I’ll try really hard not to get on my soap box this afternoon, in lieu of recent events down in North Carolina. If you follow my Twitter or Facebook accounts, then you already know my stance [and thus, Capitol Romance’s stance] on gay marriage and how adamantly I feel about equality for all.

So with that, I am absolutely honored to share this afternoon’s beautiful love shoot [and love story!] of Tony & Connor, courtesy of the District’s best alternative wedding photographer, Live It Out Photo. I know I’ve said this before, but nobody really captures raw emotion & love like Amber of Live It Out Photo does. There is so much to love about Tony & Connor’s shoot, I know you guys will really enjoy this one :)

Tony & Connor’s Casual Love Story & Shoot

I love how distinct Tony was when I asked him for an “about us” write-up:

My name is Anthony and I 42 years old. I am a veterinarian. It was the only thing I wanted to do since I was two years old. I currently work in Towson Maryland. When I was 38 years old, I joined a running club in Washington DC where I lived at the time.

Connor is 38 years old. He is a pediatric nurse and an artist. He used to live in Pittsburgh. Connor had a lot of friends in Washington DC. He is runner and his friends are runners and his friends were in the running club I joined. He was visiting his friends and they brought him along.

And now for their adorable love story & how they met!

We saw each other the first time. I thought he was way out of my league. I later found he felt the same way about me, but before the end of the run, we left with each other’s phone number.

We starting talking on the phone. The conversations went on for hours. The conversations were magical to me. I actually hate being on the phone for more than a few minutes but the hours were beautiful and seamless.

I never imagined that Connor was interested in me as more than an interesting friend but one day he didn’t sound like himself. His sentences were choppy and unsure and it seemed like something was wrong. It was. He was nervous about asking me out on a date.

The word eventually came out though. “I was wondering, I was just curious, you don’t have to say yes or anything, but I was just wondering if you would like to go out with me to dinner.” I made my first trip to Pittsburgh that weekend. I stayed the weekend.

When I left, I called my sister and told her that I just met the person that I am going to spend the rest of my life with.

Click inside for the rest of this adorable Washington, DC love shoot from Live It Out Photography!

Six months later, Connor moved to Washington DC. We have been together for four years.

We have six “kids”. Five that I brought to the relationship consisting of our cats are Madelline, Emilio, and Harriet and two of our dogs Jacob and Daisy. We recently adopted Violet, a very naughty French Bulldog.

That is our story in a very small nutshell.

Thank you so much Connor & Tony for sharing your beautiful love story and shoot with us! A special thanks again to Amber with Live It Out Photography, for sharing her gorgeous images!




  1. “We recently adopted Violet, a very naughty French Bulldog.”

    This is my favorite sentence ever.

  2. What a sweet looking couple, adorable animals (that angry looking kitty is my fav!) and great pics!

  3. Billy loves these pictures!!! And the couple?! Come on now. Cant get much cuter.

    Bree, amen sister. Love is love is love. One day our kids will look back on this like we look back on the civil rights movement. Black white gay straight little big, we are all people. I just hope that day comes sooner than later.

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