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Shelly Pate

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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

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Couple holds hands by wild horses at Assateague Island engagement session

Adventure sessions can be more than just an engagement session. See how this couples’ spring engagement photos turned into a memory-making adventure!

Why Your Engagement Photos Should Be an Adventure: Spring Adventure Session

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Couple kisses sitting on grass at Washington DC sunset engagement session

If weddings and elopements are all about making memories, then wedding day photography is truly the most important part of your day!

Why Photography is the Most Important Part of Your Wedding Day

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Couple kisses at Baltimore engagement session

This couple wanted their engagement session outfit style to showcase their personality and reflect their life together exactly as it is right now.

How to Show Off Your Engagement Session Outfit Style

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Couple kisses at Washington DC winter engagement photo session

A night in the city with twinkle lights, a beloved pup, and two lovebirds makes for magical Washington, DC engagement photos.

Washington, DC Winter City Engagement Photos

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Couple walks holding hands at Georgetown engagement session

Georgetown is a popular place for engagement photos with its Washington, DC charm. These are my best tips for where to do your Georgetown engagement photos!

When & Where To Take Engagement Photos in Georgetown

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Couple holds hands at National Arboretum engagement session

You are not alone coming to the engagement session completely nervous! Here are my tips so you can best get ready for your couples session!

Best Tips To Get Ready for Your Engagement Session

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Couple kisses dog at engagement session

It only makes sense to have your entire family there for your big day. Here are my best tips on how to include pets in your wedding!

The Best Ways to Include Pets in Your Wedding

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Couple embraces at sunset Shenandoah National Park Adventure Session

More time + more locations = more adventures to be had on this adventure session that went from Washington, DC to Shenandoah National Park!

Washington, DC to Shenandoah All-Day Adventure Session

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Santa Barbara Couple Embraces at Wharf

Traveling to California for this sunset Santa Barbara session confirmed my belief that destination couples sessions are always worth it!

Sunset Couples Session at Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara

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Leesylvania State Park

Leesylvania State Park | Surprise Proposal | Wedding Proposal Photography When Mike first contacted me about photographing his proposal to Madeline, I was so excited! However, there were some logistics to work out. How were we going to pull this off without her suspecting? After all, it’s not every day you go for a walk […]

Leesylvania State Park | Surprise Winter Proposal

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There are many private spots to get down on one knee in Washington, DC. Here are the best places I recommend to propose in Washington, DC!

Best Places to Propose in Washington, DC

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