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January 16, 2019

How to Back-Up Wedding Photos Congratulations!! You’re officially married, and you’re having a blast re-living your wedding through your gallery. The next step is to make sure you store your wedding photos properly so you can enjoy them for decades to come! 1. Download Your Full Gallery First of all, make sure you download your […]

January 13, 2019

Supreme Court & Library of Congress Portraits Right before the holidays I met up with Rachel and Grant for a sunrise session in one of the prettiest places in DC. We stopped by three iconic locations for photos, all within steps of each other: the Supreme Court, the Capitol Building and the Library of Congress. […]

January 11, 2019

Today I’m talking all about the getting ready suite. This space could be at your wedding venue, at a hotel, at your parent’s house – or even your own place! As you plan for your wedding day, think about the key moments that will happen here. Finishing hair and makeup, getting into your dress and spending time with […]

January 9, 2019

Favorite Engagement Moments of the Year Earlier this week I shared my best-of wedding moments, so now I’d like to share some of my favorite engagement photos! 2018 was an exciting year for me. From cherry blossoms to NYC skylines, it was one of my favorite ones yet. I’ve decided to keep this post super […]

January 8, 2019

 Old Town Alexandria Winter Engagement Photos First of all, I can’t fully express how excited I am to share today’s blog post!! Sarah and Andrew are an amazing couple, and I’m beyond thrilled with how their engagement photos turned out. You see, when we went to plan the session, the world didn’t fully cooperate with […]

January 7, 2019

My Favorite Moments of the Year At the end of each wedding season, I like to go back through all the photos and reflect on the year. I have to say: 2018 was quite the adventure! I witnessed 20 amazing couples promise forever to each other, traveled to my first international destination wedding and married the […]

December 22, 2018

Old Town Alexandria Holiday Portraits I can’t believe we’re only a few days away from Christmas!! To celebrate, I’m sharing Edmundo and Gaviota’s portrait session in Old Town Alexandria. You may remember them from their gorgeous Thomas Jefferson cherry blossom engagement photos last spring! Every time I work with them, they show up looking incredibly […]

December 19, 2018

The following guest post was written by Anna Pollock, co-founder of Field & Gown.  Wedding Décor – The Case for Renting  It’s two months until your wedding day. If you’re like most brides, you’ve got all the big things checked off your list. Venue is booked. Photographer hired. Invitations sent. Now it’s time to think […]

December 14, 2018

Light Up the Season Earlier this fall my friend Ashley from Atelier Ashley Flowers reached out about a project she was working on for Light Up the Season DC. She was designing a woodland-inspired tree with whimsical accents, which would be auctioned off at the charity event benefitting Children’s National Hospital. At the event, attendees get […]

December 14, 2018

The Latest Bridal Trends While the 2019 wedding season is still months away, brides are flocking to the upcoming trends in preparation for their big day. Next year promises to be bigger and bolder in many ways, while other brides will focus on simplicity. If you’re still trying to figure out what to wear for […]

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