Welcome to the k. thompson photography blog! I’m Kelsey Thompson, a documentary-style wedding photographer in the Washington, DC metro area. I work and reside in Alexandria, Virginia with my two cute and crazy dogs and my husband (also cute and crazy).

This photography blog will be the best place for you to view images from my recent weddings and portrait sessions. It’s also where I’ll announce new products and share my thoughts about weddings, photography, and the amazing couples that I feel so lucky to work with year-round!

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Ioli & Patrick - Halcyon House

Ceremony: St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Reception: Halcyon House, Georgetown
Reception flowers: Greenworks

Admittedly, I have to say that I've been neglecting my blog for these last couple of weeks. But all that is about to change, so get ready for a bunch of posts this week and next! Ioli and Patrick's amazing Halloween wedding is a great one to get started back on! From the very moment I met Ioli and Patrick, I was beyond excited to shoot their wedding. They have this nonchalant demeanor combined with a simply mad love for one another. And that combination made for a spectacular day that was totally fitting of them, with a little bit of random Halloween fun thrown in. We started the day at the gorgeous St. Sophia Cathedral with its high-domed ceiling and amazing gold colors. This was my first Greek Orthodox wedding, and I can say that I also certainly hope it won't be my last! The unique traditions were beautiful and so much fun to photograph! From there, the night continued at historic Halcyon House in Georgetown, which quickly became another of my favorite DC venues. Thank you both again for having me there for all the crazy fun!

This may be the fastest set of portraits I've ever taken. We ran around the side of the Cathedral for 5 minutes before the ceremony and found a couple of great spots!

Love this unique centerpiece!

Blogging three images of the first dance may be a little overkill, but there were actually so many fantastic moments that I could have added several more!

Patrick's dance with his mother was incredibly touching.

Okay, this woman may think I am a bit of a nut because I was totally obsessed with her great spider hat! So perfect for a Halloween wedding!!

I love this series of Ioli looking on at Patrick giving his speech!


Sneak Peek - Ioli & Patrick

Here's one of my favorite images from Ioli and Patrick's first dance during their amazing Halloween wedding at Halcyon House in Georgetown. More to come soon...


Tina & Joey - Belmont Country Club

Ceremony and Reception: Belmont Country Club
Hair and make-up: Premiere Makeup
Flowers: Holly Chapple
Band: Andy Kushner Entertainment

I don't think I'll ever forget the first time I met with Tina and her mom to discuss Tina's wedding. Tina has this laugh that is absolutely infectious and we had such a great time that I didn't even remember to pull out my albums and talk photography for quite a while. It was like meeting family and I have been looking forward to Tina and Joey's wedding ever since. With the exception of the rainy October day that forced their outdoor ceremony indoors, I feel very certain saying that their day lived up to everyone's expectations and more! We started out at Lansdowne Resort where the ladies were getting ready before heading over to Belmont Country Club. I'm thrilled to say that the rain let up just enough for us to fit in some outdoor portraits before the reception began. Tina and Joey are so much fun to be around, the smiles and laughter continued well into the night. Thank you both for a ridiculously good time!

Tina's mom looking on as she gets in her dress.

Sadly, Joey's father passed recently. Tina had his photo in a locket pinned to her bouquet.

I love the excited expression on Tina's face and the bittersweet smile on her dad's as they reach the front.

This is literally the frame that I took a split second before their kiss. See what I mean about the laughter all day?

Joey's grin was huge as they walked back down the aisle!

Stoppin' in the name of love. That's right, I said it.

Tina is watching her dad give his toast, but Joey's eyes are totally on her. So sweet!

Oh yeah.