I can still remember the day of Katie and Scott’s wedding like it was just yesterday. It was my first downtown DC wedding, and I had decided that it would be easier for me to take the metro in, instead of driving my car and struggling with parking. However, I was almost as unfamiliar with the timing of the metro as I was with the timing of DC traffic…which meant that poor Scott and Katie saw their photographer sprinting towards them, 15 minutes late to our meeting place, and the location of their ceremony. Lucky for me, we had scheduled to take bride and groom portraits before the actual start of their ceremony, so I hadn’t necessarily missed anything yet. BUT, I was still incredibly embarrassed, and they were so gracious and kind, even as I jabbered on about the fact that they should never have to wait around for their wedding photographer to show up! I hope this doesn’t scare any of my DC brides (I hesitated to even tell this story for that very reason!), but I have since never made that mistake again, especially when it comes to navigating DC transportation. However, this story truly does illustrate Scott and Katie: they are understanding, gracious, kind, gentle, and put people first above all else. They are true friends to each other and to those who are important to them, and even to little old me whom they barely knew at the time of their wedding!
Since then, I have shot four of their friend’s weddings and been so blessed to see them at a few! If you hop over to Mike + MaryEllen’s wedding from this past February, you’ll see that we had 4 different #mrosebrides in the same room, so of course I made them take a picture with me.
I’m sure you can imagine my absolute joy when they contacted me about taking some anniversary photos for them – and even more so when they mentioned that they would be using some of these photos to put up on their adoption profile! My heart just bursts at the thought of Scott and Katie raising the most wonderful little people. The world needs more people like them, truly, so they are doing society a BIG favor with this one 😉 Seriously, though, they will be such wonderful, caring parents. I loved being able to capture them at this stage of life before they begin their journey of adding to their family. If you know of anyone looking for intelligent, Eco-conscious, travelers extraordinaire, and just genuine, down-to-earth people to adopt their baby, please get in contact with me and I can reach out to them!!