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Shelly Pate

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Man dips woman in front of Lincoln Memorial at sunrise

Washington, DC is the perfect backdrop for capturing love. One of my favorite places to do this as a DC engagement photographer is at the Lincoln Memorial.

DC Engagement Photographer: My Favorite Sunrise Spot to Capture Your Love

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Couple kisses sitting on grass at Washington DC sunset engagement session

If weddings and elopements are all about making memories, then wedding day photography is truly the most important part of your day!

Why Photography is the Most Important Part of Your Wedding Day

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Couple kisses at Washington DC winter engagement photo session

A night in the city with twinkle lights, a beloved pup, and two lovebirds makes for magical Washington, DC engagement photos.

Washington, DC Winter City Engagement Photos

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Couple walks holding hands at Georgetown engagement session

Georgetown is a popular place for engagement photos with its Washington, DC charm. These are my best tips for where to do your Georgetown engagement photos!

When & Where To Take Engagement Photos in Georgetown

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Couple holds hands at National Arboretum engagement session

You are not alone coming to the engagement session completely nervous! Here are my tips so you can best get ready for your couples session!

Best Tips To Get Ready for Your Engagement Session

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Couple kisses dog at engagement session

It only makes sense to have your entire family there for your big day. Here are my best tips on how to include pets in your wedding!

The Best Ways to Include Pets in Your Wedding

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Couple embraces at sunset Shenandoah National Park Adventure Session

More time + more locations = more adventures to be had on this adventure session that went from Washington, DC to Shenandoah National Park!

Washington, DC to Shenandoah All-Day Adventure Session

Couples, Washington, DC, Wedding Resources

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Santa Barbara Couple Embraces at Wharf

Traveling to California for this sunset Santa Barbara session confirmed my belief that destination couples sessions are always worth it!

Sunset Couples Session at Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara

Couples, Destination Couples Session

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There are many private spots to get down on one knee in Washington, DC. Here are the best places I recommend to propose in Washington, DC!

Best Places to Propose in Washington, DC

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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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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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