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Shelly Pate

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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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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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