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Shelly Pate

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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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DC Engagement Session

Brooke and Adrian | DC Engagement Session DC Engagement Session | Brooke and Adrian You know how when you meet two people who just seem to genuinely have FUN together no matter what they are doing? That’s just what it’s like when you meet Brooke and Adrian. We had such a blast together at their […]

Brooke and Adrian | DC Engagement Session

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Great Falls engagement session

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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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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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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Love birds + wide open fields. Floral dresses + windblown hair. All the things I love! These two wanted a natural backdrop for their DC engagement photos and what better place than the National Arboretum? Like seriously, it is amazing that this huge amount of land is right in DC (… um YES all of […]

JOANNA + ETHAN | NATIONAL ARBORETUM | DC WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

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  Being a photographer in DC is amazing. There are just so many mind-blowing places within arm’s reach. I love venturing around Old Town Alexandria for engagement photos! These babes woke up BEFORE the sun to catch the sun rising over the water. (So they are the best.) Old Town is great for couples who want […]

BLAIR + DANIEL ENGAGEMENT | OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA | DMV ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

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| Engagement | Jefferson Memorial + Georgetown | Washington, DC | These two are the most genuinely sweet people I’ve ever met. Full of laughter and love… not to mention Xhiyu has a natural Disney princess smile. We started off at sunrise at the Jefferson, where we were able to catch a few planes flying […]

RUEMEL + XHIYU | JEFFERSON MEMORIAL + GEORGETOWN ENGAGEMENT | DMV ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

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