This fall, we had the honor of capturing Jess and Todd say their I Do’s at The Hay-Adams in Washington D.C. and collaborated with the talented team at Karson Butler Events. The view of the White House & Washington Monument from the Hay-Adams was truly a unique experience and provided an amazing backdrop for the wedding.

Jess and Todd both had such fun personalities that really translated throughout the entire wedding day. Each item they exchanged or played a part in the wedding had such profound meaning from their relationship. The custom cufflinks that Jess gifted to Todd (which had lyrics from their favorite song) were incredibly sweet and foreshadowed their amazing first dance later in the night. From the hilarious speeches to the epic entrance of Jess and Todd to their evening celebration, the wedding was awesome. Hopefully, the film will give you a small taste of Jess and Todd’s best day ever. Enjoy!

  • January 7, 2015 - 4:17 pm

    Karena Dixon - What a spectacular video of a gorgeous wedding!

  • January 7, 2015 - 8:31 pm

    Michael and Carina - Josh, you never cease to impress and amaze. Well done, friend!

  • January 9, 2015 - 8:01 pm

    Carol Bowers - This video says it all!

  • January 9, 2015 - 9:24 pm

    Jim Delaney - Very, very cool. Thanks for sharing this!

Reem and Stu were one of our favorite couples from this year. We were privileged to spend the majority of their wedding weekend alongside their closest of friends and family. We were taken aback by their love for one another. Every time we saw Stu glance over at Reem, his expression just said it all. They celebrated their special day at CrossKeys Vineyards, which is located in the heart of Shenandoah Valley. We hope you enjoy their wedding film below!

  • December 18, 2014 - 3:14 am

    Renee Carroll - My beautiful children, Graeme Stuart and Reem Monsour Carroll!!!!

  • December 19, 2014 - 12:22 am

    Caitlin - Holy moly- perfect per usual. Such a cute couple and such an amazing film

  • December 19, 2014 - 12:37 pm

    Michael and Carina - Stunning work as always, Josh! Lovely, lovely couple, too!

  • January 14, 2015 - 3:34 am

    Jamie Long - Love it! Great job guys!

We met up with Jackie & Bryan a few weeks ago in the heart of Georgetown for their engagement session. Together we spent the afternoon exploring the canals and historic sites along the waterfront. Luckily, there were still a few leaves on the trees, some amazing light, and a gorgeous couple to shoot. Jackie & Bryan were a lot of fun to hang out with & I hope you enjoy their session below!

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2014 has been one of our busiest years thus far. We are so thankful to have worked on documentaries, weddings, and several commercial projects that I am editing and cannot wait to share. With that said, it has also been a year of realizing that I cannot do this alone. Serena came into my life a few years ago. We became friends, but we never talked as much until this year. We compliment each other in so many ways and it really only made sense to start working more together. Serena moved to Charlottesville this year and brought her incredible photography business with her. She officially replaced my former second shooter (aka my father), and it’s been such an amazing journey to work together when we are both available to do so. As a photographer, she brings unique compositions, high attention to detail, and an amazing sense of curiosity towards filmmaking that compliments the films we create. She has helped on several events this year, and we are planning to team up on a unique photo/video collection for our clients next year.

A beautiful wedding in Charleston was the very first event Serena helped on, and the reason for this post today. She has learned so much over the last few months, and it has been amazing to see her grow as a filmmaker. We shot a few rolls of leftover Super 8mm film (Tri-X) of our time there, as well as took a few images of each other throughout the city. With my editing schedule, I could not find the time to edit the personal film of us, but Serena was on it and made it pretty awesome. I hope you enjoy some of our images of Charleston, and our fun little film below!

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Music licensed from The Music Bed.

  • December 8, 2014 - 3:07 pm

    Carly - what a beautiful couple and visually talented team! Best wishes!

  • December 8, 2014 - 7:37 pm

    Charity Hestead - so sweet!

  • December 8, 2014 - 11:55 pm

    Nikki Santerre - The images of Serena and of the two of you together are absolutely beautiful!

  • January 16, 2015 - 2:28 am

    Ali Caudill Hebert - eeek! this makes me really happy!! ??

  • February 20, 2015 - 12:44 am

    Serena - <3

We are so excited to share Kat & Chip’s sweet nuptials in Charleston, South Carolina. We had the pleasure of documenting their love for one another alongside the talented crew of Karson Butler EventsKT Merry, and a small crew from TLC’s “Say Yes to The Dress!” Kat was featured on the show for her infamous “unicorn dress.”  From the breathtaking Spanish moss lacing the trees, to the rich history of the gorgeous Middleton Place, we couldn’t have imagined a more perfect location for a wedding. This Southern plantation, built in 1755, was destroyed during the Revolutionary War and later suffered a fire during the Civil War – leaving some incredible scattered brick ruins, from where Kat made her entrance. The ceremony site was absolutely gorgeous and sits above a butterfly lake.

Since Chip is a fighter pilot, it was only natural for them to incorporate some special military flair into their day. Checkered details were added to their escort card display and floor plan, as Checkerboards is the name of his squadron. The two of them entered into their reception through a saber arch and proceeded to dance the night away with Cuban cigars to celebrate new beginnings. The night concluded with an epic fireworks show – a sweet surprise from Kat to Chip!

We hope you enjoy their wedding film as much as we do!

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Middleton Place | Event Planning & Design: Karson Butler Events | Photography: KT Merry |Wedding Dress: Mark Zunino for Kleinfeld Bridal | Veil: Pnina Tornai |Brides Shoes: Christian Dior | Hair: Roberto Alarcon |Makeup: Jonny Sherwood, Jonny Cosmetics | Florist: Charleston Stems | Stationery: Smock via The Dandelion Patch | Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Signage: Laura Hooper Calligraphy & The Dandelion Patch | Tent, Lighting and Reception Rentals: Snyder Rentals | Pew Rentals: P.E.W. Rentals | Chair Rentals:  EventHaus | Linens: La Tavola | Catering: Cru Catering | Wedding Cake: Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal | Ceremony and Reception Music: D&M Productions | Fireworks: Pyrotecnico | Transportation: Charleston Style Limo | After Party Venue: The Cocktail Club | Cigars: Signature Cigars DC | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: The Wreck