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Shelly Pate

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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

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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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Couples kisses at backyard wedding

This incredible, intimate wedding in the backyard of a historic home was full of love, personal ties, and connection in every single detail.

How to Have the Intimate Backyard Wedding Of Your Dreams

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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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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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These two souls captured my heart from the moment I met them back in December for their engagement photos . I could not wait to photograph this Maryland wedding! Their intimate day was full of handmade details and vows that seriously brought on the tears.  Maria + Damani are both teachers and met on the job! The […]

MARIA + DAMANI | LODGE AT LITTLE SENECA CREEK AFTERNOON WEDDING | MARYLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

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I had the pleasure of photographing the most amazing, brilliant couple in April! Raspberry Plains was a perfect space for this first day of their South Asian wedding celebrations. Wedding day beauty to come = )

RASPBERRY PLAIN MANOR | MEHNDI CEREMONY | LEESBURG, VA| DMV WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

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