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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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| 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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| Engagement | Lincoln & War Memorials | Washington, DC | These two sweet people braved the January cold for their engagement shoot. Needless to say, it was full of cuddling and just a few shivers 🙂 August please come soon so they can be married already!!      

HILLARY + NICK | THE NATIONAL MALL | LINCOLN MEMORIAL | DC 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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