Jeff & Melanie at the Omni

October 5, 2023

Weddings are cool. Weddings with cool people are even better. For Jeff & Melanie’s Omni Shoreham Hotel wedding, it was the coolest.

Having met these two at a past wedding for Sarah & Joseph, there was a familiarity that helped us cut through any of those “first date” style jitters and get right into making photos that matter and are true to Jeff and Melanie. Weddings where our past couples are there simply are the best, and are anecdotally proven to go better (it’s okay to hire your friends vendors!).

One of my favorite things about this job is learning new things about my couples or something they’re excited about that for wedding day that may go unnoticed unless mentioned. For Jeff & Melanie, their families folded over 2000 origami cranes for an incredible photo booth backdrop and art piece for the wedding. So cool!

The whole day was at a new venue for us, the Omni Shoreham Hotel. There’s so much to like about this hotel, especially for a wedding. Its historic charm, lush gardens, and impeccable service make it a top choice for couples seeking a dreamy wedding experience. We loved the ceremony out in the garden and even utilized some of the gorgeous light coming in for family and wedding party photos. Afterwards the three of us explored the grounds to make some portraits before heading to the epic reception!

At the end of the night, everyone headed to Jeff’s bar “Never Looked Better” in Blagden Alley for a laid back afterparty that went until the early morning hours. It’s so fun to shoot some of the afterparty when everyone’s more relaxed and the photos are more authentic. Speaking of photos, here are some of my favorites from Jeff & Melanie’s Omni Shoreham Hotel wedding!

Here’s the awesome team from this one!
Venue: Omni Shoreham Hotel
Coordinator: ETC Coordinators
Florals: Petals and Promises
DJ: DJ E Boogie
Hair & Makeup: Glam Bridal Beauty
Dress: Lovely Bride DC
Photographer: @masonphotography


japanese bride getting ready for wedding at the omni shoreham hotel japanese bride poses in artistic photo in front of unique wallpaper at omni shoreham hotel wedding by Washington DC Wedding Photographer Adam Mason groom looking at bride and her father walking down the aisle at omni shoreham hotel wedding by Washington DC Wedding Photographer Adam Mason gorgeous japanese bride walking down the aisle with her father an emotional father daughter wedding moment at omni shoreham hotel wedding by Washington DC Wedding Photographer Adam Mason bride and groom have their first kiss in the gardens of their Omni Shoreham Hotel wedding japanese bride stands with her flowers in front of perfect lens lfare and fall colors at omni shoreham hotel weddingauthentic diverse bridesmaids laughing moment at omni shoreham hotel wedding by Washington DC Wedding Photographer Adam Mason two wedding guests dance at wedding reception at omni shoreham hotel wedding

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