We met in Washington, D.C. while working as armed security officers at the U.S. State Department. Both of us worked in the Control Room during most weekends. Those long shifts brought us time and conversation, and I began to fall for his charismatic and funny personality. In December 2012, it was time for me to re-qualify with our work weapons. I knew that he previously helped other officers prepare for their qualification, so I used it as my opportunity to get to know him outside of work. While I failed to inform him that I had already passed my qualification, I mustered up the courage to ask him for his "assistance" anyway. After my lesson at the range, I offered to show him my gratitude with dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. While we were eating, we started talking about our past relationships. I asked him what he looked for in a partner, and he said "someone like you." I followed by letting him know that I had a crush on him as well. That evening led to three years of love, laughter, and travel, and finally, marriage.
Photos by Kathy of Love & Adventure Photography
Wedding Venue: Josephine Butler Parks Center
Florist: Barbara Von Elm of Growing Wild Floral Company
DJ: James Taylor courtesy of The Intruders' and WPFW's DJ Captain Fly
Dress Designer: Pronovias
Dress Shop: Pronovias NYC
Suit Designer: Joseph Abboud
Suit Shop: Men's Wearhouse
Cake: Fluffy Thoughts Cakes
Caterer: Catering by Seasons
Videographer: Marshall Levy of Maverick Productions
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Meet Kathy of Love & Adventure Photography: Kathy has been behind the camera since she was 13 years old. She lived in the dark room creating dramatic landscape images. She received a degree in photography from Towson University and went on to actually work in the field after graduation. Kathy was part of the team that developed the PhotoPass at Walt Disney World. She worked for Disney for eight years in both event management and photography. In 2008, Kathy moved back to Maryland and started her own photography business.
Kathy has photographed almost 500 weddings in her career all over the world. This past November she photographed a wedding in Antarctica. When she is not shooting weddings she is traveling all over the world concentrating on photographing wildlife in its natural habitat before it is gone.
Kathy got married to the love of her life in 2011 in New Orleans. They picked New Orleans because it's customary to have a parade with your wedding. She has no kids but two adorable dogs, and fish. She is looking to start raising chickens this summer.
Kathy is a lover of life and adventure and is always looking for couples who are adventurous and creative to work with for their weddings.