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Julie and Shane are one of a kind. These two love birds are so charismatic in front of a camera that I could photograph them for years and years! While this shoot was the perfect elopement inspiration, these two are actually expecting their first kiddo this year! I also had the pleasure of photographing them in France last summer so looking at these images gives me all the feels.

March 12, 2019

DC Film Wedding Photographer | Rust Manor Wedding | Julie & Shane

Time after time I receive questions about engagement spots with mountain overlooks. My more adventurous hiking couples want pictures that are true to their relationship, pictures of them seeking adventure. I decided to put together this little list to help anyone seeking stunning Virginia mountain views.

December 10, 2018

Virginia Mountain Engagement Locations | Hiking Engagement Session

Kelly & Jordan have been planning their engagement photos for months! They knew they wanted fall inspired photos and decided on Great Falls because they love to wander and hike together. Since they are getting married in St. Louis, they decided to snap pictures of a place that reminds them of their love at home here in VA.

November 14, 2018

Great Falls Engagement Session | Virginia Fall Engagement | Kelly & Jordan

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

I had the absolute BEST morning with Emily & Nima. The two were a bit nervous at first because they had never had their portraits professionally done but, I must say, they did EXCELLENTLY! I think the champagne helped a bit 😉 We decided to snap sunrise engagement portraits at the Jefferson memorial. This was actually AFTER peak bloom and most of the cherry blossoms had died but we got lucky with one tree and crab apple blooms! 

June 6, 2018

District of Columbia Cherry Blossom Engagement | DC Wedding Photographer | Emily & Nima