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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

I actually cannot handle the cuteness of this session! Evan and Dustin decided to renew their vows this year in a small ceremony at Morias Vineyards and I was lucky enough to document the day. We went to this stunning Northern Virginia wedding venue for an afternoon of glam for Evan and Sloane and playtime […]

August 7, 2019

Morais Vineyards Wedding | Virginia Vow Renewal | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben | The Sandersons

From start to finish, Jesse and Haley were a dream to work with. Their engagement session launched a litany of clients wanting Cherry Blossom engagement photos so I can’t imagine all the requests for elements from this wedding day. From this couple’s amazing style to Haley’s insane organization skills cultivated from working in the wedding […]

July 25, 2019

Andrew Mellon Auditorium Wedding | Luxury DC Wedding Photography | Haley + Jesse

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

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

Tory and Andrew… what a pair. If there was ever a lucky wedding day, this was it. The forecast said rain for DAYS but when it came time for these nuptials, we got even light and perfect temps! We even got a double rainbow at the end of the night! These two big Italian families had a beautiful day starting with champagne in the morning and Blue Valley wine at night. The affair was made even more special knowing that Andrew has a deployment coming up. Everyone got to cherish seeing these two celebrating the happiest day of their lives’ together in front of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

September 20, 2018

Blue Valley Vineyard Wedding | Virginia Wedding Photographer | Victoria and Andrew

Although I’ve known these two for under a year, I feel as though we were meant to be best friends! Perhaps that’s how all athletes feel; we tend to value the same things and approach life in very similar ways. Kelsey and Brett are big fitness fans and live healthy lives filled with good friends, family and good (home-cooked) food. Kelsey and Brett met online and went for their first date to bike around the National mall. It only seems natural that these two would plan a stunning laid back wedding with tons of friends, games and wine. 

August 5, 2018

Stone Tower Winery Wedding | Virginia Wedding Photographer | Kelsey and Brett

It honestly took me awhile to put my thoughts down about this wedding. I met Lauren and Daniel what seems like forever ago at a beer garden in Virginia. We talked about our mutual love of Pete Holmes, Halloween and running. The way they described their relationship and wedding day vision reminded me so much of me and my own husband. I think I was counting the minutes until this day just like them!

July 11, 2018

Stone Tower Winery Wedding | Northern Virginia Wedding Photography | Lauren and Daniel

Oh man do I love this couple. As soon as we joked about going to Space Bar (a grilled cheese bar near my house in Falls Church), I knew we were going to be fast friends. Alison and Ryan are a fabulous couple. There was hardly ever a time when we were not laughing and joking around on this shoot. 

November 13, 2016

Barrel Oak Winery Engagement | Ryan and Alison