Sara and Charles – Metropolitan Club | Washington, DC Wedding Photographer

Sara and Charles were married last weekend! What a beautiful day and what a FUN group of friends they have. We loved shooting your wedding, Sara and Charles! Enjoy this sneak preview of some favorite images.

Sara getting ready
Fastening a bracelet from Charles’ family

Placing the veil

We were so lucky to do the formals under beautiful blue skies, on the grounds of Georgetown University…
The bride, seeing her groom for the first time…

Bride and Groom in front of Healy Hall, Georgetown University

The girls, waiting to enter the ceremony, in Georgetown’s Dahlgren Chapel.

Charles’ extended family, the Cuban side!
The reception took place at the traditionally spectacular Metropolitan Club.
Georgetown Alum!!

Heidi and Myles – The Mansion at Strathmore | Bethesda, Maryland Wedding Photographer

What a wedding! Heidi and Myles had a picture perfect ceremony and reception, 
filled with personal details and lots of love.

 The Girls:

The Boys:

The Ring Bearer:
Get a load of his tux! He did a great job walking down the aisle and delivering the rings to the best man.  Myles and Heidi told me that they dress up their pooch at every opportunity 🙂

The Mansion at Strathmore, as always, provided a spectacular venue for the reception. I love the gardens, outdoor patios, and historical interior. So picturesque.
And not to mention that the staff is top notch.

The bride and groom, announced as husband and wife, entering their reception….
The toasts had me cracking up – hilarious – and so heartfelt.

Check out this adorable cake with two doggie cake toppers!

The First Dance.
Myles and Heidi were SO prepped! They coordinated a really great first dance that they rocked!

Many congratulations you two! 
The Vendor Team: 
Ceremony: Hermon Presbyterian church
Reception: The Mansion at Strathmore
Florist: Tierra Floral Designs- Juan Carlos
Makeup and Hair: Belle Soeur Styles
Dress: Allure from Ellie’s Bridal Boutique
Shoes: Badgley Mischka


This morning I was at the offices of the American Association of University Women, with whom I’ve worked for a few years. But today was different. Instead of the usual headshots and special events I’ve done at the office, this week is their national conference. And for a portion of it, we toured their offices. I’ve walked these halls many times before, but never really stopped to look at the plethora of artwork and photographs that they contain. They own an original Georgia O’Keefe sketch. They have letters from Roosevelt. A trunk, that in 1881 was the “AAUW office”.  I can only imagine the documents and research that it held.

But most breathtaking were the photographs framed and hung throughout the halls. Photos of suffragists protesting, and a particularly incredible frame of a woman, fierce and determined, being arrested. Photos of the first presidents of the organization, receptions, candid shots of members, and the entire organization standing in front of the White House with the first lady. And it reminded me that what I do is sometimes pretty important. That the photos I took this morning will continue to create a documented history of AAUW and the members and staff that drive it.

When I created Stacey Vaeth Photography, I drafted a vision statement to crystallize what I wanted to do. Part of it says:

“I will capture what may feel like an every day moment. But the image of that moment, hung on the wall over the years, can speak volumes and change meaning each day. If successful, it can exude the complexity of a lifetime, the profoundness of a rite of passage, and the meaning of a family through an expression of love, peace, growth and comfort.

The deck of card-sized camera of today has transitioned photography from a novelty to an ever-present activity. As a result, professional photography and the physical photographs that result are even more special. Images that tell a story, are classically framed and passed through generations create permanency in this fast paced and impatient world.”

Last week I photographed Noah, now a “big boy”. 
I shot him first when he was a few months old: 
And then a few months after that…
And then at a Cherry Blossom Mini, and lastly, this past week…

A large print from each of these sessions hangs on the walls of Noah’s house, and I can’t help but imagine how he’ll laugh, seeing himself as “little” kid, as he grows up over the years. A sweet honor it is to be a photographer. Indeed.

Mary Caroline and Kate

What sweeties! I have had the pleasure of working with Mary Caroline and her mom in the past, and got to visit them again a few days ago to welcome Kate! Just 16 days old, and the kids are getting along so well. Precious.

Anastasia and Shawn

We shared a lovely spring morning down in Georgetown with Anastasia and Shawn recently. Before all this crazy heat! They were so natural and easy going in front of the camera.

And just a perfect fit with each other, so at ease. Many congratulations you two!!