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Mike and Claire

On a cold day in January, Mike and Claire were wed at St. Peter’s Church on Capital Hill in DC surrounded by their closest friends and family. For them, having a military background meant that they had friends coming from near and far who have been a part of all different stages of Claire’s life…some were seeing her for the first time in many years as she made her way down the aisle! That fact made this day extra special for their whole family and you could sense the spirit of joy and genuine community throughout the entirety of the evening as they celebrated together at St. Francis Hall.

As Claire’s sister, Eileen, carefully buttoned up the back of her lace off the shoulder bolero early that afternoon, I knew right away that it as going to be an incredible day! Not only is Claire incredibly beautiful, she is also caring, down to earth, and so much fun to spend time with. Sometimes I feel like I’m living in a dream when I get to be a part of such an amazing couple’s wedding day! Mike is every bit as caring and down to earth as Claire and they fit together perfectly.

They first met in college but it wasn’t until years later that they started dating after Mike asked Claire to the Marine Corps ball. Despite being apart for months at a time since they are both in the military, they have the most beautiful relationship and I was so honored to get to capture the day they finally became husband and wife! I hope you enjoy my favorites from their day. 

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Photographer: Annamarie Akins

Second Shooter: Brittany Claud

Reception: St. Francis Hall

Ceremony: St. Peter’s Church

Hair and Makeup Artist: Ariel Lewis

Wedding Planner and Florals: Taylor and Hov

DJ: Premier DJ Services

Caterer: Main Event Caterers

Cake: Layered Cake Patisserie

Wedding Gown: La Sposa from Ellie’s Bridal

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  1. Brittany Claud

    February 12th, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Gorgeous as always!! Love all the portraits!!!

  2. Kathryn Grace

    February 13th, 2015 at 12:37 am

    So beautiful!

  3. Olga Irene Sanchez

    February 13th, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Me encanta la sobria elegancia de los detalles. Desde los novios hasta los padres estan guapisimos.
    Anahilda muy linda y que apuesto su hijo con su uniforme de marine.
    Fotografia de muy buen gusto. Les deseo una vida tan singular y bella como el Dia de su boda. Abrazos!

  4. Rebekah

    February 13th, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Oh my goodness, I love all of the plaid elements in this wedding. So gorgeous!

  5. admin

    February 18th, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Thank you so much Rebekah! I love the plaid too!:)

  6. Maria Eugenia Rossell

    February 14th, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Anita, Que belleza de fotos. Tienes un hijo guapisimo y la novia es preciosa!! Muchas felicitaciones a cada uno, a ti, a tu esposo y los novios que Dios los bendiga siempre y ese amor de hoy se conserve por muchos anios. Que lindos detalles, todo arreglado y decorado con muy buen gusto.

    Enhorabuena y muchas bendiciones por siempre.

    Abrazos muy fuertes. Maru

  7. Rosa Fernandez

    February 23rd, 2015 at 6:49 am

    Querida Ana,He visto de nuevo las fotos de la boda, es un reportaje precioso, el sitio de la celebración y los detalles de la mesa me han encantado. Y sobre todo que felicidad expresaban los novios.
    Te vi muy guapa en la Iglesia.
    De nuevo te envio un beso muy fuerte y mis mejores deseos para los novios.

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