journal

I had very high expectations for this Charlottesville wedding and oh man, every single one was met and exceeded! When this couple first contacted me, it was actually Hayley’s mom Lisa who did all the emailing (and the intake call!) Now usually, that’s a red flag when I have a mom so hands on with […]

November 18, 2019

UVA Chapel Wedding | Verulam Farm Wedding | Charlottesville Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben | Hayley and Sam

I absolutely love it when client suggest engagement locations. I had never heard of Chapman State Park but now, it’s one of my favorite places in the area. This venue has it all: a charming manor, tall grass fields and a small beach at the bottom of the hill. Lisa and Jason like to go […]

November 18, 2019

Chapman State Park Engagement | Maryland Engagement Session | Lisa and Jason

This is something brand new to the blog! Every year, I try to take on a personal creative project that fuels my heart. In my years in the wedding industry, I have gotten to know heaps of florists and have been fascinated by that aspect of weddings. I found that these designers attend and host […]

November 14, 2019

Flowerstock 2019 | Virginia Floral Workshop | Hope Flower Farm

Devin and Jeff are an adorable fun-loving pair. We were cracking jokes all morning even at 6:45AM. I loved being able to snap these engagements in fall because in under one calendar year, I will be back with these goofballs photographing their fall Stone Tower Winery wedding. I know they were a tad nervous being […]

November 10, 2019

The Wharf Engagement Session | District of Columbia Wedding Photography | Devin and Jeff

Ashley and  Sean were probably the kindest couple I had all year. They were so insanely sweet at their engagement session and extremely thoughtful throughout the wedding planning process and on their special day! Every single person at their wedding whether explicitly said at toasts or said in hugs and loving looks absolutely adored this […]

October 31, 2019

Sylvanside Farm Wedding | Virginia Wedding Photography Kir Tuben | Ashley + Sean

It’s hard to believe that these two get married in just over a month! I have been counting down until their winter wedding for nearly a year and it is just around the corner! When Jamie and Adam told me their vision for their Stone Tower Winery wedding, I already had all the heart eyes… […]

October 30, 2019

Washington DC Garden Engagement | National Mall Engagement Session | Jamie and Adam

The first time I talked to Victoria via Facetime, we were on the call for so long that my phone died! We instantly clicked so I had been counting the minutes until this Lincoln Memorial engagement session. This is a classic love story or doctor meets nurse and the two fell head over heels! Jonathan […]

October 29, 2019

Washington D.C. Engagement Session | Lincoln Memorial Engagement Photos | Victoria and Jonathan

When I look at these photos, I can’t believe they almost didn’t happen! Sarah and Connor decided to elope in DC this fall and thus didn’t know if they ‘needed’ engagement photos. I am so glad they decided to take these snaps in Meridian Hill Park! How many times in your life do you get […]

October 22, 2019

Meridian Hill Park Engagement Session | Washington DC Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben | District of Columbia Engagement Photos

Fanny and Fazim, what a pair! These two manages to pull off the perfect wedding day! They picked the perfect venue for their day. They both got ready in their beautiful suites, married in the chapel, did portraits in the garden and then had a brunch dance party in the ballroom! Park Chateau was a […]

October 19, 2019

Park Chateau Wedding | New Jersey Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben | Fanny + Fazim

These two fun-loving book worms met in a library so it was only obvious that they lean into this theme with check out cards as their seating chart! I actually loved every single design element of Alex & Alyse’s Stone Tower Winery Wedding. This couple planned a stunning day with incredible guest experience for their […]

October 8, 2019

Stone Tower Winery Wedding | Best Virginia Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben | Alex + Alyse