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Every year, I get the question: How much time do we need for our wedding? The answer varies with so many factors: Are you doing a first look? What time is sunset? Are your ceremony and reception venues in different locations? Based on all of these factors, I created some wedding timeline templates I think […]

January 3, 2021

How to Build a Wedding Timeline | Free Wedding Timeline | Best Wedding Planning Advice

I don’t know how to put this yearly post into words. Like many, 2020 was slated to be my best, most profitable year yet… but make plans and the universe laughs. When the pandemic shutdowns began, I assumed quarantine would be over by fall. Welp, the joke was on me and I am always reminded […]

January 1, 2021

2020 Wedding Season | Personal Post | 2020 A Year in Review

I will always think of this wedding as the “Father of the Bride” wedding. Back in 2019, this couple planned on getting married at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium with hundreds of guests. Once the pandemic hit, Catherine and JC knew they still wanted to tie the knot in November no matter what to Julie of […]

December 24, 2020

At Home Wedding | Private Alexandria Estate Wedding | Catherine and JC

Savannah and Nick flew in from Charlotte to snap this engagement session and oh man, it was a good one! Even in winter, the Lincoln Memorial is stunning! I was a little worried about the weather (it was 35 degrees this morning) but Savannah was a champ and laughed through the entire hour. My hubby […]

December 23, 2020

DC Engagement Photos | Monument Engagement Session | Lincoln Memorial Engagement Pictures | District of Columbia Couple Savannah and Nick

So you’re thinking of proposing… CONGRATULATIONS! What a huge moment. We’re here to help make it absolutely perfect. Perhaps you know exactly what you’d like to do and just want a few images to capture the moment. Or maybe you don’t know how to make sure your partner doesn’t suspect a thing but want to […]

December 22, 2020

Where to Propose in Washington DC | DC Proposal Ideas | District of Columbia Marriage Proposal

So you’re thinking of proposing… CONGRATULATIONS! What a huge moment. We’re here to help make it absolutely perfect. Perhaps you know exactly what you’d like to do and just want a few images to capture the moment. Or maybe you don’t know how to make sure your partner doesn’t suspect a thing but want to […]

December 22, 2020

DC Proposal Photographer | Washington DC Proposal Ideas | District of Columbia Proposal Advice

When Caitie asked me to document her first pregnancy, I was OVER THE MOON. As a wedding planner, she knows so many photographers that are super talented so the fact that she chose me means the WORLD. Caitie actually told me about her baby boy during a wedding. The client said “there’s actually 3 people […]

December 20, 2020

Studio Maternity Session | DC Maternity Photos | Moody Maternity Photos Caitie

Some mornings are just better than others. The forecast actually said overcast but MAN I am glad we kept this date. The fog made for this stunning diffused light so that Emily and Will had some epic, dramatic sun. Some locations just never get old! At the end of the session they joked about how […]

December 18, 2020

Fall Lincoln Memorial Engagement Session | District of Columbia Wedding Photos | Emily and Will

Paige and Cameron are quite the pair. These decided to go all in on a micro-wedding this winter to celebrate their love! You can tell that this pair embraces whatever life throws at them. They have seemingly traveled the world together and knew they wouldn’t let a pandemic stop them from tying the knot this […]

December 17, 2020

Inn at Little Washington Wedding | Christmastime Wedding | Virginia Winter Wedding | Paige and Cameron

I met Jen years ago at a Microstrategy holiday party when both she and my hubby Ben were working for the company. If you had told me I would be photographing her December wedding in her stunning living room, I may not have believed you. Life works in mysterious ways! Jen and Brandon had planned […]

December 17, 2020

Holiday Inspired Elopement | Living Room Wedding | Intimate Christmas Wedding | Jen and Brandon