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
It honestly took me awhile to put my thoughts down about this wedding. I met Lauren and Daniel what seems like forever ago at a beer garden in Virginia. We talked about our mutual love of Pete Holmes, Halloween and running. The way they described their relationship and wedding day vision reminded me so much of me and my own husband. I think I was counting the minutes until this day just like them!
July 11, 2018
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
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
This shoot was inspired by our couple Wynn and SK. The two are planning a full wedding out of country to this was one way of celebrating their love where they first met in Virginia. The two met four years ago at a local bar. Wynn said “SK was wearing an interesting outfit that stood our from everyone else, which I vividly remember… not to mention the hottest guy there. We locked eyes for a brief second, and the rest was history!”
May 25, 2018
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You may not believe it but this is the SECOND puppy announcement shoot I have done in my career. Some might think that hiring a professional photographer for your pet is “extra” but actually I think it celebrates some of the best moments in your everyday life! Pets (especially doggos) become such a huge part of your family that I think it is sweet to commemorate their childhood with some quality images!
March 13, 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
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
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