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Here is a list of the top 5 pieces of advice I wish I has the night before my wedding. A lot of this has to do with being well prepped and planned! Take a deep breath and remember that if both people say “I Do” then your wedding day is a success!

June 18, 2019

Last Minute Wedding Advice | Top 5 Wedding Tips | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben

Family formals are a time dedicated to formal portraits of immediate family. They are the boring part of wedding day but most often, these are the photos that get framed and hang on walls for generations to come. 

December 10, 2018

Virginia Wedding Photographer | Family Formals Wedding Image Tips | Couples’ Education

Time after time I receive questions about engagement spots with mountain overlooks. My more adventurous hiking couples want pictures that are true to their relationship, pictures of them seeking adventure. I decided to put together this little list to help anyone seeking stunning Virginia mountain views.

December 10, 2018

Virginia Mountain Engagement Locations | Hiking Engagement Session

Alright folks, this post was a long time coming. Today I want to talk to you about FILM. No, not video… shooting in real honest to god physical film like your parents had on their wedding day. I started shooting film in college when I had my first ever dark room class. I was able to develop my own film (with chemicals that the Duke Lab paid for). I loved it then but in the age of digital, I never thought I would return to it.

October 3, 2018

Film Photography Explained | What is a Hybrid Photographer? | Fine Art DC Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben

One of the most common questions I get from photographers and mentees is ‘how do I build my Instagram following?’ A good chunk of my business comes from Social Media! Today I am sharing my best tips and tricks! Make sure to sign up for my newsletter for more helpful hints!

June 18, 2018

5 Secrets to Instagram | Build Your Instagram Following | Photographer Education

Today, I wanted to share all of my thoughts, feels and snaps behind my incredible labor of love on my blog. This was hands down the hardest thing I have ever done in my photography career. I’m not going to lie, hosting a workshop is tough. It was the first thing in my business I felt nervous about and I had serious doubts leading up to May: What if people didn’t buy tickets? What if attendees walk away feeling disappointed? What if I failed? Well, I’m here to tell you it was all worth it. The feeling of being able to give business owners tools to become more successful is an all time high feeling for me.

June 1, 2018

Real Talk Workshop | District of Columbia Photography Workshop | Kir Tuben Photography

As you may (or may not) know, I have officially launched my photography workshop called The Real Talk Workshop. We get it Kir… you’re hosting a workshop. So why then am I writing a blog post about it? Well, I don’t really think a landing page on my site is doing this event justice. I want to really dive in and explain the passion behind this project. 

March 23, 2018

My Workshop Why | Real Talk Workshop Details | DC Photography Workshop

Ah yes, the age-old question: Do I need a wedding planner? The answer is an overwhelming YES. What most brides don’t realize is that, no matter what, you will have a wedding planner. If you don’t hire a professional, this job will either fall to you, your photographer, your mother, or a team of drunken bridesmaids. This is not to say that any of these people can do this job or are in the least bit qualified for it… but one way or another, your wedding will go on. Whether you want it to run smoothly without stress is up to you. 

February 12, 2018

Should I Hire a Wedding Planner? | DC Wedding Planning | Couples’ Education

This is probably one of my favorite blog series. I am a nut about wedding venues and engagement locations so it was about high time I created a Richmond list! Check out my favorite Richmond wedding venues in this post!

February 3, 2018

Richmond Wedding Venues | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer

Every year I get couples asking me heaps of questions about their engagement session! So, I decided to turn your FAQs into a little blog post! Here are my best tips & tricks for having your best engagement session

December 14, 2017

Washington DC Engagement Photos | Engagement Session Tips & Tricks | District of Columbia Wedding Photographer