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  • Writer's pictureTracie Smith

Luxury Indian/Christian Wedding Bethesda Marriott | DC Wedding Photographer | Photography by Tracie

Saira & Ricky found me through a mutual friend and planned the most EPIC New Years Eve Wedding at the Bethesda Marriott just outside of Washington, DC. When they asked if I was available, my answer was YES!!!!

Backstory: 5 weeks before this wedding I had major surgery. Like Major, major surgery, taking a body part out surgery. About 4 years before this I was diagnoses with uterine fibroid cysts and they were I had intense pain, discomfort, and looked like I was 7 months pregnant ( which I WASN'T) you name it, I was going through it. So , right after Thanksgiving, I had a gap in my schedule to where I could have the surgery and be healed hopefully enough to get beck to what I love doing most; serving and caring for couples and their families on wedding days. I had a hysterectomy and Saira & Ricky's wedding day marked 5 weeks after my surgery date. I took extreme care of myself to ensure I was at 100% to shoot their wedding day as this was a 12 hour event for the books! I woke up and headed to the Bethesda Marriott just outside of Washington DC and felt amazing. I knew it was gonna be a killer night!

I had the opportunity to photograph Saira & Ricky's engagement session in Georgetown, Washington DC and ADORED our time together, I was literally counting down the days until their wedding day! These two together are so at ease and up for anything they made my job way to easy! Fast forward to New Years Eve!

This was THE party to take us out of 2018 and bring us into 2019. Saira was giving me full on Cinderella vibes and her bright pop of color was her bouquet of red roses that complemented her red ruby jewelry and tat insanely perfect red lip! The couple incorporated cultural traditions from Saira's family, the couples grandparents were the flower girls, the dance floor was an EPIC dance party, the couples first dance was a choreographed showstopper with a sweet Bollywood style and there was a midnight balloon drop! The party literally never stopped and I never felt so good shooting a marathon wedding day.

The Bethesda Marriott outside of Washington, DC has stunning ballroom spaces for your event or wedding that can be decorated and and customized to your exact vision. The hotel suites are nicely appointed and the hotel has a room to fit your whole bridal party to get ready in. The team at the Marriott takes such great care of their couples and the team is so sweet to stay in touch and reach out through social media to me. If you're looking for an upscale ballroom space in the DC area without all the DC traffic problems, reach out to the team at the Bethesda Marriott and tell them Photography by Tracie sent you!

My goal is to create moments that are not in existence for you yet. I crave to create connections with my couples as clients AND as friends. As we embark on this wild ride to “I Do”, WE are going to live our lives out loud showing all the vibrancy joy, and many shades of colorful love you share with the world.

I am a wedding photographer based out of New Orleans, Louisiana and Baltimore, Maryland and an always ready for the next adventure. I have traveled and worked all over the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. My approach to photography is very non-posed, focusing on relationships, not a static 20 poses, and most importantly putting YOU first!

I travel at minimum monthly for weddings, portrait work and with digital creators all around the US and internationally. So, if your dream wedding day is romantic, colorful, offbeat, on a farm, in the city, at a manor, at the bottom of a canyon or on a glacier, I am ready to rock out with you and pour you a glass of champagne to celebrate these magical moments with you. To get the lowdown on my upcoming travel dates or when I’ll be in a town near you, drop me a message here to set up your personalized travel portrait/elopement/engagement session with me!

From Elopements in New Orleans, along the Gulf Coast or back East in Maryland to Indian Weddings that span three days,I serve both areas and offer collections for all occasions. My style is bright, vibrant capturing all the Joy & Love on your wedding day!

8 hour Wedding Collections start at $2500 and come with a complimentary Engagement Session.

Message me HERE to set up your FaceTime consultation and booking session. I can not wait to meet you and hear about your dream wedding day!

The Dream Team:

Wedding Gown Designer: Essence of Australia

Florals: Costco

Photographer: Photography by Tracie

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