RECENT WORK AND MUSINGS
The vibes and weather couldn’t have been more ideal for Claire & Chris’s classic Georgetown engagement session in D.C.! As a place that’s special to them, it was a no-brainer that we did their session here and, man, was it a beautiful night! We explored the charming streets and cobblestones and let the light lead […]
Capturing this fall Shenandoah adventure engagement was such a honor. Barbara and Cristian have been together for 10 years (they met when she was 15 and he was 17 – truly precious!) and are the definition of best friends in love! They own their own business in DC (and are absolutely killing it!), and spend […]
Don’t want to venture into Washington DC for your session and deal with potential traffic or crowds? Northern Virginia is a beautiful area with many great engagement session locations to choose from, not far from DC. I’ve lived in NoVA my whole life and I feel like I am always still discovering new spots! Here […]
I was overjoyed to get to capture Mari and Frank’s engagement session at one of my favorite session locations, the Washington National Cathedral! The stunning backdrop of the cathedral’s architecture provided the picturesque, chic, and romantic setting we were going for with the shoot. We started off the evening in Bishops Garden with their adorable […]
If you’re new around here, welcome! I have a Wedding 101 series on my blog where I write helpful blogs for engaged couples at all stages of the journey. For this week’s blog, I wanted to compile a roundup of my Wedding 101 content, easily categorized for wherever you are in the process! Did you […]
I had been eagerly awaiting meeting Alexis and Jeff ever since our first phone call when they were inquiring with me for their wedding day! With them living in NYC, we finally found a date that would work to shoot their Kogod Courtyard engagement in DC when they were in town. But when mother nature […]
Pop the champagne! You’re engaged, and planning your dream wedding. There are so many fun celebrations leading up to the big day, one of which being your engagement photos. If you haven’t prepared for your engagement session yet, don’t sweat it. I created an engagement session checklist so you can come as prepared as possible […]
Lauren wanted all the drama for their all-black engagement session at the Lincoln Memorial so we brought the drama! It was almost like the weather knew, because we had such an overcast, moody morning that made for the perfect backdrop. The Lincoln Memorial is such a popular location for engagement photos and definitely my favorite […]
I’ve been dying to shoot a Washington National Cathedral engagement for months, so I was very excited when these two reached out wanting to do their engagement shoot there. Not only because it’s beautiful, but also because it holds a special meaning to them (Reagan’s parents got married at a small church right next to […]
There’s a million and one places to do your engagement photos, but some of my favorite sessions of all time, like this Old Town Alexandria engagement, are ones where the location isn’t over thought out or high-effort, but simply someplace that feels authentic to them as a couple. Because when all is said and done, […]
BEHIND THE LENS
Ever-focused on light and the thrilling art of creation; found in the perfectly, imperfect moments of real life.
My goal every time I pick up my camera is to create an atmosphere that invites my subjects to show up as their honest and truest selves allowing me to capture the feeling of this irreplaceable moment in time. Storytelling is at the heart of it all, and being entrusted to capture that for my couples will forever be one of the greatest honors.
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