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  2019, Wow. What a freakin’ ride. When I look back at this year, I kind of have to laugh. Starting this year, my word of the year was “Rest”. I did anything but rest. I came in from 2018 pretty worn down from my biggest year yet so, I raised my prices and vowed […]

January 8, 2020

A Year in Review 2019 | Destination Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben | Personal Post

Jamie and Adam wanted a romantic winter wedding lit by candle light and they certainly achieved it! These two combined traditions from Egyptian and Jewish cultures to create a beautiful fusion wedding that was a lovely start to the holiday season. The day started for Adam at the Lansdowne Resort. He was joined by his […]

January 4, 2020

Winter Stone Tower Winery Wedding | Tank Room Wedding | Jamie and Adam

Elise and Jarrett threw one of my favorite weddings of the year. From every meticulously planned detail to the overall mood of the day, you can tell these two spent an incredible amount of time intentionally planning this affair. The list of personal touches on this wedding is astounding: an engraved watch, heirloom ribbon sewn […]

December 23, 2019

King Family Vineyard Wedding | Charlottesville Virginia Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben | Elise and Jarrett

Grace and John, what a pair. After getting to know these two at their engagement session at her family’s property, I had been looking forward to this wedding all year. John is a sweet but stoic guy and Grace has this amazing lighthearted charm about her that is infectious to everyone she meets. They immediately […]

December 1, 2019

The Inn at Little Washington Wedding | Northern Virginia Elopement Photographer Kir Tuben | Grace and John

I had very high expectations for this Charlottesville wedding and oh man, every single one was met and exceeded! When this couple first contacted me, it was actually Hayley’s mom Lisa who did all the emailing (and the intake call!) Now usually, that’s a red flag when I have a mom so hands on with […]

November 18, 2019

UVA Chapel Wedding | Verulam Farm Wedding | Charlottesville Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben | Hayley and Sam

Ashley and  Sean were probably the kindest couple I had all year. They were so insanely sweet at their engagement session and extremely thoughtful throughout the wedding planning process and on their special day! Every single person at their wedding whether explicitly said at toasts or said in hugs and loving looks absolutely adored this […]

October 31, 2019

Sylvanside Farm Wedding | Virginia Wedding Photography Kir Tuben | Ashley + Sean

These two fun-loving book worms met in a library so it was only obvious that they lean into this theme with check out cards as their seating chart! I actually loved every single design element of Alex & Alyse’s Stone Tower Winery Wedding. This couple planned a stunning day with incredible guest experience for their […]

October 8, 2019

Stone Tower Winery Wedding | Best Virginia Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben | Alex + Alyse

These two have the most infectious laugh of all time. I think this was the most like a guest I have ever felt while working a wedding. Christina and Robbie planned a New Years Eve wedding at Stone Tower but they just couldn’t wait to tie the knot so they moved this affair up to […]

October 8, 2019

Stone Tower Winery Wedding | Best Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben | Christina + Robbie

Hannah and Matt, I have no words but I suppose I will try to explain how kind, thoughtful and gracious these two are. I am actually sad that this wedding is over! Working with this bride and groom was a treat. Ever since their perfect day at Longwood Gardens, Hannah and I began communicating on […]

September 30, 2019

Great Marsh Estate Wedding | Northern Virginia Manor Wedding | Hannah + Matt

Ashley and Nissim had a darling summer wedding on one of the first nice days in August. They threw a Sunday brunch wedding at Airlie Gardens in Warrenton, VA that was full of sunshine and blue grass music. They shared a first look in the gardens behind the main building before signing their ketubah with […]

September 10, 2019

Airlie Virginia Wedding | Northern Virginia Wedding Photography | Ashley + Nissim