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Shelly Pate

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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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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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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

engagement

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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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  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

engagement

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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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