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Surprise!

sur•prise |sir-PRIZE|
noun
1 an unexpected or astonishing event, fact, or thing : the announcement was a complete surprise.
• a feeling of mild astonishment or shock caused by something unexpected : much to their surprise, there was more to celebrate.
• [as adj. ] denoting something made, done, or happening unexpectedly : a surprise wedding.


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Jana and Bruce are a lot lot lot of fun. They hired me to shoot their engagement photo, and then Bruce’s graduation party at the Hay-Adams Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C. It was a Tuesday night, January 8. Jana raised her glass to toast Bruce on his accomplishment, and he in turn raised his glass to thank everyone for coming to share in the celebration — and then hey, since you’re all here … Surprise! We’re getting married!

As their parents were laughing and crying and hugging and taking it all in, the bride ran upstairs to change and WHOOSH the graduation-turned-wedding was underway.


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  • Louise - I LOVE the photos. The cake looked amazing and your engagement photos are fantastic! What a perfect surprise & wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Christine - thank you! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Deb Brugman - Wow, this is so cool. I love all the pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Jaci Clark - What great shots! They are really cute together. Cool cake too!

    Cheers,
    JaciReplyCancel

  • Kristin - How neat, what a fun surprise for everyone. The shots on the blog are FABULOUS. I like the one with the Washington Monument behind them.

    Good to see you over the weekend. Take care – KristinReplyCancel

  • Paul - WOW!!
    That is amazing!!
    You were right…there was a big suprise!
    The through the window shot is really neat.
    Great shots!
    -PaulReplyCancel

  • Jana - The very first thing we did when we got to the hotel tonight was to check the blog. The pictures are beautiful!! We can’t wait to see them all. I know how nervous you were Tuesday and you have no idea how grateful we are that you agreed to break your “no weddings” rule for us. The pictures are exactly what we wanted. Thank you my friend!ReplyCancel

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