Engagement Photos at the National Gallery of Art Museum in Washington, DC

Mitchell and Alexis, high school sweethearts actually got engaged in a museum, so it felt very right to have their engagement session at a museum too. I met them at the National Gallery of Art Museum in Washington, DC, right next to The Mall.

Summer Engagement Photos at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyard in Charlottesville, Virginia

Alex and Connor’s engagement summer session at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyard started out with a few…maybe more than a few…glasses of wine and some incredible bites before roaming the grounds for some photos. I love to sit and chat for a bit before starting an engagement session with my couples because it gives everyone […]

Defining Your Style for Wedding Photography

The first step to finding the perfect wedding photographer? Knowing your wedding photography style—here’s how to do that and get wedding photos you love.

Couple dressed up for engagement photos in front of a wood wall. She is wearing a sparkly dress with a sheer top and he is in a light sage green suit. She is holding a glass of champagne.

Meeting Clients “Where They Are” with Marketing

The most important thing to do when you want to book more clients as a wedding photographer? Here are my marketing tips to help you connect with ideal clients.

Moody Wabi Sabi Inspired Bridal Fashion

Wabi-sabi is a Japanese aesthetic that celebrates the beauty of imperfection, impermanence, and incompleteness. It is a philosophy that embraces the natural world and its flaws. This shoot was co-styled with East Made Co and inspired by the concept of wabi sabi, and it greatly influenced the aesthetic direction.

Lace white curtain with light and shadows on a window sill

Engagement Photos at Le Diplomate in Washington, DC

On a quiet afternoon in Logan circle, I met up with high school sweethearts, Brittany and Ben for their engagement session at Le Diplomate. Light poured into the restaurant while the lunch crowd wrapped up their dates and the couple slipped into a corner table by the door.

Inside Influencer Sean Taylor’s Elopement With a Campy, Vintage-Inspired After-Party at The Village Café in Richmond, Virginia Featured on The Knot

This elopement was really a love letter to our experience in Richmond,” explains Sean. “We met here almost ten years ago, and we always talked about moving back before we finally did about a year ago. Celebrating our favorite spots and sharing them with the online community I’ve built since living in RVA has been such a treat!” Sean is an influencer and a season-one contestant on Netflix’s “The Circle”, and brought a fun sense of style to the elopement plans.

White floral centerpiece with sage green candles on a marble table with pastries and macarons.

Why You Shouldn’t Advertise Yourself as a Natural Light Photographer…

Artificial light can be used to create a variety of effects, from dramatic to subtle. It can be used to fill in shadows, add highlights, or even change the mood of a photograph altogether. By understanding how to use artificial light, you can create photos that set you apart from the pack.

Architectural Engagement Session in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon Neighborhood

While their wedding was out of state, Madeline and Griffin decided on an engagement session in Baltimore’s picturesque Mount Vernon neighborhood–where they first lived together. Mount Vernon and the area surrounding the Washington Monument and Peabody Library in particular is the perfect place for engagement photos, especially during golden hour–the hour before sunset. The way […]

Green versace shoes with a white wedding bouquet and crystal earrings placed on a light blue linen surface

A Comprehensive Checklist of Everything You Need to Pack in Your Wedding Photography Kit

The ultimate wedding day packing list for wedding photographers As a wedding photographer, you know that the most important thing is to capture all of the special moments of a wedding day. But what you may not know is that the gear you pack can make a big difference in not only the quality of […]