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A vibrant, tented summer celebration inspired by the lush, colorful Mediterranean and overlooking Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. 

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Carling & Dakota

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A sunny anniversary session in Old Town Alexandria's waterfront park and historic cobblestone streets.

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Fathom Gallery

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A moody fall bridal editorial at DC's Fathom Gallery, featuring designs by Elizabeth Carberry and Bee Inspired.

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Browse through never-before-seen photos from Michelle's 2019 wedding season, complete with animal encounters and photobombs!

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Stylish & Intimate Elopement at Great Marsh Estate

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Intimate winter elopement at Great Marsh Estate in Bealeton, Virginia.

I’ve been waiting to share these Great Marsh Estate elopement images for a long time in hope I’d be able to get them published. Unfortunately, attendees’ workshop images are difficult to get published in the wedding world due to multiple copies circulating. Subsequently I was deterred from continuing to submit. I honestly couldn’t wait any […]

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Chic Red & Black Valentine’s Day Wedding at District Winery

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Valentine's Day winter wedding at District Winery in Washington, DC.

This chic winter Valentine’s Day wedding was one of my favorites so far in 2020. Yasmina and Jon were able to get married right before the start of the coronavirus pandemic. I was a second photographer for Emily Blumberg this day, and it was an enjoyable one, to say the least! We began the day […]

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Modest Countryside Wedding at Whitehall Estate in Virginia

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Nicole and Christian were all smiles and warm hearts at their rustic Whitehall Estate wedding in Bluemont last fall. Jenny Bosak asked me to second shoot and I was honestly so surprised by this gem of a venue. Whitehall Estate is located in Bluemont, just under an hour outside Washington, DC. It’s an perfect blend […]

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Warm Hometown Wedding at Dulany’s Overlook in Frederick, MD

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Warm fall wedding at Dulany's Overlook in Frederick.

Kristi and Kevin’s wedding at Dulany’s Overlook was the first time I’ve worked in Frederick in over two years! I was hired by Sarah Tapanes again to help capture their day as a second photographer. This venue is one of several owned by Walker’s Overlook, LLC and I liked how comforting it felt when I […]

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Shades of Blush Fall Wedding at District Winery in Washington DC

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Chelsea and Eric’s District Winery wedding last November was absolutely lovely! The bride has a fabulous eye for style and incorporated her fun, colorful personality into the final design. I worked again with Emily Blumberg as a second photographer to help photograph the day. I met Emily at the winery to capture a few portraits […]

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Black Velvet Wedding at the Carnegie Institution in Washington DC

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Washington DC wedding at the Capitol and Carnegie Institute for Science.

Anna and Ryan’s beautiful Carnegie Institution wedding is one I enjoyed so much! The day was planned, designed, and coordinated by Stephanie and SRS Events. I joined Emily Blumberg again as a second photographer to help capture the day. We begin in the bridal suite at the Mason & Rook hotel in Logan Circle. This […]

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