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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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  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 | 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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