journal

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 | Kaitlin & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & Rob

The best way to described Abby and Mike is through the last 10 minutes of their wedding day. Sweaty and excited from dancing, they were the last two on the dance floor thanking the vendors and hugging their drunk friends who were lingering the longest. A jacketless Mike and a balero-less Abby requested one last photo with the mutual friend that introduced them as a couple. Before running through their sparklers, Mike had me shove late night Taco Bell Burritos in his suit before booking it to their after party.

October 11, 2018

Stone Tower Winery Wedding | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer | Abby & Mike

These two have been together for over 5 years! Can you believe it!? Brian ended up proposing while the couple was beach vacationing and it was an easy YES for Rachel! After many years and fun adventures together, these two are planning an elegant Great Marsh wedding for next May! I can’t wait to see their Just Married smiles on their perfect spring day! Here are my favorite shots from their classic DC engagement session.

October 8, 2018

Washington DC Garden Engagement Session | District of Columbia Wedding Photographer | Rachel & Brian

Alright folks, this post was a long time coming. Today I want to talk to you about FILM. No, not video… shooting in real honest to god physical film like your parents had on their wedding day. I started shooting film in college when I had my first ever dark room class. I was able to develop my own film (with chemicals that the Duke Lab paid for). I loved it then but in the age of digital, I never thought I would return to it.

October 3, 2018

Film Photography Explained | What is a Hybrid Photographer? | Fine Art DC Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben