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 Ariel & Brendan

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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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Kristin & David

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A misty morning engagement session in the heart of New York City's Central Park and Bethesda Fountain.

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Fathom Gallery

Featured Editorial

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

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Behind The Scenes

get to know me

A closer look at my 2019 wedding season, complete with RBF, photobombs, and even strange animal encounters!

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Stylish & Intimate Elopement at Great Marsh Estate

Editorial

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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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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Elegant Inn at Perry Cabin Tent Wedding on the Eastern Shore

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Early September wedding at The Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michael's, Maryland.

This gorgeous Inn at Perry Cabin wedding on the Chesapeake Bay was one to remember. I joined Elisa Bricker with her couple, Courtney and Matt, for a lovely intimate event planned by Anne Book. I was absolutely smitten by all the lovely details of the day, and you’ll see below. My day started in the […]

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