Dumbarton House Wedding | Karen and Evan

October 16, 2021

I basically have limited words to describe how joyous, magical, and FUN Karen and Evan’s Dumbarton House wedding was. I had the pleasure of photographing their engagement session in Annapolis a few months ago and, even during our consultation in March, knew I was going to adore working with these two. Their Dumbarton House wedding did not disappoint in the slightest because i. am. obsessedddd with these two (and their venue!)

From the start to the end of the day of their Georgetown wedding, I felt like I couldn’t stop smiling! Every single element added into Karen and Evan’s day was intentional and well thought out, from the accessories to the receptions details. Their family & friends were so fun and welcoming, along with just loving on Karen and Evan during this exciting day.

One of my favorite parts of their wedding was being able to photograph Karen and Evan calling her parents that sadly couldn’t be there. You could see the joy on everyone’s faces as they got to talk to Karen’s parents, have Karen’s dad deliver a speech via phone call, and just relish in the fact that their family & friends traveled so far.

About the Couple:

Karen and Evan,

You are two of the kindest, most warm people I’ve gotten the pleasure to work with! I adore you both and am so, incredibly excited that you two are spending the rest of your lives together! Here’s to forever, friends. Enjoy your sneak peek!! ❤️

About Dumbarton House and it’s Mission:

This Georgetown wedding venue and historic house was created in 1927, when “the National Board of The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA) approved that the Society should “acquire an old, historic Colonial house, in its domicile, Washington City, and maintain it as a museum, or educational center, for the collection, care and display of American arts of the Colonial Period; to be open to the public under suitable restrictions, so that it might worthily illustrate the character and objects of the Society.”

“The mission of Dumbarton House, the national headquarters of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA), is to support the NSCDA Corporate Societies and their members; to maintain an historic museum property, which serves as a resource for the NSCDA nationally; and to contribute to the cultural life of the surrounding community.

Through the interpretation of its historic site and collections, the Dumbarton House Museum promotes the understanding of historic preservation and of the early history of our nation, so that the lives and ideals of early Americans inspire current and future generations.”

The following vendors were magical and made for the best day ever!

Venue: Dumbarton House

Planner/Coordinator: Details Made Simple | Zaakira Harris

Photographer: Andrea Cable Photography

DJ and Photo Booth: Crystal Dream Entertainment

Ceremony and Cocktail Music: Sage String Quartet

Florist: Petal’s Edge

Catering: Eleven Courses

Officiant: Shawn Kennedy

Tent Rental: Sugarplum Tents

Cake Bakery: The Baker’s Lounge

Hair and Makeup: Love Letters by Kayla

Dog Sitter: NoMa Pet Walking & Care


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WHY we're the perfect match:


As a wedding photographer, yes, my priority, is capturing your day. But more than that, it's making sure you spend time with people - YOUR people - and that THOSE moments are captured. When it comes to your wedding day, I'm an efficient photographer WITHOUT compromising quality, and truly feel that is what most couples need during their wedding experience. I want you to be able to run (not walk) to cocktail hour, dance to the "Wobble" (if you're into that), and not have to worry about sticking to a strict timeline (because for 95% of my couples, we get photos done EARLY and you're free to party with your people right afterwards).

When you hire me as your wedding photographer, you hire a fun sense of organization with timeline prep, efficiency, and an overall sense of servitude for you and your guests on your wedding day.


"Andrea is a joy to be around and creates a natural, relaxed atmosphere.

Andrea is a joy to be around and creates a natural, relaxed atmosphere. Andrea captures each moment so beautifully. She was always on top of communication, and I always felt like she cared about what we wanted. The quality of pictures is amazing and I am so glad we chose Andrea as our wedding photographer! You should definitely hire her now for your photography needs!"


"Andrea brings out the natural beauty in whatever she photographs.

Andrea went above and beyond to accommodate us for a last minute change of plans due to COVID-19. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the pictures and how they turned out. We absolutely love them all. Andrea brings out the natural beauty in whatever she photographs. Thanks to Andrea we will be able to relive our wedding day over and over."


"Andrea is so professional and detail-oriented, while still being fun, friendly, and loving.

Andrea is so professional and detail-oriented, while still being fun, friendly, and loving. She feels like she is your best friend as soon as you meet her! Throughout our wedding planning process, she sent a sweet little surprise gift box, a helpful photography planning guide, and she even made us a personalized ornament for our first Christmas! She goes above and beyond in everything she does.


"Her excitement about being our photographer was contagious."

From the first meeting, we knew Andrea was an experienced photographer who was also warm and bubbly, which is the perfect type of person to have around you on your wedding day. She was extremely helpful with answering any questions we had, and was very responsive. Andrea is incredibly organized and efficient. She captured the best moments and got all the shots we wanted without making it feel like the photography was taking over the day. Working with her was a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend her!