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 Ariel & Brendan

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A vibrant tented summer affair 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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Meridian Hill

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An early spring bridal session with soft rainbow pastels in Washington, D.C.'s Meridian Hill Park. 

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Rich Autumn Fathom Gallery Wedding Inspiration

Editorial

If you’re looking for warm fall wedding inspiration, look no further! I enjoyed working with DC wedding planner, Elizabeth Carberry, for this incredible Fathom Gallery wedding inspiration in DC! Our florist, Bee Inspired Events, chose rich tones of tan, beige, pink, and purple for the bride’s bouquet and sweetheart table. Clear ghost chairs were selected […]

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Summer Westin Georgetown Wedding | Chelsie & Danny

Weddings

A Washington, DC Wedding This whimsical summer Westin Georgetown wedding was my first time shooting at the hotel and waterfront park. I was honored to be second photographer for Emily Blumberg. The Westin Georgetown is a great wedding venue because of the indoor/outdoor spaces. Their courtyard is so beautiful and provided a temperate and lovely […]

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Behind the Scenes with Michelle Whitley in 2019

Personal

This past year was filled with lots of joy and incredible clients, and compiling my 2019 behind the scenes images was tough! I managed to find and relive some of my favorite moments and I’m excited for you to see work that goes on behind the scenes of a wedding day, especially in the photography […]

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Luxury Summer Anderson House Wedding | Rykia & Dennis

Weddings

Bride and groom walking down the staircase at Anderson House to get ready for wedding ceremony.

Last year I was hired as second photographer by Elizabeth Austin for a lovely Anderson House summer wedding. The bride and groom were an absolute dream to work with and I have to admit, they are one of the coolest couples ever! My day started with Dennis at the Grand Hyatt. I captured the men getting […]

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What I Look For in a Second Photographer

For Photographers

What I Look For in a Second Photographer If it’s your first time shooting a wedding as a second photographer, it can be stressful to know what your primary photographer needs in a pinch. On the flip side, if you’re a seasoned primary photographer, you know how difficult it can be to communicate your needs […]

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What Details to Bring on Your Wedding Day

Client Education

It’s no surprise I love to photograph your details during getting ready time on the wedding day. They are typically the first set of images I photograph and a great way to ease into the busy-ness of the day. Whether it’s one item or many, I build in time for detail photos for all full […]

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