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Shelly Pate

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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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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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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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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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These two math teachers completely captured my heart. I think Brookside Gardens knew we were coming! Make sure you check out Maria’s gorgeous engagement ring♥

MARIA + DAMANI | BROOKSIDE GARDENS | SILVER SPRINGS, MD | MARYLAND ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

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