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Hadlea and Evan are planning a big Texas wedding but wanted to celebrate a little wedding excitement while they’re living in DC! They live mere blocks away from the Capitol so it only made sense to snap engagement photos at this historic spot. These two are naturals on camera. Hadlea is bubbly and vivacious and […]

August 13, 2020

Capitol Hill Engagement | Supreme Court Engagement Pictures | Library of Congress Engagement Session | Hadlea and Evan

I am absolutely obsessed with this session. From K’s lingerie choice to her amazing body art, she was a treat to photograph. Kirsten found me through one of her gal pals who also did a bridal boudoir session and I am just in love with this little friend group! Such amazing clients who value photography […]

August 11, 2020

District of Columbia Bridal Boudoir | Virginia Boudoir Studio | DC Boudoir Photographer Kir Tuben

This engagement gave me major Pride and Prejudice vibes.When Eliza contacted me, she knew she wanted a garden setting and I knew the perfect place! Morven Park has so much visual interest that it’s a lovely engagement location in Northern Virginia. We began at the pond, walked the gardens and then explored the mansion area. […]

August 11, 2020

Morven Park Engagement Session | Virginia Garden Engagement Session | Eliza and Peter

Erinn and Jon tied the knot at one of the most romantic spaces in this city. The only thing that could rival the romance of the historic Anderson House was the sweet moments they shared in their apartment before and after ‘I do’. They shared a first look on their balcony which Erinn had decorated […]

August 10, 2020

Anderson House Wedding | Society of the Cincinnati DC Wedding | Erinn and Jon

Intro & General Advice Right now, a lot of my couples are unsure how to navigate their wedding plans. The aspect of these conversations that really breaks my heart is when couples are hesitant to celebrate with a small ceremony because they feel it might take away from their big wedding celebration in the future. […]

August 5, 2020

COVID-19 Wedding Options | Coronavirus Microwedding | How to Elope During the Pandemic

This is probably one of my favorite sessions of the year so sorry for the oversharing! Daniel is actually technically my nephew (although he is our age). He and Jill got engaged this past year and started planning their chic DC wedding. Like all 2020 couples, COVID reared its ugly head and threw their plans […]

August 4, 2020

Adventurous DC Engagement Session | Chic In Home Engagement Photos | Boating Engagement Jill and Dan

Sooooo, I’ve been trapped at home for almost 5 months now. At the beginning of the shutdown, I spent a lot of time inside but felt the need to create personal work. I photographed our home, nature in spring and some self portraits on film. As elopements and portrait sessions picked up at the beginning […]

July 31, 2020

COVID 19 Personal Photography Post | Photographer Home Tour | Kir Tuben

This couple was supposed to get married in spring but the universe had other plans. When the pandemic hit, Sydney and Colin decided to move their wedding in July. They didn’t know what the future held but they decided to get married, come what may. Just days after this wedding, Pittsburgh shut down indoor spaces […]

July 24, 2020

Traditional Church Wedding | Dusty Blue Summer Wedding | Sydney and Colin

Irene and Matt had big plans to have a grand wedding in Pennsylvania this year but, like everyone wedding planning in 2020, COVID had other plans. These two pushed back their bigger celebration but still wanted to make things official. After hatting with these two, they knew they wanted their friends and family to be […]

July 24, 2020

Meridian Hill Park MicroWedding | DC Elopement Photographer Kir Tuben | Irene and Matt

These two initially planned a big wedding in the Outerbanks but COVID had other plans. The bride, Michelle, always wanted to elope in the first place! They decided to honor their original wedding date with a walk to the Carlyle house to exchange vows- just minutes away from their condo. Jeff’s mom played guitar and Michelle’s […]

July 23, 2020

Carlyle House Wedding | Alexandria Wedding Photographer | COVID Elopement Michelle and Jeff