JORIANA + JAY | Arlington, VA

Relationships. When it comes down to it, they are what wedding days are made of. At the core of this wedding, of course, was the relationship between Joriana and Jay, a young couple who built a strong foundation with the support of their close friends and family and in accordance with their faith. Each of their respective families played their part in raising two exceptional individuals who would find their perfect match in the other.  Jay’s relationship with his mother was so powerful, it actually made me sob when they shared their mother-son dance at the reception (in my defense, I had just given birth to my son a few months earlier!). Joriana, an only child, shares an unmistakable closeness with both of her parents, particularly her mother with whom she works as a wedding photographer. Her father’s face when he saw her for the first time as a bride, and her mother’s hug before heading off to the ceremony, were powerful manifestations of their bond. It was these moments, where the strength of all of these relationships were demonstrated, that we witnessed all throughout Joriana and Jay’s wedding day. The expression “it takes a village” came to mind several times, especially when friends and family members shared stories of the couple’s childhood and courtship.

As wedding photographers themselves, it comes to no surprise that Joriana and her mom Mindy were exceptionally thorough as they planned this wedding! No detail was overlooked as they determined what they wanted this event to look like and feel like. They even selected extra long sparklers for the couple’s exit so they would stay lit longer – an example of wedding photographers having the wedding photographers’ back, no doubt!

It was an honor and a privilege to witness and document the relationships that made this day, and this couple, come together. The love and respect shared throughout the crowd was extended to us, and we are so thankful for this.

You can view our favorite images from the day, above.

{4 Comments}

  1. Adam Kealing

    Beautiful from start to finish!! Unbelievable framing for the first look!

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C + W | Porto Cheli, Greece

This post is a little bit different than usual because, well, this wedding was a little different. C+W chose to celebrate their union in a few different ways, and we were lucky enough to be invited along for the ride. First, they travelled to Bhutan last February, where Daniel and Adam photographed their traditional Bhutanese ceremony, arranged specially just for the two of them by the wonderful staff at Amankora. Then, Daniel and I joined them and their kids in Porto Cheli, Greece, at another Aman Resort, Amanzoe, for a few days which included some portrait sessions, a short ceremony, and a boat trip.

On our first day, C+W agreed to meet us at sunrise so we could take full advantage of Greece’s colorful early-morning skies and avoid the intense summer heat. Despite the very early wake-up call for hair and makeup, C was a real trooper and their girls even came along to take some behind-the-scenes photos of our shoot. Although this did mean that they were completely exhausted when we joined them again that afternoon, they did manage to fulfill their flower girl duties for their parents’ sweet and simple wedding ceremony, overlooking the Aegean Sea.

Before they took off on their family honeymoon, we had the opportunity to join them once more, this time for a boat ride in the sea. Storm clouds threatened to cover our sunset, but we managed to witness some stunning pink skies before dark. The kids loved the experience, and so did we!

We are always excited to share our images, but we have agreed to maintain W’s privacy, so here is a small glimpse at our time with C+W and their children in Greece.

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  1. Emma

    Such a tease I wish we could see more!!! You guys are amazing.

  2. Adam

    Sweet perfection as always!

  3. andrea

    that is an exciting way to celebrate.. so many trips to different countries..

  4. richard

    the couple walking through the dry yellow grass looks amazing

  5. Melissa Avey

    Stunning location and beautiful image!

  6. Brian Davis

    Absolutely beautiful. Really loving all the remarkable scenery and the sunset shots.

TRINA + QUINTON | New Orleans, LA

There are so many words that come to mind when describing Trina and Quinton’s 4-day wedding in New Orleans… beautiful, wild, opulent, classy, crazy, delicious, energetic, and of course, Bollywood! It is fair to say that not a single detail was overlooked as Trina, her family, Christine Paul Events, and David Beahm planned the whole affair.

It was also a very full schedule that kept Adam, Sarah, and I very busy (we had just welcomed our little Max at home, and Davina couldn’t make the trip). There was a gathering at Trina’s family home, followed by an evening celebration where 500 guests filled up the Civic Theatre in downtown New Orleans to watch friends, family, and professional dancers put on an incredible show full of colour, energy, and laughter. Under a colourful wash of light, everyone filled the dance floor… and set the bar high for the next day. Not surprisingly, the wedding day itself was chock-full of surprises, complete with flower-clad Ferraris, a festive Second Line, and a private concert by British Indian sensation RDB.

Truth be told,  heard about Trina even before she even inquired with us, as she had communicated with many of our photographer friends in the industry (something we can now tease her about!). So it was no secret that photography was one of the most important elements for Trina and Quinton. While that meant that the pressure was definitely on for the three of us, we were also incredibly humbled by their choice to have us be the ones to document their wedding weekend. A huge thank-you to Trina, Quinton and their families for choosing us and welcoming us so warmly.

{19 Comments}

  1. Ben Chrisman

    Those are some beautiful photos. The colors are just incredible. And the layering. And the moments. And the random hands. Check mate. You win.

  2. Natan

    Crazy good, yes! Congrats!

  3. Adam Kealing

    This wedding was incredible!! It was an incredible just be there much less get to shoot it with you. Thanks again and congrats Trina & Quinton!!!!

  4. DavidOne

    Superlative ! Awesome work on the lights and composition ! You Rock !

  5. Melissa Iturralde

    Oh My !! Your work is Amazing! these images are just perfection…

  6. heidi chowen

    PURE loveliness. We knew this was going to be amazing!!!

  7. Rob Goldstein

    That wedding looks like it was spectacular and your images certainly seem to have done it justice. The colours and the moments you captured are nothing short of perfection.
    Nice work. (as always)

  8. Jesse

    Loving your use of light, colors and layers in this amazing set.

  9. Ben B. Nguyen

    SICK SICK SICK. I love it. Painters and your brushes are cameras.

  10. Tanja

    Wow!! This is amazing! So many moments, emotions and stunner light!!

  11. Yuna Nguyen

    To be honest, i love the way you use ligh in your photo. In the first photo, you’ve taken the photo when the waiter or the pianist had looked at the couple. It’s amazing! You make me can feel happy of the wedding through pictures.

  12. Chris

    You guys just keep leading the way, Amazing!

  13. Susie

    Just found your blog! Absolutely beautiful work!

  14. Khanh Nguyen

    Your layering of these images are insane! The colors are stunning!