This rainy Washington DC Temple wedding took place a few days before Christmas. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the holidays than together with your new husband! Even with rain in the forecast, we were still able to get some incredible portraits of these two sweethearts and their families! View more Washington […]

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Rainy Washington DC Temple Wedding | Katie + Xan | LDS Temple Wedding Photographer

I know this is old news, but I am just getting around to talking about it because I didn’t know how to process it!  It was announced in February of 2017 that the Washington DC Temple would be closing for 2 years for extensive renovations.  I was shocked.  I was sad.  

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When One Door Closes Another One Opens // LDS Temple Wedding Photographer

The Washington DC LDS Temple closed for renovations on March 3, 2018.  Since it was the last time it would be open for two years, it was a very busy day on temple grounds.  I had the opportunity to photograph TWO weddings that day!  I have never seen the parking lot as full as it was that day!    It was a blustery cold day, but Steven and Janette brought their A game!

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Washington DC LDS Temple Wedding | Mormon Wedding Photographer | Janette + Steven

Every season at the Washington DC Temple brings new surprises!  Andy and Julie’s “Black Friday” wedding, in November, boasted rich colored leaves that made for some pretty amazing photos!  

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Washington DC Temple Fall Wedding | Andy + Julie

I first met Diana and Rylan at her BROTHER’S WEDDING in August of 2017.  Diana’s mother had an unfortunate fall during the beginning of family pictures and had to be rushed off to the hospital to get stitches on the bridge of her nose.   We were all traumatized in the moment but after everything it formed a friendship that I am grateful for.

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Washington DC LDS Temple Winter Wedding | Diana + Rylan

Heidi and Patrick were sealed in the Washington DC Temple on the most beautiful sunny day!  I couldn’t believe how blue the sky was and how the perfectly placed clouds made it look like it was painted!  The temple grounds were filled with exotic flowers and it was the perfect backdrop for such a sweet couple.  

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Heidi + Patrick | Washington DC LDS Temple Wedding | DC Temple Photographer

When Abby’s mother first reached out to me about photographing her daughter’s wedding we immediately had so many connections.  I have known Abby’s grandparents for years and two of my past brides (Shelby and Kim) referred them to me.  I loved seeing all the friendly faces at the Washington DC Temple and at the Chesapeake Noah’s Event Venue!   

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Cheerful Yellow and Green Wedding | Washington DC LDS Temple Wedding and Chesapeake Noah’s Event Venue Reception | Abby + Todd

August weddings at the Washington DC Temple are usually scorching hot!  For that reason, I met up with Tona and Doug for a hour before they needed to be at the temple for their sealing.  That way it was cooler and the light was better.  We were blessed with mid 70’s and a beautiful overcast sky.  When there are clouds at the temple, the spires really “pop” and it creates the dreamiest light!  

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Summer Washington DC LDS Temple Wedding Photography | Tona + Doug

I spent a BEAUTIFUL spring day at the Washington DC Temple with Emily, Cristian and all of their closest family and friends.  The temple was very busy on this day with weddings.  We quickly did all of their family portraits near the front temple doors to allow extra time for Emily and Crisitian’s couple’s portraits.  They will traveled one hour to Frederick, MD for their same day wedding reception.  They had an intimate and small DIY reception at the The Tea Room at Gambrill State Park.

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LDS Washington DC Temple Wedding Photographer| Tea Room at Gambrill State Park Reception | Emily + Cristian

Kim and Stuart’s Washington D.C. LDS Temple post was so full of gorgeousness that I knew their reception would need its own space on my blog.    Temple Wedding Fact:  There are 155+ operating temples for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints throughout the world.  Some regions have many within a short distance, while other areas require members to travel long distances to attend.  The state of Virginia does not have a temple, so when members of the church are looking to get married (or sealed as they call it)  they travel to The Washington D.C Temple in Kensington, MD.  It is 3.5-4 hour drive from Virginia Beach depending on traffic.  Once it even took me 8 hours to get home because I-95 was a parking lot–yikes! 

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Blush and Sage Cypress Point Country Club Virginia Beach Wedding Reception | Kim + Stuart Part II

Emily Gibby

Emily Gibby Photography offers wedding & portrait photography with a specialization in Temple Weddings in Coastal Virginia, East Coast, and beyond