aka Springfield, VA.
Social networking is the strangest thing.
In 1998 I took my first plane trip ever to Syracuse, NY to visit a friend at SU. I stayed with him in his ‘frat house’. There I met Robyn. She was vivacious and fabulous and she taught me how to drink CiderJack (like a champ). We stayed in touch via email & AIM for a little while but as with most things the contact dwindled.
Sometime about 5 years ago, when myspace was still cool, I thought I’d search her. With a very unique last name I was sure I’d found her and we exchanged OMG’s.
Myspace was never my favorite. It was too hard to do/see/be. Then came facebook. We friended. She announced she was engaged. I jokingly pimped myself out. November 2009, I get a message, asking if I was serious and would I travel to the DC area to shoot her wedding. In January?!
So after my whirlwind second half of 2009 I caught my breath, packed my bags, and boarded a fight to this destination wedding. Only I would have a destination wedding in DC in January. I didn’t care, I was SO excited. It was also the first time ever I’d taken a trip completely alone. (yes, I was 31. sheesh)
I made it in one piece! Flight, Luggage, Metro, Shuttle, Hotel, Rehearsal! (Destination wedding fact: If the travel plans include me arrived and settled by the time of your rehearsal/dinner – I’m there & shooting as a bonus!)
The wedding was taking place at the Mason District Park Amphitheater and after a somewhat … loud & gleeful reunion in the hotel lobby we headed off.
The dinner. Which was at a chinese restaurant which had the best ever ‘beef candy’ I’ve ever had. Ever. I have no idea what it was but I still want it at least twice a month.
Argh! Delinquent blogger strikes again. I know that I took this picture on the left with purpose, there was a story. But.. uh… Bueller?
The bride and groom. I think this is the for better or worse before and after. HAHA 😉
By the time I left I was SO excited for the wedding. This small sampling of their loved ones & friends and family was so amazing – I could only imagine what the next day had to bring!