Kelli and David first met while traveling through Costa Rica. Kelli and her sister Holli were crossing Lake Arnel by boat when they ran into David. They started up a conversation and, upon reaching the town of Monteverde, they discovered that all three of them were staying at the same hostel. Kelli and David spent the next day hiking together through the jungle. The day after that they parted ways.
Kelli went back to Atlanta, and David returned home to Washington, DC. Not long after Kelli moved to London for graduate school. The two wouldn’t see each other for several years.
After graduating, Kelli moved to DC and started working as an English teacher. One day she took her students to a Nationals baseball game. Her class posed for a picture with the Abraham Lincoln mascot, and Kelli posted the photo to her Instagram account.
David saw it. He sent Kelli a message asking if she would like to get together and catch up. Kelli agreed, and the rest is history.
Kelli and David decided to host their wedding at The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek. As a wedding photographer, I loved how the tent where they held their outdoor ceremony provided so much natural light for photos. The lodge where they held their reception had even more great photo opportunities — the rustic interior made their wedding photos look warm and inviting, and I loved the twinkle lights all around the room! Another favorite were the candles and the mirror they set up in the fireplace. That was such a creative decoration, and I was able to use it to shoot some of Kelli and David’s dance photos.
The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek is a lovely rustic log cabin with cathedral ceilings that can host up to 120 guests. The interior also has a huge stone fireplace and panoramic views of the 26 acres of wooded park land. The cozy atmosphere of this lodge is a great location to host a Maryland wedding, and makes for warm and inviting wedding photos. The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek is in Gaithersburg, just a short car ride from Bethesda and Downtown DC.
Some of my other favorite details from Kelli and David’s wedding photos: The hand-drawn chalkboard signs used at the ceremony and reception. Kelli’s wedding bouquet. The beautiful sunset we caught for some of Kelli and David’s wedding portraits.