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2022, what can I even say you saucy minx. My year by numbers shakes out to 38 weddings (and an additional 6 that Katie captured for our brand), 15 boudoir sessions, 10 surprise proposals, 51 engagement sessions and 11 lifestyle & branding images. This doesn’t include hosting a workshop, attending the Knot gala and capturing […]

November 29, 2022

2022 Year in Review | Luxury Virginia Weddings | DC Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben |

Claire and Sean had a perfect day on the wharf and they deserved nothing less! They had such a low-key day of photos, an electric dance party & late night drinks at a Tiki Bar that really celebrated their easy going nature as a couple. I’ll sign off with my favorite quote from the end […]

September 29, 2022

Dockmasters Building Wedding | DC Wharf Wedding | Claire and Sean

This couple knocked my socks off. If only you could hear her British accent! Victor and Alannah met at a bar in Manchester on Pancake Day which yes, they had to explain to me. Their mutual friends set them up and three years later, they’re still smitten. Since they started dating during the pandemic, they’ve […]

September 29, 2022

Sintra Portugal Wedding | Casa Dos Penedos Wedding | AMV Retreats

Dani & Cynthia  Venue: Penha Longa @penhalongaresort @penhalongacatering Workshop Host: AMV Retreats @amv_retreats Wedding Planner, Styling & Design: AMV Weddings @amv_weddings Workshop Educators: Sophie Kaye Photography @sophiekayephotography, Andreas K. Georgiou @andreaskgeorgiou, Branco Prata @brancoprata, Anna Lord @annalord Floral Design: Siloh Florals @silohfloral Behind the Scenes Video: Anna Lord @annalord Behind the Scenes Photographer: Kir Tuben @kir2ben Furniture/Tabletop Rentals: […]

September 13, 2022

Lisbon Portugal Wedding | Penha Longa Resort Wedding | AMV Retreats

Since Ben and I are both a quarter Scottish, we decided to visit the land of our ancestors. Funnily enough, Ben’s clan (Campbell) and mine (Macdonald) fought in a brutal war against one another. We’re a modern day Romeo and Juliette I suppose. Regardless, here is our itinerary for our Scotland vacation. Day 1 I […]

August 30, 2022

Scotland Travel Itinerary | Edinburgh Vacation | Personal Post

I absolutely adore these two. I was lucky enough to snap their snowy proposal in the heart of DC and now I get to work with them (and both their families) on wedding day! Amanda and Nate knew they wanted a garden feel to their engagement and to include their pup! So glad we achieved […]

August 21, 2022

Washington DC Garden Engagement | Georgetown Garden Engagement | DC Spring Engagement Photos |Amanda and Nate

Trey and Alma wanted a different vibe for their engagement session. They wanted their session to feel modern, fresh and romantic. We worked in a few blurry shots and direct sun to achieve some shadows for their sunrise at the Lincoln Memorial. I just loved their matching suits! What do you all think!?

August 21, 2022

Moody Lincoln Memorial Engagement | Modern DC Engagement Photos | Trey and Alma

I was over the moon to find our Rachel and Aaron were on their honeymoon in Lake Como at the same time we were abroad! I snapped their proposal years back so I was beyond excited to see them again, make some beautiful imagery and grab some aperol spritz together! We wandered Villa Monastero together […]

August 21, 2022

Lake Como Weddings | Italian Honeymoon | Villa Monastero

I was lucky enough to travel to Lake Como during August and had the privilege to photography these two at Villa Balbianello! Konstantyn and Mariya are Ukrainian photographers. They are currently living life as refugees due to the current war in their country which is just heartbreaking. We hired Konstantyn to snap some photos of […]

August 21, 2022

Lake Como Wedding Inspiration | Italy Honeymoon Photos | Italian Wedding Venues

Where do I begin this post? I guess we can start with the Why. In 2019, I booked two back to back weddings- one in Italy and one in Scotland. Needless to say, when the world shut down in 2020, this trip was forever canceled as those weddings pivoted to more local affairs. Since then, […]

August 20, 2022

Lake Como Vacation | Italy Travel Plan | Personal Post