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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 |

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

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

Why yes, it’s a brand new blog post for a brand new trip! I’ve wanted to go to Portugal forever and I finally found a reason! I had a little break in April and was able to work for the AMV Weddings Reatreats so I took a week prior to tour Porto, Lisbon and Sintra. […]

May 3, 2022

Portugal Vacation | Porto, Lisbon and Sintra Itinerary | Destination Wedding Travel

Friends! Here we are again, another trip another blog post. I mostly write these for two main reasons: one, so I can actually remember what we did years in the future and two, so when friends ask for recs, I can just send them this post without having to dig up every restaurant and hotel […]

February 4, 2022

Turkey Travel | Exploring Istanbul | Cappadocia Vacation

Where do I even begin this post? The only logical place is to start is at the beginning but I actually took a little trip to past Kir-land. I looked back over my wrap up posts from the last few years to try and find the words for 2021. The only thing I managed to […]

December 1, 2021

2021 Year in Review | DC Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben | Personal Post

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

If you’ve talked to me for more than 5 minutes you know I have 4 loves: Travel, Cats, Photography and Ben… not necessarily in that order. 2020 really threw a wrench in 2 of those four joys of my life. While I have been able to spend AMPLE time with the kitties and Ben, I […]

September 29, 2020

The Greenbrier Resort Vacation | West Virginia Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben | Personal Post

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

Every year, Ben and I do one photoshoot for our anniversary. The year 4 traditional gift is fruit or flowers… I suppose we have always been a tad non-traditional. Last year, we did an intimate session with my pal Laura Quintero and this year, I actually won a boudoir session with Michael and Carina to […]

May 13, 2020

Couples Boudoir Session | Anniversary Photoshoot Gift Idea | Personal Post