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WEDDING & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY

Blair & Rick
assateague island sunrise elopement

Sometimes, the timing just isn’t right.

Blair and Rick were first married years ago, but in their youth they couldn’t seem to figure out how to make their relationship work together, and so they divorced, and closed the chapter on their lives together.

Or so they thought. When fate brought them back together again six years later, both single and both in very different life stages than before—Blair the talented owner Sweet Blossoms, a thriving floral design business outside of Washington DC, and Rick the father of two young, sweet, and smart boys—Blair didn’t expect that they would unearth their feelings for each other. And yet, there they were.

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Jun 30

bold and colorful bride and groom Glen Echo Park Washington DC Wedding Photographer

Abby & Zay
Glen Echo Rock and Roll Styled Wedding

Witnessing this colorful elopement vision come to life at Glen Echo Park—hands down one of the coolest wedding venues in the Washington, DC area—was an absolute dream. Between the cheeky neon lights, the bright pops of color and the ornate Spanish ballroom, every inch of this amazing venue was full of inspiration and fun. Add in Abby and Zay’s bold, playful love, a dash of rainbow flower clouds, and a ton of nostalgic inducing carnival-inspired details, and we had ourselves a recipe for an insanely beautiful day. Scroll down to see for yourself!

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Jun 14

Liz & Kevin
Sequoia DC cherry blossom wedding

They had been friends of friends. Until one evening they finally met, sitting near each other at group bar outing by kismet, chatting the evening away together while Liz ate Kevin’s side of fries. He was a med school student and she was a nurse, and they had so much in common: long nights filled […]

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May 30

Abby & Zay
dc wharf engagement

Have you ever seen a human being glow? Light up. Turn on. Become more of themselves than they were just the moment before? When Zay is near to Abby, there’s just no other word for it. He glows. Zay is a quiet man by nature, but with Abby by his side, shyness fades into a […]

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Engagements

Jan 23

Tips for Choosing Your Engagement Session Outfits

We put your session on the calendar and found a perfect setting for telling a chapter of your story. And now, the outfit planning begins. Before decide you have nothing to wear and spiral into a black hole of online shopping, take a real good look at the pieces you already own. Make extra special […]

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Oct 14

Ally & Clay
Virginia backyard wedding in the woods

I’ve held off on sharing this wedding day for far too long. It’s not for lack of excitement. Possibly the opposite. I might have just have too much love for Ally and Clay and their beautiful celebration that it feels way too special to let it go out into the world. And that’s because every […]

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Jul 12

Adrienne & Matt
georgetown DC coffee shop engagement

What would you do to be with of the love of your life? Would stay up into the wee hours of the night baking cookies with him even though you had assignments due the next day? Would you have your newspaper purposefully delivered to her address just so you had an excuse to see her […]

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Mar 12

Amanda & Robby
inn at vint hill wedding

Here in Northern Virginia, it’s beginning to look a lot like summer. After enduring some bitter cold days in the first month of the year, February seems determined to jump right past any sort of winter finale or spring transition and dip us right into the enveloping warmth of a 78-degree day in early June. […]

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Feb 27

Ally & Clay
shenandoah mountaintop engagement

I believe that the universe, that big G God, conspires to bring us exactly who and what we need, exactly when we need it. You see it all over Ally and Clay’s story. The pair who met by happenstance at a folk music festival. Who decided to trust fall into the open arms of each […]

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Feb 8

A.C. & Kierstin
supreme court same-sex engagement

Somewhere on the list of The Top Five Things You Should Probably Know About Steph Dee is this: I. freaking. love. surprises. Getting surprised, giving surprises, I don’t care as long as there is some joyful secret involved. As a kid, I knew where my mom hid all of our Christmas presents (in the same […]

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Jan 31