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Brian and Monika rock our socks off – talk about your dream clients!

[as my bro Z would say, “No, really.  Let’s talk about it!”]

Everything about their wedding was absolutely BEAUTIFUL.   The weather, the decor, the couple, everything! We were  honored that Brian and Monika trusted us completely and let us do our thing.   The Hermitage Museum was a gorgeous venue for an outdoor wedding;  we could have stayed there all day.  It was a 100 year old house with great landscaping and gardens to shoot against.   Later, we also loved the contrast of going from the classical gardens of the Hermitage to the sleek, modern architecture of the Sandler Center in Virginia Beach for their reception.    Seriously, wedding photographer heaven.

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How cute are these two?

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They were so fun and let us take a good hour for their portraits:

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With all three of us shooting, we got a ridiculous amount of images we liked, so instead of our usual 5 photo post, we  made a mini-slideshow.  I will shut up now and let you bask in Brian & Monika’s magnificence:

They sent us this lovely email post-wedding:

Hey Guys,

We just wanted to extend a HUGE thanks for all your hard work in helping to make our special day that much more special. You guys have WOWed us from your timeliness, professionalism, friendliness and the shear awesomeness of your collective talents. Basically, you guys rock on all accounts.

Everyone has been thoroughly impressed with you and we thought you should know. We’ll definitely recommend you to anyone and everyone [and actually we’ve already been pushing you for a friend’s spring wedding :)].

So thanks again for everything that you do, and we look forward to working with you moving forward.

Awesome couple, awesome wedding.   We love our job!

– Cies

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Exhausted doesn’t even begin to describe how we felt this week.  New Years day til January 7th was spent shooting AND editing photos for 21 – yes, 21! – Hampton Roads area restaurants for an up-and-coming local mag called Taste.  We also knew we had to end the week by shooting our first 2009 wedding.  Weddings are notoriously long and tiring, so we were a little apprehensive.  However, Janelle + Gerard’s ended up being one of our favorite weddings ever.  They had all the elements of a great wedding – funny/friendly/party people, a beautiful setting at the new TownCenter Westin, open bar and the debauchery that follows, DCPG photobooth shenanigans, and most importantly, a really great couple who are crazy in love.   Needless to say, we had a LOT of fun and got lots of great photos.  Big thanks to Janelle + Gerard, Marivic for her mad wedding-planning skills, Pat & Phil for the always awesome DJ’ing and, of course, Emer for helping us out and hanging out w/ us after his “shift” was over.

We got tons of photos of this little guy – super photogenic:

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Here’s Marivic and her crazy self:

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The beautiful bride:

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First dance:

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Cute moment walking to the elevator at the end of the night:

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I know some people are looking for photobooth pics – rest assured, I’m working on that.  I’ll try to get those up ASAP.  Keep checking our Facebook and also our Photobooth page on our official site.

It’s almost 4:30am, so I will end this here.  Hope everyone’s 2009 is going great so far!

– Cies

We’re still working on our “real” site, but in the meantime, I updated and added a few pages. Be sure to click the Navigation to the right and check out:

Maternity Portraiture – NEW!
Standard Portraiture – updated with new pricing
Wedding Stationery – updated with pricing and example photos

We did a bridal shoot this past Sunday and it was heavenly. Courtney was so cute and enthusiastic and had one of the most unique wedding gowns I’ve seen so far in our line of work. We shot on location at her future parent-in-law’s house on the water and it provided such a stunning backdrop indoors and outdoors. She graciously has allowed us to post some of the takes on here, telling me “anything I can do to help promote DCPG and show more of your portfolio, I am absolutely willing to do.” How nice is that?

Photos by Mendell dela Cruz: