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Shelly Pate

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Couple kisses at garden wedding

This wedding venue offers an outdoor garden vibe with year-round flowers. Escape from the city while staying in the DC Metro Area at Glen Ellen Farms!

Glen Ellen Farms a Picturesque Year-Round Outdoor Maryland Wedding Venue

Wedding Venue, Weddings

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couple kisses at rooftop wedding venue

HighPoint at 1333 New Hampshire has rooftop spaces with a panoramic view of downtown Washington, DC. Reach new heights at this rooftop wedding venue!

HighPoint at 1333 New Hampshire: New Rooftop Wedding Venue with a Panoramic View

Wedding Venue, Weddings

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couple takes engagement photos with dogs in wildflower field

Dog owners know that their pups must be included in major life events. Taking your engagement photos with dogs is the best way to include the entire family!

Engagement Photos With Dogs at Romantic Sunset Wildflower Field

Couples, Wedding Resources

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Couple kisses while veil flows in wind

Knowing which venue to choose for your wedding story can be a tough decision. This couple found Airlie of Warrenton, VA as the perfect catch-all location!

Airlie Warrenton VA Whimsical Wedding Venue with So Many Options

Wedding Venue, Weddings

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Couple sits on steps at Lincoln Memorial sunset elopement

It’s confusing knowing how much wedding photography coverage you need. Here are the main factors in choosing between wedding photography packages!

Wedding Photography Packages: Knowing How to Choose the Best Fit

Wedding Resources, Weddings

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Couple embraces during wedding first look

Getting private moments on your wedding day outside of the wedding first look is limited. Here are the best ways to get more of these priceless moments!

Private Moment Inspiration: More Than Just Your Wedding First Look

Wedding Resources, Weddings

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Couple kisses at Hotel Washington Washington DC wedding

A love for DC can be the glue that holds your wedding together. This wedding was held at the Hotel Washington, a Washington DC venue perfect for DC lovers!

Hotel Washington: A Washington, DC Venue Perfect for Your Wedding Needs

Washington, DC, Wedding Venue, Weddings

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Wedding party jumps and cheers with couple at garden wedding

When delaying your wedding isn’t an option, here are my best tips for how to plan a wedding on a budget that you will love even with inflation costs.

How to Plan a Wedding on a Budget Without Losing Your Wedding Vision

Washington, DC, Wedding Resources, Weddings

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Photographer stands in field looking at Italy Dolomites

I’m sharing all of my best destination wedding photographer tips from my own crazy experience on the other side of the lens so yours can be so much better!

International 2022 Wedding Guide: A Destination Wedding Photographer’s Best Tips

Destination Elopement, Destination Wedding, Wedding Resources, Weddings

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Man dips woman in front of Lincoln Memorial at sunrise

Washington, DC is the perfect backdrop for capturing love. One of my favorite places to do this as a DC engagement photographer is at the Lincoln Memorial.

DC Engagement Photographer: My Favorite Sunrise Spot to Capture Your Love

Couples, Washington, DC

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Couple walks underneath Hotel Washington sign

DC has an endless supply of wedding venues to cover every style imaginable. Here’s what I consider to be the best all-inclusive wedding venues in DC!

Best All-Inclusive Wedding Venues in DC to Fit Your Wedding Dreams

Washington, DC, Wedding Venue, Weddings

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Couple holds hands embracing in front of sunset

Wedding should match the couple’s personality. A love of bluegrass music and nature fully showcased this couple’s personality at their nature wedding venue.

Inspiring Bluegrass Musical Theme at Vibrant Floral Nature Wedding Venue

Wedding Venue, Weddings

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