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May 22, 2018

Old House Vineyards Wedding Photos No matter how much planning you do for your wedding day, there’s one thing you have to leave up to fate: the weather. All last week was drenched in rainstorm after rainstorm, and by the time Saturday rolled around we were hoping for a break in the rain.  Sarah and […]

May 15, 2018

Yards Park DC Engagement Photos With all this rainy weather we’ve been having, I’m so happy I got to spend a beautiful morning with Lindsay and Dan last week! They chose the Navy Yards Park for their DC engagement photos because it has a special place in their story. And it couldn’t have been a […]

May 14, 2018

There’s something special about the detail photos from your wedding day. Not only do they show your unique personalities, they also reveal your vision for the day! From your wedding colors to family heirlooms, these photos really tie your story together. The Detail Photo List I always ask my couples to keep all the items together so when I […]

May 7, 2018

Sunrise Georgetown Engagement Photos It may have taken several reschedules due to the terrible spring weather we had this year, but last week I finally got to hang out with Maryana and Stephen! We had been trying to set up their session since March, but every day we chose got the worst of it. From […]

May 5, 2018

7 Tips to Find the Perfect Engagement Shoot Outfit Engagement shoots are always so exciting! I often think of them as a fun “date” the two of you get to go on, and I just happen to be around with my camera to capture the cute moments. But what should you wear? It’s a question […]

April 30, 2018

DC Monument Engagement Photos Springtime is finally starting to arrive around here, which means more engagement sessions are coming your way! Last Thursday I had the pleasure of hanging out with Regan and Will in the city, and it was nothing short of gorgeous. These two showed up looking so stylish – don’t you just love […]

April 27, 2018

Central Park Engagement Photos A year and a half ago, I visited New York City for the first time and completely fell in love. At the time, I dreamed about coming back  and photographing a sunrise engagement session in Central Park. There was just something so special about such a gorgeous park surrounded by the […]

April 16, 2018

Old Town Alexandria Engagement Photos When you combine golden hour, Old Town Alexandria’s charm and a beautiful couple, you get an incredible engagement session! I loved hanging out with Haley and Carter last week, and I’m so excited to share some of my favorites from the evening. And let me tell you – it was […]

April 12, 2018

DC Cherry Blossom Engagement Photos Although we had to move the session around and deal with chilly weather, I had so much fun meeting Edmundo and Gaviota earlier this week! As you may have guessed, planning a photo session around the cherry blossoms can be a real challenge. And this year was no exception. Between […]

April 11, 2018

Old Town Alexandria Engagement Photos Last week I spent a beautiful Friday evening with the sweetest couple! Not only did it finally feel like spring (at least for a day), but we had such a wonderful time wandering around Old Town Alexandria. From the romantic cobblestone roads to the stunning waterfront, it’s always one of my favorite […]


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