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Blake knew he wanted to propose with the Capitol in the background and this was the perfect secluded spot to surprise Caroline with the ring of her dreams! Little did she know, her family was also waiting around the corner for hugs and champagne! Here are my favorite images from this surprise capitol hill proposal. […]

April 23, 2021

DC Capitol Proposal | Capitol Hill Proposal | DC Proposal Photographs | Blake and Caroline

Lily and Ben are two of my all-time favorite clients! When I had to pick models for a mentoring session, they were the first couple I thought of! I actually shot their wedding during the pandemic but we never did an official engagement together so this was the perfect excuse to get together again and […]

April 21, 2021

DC Kwanzan Cherry Blossom Engagement | Library of Congress Engagement Photos | DC Spring Engagement Pictures | Lily and Ben

It’s evenings like this one that make me believe in love. Jessica and Bryant eloped on the national mall on a Wednesday. With the pandemic in full swing, they decided to make private vows to one another and self-officiate at the DC War Memorial. We took a handful of portraits at Lincoln before walking to […]

April 21, 2021

DC War Memorial Wedding | National Mall Wedding Photos | DC Wedding Photographs | Jessica and Bryant

M & C originally planned a wedding in the bride’s home country: Turkey! With the pandemic happening, travel seemed out of the question but they didn’t want COVID to hold up their wedding plans. These two met at Georgetown and have actually been dating long distance for 6 years! I wouldn’t want to wait any […]

September 2, 2020

Tudor Place Gardens Wedding | Historic Tudor Gardens Georgetown Wedding | DC Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben

Kelly & David’s elopement was a breath of fresh air. There were 15 people in attendance (including myself) but their love filled the entire historic garden. Kelly got ready with the women in her life at the Four Seasons in Georgetown before first seeing her groom at the Tudor Place Historic House & Garden.

May 27, 2019

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden Wedding | District of Columbia Elopement | Kelly and David

2017 will forever be the year I remember building my ideal business. I shot 19 weddings, 5 styled shoots, took on 3 second shooting gigs, 52 engagements, 3 proposals and 12 lifestyle shoots. I rebranded, hired an associate and (fun fact) still was tutoring full time.

January 7, 2018

Destination Wedding Photographer | 2017 A Year in Review | Personal Post

It’s our second Christmas as husband and wife and good news… we’re still married! This year has been filled with travels, family time and good old fashion couch time.

December 24, 2017

Washington DC Wedding Photographer | Merry Christmas From the Tubens

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 and Tricks | District of Columbia Wedding Photographer

Meaghan and Dave had the perfect wedding that suited them as a couple. Having been to their fair share of weddings, these two knew exactly what to prioritize: family, an authentic ceremony and a good time. Meg & Dave tied the knot on October 21st in an intimate DC service under the dome of the DC War Memorial.

December 14, 2017

DC War Memorial Wedding | Intimate District of Columbia Wedding | Meaghan and Dave

The first things most photographers shoot the morning of your wedding are the details of your wedding. This includes all the little things that go into getting ready. To make the day go smoother, you’ll want to have all these things set aside ready to be photographed! Below, I have compromise a list for both brides and grooms to have ready! 

September 9, 2016

Wedding Day Details | What to Bring to Wedding Day | Couples’ Education