• Helping love win – one wedding at a time.

    We are Andrea & Renata, a pair of best friends who strive to create fresh images and fun experiences for the people who invite us into their stories. We met our freshman year of high school and our friendship has grown over the past 14 years, 6 of those photographing weddings together. We photographed our first wedding in 2008, on Valentine's weekend, and since then it's been our privilege to capture over 100 weddings and engagement sessions.

    Though we've had our work featured by Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, Washingtonian Bride & Groom, and Baltimore Bride to name a few, our proudest accomplishments are becoming real life friends with many of our brides, maintaining happy marriages and raising 5 (really cute) kids collectively...all at the same time.

    We truly believe that we've found our niche in the world with wedding photography. We're so grateful to our clients for allowing us the opportunity to grow legacies, theirs and ours.

    Our blog is the place where we share recent weddings and sessions, features, vendor friends and our lives. Feel free to look around and visit our main website for more information. Thanks for joining us on this little adventure we're so blessed to be a part of.

    Andrea & Renata

A Big Announcement!

We are so completely excited to share the news with you that Andrea & Renata and Tara Peddicord Photography will both be undergoing some big change! It is change that we have all discussed and prayed over, we’ve shared in excitement and felt peace about it, and probably even shed just a few tears about it. Andrea will be stepping away from photography completely, except of course for her beloved husband and two girls who will always be in front of her camera! Renata will continue as a wedding photographer, and what’s so exciting is she will be joining businesses with Tara!

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 Before Andrea, Renata or Tara were ever photographers, we were friends. Over the last few months, the three of us have spent so much time thinking and praying over decisions we would make individually and together for our businesses. And the timing couldn’t be more perfect for each of us. That being said, it is of course a bittersweet time as well. Andrea and Renata have been in business together for 7 years. They’ve shot over 100 weddings collectively and built an amazing photography business alongside one another. It’s a beautiful partnership that is hard to say goodbye to, but the truth is, it feels so right to both of them. Tara started her business on her own nearly 4 years ago with a big dream and a lot of support and encouragement from many, including Andrea and Renata. The three of us have even had opportunities over the last 4 years to photograph a few weddings together.

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Andrea is excited to photograph the weddings and engagements they have booked now through part of 2016. She is equally excited to start this next chapter of life with her family, as she feels led to let go of her career in photography. Just over a month ago, Tara welcomed her first baby into the world, and with that of course comes much change. She is excited to continue her business as her family grows, and partnering with Renata is such a blessing. Tara will continue her photography as usual, and starting in 2016 will work with Renata more and more, as the two will officially begin booking all weddings together! Andrea couldn’t be more thrilled for Tara and Renata, and is excited to see these two friends build and grow their own business. It’s a big change for everyone but there is an overwhelming sense of peace and joy shared between the three of us! There are few people you feel comfortable sharing life and business with, and we feel that way about one another. Over the next weeks, we will be making changes and Tara and Renata will launch their business. This means a new website and everything! This doesn’t of course change anything for our existing clients, and what it means for the future as Tara and Renata join together, is simply continued commitment to caring for our clients well, a great sense of integrity and pride in our work, and a promise to create fresh, fun, and enduring images as we document stories of love. We can’t wait to share more with you and have you share in our excitement on this journey!

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Jennifer Keyton - Oh my gosh, this is amazing.

Heather & Drew : The Grand Wedding

When we realized our very last wedding would belong to Heather, sister of Amanda (who wed Thomas back in 2012), we felt there could be no better ending to our tenure as a wedding photography team. The Hicks family have welcomed us into their special days with ease and the Huttons were just as lovely; we were honored to document a part of their legacy. So, this is it. An end for us and a forever beginning for Heather & Drew!

To see more of Heather & Drew’s wedding, click here for the slideshow!

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We stole away to a small park across the street from The Grand for these shots!

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First Glance right before a thunderstorm!

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Being prayed for before walking down the aisle…

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Many thanks to The Grand for their service and beauty!

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Heather & Drew, we truly wish you a lifetime of love! To the Hicks & Hutton families, thank you for having us!

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Alan Hicks - We knew we were in good hands! It was very special to have your time and talent record these both our daughters wedding days! Thanks so much!

Meg Clements Stroupe - Lovely!

Diane Horm - Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple and wedding. Sorry I missed it!

Jenn & Dan : Decatur House Wedding

Everyone was a little nervous about rain before Jenn & Dan’s day, but the day ended up being perfect (even with a tiny shower!). Each person we spoke to, from family to fellow vendors, cited Jenn’s calm, kind demeanor and what a pleasure it was to know and work with Jenn & Dan both.

And even besides the great couple, this wedding was, hands down, one of the most beautiful we’ve ever photographed. Held at the Decatur House in DC, featuring simple, stunning details, a city backdrop and so many smiles. Perfect.

To see more of Jenn & Dan’s wedding, click here for the slideshow!

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The garment steamer created the dreamy feel of this photo:
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Just as we were about to leave the hotel to walk around the corner to the Decatur House, a stray cloud opened and it started to sprinkle. Not to be deterred, the bridesmaids grabbed umbrellas from the front desk and Jenn was covered!

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Caught this right before First Glance…

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The grounds were gorgeous and the perfect place for portraits.

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We ventured over to Lafayette Square to say “Hey!” to the prez and grab bridal party portraits.

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Right after the ceremony:

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Special thanks to Rebecca of Blue Canary Events; she is a fabulous planner! Sidra Forman designed the floral arrangements and they were sincerely breathtaking. (Side note: visit her journal just to drool over the beauty.)

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Instead of tossing the bouquet, Jenn gave it to her grandmother.

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We’ll end with a couple favorite shots: the ones that couples have no idea we’re taking:)

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Jenn & Dan, we could not be more honored to have been included in your day. Thank you, thank you! We wish you a lifetime of love!

 

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Francesca & Ben : Four Seasons Wedding

Francesca & Ben married on a beautiful DC day, surrounded by their family and friends amidst classic details with some modern twists. The day was lovely! Special thanks to the Georgetown Four Seasons for all their hospitality!

To see more from Francesca & Ben’s wedding, click here for the slideshow!

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Francesca, you are so gorgeous!

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Love this moment right before walking down the aisle:

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The hotel provided a great backdrop for portraits:

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Francesca & Ben, thanks for having us! Congratulations!

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Meghan & Zack : Newton White Mansion Wedding

We truly love all the weddings we get to photograph, but Meghan & Zack’s was really special. We’ve known both them and their families since they were kids and it was an honor to capture their wedding day.

To see more from their wedding day, click here for the slideshow!

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A moment between Meghan & her mom:

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First glance!

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Pre-ceremony prayer:

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The reception was so fun with lots of personal touches like Zack’s dad’s hilarious poem toast…

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…and Meghan dancing with her dad while one of her sister’s played violin…

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…and the dance Zack and his dad and brothers surprised everyone with!

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Congratulations, Meghan & Zack! We’re thrilled for your new life together!

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Bonnie Clemmer Trott - May God always be the head of your household. Congratulations!

Krislyn Smithson - Awesome and Beautiful!!!!