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Renee and Eric are my ideal clients. They are game for almost any photo suggestion, are madly in love and are cute as hell. These two wanted classic DC photos before heading off to tie the knot in Mexico! Eric works a lot near the capitol and is very into visual arts so was super involved in the creative process which I LOVED! These guys had a clear vision and it was a JOY executing it!

June 3, 2019

Library of Congress Engagement Session | District of Columbia Engagement Photos | Renee & Eric

So often in life, we don’t slow down to really appreciate the every day, the usual, the mundane. So much goes uncaptured. That said, I wanted to take 30 minutes on moving day to memorialize our first day in our new home in Alexandria, Virginia.

May 2, 2019

Northern Virginia Lifestyle Photographer | Move in Day Session | Personal Post

Alicia and Kenny were visiting just in time for the cherry blossoms! These two eloped and and never actually got formal portraits captured so they thought they should get all gussied up and celebrate their love with an anniversary session! These two met in DC before their trip to Korea so it seemed fitting that they would snap photos where it all began.

April 20, 2019

Cherry Blossom Engagement Session | Washington DC Cherry Blossom Photos | Alicia & Kenny

Jenifer and Vincent actually live in California together but seem to be world travelers. These two got engaged in Mexico and were in D.C visiting family this March when they decided to snap engagement photos! They missed the Cherry Blossoms by one week but were determined to get some classic District of Columbia engagement pictures when they were in town so we woke up at sunrise and were met with 30 degree temps and crazy wind! Although this couple seems to be beach enthusiasts, they did fabulously in the cold!

April 13, 2019

District of Columbia Engagement Photos | Jefferson Memorial Engagement Session | Vincent & Jenifer

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

Judee & Justin, what a pair! These two are first time expecting parents and I could not be more thrilled to have documented this part of their journey. This may be the last set of images they have together as a party of 2! They are expecting identical twins in the next few months and will be surprised by the gender on delivery day!

December 20, 2018

Washington DC Maternity Photos | Thomas Jefferson Memorial Maternity Session | Judee & Justin

Elise & Jarrett opted for 2 extremely different portrait locations for their engagement session and I was all about it! We started at the Jefferson memorial at sunrise to get some classic DC portraits and ended with their pup walking around Roosevelt Island!

November 19, 2018

Roosevelt Island Engagement Session | Washington DC Engagement Photos | Elise & Jarrett

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

From Bride to Baby | Kir Tuben Family Education | Maternity & Lifestyle Photos