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Wedding Photo Roundup – 2017 Edition!

Wedding photo roundups feel like a required part of the end of a year.  I love ’em, but come December I’m usually in such a flurry of end-of-year everything else + holidays that I almost never get to review the year before it’s over!  Luckily January slows down a bit and even though it’s 2018 I can sit back and relax as I check out 2017. Picking images for a wedding photo best of is so challenging.  How do you choose ...
DC, Personal

Catharsis on the Mall in Washington, DC

Washington D.C. is a city of suits and politics and folks busy with some of the most serious adulting on the planet, but it is also a city of amazing art and beauty and some of the most creative humans I’ve ever met.  Over the weekend, an amazing event called Catharsis on the Mall took place steps away from the Washington Monument.  I was only able to be there for a few short hours on Friday night, and the temperatures were absolutely ...
Personal, Virginia

Blacksburg Photos from a Walk in the Fall Foliage

I get to know a place through my camera, but with wedding season I haven’t had the chance to take as many Blacksburg photos as I would like since moving down here parttime.  Now that fall is inching towards winter though, I’m taking the opportunity to explore and enjoy the calm, country life and absolutely gorgeous fall foliage.  Blacksburg photos usually focus on the town and the college, but this is closer to what my life down ...
Baltimore, Engagement

Baltimore Engagement Photos, October 2018

Baltimore is such a fun, quirky city and it makes the perfect backdrop for engagement photos.  From the stunning Federal Hill view of the Inner Harbor to the infamous Domino sugar sign, we covered a lot of the B’more bases (though if we never said the word, “Hon”).  Ending at home so we could include the third member of the family made for one of my new favorite outtakes ever–be sure to check it out!  
Engagement, Maryland

Fall Engagement Photos in Maryland on a Grey Day

I love fall.  The colors, the cooler weather, the crispness int he air…or maybe it’s just that my birthday is at the end of October 😉  Whatever the reason, fall is my favorite season and such a great time for photos.  These two California cuties happened to be in town this fall, so we got outdoors for their engagement photos.  Looking forward to their spring wedding in 2018!  
Engagement, Virginia

Old Town Alexandria Engagement Photos: Doggos and Cuteness!

Virginia has many wonderful spots for pictures, but Old Town Alexandria engagement sessions are some of my favorites.  It’s a beautiful city to walk around with or without a camera.  Last weekend I was lucky enough to get to spend time there on a beautiful sunny day, with a super sweet couple, and two fab dogs!   Want to see more engagement photos?  Check out my main website.  You can also find more of my work on Instagram and ...
inspiration

Nikon D850 and Inspiring Photography: Tasneem Alsultan

The Nikon D850 and a Social Media Uprising The recently released Nikon D850 is brand new and has already caused quite a stir.  The camera itself looks pretty fab and is high on my wishlist, but the social media hubbub (no really, read the comments) has drawn attention away from the technology. In case you missed it, 32 Nikon Ambassadors were selected to use the Nikon D850 for its launch.  All 32 of them are men. Great pieces about the lack ...
Advice, Wedding

Wedding Day Fashion Problems to Avoid

Simple Wedding Day Fashion Problems and How to Fix Them The internet is full of articles telling you how you can make your wedding day the best day ever.  I’m not going to get into dress styles or hot flower trends.  This post won’t even talk about big things like how to pick the right vendors for you.  Instead, here are a few small details that everyone forgets but are so easy to take care of before they show up in your photos. ...
Travel, Virginia

Wedding Photographer in Virginia Has a Saturday Off (and Takes Advantage of It!)

Wedding Photographer in Virginia Has Saturday Off! As a wedding photographer in Virginia, it’s pretty rare to have a weekend off when the weather is still nice.  Today was a gorgeous day in the New River Valley, so I dragged my partner away from his grad school studying to spend a few hours outdoors in Roanoke. Lensbaby Bringing a camera along wasn’t a question, but to keep it fun and quirky I threw my Lensbaby Composer Pro with ...
Maryland, Wedding

Rainy Wedding Day Photos in Maryland

Rainy Wedding Day Photos Aren’t the Worst! Not many people dream of rainy wedding day photos.  The internet is full of fabulous, blue skies and perfect ceremonies at golden hour, and Pinterest will show you incredible mountain top weddings without a cloud in the sky.  It’s easy to let the stormy weather dampen your spirits, but if you trust your photographer and are willing to go on an adventure, rain doesn’t have to ruin ...