Shelly Pate

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couple stands holding hands on mountaintop at Shenandoah National Park

Ready to turn your couples session into a day of adventure? See all the possibilities available for turning your photo session into a couples adventure!

Couples Adventure Session: Plan an Adventure to Be Whatever You Make It


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couple kisses under wedding veil with wedding bouquet

We utilized Baltimore’s classy and historic wedding locations to meet this wedding vision, starting with the wedding venue: Mt. Washington Mill Dye House.

Mt. Washington Mill Dye House: Historic Baltimore Venue Meets Classy Wedding Vibes

Wedding Venue, Weddings

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couple laughs together standing on dance floor at wedding reception

Create a wedding experience that’s special to the two of you. Let these couples inspire you to incorporate your personality into your own wedding style!

Wedding Style Inspiration to Put Your Personality into the Wedding Day

Wedding Resources, Weddings

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couple walks down aisle together at virginia garden wedding

Great Marsh Estate is a venue that caters to your wedding style. See how this couple personalized their own classy wedding at this Virginia wedding venue!

Elegant Virginia Wedding Venue Just Outside of DC: Great Marsh Estate

Wedding Venue, Weddings

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couple kisses beside Old Town Alexandria waterfront

The Old Town Alexandria waterfront offers great variety. We’ll capture your engagement session with many options for locations, seasons, and times of day!

Engagement Photo Guide for Every Season at the Old Town Alexandria Waterfront

Couples, Wedding Resources

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couple stands in front of the Dolomites at Italy elopement

Our traditional wedding was followed by a five-year anniversary vow renewal. Here’s a glimpse of our Italy elopement adventure in the gorgeous Dolomites!

How to Have a Dolomites Italy Elopement: Our Vow Renewal Love Story

Destination Elopement, Elopements

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couple kisses during DC garden wedding exit

This couple naturally selected Anderson House as their mansion wedding venue because of the choices they made to curate their day. See how it all unfolded!

Anderson House: A Luxury Mansion Wedding Venue in Washington, DC

Washington, DC, Wedding Venue, Weddings

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couple stands in front of Capitol Columns at sunset engagement session

One of my favorite DC venues is without a doubt the National Arboretum. Here are the reasons why I recommend the National Arboretum DC as your wedding venue!

Insider Photography & Wedding Venue Guide: The National Arboretum DC Garden Beauties

Wedding Resources, Weddings

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couple embraces kissing at sunset wedding

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Marriott Ranch is a Virginia wedding venue that doesn’t have any bad angles for your wedding photos!

Marriott Ranch: Charming Wedding Ranch Venue with Epic Blue Ridge Mountains View

Wedding Venue, Weddings

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couple holds each other standing outside of Culture House DC wedding venue

Culture House DC is a unique wedding venue mixed with a little bit of DC history. Take a look at how this location perfectly matched this couple’s style!

Culture House DC: Colorful Wedding Venue Inspiration at Historic Landmark

Washington, DC, Weddings

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couple holds dog together at engagement photos in winter

It takes planning and chasing the light and the warmth in order to capture engagement photos in winter. Here’s to make this happen and still stay warm!

How to Prepare and Stay Warm at Your Outdoor Engagement Photos in Winter


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couple kisses at tree grove Maryland wedding venue

I love it when couples incorporate their cultures into the wedding day. See how this couple merged Hindu and Jewish wedding traditions at this fusion wedding

Step by Step Multicultural Wedding Unites Jewish Wedding Traditions & Hindu Wedding Rituals


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