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My last session of the year and of the decade ended with this winter Old Town Alexandria Engagement Session with the most beautiful bride to be Marie-Elise and her fiancé Tom. The day was an especially chilly December day but you’d never know by their photos and Marie-Elise’s two absolutely stunning flowy dresses from LuLu’s.  […]

April 29, 2020

Winter Old Town Alexandria Engagement Session

Laura and David’s Manassas Battlefield Stone Bridge Engagement Session was filled with laughter from beginning to end. Laura kept saying how much fun she was having and how she was so excited I was taking their engagement photos. I feel like if Laura and David’s personalities were caught in an image, you’d see the twirl […]

September 4, 2019

Manassas Battlefield Stone Bridge Engagement Session

In July, I drove down to Richmond to meet Andrew and Nicole at Maymont Garden for their Summer Maymont Garden Engagement Session. This garden was so gorgeous I really could have photographed there all day especially with a couple like Andrew and Nicole. They are an absolute hoot!! They are easy going, fun, silly, and […]

August 28, 2019

Summer Maymont Garden Engagement Session

Some days the weather just doesn’t work in your favor or does it? Joe and Reshmi were in town from Rhode Island and we were scheduled to photograph their Lincoln Memorial Engagement Session. Unfortunately, the weather was calling for rain and there was no way around it. As Tim Gunn says, “Make it work!” That’s […]

August 21, 2019

Rainy Lincoln Memorial Engagement Session

Ben and Catherine got just engaged in May! They are so in love and can’t wait to get married so in December they are getting married!! I am so thankful our paths crossed and I was able to capture their Summer Manassas Battlefield Engagement. They were so much fun to hang with and photograph. For […]

August 7, 2019

Summer Manassas Battlefield Engagement

Waking up in the mornings can be hard especially when we are talking 4:45am! When it comes to photographing engagement sessions in DC, it’s all worth it. Christine and Pat’s Sunrise Jefferson Memorial Engagement Session had the most beautiful morning glow and we had the place all to ourselves, just the way I like it. […]

July 31, 2019

Sunrise Jefferson Memorial Engagement Session

Have you ever spoken to someone over the phone or in person and immediately felt a connection? A connection that you know it’s a good fit and you just have to work with that person? That was me with Hope on our very first call. I remember her email inquiry coming in and I said […]

May 29, 2019

Summer Shenandoah Valley Engagement

Two weeks before Andrew and Vanessa’s wedding, I was finally able to photograph their National Harbor Engagement Session! Vanessa is a CPA so as you can imagine the first few months of the year are incredibly busy for her. I wasn’t sure we were going to be able to make their engagement session happen but […]

May 22, 2019

National Harbor Engagement

Who else feels like it’s been raining everyday for the past month? I know I do! The morning of Thomas and Nicole’s engagement session was so gloomy and looked like it could pour down rain at any moment. I asked Nicole if she wanted to reschedule or go for it and she wanted to go […]

May 15, 2019

Spring Clifton Engagement Session

This was my second DC Cherry Blossom Engagement Session for 2019! DC Cherry Blossom sessions make for some super early mornings but are always worth it. Melat and Kinfu met me at the Jefferson Memorial and we walked around the National Mall capturing their engagement photos. How incredible are they dressed? Melat even had her […]

May 1, 2019

2019 DC Cherry Blossom Engagement

Rachel and Caden’s Manassas Winter Engagement Session was such a beautiful day. We just had day light’s savings time and having the sun finally set later in the day was awesome! During their engagement session, I was able to get to know this beautiful couple before their wedding this June! See a few of my […]

March 20, 2019

Manassas Winter Engagement Session

After not seeing the sun or having a pretty day in general for the last few weeks, we lucked out! Sarah and Chris’s Downtown Leesburg Winter Engagement Session was a beautiful day in March! We first met at a wine bar called the Wine Kitchen right in downtown Leesburg where Sarah and Chris had one […]

March 13, 2019

Downtown Leesburg Winter Engagement Session

Gordon and Leah’s Winter Old Town Alexandria Engagement was my first engagement session of 2019! Earlier in the week when we saw the temperature was supposed to be around 60 degrees, we knew we had to take advantage. In early January, we headed to Jones Point Park and we didn’t even need a jacket! The weather couldn’t […]

February 1, 2019

Winter Old Town Alexandria Engagement

Last Fall, I photographed my annual fall mini sessions. I met new families and couples as well as photographed my loyal clients who come back each year. One of my new mini session couples, Kori and Nhan were planning their Vietnamese wedding in January and wanted me to be their photographer. Unfortunately, I was outside their photography […]

January 23, 2019

Manassas Wedding Portraits

Where did 2018 go? Time has been a blur and I can’t believe we are officially at the end of the year. In June, I announced that I would be going full time and it was the best decision!! In 2018 I photographed 24 weddings and in 2019 I can cutting back to ensure the […]

December 26, 2018

2018 Best of Weddings

Forth of July Shadow Creek Wedding with Sarah Botta Photography