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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

Kelly & David’s elopement was a breath of fresh air. There were 15 people in attendance (including myself) but their love filled the entire historic garden. Kelly got ready with the women in her life at the Four Seasons in Georgetown before first seeing her groom at the Tudor Place Historic House & Garden.

May 27, 2019

Tudor Place Historic House & Garden Wedding | District of Columbia Elopement | Kelly & David

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

Amy and Cam braved the cold weather to have their iconic Jefferson engagement session at the first week of spring! Since it was an overcast morning, we started this session at 8AM! We had the Jefferson Memorial all to ourselves and were met with nothing but even light! We explored all around the tidal basin before heading to Alexandria where these two lovebirds live.

March 26, 2019

Washington DC Engagement Photos | Jefferson Memorial Engagement Session | Amy & Cam

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

Golden Hour was probably my favorite shoot of the Pantone editorial. I find it very rare that couples go for warm and earthy tones on the East Coast so this was a joy to capture. I love the way that these colors looked on both film and digital. Any florals dripping from the ceiling have my heart.

February 5, 2019

Pantone Wedding Trends | 2019 Wedding Inspiration | Golden Hour

I have always been in love with editorial work, so when Wedding Wire contacted me to partner with Pantone to capture the wedding trends for 2019, I was overjoyed! I was extremely honored to be chosen to photograph 4 different color schemes for this year’s wedding inspiration. I had an insane amount of creative control and was able to contribute to the vision boards, suggested venues and brought my favorite stylist Sincerely Pete on board to help carry out this vision.

February 4, 2019

Pantone Wedding Trends | 2019 Wedding Inspiration | Love in Bloom

I met Victoria over a year ago! I was hired to photograph her sister’s wedding at the Josephine Butler Parks Center. Victoria is a photographer herself AND was a bridesmaid. I myself have been in this position and know what it’s like to want to take pictures of your loved one getting married! I encouraged her to snap some images during the day and she was the biggest help during their Alex’s day! Fast forward to THIS fall and Victoria is engaged herself!

December 22, 2018

Embassy Row Engagement | Washington DC Fall Engagement Session | Victoria and Paul

These two broke the glass in front of friends and family in an elegant wedding ceremony that made the Wharf one of my new favorite DC locations! Not only do these two have impeccable taste but they are insanely lovely human beings. I think Emily & Toby are the chairpeople of my fan club. Every post, every new scary step in my business, these two support it full throttle. I am so thankful that we were brought together this year and I actually am having post-wedding depression that this soirée is over.

December 17, 2018

District of Columbia Intercontinental Wedding | The Wharf DC Wedding | Emily & Toby