We always love to opportunity to travel fun places to photograph our couple’s special day, and going to DC and Maryland for Alexandra & Whitson’s wedding was no exception! We had the opportunity to spend two days photographing them, first at their rehearsal dinner at the amazing Hay-Adams hotel in Washington, DC, and then their wedding the next day at the Chevy Chase Club in Maryland!

The Hay-Adams hotel has one of the best views in the city as it overlooks the White House, the Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial. It was a beautiful spot to photograph Alex & Whit with some of their closest friends and family!

The Chevy Chase Club was beautifully decorated and covered with lush greenery which made Alex & Whit’s wedding day look like something out of a fairytale. We adored their beautiful flower arrangements and archway by Amaryllis at the ceremony. With rain in the forecast, we loved that they chose to still have their ceremony outside! It was very eventful, especially when the thunder warning sirens went off right after the ceremony began (which quickly became our fastest ceremony to-date)!  We were secretly excited when the rain came, as we had on loan an umbrella that once belonged to the Duchess Kate Middleton, so needless to say we made a grand affair of it!

The reception was tons of fun thanks to the boisterous music of Attraction, who always knows how to get everyone on the dance floor.  Cake cutting continued the evenings excitement when Alex decided Whit’s nose needed some frosting … it was very cute! The night finished with a sparker departure to an amazing 1952 Bentley! Enjoy some of the special moments from Alex & Whit’s DC area wedding and rehearsal dinner!


reception love

details and ring


black and white wedding dress

letters to each other


bridesmaid and bride
bride and groom first look

greenery portraits

ceremony site overlook
ring bearers and flower girls

bride down the aisle



pronounce husband and wife
reception hall and table decor


club at night

evening portrait

cake eating
dance the night away

sparkler exit

Photographer: Aaron Watson Photography

Wedding Venue: Chevy Chase Club

Videographer: Josh Gooden Cinematography

Florist: Amaryllis

Caterer: Chevy Chase Club

Officiant: Rev. Evangeline Taylor of National Presbyterian Church

Wedding Cake: Chevy Chase Club

Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist: Becky Surbrook of Primp Beauty

Bridal Gown: Hannelore’s Bridal Boutique designed by Elizabeth Fillmore

Groomswear: Hart Schaffner Marx

Live Music: Attraction

Ceremony Music: Anthem (string quartet)

Exit Car: Regal Limousine Service

Invitation and Programs: By Invitation Only

Rehearsal Dinner Venue: The Hay-Adams



sister portraits

We had such a perfect spring day for our mini sessions at Chiles Peach Orchard!  We love getting to visit Chiles as it is such a beautiful place to explore and enjoy some tasty treats! We felt so lucky getting to bring in spring with such fun and energetic girls! It was wonderful to see some familiar faces as well as meet some new families! Part of what makes mini sessions so great is that they are the perfect way to commemorate a special time in someones life. For the Bessett family it was one of their daughters birthdays and for Jordan it was her senior portraits! Enjoy some of our favorites from this fun Spring day!

We have a limited number of spaces available for June family portraits, so call us at 434.202.8031 to schedule yours today!




whole family

senior portrait
birthday girls

All Chiles Peach Orchard Mini Sessions were photographed by Aaron Watson Photography