My clients truly become lifelong friends, and are the reason I do what I do.

MEET SAMIA

When I am not photographing weddings, you can find me painting, thrift shopping with my grandma, going out for Mexican food (its my favorite!), I also LOVE to go to the movies, play cards with my little cousins, and to read! 

FUN FACTS

Lyndsey and Stephen actually met in Seoul, South Korea at a bar. But when they first met and exchanged numbers, they ended up losing each other’s contacts. Lyndsey wanted to find Stephen again so badly that she made an account on a dating app, and explained in her bio that she was looking for the guy […]

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Kelly and Eduardo met here while Kelly was in the United States in an exchange program. For their first date, Eduardo asked Kelly if she wanted to go ice skating since her profile picture was of her iceskating. When they got their Eduardo told Kelly he had actually never been ice skating before, and asked […]

This adorable Rock Creek Park engagement session is one of my favorites to date! Danny and Sarah actually met in the FIRST grade! They have been together for twelve years, and will be getting married at Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast this month!  I love that when I asked them what their PERFECT date night […]

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Jon and Brittany met through a mutual friend. They have been together for about 3.5 years, and will be getting married at The Jasmine Plantation in August, 2020. When I asked them what they liked to do for fun, they said “we pick on each other A LOT. But really we enjoy hiking, playing with […]

Ean and Shelby’s indoor couples session was one of my favorite to date! I absolutely love in home sessions because you are naturally so much more comfortable in your own home, and that really comes across on camera. If you have booked your engagement session already, and aren’t sure if you should or which parts […]

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Ana and Pat are some of the sweetest people I have ever met. As soon as I met them, I instantly knew we would be great friends. These two are currently living in New York, and getting married at Cross Keys Vineyards here in Virginia this summer. Ana is a child behavioral psychologist, and Pat […]

It is often in the smallest and most ordinary of moments that we find the answers to our biggest questions.  For Amanda, she was sitting in her car talking to Tim about his family and his faith when she realized that he was the one she wanted to spend the rest of her life with.  […]

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When I first talked to Hannah, she told me her favorite things about Michael: “How accepting he is and his big heart. I can always be myself around him and no one manages to make me feel any more comforted or cheer me up the way he does. He has a big heart even if […]

Choosing the best location for your engagement session is really important! Engagement sessions are different from your wedding day in that they are designed to bring you back to your life today, as it is. I always encourage couples to pick a location that is meaningful, common, and fitting to you. If you don’t regularly […]

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This Alexandria Couple Portrait Session was one of my favorites to date! Danyah first told me about Mohammed when she asked me to photograph her wedding, but at the time I was living in Belgium and so I wasn’t able to. Fast forward a year later, I moved back to Virginia and her and Mohammed […]

I photographed my first wedding when I was 15. I went on to go to James Madison University, where I got a Bachelors degree in IT. During my time at college, my business took over more than I had ever imagined or planned for. I was photographing weddings every weekend, getting published in magazines and newspapers, working for our yearbook, and so, much more. As a result, I found myself and my purpose in life. I am blessed to have learned at a young age that documenting people in what I was meant to do. So after I graduated, I made the decision to not pursue the IT field, and I took this business by storm. Wedding photography is my full time career. and so I work every day to make this experience better and better for you. 

how it all started

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I started out when I was 15. I was very inexperienced and honestly booking clients or messing up terrified me. I mean I was talking about documenting people's WEDDINGS, a ONCE IN A LIFETIME thing. I feared I wasn't enough for the industry. What I've learned though is that being young and new is actually an advantage if you let it be. You can do things your own way, who said you had to do it the way 'she' does? Believe in yourself, you are destined for great things, and I am ready to sit with you and make you a gameplan as to how we are going to get there. 

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