Archive for April, 2013

April 04, 2013
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Spring is such a beautiful time of year, especially around Washington DC!  Every year there is a National Cherry Blossom Festival to celebrate the hundreds of trees that surround the Tidal Basin.  When Ellen + Ross told me they would like their engagement session around the blossoms I couldn’t wait!  Mother Nature hadn’t quite awoken from her winter slumber by the time of our shoot but we found some gorgeous trees that were already in bloom.  It was such a fun afternoon and I felt like a friend with a camera.  Ellen’s friend along with Heather from HJ Planners tagged along for the shoot and helped as wardrobe supervisors + protectors of the bags while Ellen, Ross and I went off shooting.  We all were laughing and had such a great time.  Ellen + Ross, it’s so apparent how much love you both have for each other and I’m so excited to be working with you!  Can’t wait till the big day! :)

See you in August! :)

April 03, 2013
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meet lyndsey and justin! when I sat down with them for our initial consultation, I realized that they knew a lot of our previous clients which is always SO cool. not only do know our photography but they usually have a pretty good idea what we are like as vendors and people (lyndsey also recommended a blender/juicer during that meeting which has been a game changer lol). when choosing their esession location we bounced around some ideas before deciding on pemberton park. we walked the trails from spot to spot as they filled me in on some of their wedding plans – it sounds amazing! as we walked by a particular tree, lyndsey noticed me taking a second and then third look at it and at the very moment I was asking them if they would consider climbing it, she asked ‘do you want us to climb it?’ LOVE!

thank you both for such a great evening – I am so excited to work with you on wedding day!

April 01, 2013
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we are so happy to introduce you to laura – the newest member of the GPA team! she is actually a former bride and while working with her and derek during their esession and wedding we became smitten with her sense of fun, infectious laugh, creativity and all around awesomeness. she’s a huge dog lover – kind of a prerequisite here at the studio – and loves all things wedding. her attention to detail and natural talent made her the perfect choice when we were looking for our latest addition. we are SO excited to have her with us as we enter our big and beautiful 2013 season and know our clients will love her as much as we do!

  • full name: laura nicole nord
  • my earliest memory: going to ocean city, md with my family and playing ‘jump the waves’  as a kid
  • first love: my dog, molly. she was a feisty little scottish terrier, but I loved her!
  • favorite sounds:  laughter, my dog barking in his sleep (it’s so cute!), ocean waves
  • favorite band/singer: dave matthews band, ben folds, adele, ray lamontange, and pretty much anything a cappella
  • I love: my husband, my family, my dog cooper + cat steve, coffee, anything chocolate peanut butter, running, pit bull advocacy, lazy sundays and craft beer.
  • I don’t like: bugs, the word ‘moist’, peas, scary movies or cold weather
  • my role at GPA: photographer, resident event planner + beer snob