Corina & Ryan

I've officially photographed my first civil ceremony! Corina & Ryan's day was definitely one of the happiest and giddiest ones I've worked to date. There were wide smiles and loud laughs for the entire time between getting ready and the ending bride and groom portraits. Check out a full gallery of their day below!

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Laura & Brian

Wedding season 2017 kicked off in full swing in April, starting with Laura and Brian in Wheaton, MD. They got married at the local Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, and celebrated at the Newton White Mansion. Similar to my first wedding gig of 2016, the rain kept the wedding party from taking portraits on the gorgeous property, but that didn't stop the bride and groom from taking their own portraits once the festivities ended, despite some drizzle. I'm always thankful when couples are willing to brave the weather for their portraits. 

Enjoy a gallery of their wedding day below!

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Felina & Quinlan

One of my first weddings this season was in April with Felina & Quinlan from Richmond, VA. I only met Quinn once through a mutual friend, but he and his fiance treated me like one of their closest friends during their wedding day. Working events like theirs make me so thankful that I have some of the sweetest and most loving couples. I was also extremely fortunate to have an amazing second shooter with me, Hannah Yoest.

Felina and Quinlan's wedding photos were less about details (though they were still captured) and more about moments, which is what I've decided to focus on in this gallery of their day. Enjoy! 

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Yayoi Kusama Preview: Hirshhorn 2017

Tonight, I was graciously invited by the Hirshhorn Museum for a media preview of their hottest new show: Infinity Mirrors by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. The show is best known for featuring the most mirror rooms in the artist's exhibition history. There are six cube shaped rooms that are fairly small in size, but upon entering the room covered in mirrors, your experience leads you to believe the room is much bigger than it is. 

If you're around DC and you like art even a little bit, you need to experience this for yourself, it's well worth your time and wait (there will be lines, and room experiences are time limited). You can learn ALL about the show and get your own timed passes through the show dates at www.hirshhorn.si.edu!

Dinner Curated @ Cherry Blossom Creative

On a cool evening in September, I got the chance to photograph a dinner that completely owned the term "good vibes." Alison Beshai curates 14 people dinner parties for creatives and artists in the DC area, and between the conversation that flowed, the food they ate, the space they took over, everything was perfectly photogenic. Check out the gallery below!

Makenzie & Samuel

After two years of shadowing a local Virginia photographer, I finally got the chance to shoot my own wedding completely solo! Makenzie is my cousin, and when she asked if I could be the photographer, I said yes immediately. She knew this was my first wedding job on my own but she still put her trust and confidence in me and I'm forever thankful for that. It was a day filled with laughs, tears, dancing with a camera in hand (I was half guest half photographer), and full on hustle. Getting all these moments right was so important to me, and I plan on taking the lessons learned and experiences had from this first job into any future opportunities that come my way. 

A chronological gallery is below, scroll away!