Stacey and Mike – Engagement and Proposal Session – Washington, D.C.

  Mike came to me with a special request – to photograph his proposal to the love of his life, Stacey. We arranged a paparrazi-style proposal shoot, wherein I was positioned in just the right spot to capture the proposal but where she wouldn’t notice me. The proposal was perfect. Sweet and natural, intimate but in front of many hundreds of DC tourists. We…

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…

Marni and David – The Tremont Grand | Baltimore, MD Wedding Photorapher

A gorgeous weekend at the Tremont Grand in Baltimore. Marni and David had the most spirited wedding on May 7, full of tons of love and joy. Not to mention that a serious party was getting started just and we were leaving. Congratulations Marni and David! It has been so much fun getting to know you over this past year. I love the look…

DIY

One of my favorite bridal blogs in this area is called District Weddings. They have a great series on etiquette tips right now, and the piece from this morning struck my interest. The question was: Are wedding favors something to leave out when considering budget? The response was that favors really remind your friends and family how happy you were that they came to…

Mike & Meghan – Potowmack Farms | Lovettsville, VA Weding Photographer

I’ve blogged before about light (and if you’re a client of mine, you’ve definitely heard me talk about it). This weekends’ wedding was a great example of how a photograph is truly just capturing light, its mood, its intensity. The subject of the photograph shapes, bends and reflects the light in different ways. If you can think about photography in this way, your images…

Bridal Dress Shopping….

Sorry guys, this one might just not be for you today. Shoestring mag posted this article on finding a great deal on a bridal gown. From the stance of a woman who has seen a lot of weddings, the dress must fit. That’s what it comes down to. When you find “the dress”, you’ll know….it might as well have your name embroidered on the…

Winter is Here….

All these months I have been waiting for a winter scene in which to bring out some clients and shoot them having fun. I heard recently about a friend of a friend who had an Iowa wedding…in December. Guests sat on bales of hay, monogrammed blankets were the party favors, the bride had a white fur stole. A photographers dream. At least this crazy…

It’s a Major Award!

And this one is not F.R.A.G.I.L.E! Stacey Vaeth Photograpy has won the 2009 Bride’s Choice Awards! In its inaugural year, the Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and honors vendors that demonstrate excellent quality of service, responsiveness, professionalism, value of cost and flexibility. Stacey Vaeth Photography has been recognized for these qualities, and ranked in the top three percent of the over 100,000 wedding vendors in…