Gretchen + Sean
January 23rd, 2016 alexandria, va. Gretchen + Sean’s wedding is going to go down as one of the absolutely most memorable weddings I’ve ever gotten to film. I met Gretchen through her brother, Ben, who I went to college with and have worked with several times in the past. Also, she did amazing make-up for Ashley + Josh early in 2015. When the DC area was given the news that a massive blizzard would be hitting the city the weekend of the wedding, lesser couples may have backed down and postponed the big day to a safer bet, but Gretchen and Sean proved to have determination beyond anything I could have expected to hold an amazing wedding, 40 inches of snow or not. I spent two nights with the wedding party at the Hilton in Old Town Alexandria, reconnecting with old friends and getting to spend more time with the bride and groom than I usually have a chance to, and from start to finish this was an amazing event. Working with the talented Caitlin McIntire of Classic Occasions by Caitlin and Jon Flemming and Nick Tettey of Jon Flemming Photography we captured a once in a lifetime wedding filled with non-stop laughter, overwhelming friendship and family bonding, and a gorgeous winter landscape at the George Washington Masonic Memorial. shot+edited by doug stanford.