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Alicia and Kenny were visiting just in time for the cherry blossoms! These two eloped and and never actually got formal portraits captured so they thought they should get all gussied up and celebrate their love with an anniversary session! These two met in DC before their trip to Korea so it seemed fitting that they would snap photos where it all began.

April 20, 2019

Cherry Blossom Engagement Session | Washington DC Cherry Blossom Photos | Alicia and Kenny

Elise & Jarrett opted for 2 extremely different portrait locations for their engagement session and I was all about it! We started at the Jefferson memorial at sunrise to get some classic DC portraits and ended with their pup walking around Roosevelt Island!

November 19, 2018

Roosevelt Island Engagement Session | Washington DC Engagement Photos | Elise and Jarrett

 Halfway through this darling engagement session, Brittany and Andrew felt as though they had to confess something to me… They were UNC alumni! In college, there was no feud more powerful than the one between UNC and Duke but weirdly enough, even though I am a Blue Devil through and through, some of my very best friends went to UNC! Now in DC, I actually LOVE running into anyone who shared my North Carolina experiences: He’s Not, TOP) and Franklin Street were all a major part of my college experiences too! So Brittany & Andrew’s “confession was met with laughter and heaps of inside jokes.

September 28, 2018

Old Town Alexandria Engagement | Virginia Fall Engagement | Brittany and Drew

Michelle contacted me a few weeks before this session; she and her fiancé Tommy had decided to elope and wanted to get married within the month. Just them, and officiant and me. We planned a time and location but these two just couldn’t wait! In true elopement fashion, they went down to the Fairfax Courthouse and tied the knot before this photo session even took place! They chose Bear’s Den because it represented them: they love the outdoors and are a super adventurous couple that needs no frills or pomp and circumstance of a traditional wedding.

July 21, 2018

Bears Den Elopement | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer | Michelle and Tommy

When I first Skyped with Ashley & Michael, the first thing I heard was their pupper in the background! You know I am immediately going to love a couple that loves animals as much as I do! Ashley and Michael will be tying the knot in October on a plot of stunning Virginia family land.

February 5, 2018

Bear’s Den Engagement | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer | Ashley and Michael

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

I have known Charlotte forever! We swam on the same club team in high school in Boca Raton, Florida. She was always a breath of fresh air and so fun to be around. She is not only stunning and kind but she is also a Marine! Charlotte’s commitment to her country lead her on a journey to meet the love of her life: Joe.  

July 17, 2017

Manassas Battlefield Engagement | Virginia Summer Engagement | Charlotte and Joe

Every year, I have couples request photos in the cherry blossoms. And rightfully so! Ben and I even did our engagement photos with cherry blossoms! However.. tourists are swarming, even at sunrise! The Tidal Basin can be nuts. Because everyone wants their spring blooms without hundreds of people swarming, I have compiled a list of alternative photo locations that still allow for maximum blossoms but minimal people.  

March 14, 2017

Insider Scoop on Cherry Blossoms Locations | Couples’ Education

So you’re engaged!? Congrats!! Now it is time to start planning your engagement announcement. But where to begin?! Once you have your photographer, you should start thinking about locations. Here are my top 5 engagement locations in Northern Virginia. 

October 9, 2016

Top 5 Northern Virginia Engagement Locations