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Shelly Pate

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Adventure Engagement Session | Krysel + Jeremiah Adventure!  Who doesn’t want an excellent adventure?  Well, lately it’s been a buzzword in the wedding industry, adventure engagement session. These kinds of sessions are so much fun to photograph, but I think it’s important to point out that you don’t need to hike 10 miles or get […]

Adventure Engagement Session | Great Falls Park

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D.C. Engagement Photographer | Rajni and Brian Doing engagement photos in a place that is meaningful to our clients is my JAM. Not only do we get to discover cool new places in DC, I think it makes people just feel more comfortable when photos are taken in their special places.  Rajni and Brian live […]

Rajni and Brian | D.C. Engagement Photographer

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Rainy Wedding day = MAGIC I know everyone frets about rain on their wedding day, but let me tell you it is pure magic. Liv + John’s day at The Barns at Hamilton Station started out with sunshine, not a cloud in the sky… we just got a little surprise during the middle of the […]

Rainy Wedding Day | The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards

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There is nothing like going home. Athens, Georgia definitely has all those feelings for me. It is where I spent some of the best 3 years of my live, made so many dear friends, discovered my love of photography, and met my husband! So I was ecstatic when Leslie + Jack reached out about taking […]

Athens, GA Loves | Couples Session

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All. the. Magic. Traveling to Utah’s Salt Lake City for this couple’s engagement photos was such an incredible experience. I love being a DC wedding photographer everyday, but love love love to travel and get out of the busy city too- especially when it means I am photographing amazing folks like these two here! I […]

Golden Desert Engagement | Salt Lake City, Utah

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Why should you do a boudoir session? Bottom line, for you. Read more! Wanna see more examples? Check out Britt’s amazing session and the boudoir gallery!

Morgan | Boudoir | Virginia

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Confident. Sexy. Empowered. Ever thought about doing a boudoir session like Britt? Read more to find out why you need to do one like yesterday girlfriend!!! Wanna see more!? Check out the boudoir gallery or Morgan’s session!

Britt | DC Boudoir

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It’s hard to beat sunrise engagement sessions at the Jefferson Memorial in DC. There is definitely a sense of awe and peace that takes over the place. It was the perfect spot for Cayman + Brett’s photos before the large crowds arrived. (Trust me friends, it is worth it to get up early!) Their pup […]

JEFFERSON MEMORIAL ENGAGEMENT

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As a wedding photographer in DC, it blows my mind that we have beautiful backdrops like Great Falls within just a few miles. I really enjoy getting outside of the concrete buildings and exploring. I know it is like the dead of summer, but it is HOT HOT HOT in DC. It has me dreaming of […]

WINTER BILLY GOAT TRAIL ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS | GREAT FALLS, MD

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Cozy. Intimate. Comfortable. Home. Photographing home sessions is one of my absolute favorite things! If you have been thinking about it for an anniversary or engagement photos with your love- go for it! It doesn’t even have to be in your own home. There is just something about being inside, away from everyone that lets […]

COZY UTAH HOME SESSION

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Open plantation fields, white lace, florals and the sweetest couple ever. This is the best way to spend a weekend. Sometimes it is great to escape the hustle + bustle of the city. As a wedding photographer in the DMV, I love venturing out into the more rustic Virginia area for some epic greenery and […]

RUSTIC ROCK HILL PLANTATION WEDDING | STAFFORD, VA

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City streets + twinkle lights. Marilyn + Adam sought to have a nontraditional wedding from the beginning. They wanted an intimate setting for their family and closest friends to celebrate with them as they became husband + wife. Adam is from the DC area and met Marilyn through work at the companies New York City […]

INTIMATE VINTAGE URBAN WEDDING AT DC’S HISTORIC TABARD INN | DC WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

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