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JENNIFER & MAROUANE at Great Falls Estate

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Brides dream about the moment when their groom sees them for the first time in their dress. Traditionally, this moment happens when the bride is walking down the aisle at the beginning of the ceremony, but what if I told you there was a BETTER time for this moment? Some brides love “traditions”, but after […]

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How often have photographers prioritized the bride on wedding days and neglected the groom? Most of our conversations are with the bride, but the day is just as much about the groom! I remember earlier this year I tagged along and second shot for one of my photographer friends and had one of the best […]

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I am SO EXCITED to be able to do Spring Mini Sessions during Washington D.C.’s peak Cherry Blossom bloom again this year! The National Park Service has predicted peak bloom to occur in Washington D.C. around the tidal basin from March 20-24, so that means I’m scheduling mini sessions the weekend during peak bloom, and […]

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Meghan and Alex’s special day was my last wedding of 2019! I can’t believe how quickly time has flown by this year. Meghan and I met up for coffee to talk about her vision for her wedding day almost exactly one year ago and wow…it really came together! Meghan and Alex joined together as husband […]

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On November 23, 2019 Jessica and David became husband and wife surrounded by loved ones in a cozy and intimate evening wedding ceremony at the charming Morningside Inn in Frederick, Maryland. Morningside Inn is nestled in the rolling hills of Maryland countryside, and you don’t even realize you’ve come across this gem until you’ve practically […]

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On October 26, 2019, Carmela and James celebrated their marriage with a vibrant autumn wedding at 1757 Golf Club featuring the season’s best tones and florals. I rarely get to photograph oranges and reds, and was absolutely thrilled at the opportunity to spend so much time with this color palette! I first met Carmela, James, […]

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On Saturday, October 12, 2019, Jennifer and Marouane tearfully exchanged vows in front of close family and friends with a beautiful French-inspired outdoor wedding on a private estate in Great Falls, Virginia. Jenn planned and executed the entire wedding herself (which was incredibly impressive to see). Amidst getting ready and portraits, Jenn handled the details […]

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On October 11, 2019 Shelby and Rad tied the knot with a beautiful ceremony and reception at Festival on 8th in Virginia Beach, Virginia with their closest friends and family! Everything about their wedding day was so personal. You could just tell this day was meant for them! Shelby wore her mother in-law’s vintage wedding […]

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Jenn and I clicked almost immediately. We only had a short phone call before she knew she wanted to work with me, and I think we’ve texted and called at least every week since! I have LOVED getting to know her and her sweet Marouane over the last year–especially since their story is so special!! […]

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I was recommended to Bethany by a previous bride I had been in contact with and I was thrilled at the opportunity to photograph an intimate reception at the Fairfax Old Town Hall! She is SO SWEET and such a joy to work with, and she made the day so easy!! I wished I could […]

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