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Shelly Pate

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Talk about two beautiful souls. I had the pleasure of photographing Sumeet + Jobin’s Virginia engagement right before sunset- giving us tthhee besstt light. These two could not have picked a more romantic setting for their session. We chased that golden light all around those tall grass fields, playing and laughing along the way. They […]

MANASSAS GOLDEN FIELDS ENGAGEMENT

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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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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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  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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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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| 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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