Alexandria VA Photography

Woodland Elopement Styled Shoot

How do you create a woodland styled shoot in the DC suburbs? 1. Find your inspiration. I decided on an elopement theme –  I was inspired by several couples who contacted me early this year to photograph their elopements, engagements, and micro-weddings. The small wedding and elopement trend allows a more intimate and personalized experience, …

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A Summer Micro Wedding in Old Town Alexandria

Rachel and Matt are the sweetest couple. Their warm and easygoing personalities really shine through – the first time I met them for their engagement photos at Sky Meadows, I knew they would be so fun to work with and couldn’t wait for their wedding day! As usual, the week before their wedding, I kept …

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Spring Engagement at Sky Meadows

Rachel and I connected back in February. She found me on Instagram and said she loved the “rich, deep colors and light” in my photos and would like to have a special engagement session for her and her fiance since they had to completely reimagine their wedding. I suggested May at Sky Meadows because I …

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Washington, DC Senior Session

I am so happy for all of the seniors to graduate next month. Online school has not been easy for them this year but they have so much to look forward to with everything slowly returning to normal. Natalie and I had the best time taking her senior photos – when we arrived at the …

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Focus & Composition Tips for the Perfect Ring Shot

Details are an important part of an elopement or engagement session, and shots of the ring(s) are a must-have to complete these galleries! My sessions are all outside using natural light, and it’s so fun to get creative and use whatever is available for your composition. Here’s what I’ve learned to create gorgeous ring shots …

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Tips for Photos With Toddlers

I love working with 2-3 year olds!! This session was so awesome from the time I met up with this family to the time I finished culling and editing their photos. Here are my five top tips for a successful photo session with toddlers: Plan where you are going to take the photos beforehand and …

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Alexandria, VA Portrait Session

I’ve been collecting vintage fabric for a few years now… lace tablecloths, crochet, any lace or pattern I picked up has been in the top of my closet. I finally decided to do something with a few of my favorite pieces so I designed a dress and one of my neighbors made it for me! …

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Virginia Waterfall Session

The muted background of the rocks and water at this location really allows for the focus to be on this beautiful mom and her three boys. You have to be QUICK when taking photos of little boys because they want to be on the move and don’t have a lot of patience for sitting in …

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Modern Day Fairytale at Vaughan Greenhouse

One of my best memories of childhood is my mom reading fairytales to us – we had a big blue hardback book called The Fairytale Treasury (which I still own) and I heard every single story many, many times. Most of them are Grimm’s fairy tales and looking back they are actually terrifying! But, I still …

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