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For the month of February I launched Project Passion– boudoir sessions for couples meant to spark intimacy and joy!  I was THRILLED when Angela and Hunter booked this session. Angela contacted me before these two were even engaged. She knew Hunter was her person and knew she wanted me to be the person that captured […]

February 20, 2020

Couples Boudoir Session | DC Boudoir Photography | Angela and Hunter

Want to know one of my biggest secrets to being successful? Surround yourself with inspirational people! I am always impressed with this gal right here… Not only was Elizabeth Beisel a two time Olympic medalist but she then went on compete on Survivor where she met this gem of a human! Jack is the sweetest […]

February 12, 2020

They Met on Survivor | Dating Survivor Contestants | Elizabeth Beisel + Jack Nichting

Hey there Florida couples! Are you engaged and starting the process of looking for your South Florida wedding venue? Look no further! As a gal who grew up in Delray Beach, I always wanted to get married in South Florida but I fell in love with a Virginia boy so I ended up tying the […]

February 5, 2020

South Florida Wedding Venues | Best Florida Wedding Locations | FL Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben

Looking for a natural light photo studio in the DMV area? You found it! Kir Tuben Photography is opening her in-home studio for rental this year! I initially launched Dogwood Lane because anytime I wanted to photograph headshots or boudoir photos, I had such a hard time finding a studio space with good natural light… […]

February 4, 2020

DC Studio Rental | Northern Virginia Natural Light Photo Studio

I have been drawn to the idea of intimacy on film for quite some time now. About a year ago, Ben and I did an intimate portrait session in our condo. Since I drag my poor husband in front of the camera about once a year, he is well versed in all of the possible […]

January 29, 2020

Project Passion | Intimate Portrait Sessions | Virginia Studio Photographer Kir Tuben

Life takes you to some crazy places. I first visited Vienna when I was backpacking Europe in 2013. I never thought I would be back to Austria but almost 7 years later, my wedding work brought me back! Elizabeth and Gabe invited me to Gaming to capture their snowy European wedding and I thought it […]

January 27, 2020

Austrian Winter Vacation | European Christmas Markets | Budapest Travel Photography

  This was a trip years in the making. Ben and I considered going to Hawaii on our honeymoon but Bora Bora won out. Ever since then, Hawaii has been on my bucket list! It doesn’t help that one of my dear friends, Heather Christopher, is a travel agent who LOVES these islands and is […]

January 23, 2020

Hawaiian Vacation | Maui and Kauai Honeymoon Ideas | Hawaii Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben

This adventurous couple could be the poster couple for Hawaiian vacations. Although there are endless stunning beaches in Kauai, Julia and Scotty decided to snap engagement photos at Tunnels Beach. It was an overcast morning and it actually started raining halfway through this session. You’d never be able to tell based on how these lovely […]

January 16, 2020

Hawaii Engagement Photos | Kauai Wedding Inspiration | Julia and Scott

The world has a very strange way of bringing people together. This session made me believe in fate. I met Brianne through Instagram a few years back. We both shared a love for photography, Star Wars, animals and have the same sense of humor. I met her and Justin in Houston about 3 years ago […]

January 9, 2020

Hawaii Honeymoon Photos | Maui Wedding Inspiration | Olowalu Plantation Bri and Justin

  2019, Wow. What a freakin’ ride. When I look back at this year, I kind of have to laugh. Starting this year, my word of the year was “Rest”. I did anything but rest. I came in from 2018 pretty worn down from my biggest year yet so, I raised my prices and vowed […]

January 8, 2020

A Year in Review 2019 | Destination Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben | Personal Post