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Want to know one of my biggest secrets to being successful? Surround yourself with inspirational people! I am always impressed with this gal right here… Not only was Elizabeth Beisel a two time Olympic medalist but she then went on compete on Survivor where she met this gem of a human! Jack is the sweetest […]

February 12, 2020

They Met on Survivor | Dating Survivor Contestants | Elizabeth Beisel + Jack Nichting

I have been drawn to the idea of intimacy on film for quite some time now. About a year ago, Ben and I did an intimate portrait session in our condo. Since I drag my poor husband in front of the camera about once a year, he is well versed in all of the possible […]

January 29, 2020

Project Passion | Intimate Portrait Sessions | Virginia Studio Photographer Kir Tuben

  2019, Wow. What a freakin’ ride. When I look back at this year, I kind of have to laugh. Starting this year, my word of the year was “Rest”. I did anything but rest. I came in from 2018 pretty worn down from my biggest year yet so, I raised my prices and vowed […]

January 8, 2020

A Year in Review 2019 | Destination Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben | Personal Post

Allison and Andrew were some of the easiest clients I have ever worked with. Their families were lovely and these two planned a wedding with a ton of moving parts with very little snags! Allison got ready at the Darcy Hotel before sharing a first look at Meridian Hill park. We did all of their […]

January 2, 2020

Congressional Club Washington DC Wedding | District of Columbia Wedding Photography Kir Tuben | Allison and Andrew

This couple and I were made for each other. When planning their engagement session, Remi wanted to do something in Maryland but didn’t know what, so she asked me if there was anything I was really excited to shoot. I thought about if Ben and I were to get engaged again, what would we want […]

December 9, 2019

Inn at Perry Cabin Engagement Session | Maryland Wedding Photography | Remi and John

I think one of my favorite things in this career is when my couples trust me whole heartedly. When you put faith in the creatives you hire, magic can happen. That is exactly what Karly and AJ did! This pair knew they wanted classic DC monument photos but were totally open to any second location […]

December 5, 2019

DAR Constitution Hall Engagement Session | Daughters of the American Revolution Wedding | DC Engagement Photos Karly and AJ

From the minute I hopped on the phone with Allyson, I knew this would be one of my favorite weddings to capture. Not only her style but also her vivacious personality made this an elegant affair that was an overwhelming treat to attend and photograph. She described Jon as the strong silent type and I […]

December 2, 2019

Classic Washington DC Wedding | District of Columbia Capitol Wedding Photos | Allyson and Jonathan

Sometimes, you witness a day that is just so natural it restores your faith in love. This is how Connor and Sarah’s day felt. They decided to get married with only their immediate family present. With a guest count of 10, it was very easy to have the afternoon they wanted without any expectation set […]

November 25, 2019

Tudor Place Garden Wedding | Washington DC Elopement Photos | Sarah and Connor

I absolutely love it when client suggest engagement locations. I had never heard of Chapman State Park but now, it’s one of my favorite places in the area. This venue has it all: a charming manor, tall grass fields and a small beach at the bottom of the hill. Lisa and Jason like to go […]

November 18, 2019

Chapman State Park Engagement | Maryland Engagement Session | Lisa and Jason

Devin and Jeff are an adorable fun-loving pair. We were cracking jokes all morning even at 6:45AM. I loved being able to snap these engagements in fall because in under one calendar year, I will be back with these goofballs photographing their fall Stone Tower Winery wedding. I know they were a tad nervous being […]

November 10, 2019

The Wharf Engagement Session | District of Columbia Wedding Photography | Devin and Jeff