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Unicorn First Birthday in Washington DC

Planning a unicorn first birthday in Washington DC? Yay! I was too. I planned the perfect, at least for us, Unicorn First Birthday in Washington DC with a touch of floral accents. Keep reading for our daughter’s first haircut, unicorn-themed party, a cake smash, and so much fun. We started the day by taking Grandma […]

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How to select your Washington DC Wedding Venue with a Photographer’s Eye

Every wonder, “How to select your Washington DC wedding venue?” This post is to help you review your venue or potential venue with a photographer’s eye. Scroll through the information below to see how the venue will affect your photography and download a worksheet to evaluate your wedding venue. Several of you reached out after […]

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Getting the best wedding photography starts in the bridal suite.

Getting the best wedding photography starts in the bridal suite.  Amazing photography is a little about having a great photographer and a lot about setting your photographer up for success.  Have you heard the term, “You can put lipstick on a pig, but its still a pig.”  #Truth  Here are some of the tips and […]

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What to do after an wedding expo? Manage the chaos.

If you’re anything like me, after attending my first expo, I was exhausted. The great vendors merged with the good ones, and then even with the horrible ones.  I went from excited to plan my day to feeling stalked and saled—if there were such a word. The next day I looked at my bag of […]

Northern Virginia Wedding Photos

Rustic Virginia Weddings: Sunsets and wineries

Rustic Virginia weddings are my jam.  Not burlap or hay bales.  Think natural, rolling Virginia hills.  Chandeliers. Warm wood floors. Every year, I try take a workshop to learn new tips and tricks, experiment, and slow down to be very intentional about what and how I shoot.  When I saw Elisa Bricker was hosting a […]

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Top 6 Items to Add to the Professional’s Wedding Registry

If you’re a professional, a wedding registry can seem a little silly.  You probably have all the “stuff” from your college days. Then, you’ve slowly invested in nicer “stuff” as you’ve advanced in your career.  Gone are the days of using a registry to set up your household.  Keep reading for the Top 6 Items […]

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