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Liz & Kevin | a 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 | a 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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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 | a 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 | a Georgetown 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 | an 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 | a Virginia mountain top 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 | a surprise D.C. 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

Sammy & Varun | an India destination wedding

SAMMY & VARUN: part ii of iii Let’s go back in time to taste some magic—some Sammy and Varun magic—shall we? It was a Tuesday morning in October of 2016, and we’d just wrapped shooting one unfairly beautiful engagement session in the middle of a perfect Washington D.C. sunrise. As we walked back towards our […]

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Jan 23

Jen & Donnie | a Boston engagement session

“I’m off to a date with Donnie!” Jen would joke to her roommates. In reality, she was just headed to work on a group project for their marketing class at Bloomsburg University. Donnie wasn’t single, but Jen had a huge crush and a girl can dream, right? She sure could, because after a year of group […]

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Sep 20