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Category: Engagement

Wedding-Portrait Styled Session – Hendry House – Arlington, Virginia

Shahrzad-Adrian.Hendry House-Arlington-Virginia_0001These photos are from the styled wedding-portrait session I did at the Hendry House in Arlington, Virginia. Thank you so much to my lovely friend Shahrzad and her fiancé, Adrian, for being my models and for going along with my vision. :)  You guys were great and I am beyond thrilled with the results.  And I could never have done the session without my friend Niaz.  She is a local hair stylist and she did such a fantastic job with the hair and make-up!  Looking forward to collaborating with her again in the future!  And looking forward to making another bouquet and floral crown too!  So fun.  Enjoy!
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Hair & make-up: Hair Affair by Niaz

Winery & Wedding Styled Shoot (Part I) – Katy and Marc

Stone-Tower-Winery-Leesburg-Virginia-Wedding_0065I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to take part in a styled shoot by The Style Collaborative at the stunning Stone Tower Winery in Leesburg, Virginia called ‘Berry Much in Love.’  With three incredibly lovely and photogenic couples serving as our models, we had the opportunity to visit different areas of the winery as we took our photographs.  I can’t wait to share the results of that awesome evening.  With so many photos to share, I will be presenting the images in four parts.  Part I = Katy & Marc.  What I loved most about photographing Katy and Marc was watching the way they look at each other…so sweetly and so in love.  Enjoy the following images of the ethereal Katy and Marc.Stone-Tower-Winery-Leesburg-Virginia-Wedding_0064 Stone-Tower-Winery-Leesburg-Virginia-Wedding_0062 Stone-Tower-Winery-Leesburg-Virginia-Wedding_0061 Stone-Tower-Winery-Leesburg-Virginia-Wedding_0057Stone-Tower-Winery-Leesburg-Virginia-Wedding_0060

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Thank you to the following vendors for helping make the day happen:

Creative Concept and Co-Host: The Style Collaborative
Event Planning and Co-Host: Sweetface Events
Cake: Sweets by E
Dresses: Soliloquy Bridal
Florist: Creations in Bloom
Hair and Makeup Artist: Alison Harper & Co.
Venue: Stone Tower Winery
Sponsors: H-B Photo Packaging;  Leather Craftsmen;  Pixifi

Nicole & Ryan: Jefferson Memorial, Washington, D.C. Proposal


I can’t say how honored I feel to have been present for the engagement of Nicole and Ryan on a sunny and chilly February afternoon.  Ryan contacted me several months before the planned proposal and asked if I could be there to secretly photograph the event.  While an overcast and snowy morning had the potential to put a damper on the day, a sunny afternoon allowed the surprise to go off without a hitch!  The look on Nicole’s face, when Ryan got down on one knee, was priceless.  And then, braving the freezing temps and the windy gusts, we managed to spend a little time after the proposal taking some pictures around the Jefferson.  Ryan and Nicole couldn’t have been more sweet nor could they have been more in love.

Congratulations to you both.  I loved having the opportunity to photograph you guys!!  Thanks for letting me share in the moment. :)







No matter how hard we tried to control the wisps of hair blowing around by the wind, sometimes they had a life of there own. :) I loved the placement of the wisps in the image below.





Halie and Roy: Parkton, Maryland

Engagment.Parkton_0012I recently had the opportunity to spend some time photographing a very sweet couple. I met up with Halie and Roy in Parkton, Maryland at a reservoir near the future bride’s childhood home.  And with so many great memories of spending time in and around the area, she knew all the best spots!  It was great to see how in-love this couple was and I adored having the opportunity to capture that love in images.








So cute.  And so in love!

Thank you, Halie and Roy!