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Shelly Pate

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The opportunities are endless with so many spots for epic wedding photos at Poplar Springs Manor in Warrenton, VA.

Epic Wedding Photos at Poplar Springs Manor

Virginia, wedding, Wedding Venue

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Couple exchange rings on the line rooftop at sunset

When I know that my couples are DC-based, there is no better place than getting married at the LINE DC Hotel in Adams Morgan!

Getting Married at the LINE DC Hotel

Washington, DC, wedding, Wedding Venue

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Why Are Small Intimate Weddings Better?

When planning a small intimate wedding, it’s only the presence of the people you value that will matter to you.

6 Reasons to Have a Small & Intimate Wedding

wedding, Wedding Resources

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Intimate Destination Wedding Photography feature

If you don’t know where to begin in planning your destination wedding, here are some tips on how to get started!

How to Plan a Destination Wedding

Destination Wedding, wedding, Wedding Resources

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Day before and day after wedding photos provide an epic way to extend your wedding day for the amount of time it truly deserves.

The Best Kept Secret For Epic Wedding Photos

Destination Wedding, wedding, Wedding Resources

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Your intimate wedding plan can have a perfect mix of nature and city life in Washington, DC’s National Arboretum & Navy Yard.

How to Plan an Intimate Wedding at the National Arboretum & Navy Yard

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Wedding Photography DC | Elopements and Intimate Weddings Wedding Photography DC | Elopements and Intimate Weddings The script for what a perfect wedding “should be” is changing, and this photographer is all about that. Everyone should have the type of wedding that makes them happy. Here’s to doing your own thing! In the case of […]

Wedding Photography DC | Elopements and Intimate Weddings

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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

VA, wedding

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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

VA, wedding

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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

DC, wedding

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Traveling + Love + beautiful barns + trees covered in Spanish moss = YESS please. I love my job as a destination wedding photographer. I not only get to meet the most awesome people around, but I get to visit some incredible places on top of it! Savannah, GA is one of my favorite cities. […]

RED GATE FARM WEDDING SAVANNAH, GA | SAVANNAH WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

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Nick + Hillary They seem to complete each other in all ways. Their elegant & rustic wedding was held at Shadow Creek in Purcellville, VA. It was much warmer today than their winter engagement shoot around the monuments! We kicked the day off “poppin” some champagne with the guys, then had the most beautiful ceremony […]

RUSTIC WEDDING AT SHADOW CREEK WEDDINGS + EVENTS| PURCELLVILLE, VA| DMV WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

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