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I actually cannot handle the cuteness of this session! Evan and Dustin decided to renew their vows this year in a small ceremony at Morias Vineyards and I was lucky enough to document the day. We went to this stunning Northern Virginia wedding venue for an afternoon of glam for Evan and Sloane and playtime […]

August 7, 2019

Morais Vineyards Wedding | Virginia Vow Renewal | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben | The Sandersons

From start to finish, Jesse and Haley were a dream to work with. Their engagement session launched a litany of clients wanting Cherry Blossom engagement photos so I can’t imagine all the requests for elements from this wedding day. From this couple’s amazing style to Haley’s insane organization skills cultivated from working in the wedding […]

July 25, 2019

Andrew Mellon Auditorium Wedding | Luxury DC Wedding Photography | Haley + Jesse

Carly & Josh.. what a pair. These two decided to elope in Meadowlark Botanical gardens with only their parents and last living grandmother. Their siblings didn’t even know! This intimate ceremony took place during the first snow fall of winter in Northern Virginia. What a way to start 2019!

June 13, 2019

Meadowlark Botanical Garden Elopement | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben | Carly & Josh

Rain didn’t steal any joy from these two on their wedding day! I’ll be honest, a lot went not-according-to-plan during Renee & Rob’s wedding day: no one knew how to tie a bow tie, the ceremony was moved inside, and a number of logistics went awry… they actually used my wedding ring in their ceremony! But when it came down to it, these two handled it with grace and experienced the day with joy and laughter which is exactly how they will handle all obstacles in life! 

June 10, 2019

Lansdowne Resort Wedding | Northern Virginia Wedding Photos | Renee & Rob

So often in life, we don’t slow down to really appreciate the every day, the usual, the mundane. So much goes uncaptured. That said, I wanted to take 30 minutes on moving day to memorialize our first day in our new home in Alexandria, Virginia.

May 2, 2019

Northern Virginia Lifestyle Photographer | Move in Day Session | Personal Post

Kaitlin & Ishan love each other so much that they got married TWICE. These newlyweds wanted to honor Ishan’s heritage and have a large traditional Indian wedding in India as well as this stunning wedding at Stone Tower Winery! Their multi-day celebration in India was the first ceremony to honor their eternal commitment before also affirming their commitment in a church in Virgina. I think it’s amazing when two people of different backgrounds blend their heritage and honor tradition in both ways!

April 10, 2019

Stone Tower Winery Winter Wedding | Northern Virginia Wedding | Kaitlin & Ishan

Julie and Shane are one of a kind. These two love birds are so charismatic in front of a camera that I could photograph them for years and years! While this shoot was the perfect elopement inspiration, these two are actually expecting their first kiddo this year! I also had the pleasure of photographing them in France last summer so looking at these images gives me all the feels.

March 12, 2019

DC Film Wedding Photographer | Rust Manor Wedding | Julie & Shane

Julie and Shane are one of a kind. These two love birds are so charismatic in front of a camera that I could photograph them for years and years! While this shoot was the perfect elopement inspiration, these two are actually expecting their first kiddo this year! I also had the pleasure of photographing them in France last summer so looking at these images gives me all the feels.

March 11, 2019

Rust Manor Wedding Inspiration | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer | Julie + Shane

Today I want to share a less glamorous part of my job: behind the scenes. I have to admit, on wedding day… I WORK. I sweat, I run, I sometimes trip and fall. But I will pretty much go to any lengths to get the perfect images for my couples. Every year, I create a folder of behind the scenes images from my second shooters. This year, I decided to share some of my favorites. While I don’t look my most glamorous on the job, you can see the joy my work brings me in almost every image.

February 12, 2019

2018 Behind the Scenes | Virginia Wedding Photographer Life | Personal Post

This year was surreal. I built my business in ways I never thought possible. I photographed 29 weddings, 61 engagement & lifestyle sessions, 10 boudoir sessions, 2 proposals and 21 mini sessions. I traveled to abroad to Cuba, Tulum, Montreal, cruised Alaska and slept in a car in the Great American West.

December 29, 2018

Destination Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben | A Year In Review: 2018