman.  Here are just a few photos from the evening....

Many thanks to Kelley Cannon Events for the beautiful set-up.

I loved this hairpiece Nairi wore, which tied into their purple and black wedding colors:

The lounge at Russia House was extremely dark with dark wood paneled walls all around.  I bounced a lot of flash, but I also rented an 85 1.2 lens from (my favorite equipment rental place!), and was able to capture some images without using flash at all.  The following image was taken at ISO 3200, f/1.2, 1/40s.
Something about this photo feels like a nod to another place and time...
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  1. That hair piece is gorgeous! Where do I get one of those? I'm really enjoying following your work, Laurie!

  2. beautiful shots, laurie! nice flash work with the couple, too :) did you use an umbrella?

  3. Thank you ladies! Maria, no umbrella. Just on-camera flash, bouncing off whatever surface I could find to work with! :)


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