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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

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

When two hand written vows have the same opening line.. you know it’s love!! Stef & Mark have a love that you know will last a lifetime. You can see it in these images… the way mark changes her shoes, the way Stef wrinkles her nose when she laughs at his jokes every single kiss ended with a smile. This fall wedding was one of my all time favorites because this pair was a match made in heaven.

December 12, 2018

Whitehall Estate Wedding | Classic Northern Virginia Wedding | Stefanie & Mark

What a bombshell couple these two are!! Diane is actually Ben’s best friend’s little sister! I have known the Mechners since Ben and I started dating so this was a blast to finally meet Diane and Cam in person! These two met at Robinson (when they were 10 years old!) and started dating in their high school years. Cam actually asked her to homecoming by decorating her mininvan in the Robinson parking lot. They then went to college across the country from one another, him at USC and her at UVA, but they managed to make the distance work. Like a true romantic, Cam proposed to Diane in the same parking lot in the same manner he asked her to homecoming all those years ago: he decorated her car with a very different question- ‘Will you marry me?’

September 8, 2018

Meadowlark Botanical Garden Engagement | Virginia Wedding Photographer | Diane & Cam

Sky and Dallen are two awesome humans that like to have a great time. Sky is actually a wedding photographer herself so I just knew that this day would be super photogenic and perfect for image making! These two met at William and Mary and decided to tie the knot just feet from where they first met. In keeping with campus tradition, they did their first look at the Crim Dell bridge: a spot where lovers can walk across to give them good tidings and a strong bond for life. The rest of the day was just as magical.

August 9, 2018

William and Mary Wedding | Wren Chapel Wedding | Sky & Dallen

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 & Tommy

Lately, I have been getting a lot of inquiries for Lifestyle sessions. While I focus primarily on weddings and engagements, I will make certain exceptions (mainly for past clients and friends) and delve into the world of family and lifestyle photography. I wanted to create this resource for my clients to explain the kind of photography I do and do not do when it comes to these sessions! Definitely reach out for pricing and availability if the info below applies to you!

July 7, 2018

From Bride to Baby | Kir Tuben Family Education | Maternity & Lifestyle Photos

Ah yes, the age-old question: Do I need a wedding planner? The answer is an overwhelming YES. What most brides don’t realize is that, no matter what, you will have a wedding planner. If you don’t hire a professional, this job will either fall to you, your photographer, your mother, or a team of drunken bridesmaids. This is not to say that any of these people can do this job or are in the least bit qualified for it… but one way or another, your wedding will go on. Whether you want it to run smoothly without stress is up to you. 

February 12, 2018

Should I Hire a Wedding Planner? | DC Wedding Planning | Couples’ Education