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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

When your parents have been best friends for years, you know your personalities will be an epic fit! These two will have no problems with the in-laws… if anything, it will be harder to plan wedding seating with all sides wanting to hang out together! Kiara and Panayioti were one of my favorite couples to […]

July 22, 2020

The Wharf DC Engagement Photos | District of Columbia Wharf Engagement | Kiara and Panayioti

Nuffy and Chris had a fabulous destination wedding at the very northern point of Michigan. In fact, we were so far north that the sunset was at 9:30PM- a photographer’s dream. They held a rehearsal party with a Texas theme (an ode to the bride’s hometown) at Chris’ family lodge. The nest day, both bride […]

July 18, 2020

Stafford’s Perry Hotel Wedding | Michigan Destination Wedding | Nuffy and Chris

Instead of captioning this myself, I thought it was more important to let Amanda & Lauren tell their story. Hopefully their IVF journey and public celebration of love will encourage and inspire others! “We decided to do reciprocal IVF even before we knew the procedure had a name! The decision was organic. I (Lauren) always […]

July 9, 2020

LGBTQ Pride Celebration Shoot | IVF Maternity Session | Lauren and Amanda

Amanda and Lauren were the first couple I photographed in my new studio space and I am crazy about these images!! They wanted an intimate maternity session and since this summer has been unseasonably hot, there is no better place to take maternity photos than in studio! Lauren is carrying their future son after the […]

July 9, 2020

Maternity Boudoir Session | IVF Story | Lauren and Amanda