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Rose-Helen and Filippo were my first ‘pink tree’ clients of the year! Knowing that the tidal basin might be shut down due to COVID, we decided to go for magnolia photos instead; and oh boy, was it a treat. We began at sunrise at the Enid A Haupt Garden with their adorable puppy Roots (who […]

April 7, 2021

Enid A Haupt Garden Engagement Photos | District of Columbia Magnolia Engagement Session | D.C. Smithsonian Castle Engagement

David wanted to surprise Jamie during their trip to DC to visit their friends. They traveled all the way from New York to visit her pal Ashley on her birthday weekend. Ashley is pregnant so the rouse was that she hired a photographer to capture maternity photos…. little did Jamie know, the photographer was actually […]

April 7, 2021

Washington DC Proposal Photographer | District of Columbia Surprise Proposal Pictures | D.C. Proposal Photography | David and Jamie

Kyle knew he wanted to propose to Lisa during their trip to Washington DC. He had planned months in advance to catch the cherry blossoms only to be a week early! Not to worry. The magnolias bloom first in the district so we got the pink tree fix even if the cherry blossoms hadn’t bloomed! […]

April 6, 2021

Washington DC Cherry Blossom Proposal Photos | District of Columbia Proposal Pictures | D.C. Surprise Proposal Photos Kyle and Lisa

Alyssa and Ethan probably had one of my favorite sessions of the year. We knew we wanted cherry blossoms but also knew the tidal basin might be closed due to the pandemic. As it turns out, we went at sunrise on a weekend and had no problem at all with pedestrian access. In fact, these […]

April 6, 2021

DC Tidal Basin Cherry Blossom Engagement | District of Columbia Cherry Blossom Photos | D.C. Cherry Blossom Engagement Alyssa and Ethan

When I told a pal I was doing a private mentoring session for a photographer she said “isn’t that giving up your secret sauce?” I couldn’t help but laugh. My goal is to always raise other photographers up & build more self sustaining businesses (particularly those run by women)! I photographed Jenna, who owns her […]

April 6, 2021

DC Boudoir Photographer Kir Tuben | Virginia Wedding Boudoir | DC Natural Light Photo Studio Dogwood Lane

John and Maria found me through past clients and just knew they wanted DC Monument engagement photos. Since Jefferson is under construction and the Capitol is fenced off due to the insurrection, we landed on Lincoln. What a time to be engaged in DC! We woke up early to catch the sunrise light and were […]

April 6, 2021

District of Columbia Monument Engagement | National Mall Engagement Session | Maria and John’s DC Engagement Photos

We had been planning this engagement for over a year now! Once COVID hit, we weren’t quite sure if we were going to be able to make Irene and Matthews engagement dreams come true. These two were debating between getting married in FL or DC so I just knew we were the perfect match! Since […]

March 6, 2021

Vizcaya Museum Engagement Photos | Vizcaya Wedding | Miami Wedding Photographer | Irene and Matthew

It’s hard to put into words how I feel about these photos. I’ve known this groom for over 20 years! Yup, you read that correctly. We met in middle school at St Josephs and have been friends ever since. I finally met Taylor at a friend’s wedding and instantly fell in love. She’s down to […]

March 5, 2021

South Florida Beach Wedding | Hammock Park Elopement | Tim and Taylor

So you want an engagement session at the cherry blossoms? Welp. I can help…. MAYBE. NPS announced their peak bloom prediction to be April 2-5. That said, they also state THIS on their website: “Predicting the bloom.Forecasting peak bloom is almost impossible more than 10 days in advance.” Even with predictions, dates can change so flexibility is […]

March 4, 2021

2021 Cherry Blossom Advice | 2021 Tidal Basin Closed | DC Cherry Blossom Festival 2021

Kira and Ben originally planned to get married in Italy but with COVID ruining all destination weddings, they decided that they had waiting long enough to get married….. since high school in fact! They were prom dates!! How adorable is that? When K & B picked this new January date, they had no idea that […]

February 11, 2021

Snowy DC Wedding | National Mall Winter Wedding Photos | Lincoln Memorial Wedding | Kira and Ben