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I have been waiting to photograph these two for MONTHS. Back in summer, I met these James and Joanna for drinks with their lovely planner (shout out to Pamela Barefoot Events). We chatted all about wedding day and I fell in love with their vision, couple chemistry and immediately settled into a comfortable joking state […]

November 12, 2020

Goodstone Inn Engagement Session | Middleburg Wedding Photos | James and Joanna

Carly & Josh.. what a pair. These two decided to elope in Meadowlark Botanical gardens with only their parents and last living grandmother. Their siblings didn’t even know! This intimate ceremony took place during the first snow fall of winter in Northern Virginia. What a way to start 2019!

June 13, 2019

Meadowlark Botanical Garden Elopement | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben | Carly and Josh

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 | Kaitli and Ishan

Lauren and Zach are near and dear to my heart. This bride was a bridesmaid in one of my past weddings (shoutout to Molly & Jake) and she loved the way I handled a wedding day. When it came time for these two to tie the knot, I was one of the first vendors booked. Fast forward a few months and Zach happened to be relocated for work which brought these two to live in my very small hometown of Delray Beach Florida! I was able to visit them twice in the past year and really get to know their kind spirits and fun-loving nature.

March 15, 2019

The Country Club of Virginia Wedding | Quirk Hotel Richmond Wedding | Lauren and Zach

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 and Shane

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 11, 2019

Rust Manor Wedding Inspiration | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer | Julie + Shane

Today I want to share a less glamorous part of my job: behind the scenes. I have to admit, on wedding day… I WORK. I sweat, I run, I sometimes trip and fall. But I will pretty much go to any lengths to get the perfect images for my couples. Every year, I create a folder of behind the scenes images from my second shooters. This year, I decided to share some of my favorites. While I don’t look my most glamorous on the job, you can see the joy my work brings me in almost every image.

February 12, 2019

2018 Behind the Scenes | Virginia Wedding Photographer Life | Personal Post

This couple right here has my heart! They have a sweetness about them that is unrivaled. They actually met in 6th grade and have been dating for over 9 years… and it shows! They have an easy nature around one another that can only be developed by time. They have a deep history and spend lots of time with family. Vincent even proposed at the Jersey Shore surrounded by siblings and family!

December 16, 2018

Winery at Bull Run Engagement | Virginia Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben | Courtney and Vincent

Never has there ever been a goofier groom than Rob. I think I laughed the entire 2 hour session with these two. Rob’s sense of humor made this engagement session a breeze because he always made Renee smile from ear to ear! We woke up super early to walk around Jefferson and then headed to Lincoln. Even though Lincoln was under construction, you can hardly tell!

October 24, 2018

Washington DC Memorial Engagement Session | District of Columbia Wedding Photographer | Renee and Rob

It’s obvious to see how easily Bridgette and Doug fit together. Doug is an extremely thoughtful and kind soul which is mirrored only by Bridgette’s sweetness and loving nature. What made this wedding special was the bond these newlyweds shared. These two read personal letters during their first look and it was one of the sweetest moments I’ve ever seen. Their intimate ceremony in the all white church concluded with a family only send off and some alone time for just the two of them.

October 18, 2018

Green Spring Valley Hunt Club Wedding | Maryland Wedding Photographer | Bridgette and Doug