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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS OPEN DURING COVID-19 - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Capitol Hill Wedding couple portrait in Washington, DC highlighting the importance of keeping perspective during the darkest of times

Capitol Hill Wedding Photography for Washington, DC | this portrait highlights the importance of keeping perspective during the darkest of times

Christopher and Jennifer embrace on the rooftop where they were married in Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. The artistic composition of this portrait highlights the importance of keeping perspective during the darkest of times.

Jennifer and Christopher had plans to meet in March, but as the COVID-19 virus began to sweep across the country, they knew it would no longer be possible. Instead, they spent endless hours during quarantine talking to one another on the phone and getting to know each other better. In a time in which most people felt distant and apart, Jennifer and Christopher grew closer together. Taking a leap of faith after a whirlwind virtual romance, Jennifer decided to move in with Christopher in July, and by August, they were engaged to be married. In an ode to their pandemic romance, they planned a 25-person rooftop ceremony and incorporated virtual elements in order to include as many of their friends and family members as possible. Their story proves that love can overcome all challenges — even those that separate us by physical distance. 

Washington DC Wedding Street Photo from Capitol Hill of The couple walking their dog back to their apartment

Washington DC Wedding Photographer of Capitol Hill |  The couple walks their dog back to their apartment

After getting ready for their wedding ceremony together, the couple walks their dog back to their apartment. They have a good laugh together as their dog uses a plant as its personal bathroom.

Capitol Hill Neighborhood Wedding image from a Rooftop Elopement of The groom overcome with emotion as his bride reads her vows

Capitol Hill Wedding Photos - DC Elopements | The groom is overcome with emotion as his bride reads her vows

Christopher is overcome with emotion as his bride reads her vows on a rooftop overlooking the capital city. 

DC at home rooftop Wedding image from a Washington Elopement showing The bride and groom sealing their new marriage with a kiss

DC Wedding Photography - Washington Elopements | The bride and groom seal their new marriage with a kiss

The bride and groom seal their new marriage with a kiss, as guests document the special moment to share with those that could not be there in person.

Capitol Hill Wedding in DC Photo of the bride and groom calling their friends and relatives

Capitol Hill Wedding Images by a DC Photographer | the bride and groom call their friends and relatives

In the moments following the rooftop ceremony, the bride and groom call their friends and relatives who could not be with them. Despite not being physically present, so many people were able to share in their joy.

Neighborhood Elopement image from DC of the beauty of the brides ring shared the guests at the wedding

Photographer of Capitol Hill, Washington, DC Weddings | Radiating with joy and beauty, the bride shows off her wedding ring

Radiating with joy and beauty, the bride shows off her wedding ring to the guests at the wedding.

Capitol Hill Washington DC Wedding photo of The bride and groom enjoying video calls with their family members and friends

Capitol Hill Washington DC Wedding Image | The bride and groom enjoy video calls with their family members and friends

Christopher and Jennifer enjoy video calls with their family members and friends, allowing them to be part of their celebration.

US Capitol Hill DC Wedding image showing lights are strung up on the rooftop and the Capitol in the distance

Capitol Hill DC Wedding Photography | lights are strung up on the rooftop and the U.S. Capitol in the distance

With lights strung up on the rooftop and the U.S. Capitol in the distance, the couple enjoys cocktails with their guests in the glow of the afternoon sunlight.

Capitol Building, Washington DC Wedding Photography of The bride and groom posing for a carefree, romantic portrait

Capitol Building, Washington DC Wedding Portrait | The bride and groom pose for a carefree, romantic portrait in front of the U.S. Capitol

Jennifer and Christopher pose for a carefree, romantic portrait in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.