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Shira and Brian had an absolutely perfect wedding. They decided to throw a brunch soirée for to celebrate their love. The rain held out all afternoon for their outdoor ceremony. Shira grew up going to summer camp on at this very venue so she knew this would be the place she married the love of […]

August 20, 2019

Woodend Nature Sanctuary Wedding | Maryland Garden Wedding Photos | Shira + Brian

When Grace told me she wanted to do engagement photos at her parent’s house, I wasn’t expecting this! Their Virginia estate made the perfect backdrop for some romantic portraits! Grace and John are planning a very intimate wedding this fall at the Inn at Little Washington with only a few friends and immediate family. Since […]

August 8, 2019

Virginia Estate Engagement Photos | Blue Mountain Ridge Engagement Session | Grace + John

I have known Jeff a since my college days! We both went to Duke together and ran in similar circles. In fact, he and my hubby were in the same fraternity! When he and his fiance Michelle reached out for engagement photos, I was over the moon excited! We had a little scheduling snafu since […]

July 17, 2019

Old Town Alexandria Engagement | Northern Virginia Wedding | Michelle + Jeff

Ever wonder what an hour of portraits on wedding day would look like? Christina and Alex hired me for just that!! Usually, on wedding day, you usually have a grand total of 30 minutes of newlywed portraits on wedding day… and for these two, it was even less! There was a heatwave on their special […]

July 10, 2019

The Market at Grelen Wedding | Charlottesville Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben | Christina + Alex

This wedding was a decade in the making. 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 […]

July 10, 2019

Shadow Creek Wedding | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben | Dianne + Cam

I have been waiting about 2 years to photograph these two again. I got to photograph Ashleigh and Ryan when they were living abroad in Australia! I visited Sydney for a vacation with my friend Margot and we linked up through Instagram. It feels like it has been decades since that trip. Since then, these […]

June 20, 2019

Dulany’s Overlook Wedding | Maryland Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben | Ashleigh + Ryan

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