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
As you may (or may not) know, I have officially launched my photography workshop called The Real Talk Workshop. We get it Kir… you’re hosting a workshop. So why then am I writing a blog post about it? Well, I don’t really think a landing page on my site is doing this event justice. I want to really dive in and explain the passion behind this project.
March 23, 2018
Tory & Isaac met through mutual friends who stood by their sides as best man and matron of honor at their July wedding at the DC Arts Club. Their intimate city wedding was supposed to be nothing but rain all day but all we saw were tiny droplets here and there. It barely sprinkled on our Lincoln memorial parade as we walked with clear umbrellas in hand.
February 19, 2018
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
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
I cannot say enough about this couple right here. They are kind, caring and fun-loving people who genuinely care about everyone around them. The first thing that happened when I showed up to this wedding was Caroline giving both me and Jenny (the planner) matching gifts! I am currently rocking my custom Kir2ben hat while writing this post!
October 26, 2017
Well, it FINALLY happened… I got to shoot a carnival engagement! Words cannot express my excitement! I was so thrilled that Sky & Dallen were up for something different. It really felt just like a fun evening at the fair together. I have been obsessed with shooting at a carnival since I was a teenager. I always loved the South Florida Fair growing up and after seeing the Notebook, I was determined to one day capture love at a fair.
October 24, 2017
Who else is sick of white wedding dresses!? Ok, ok, there is nothing wrong with a classic.. but what about a vow renewal dress? Or maybe you want to depart from the traditional wedding dress and rock something a little more funky to your wedding day.
October 5, 2017
I have been wanting to shoot a sunflower engagement session FOREVER. McKee-Beshers is by far the best location to see sunflowers in bloom from late June into July! They have a handy map that shows all the best sunflower field locations as well!
September 13, 2017
“I’ll never forget the first time Ryan came to visit. After a weekend of hanging out, we were all sitting on the couch in my apartment when Alison got up to go get something from the kitchen. Without really thinking, Ryan blurted out.. ‘Oh man, I am so freakin in love with your best friend.’
June 12, 2017