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I'm Erica a D.C. wedding photographer, with two young children, and a love for organization. Welcome to my small space on the internet where I can share with you special sessions, real weddings, and even little looks into my everyday life. Take a look around, and thanks for stopping by!

Lancaster, PA, a town that gracefully blends tradition with elegance. On a radiant summer Friday, with the sky painted with sunshine and fluffy clouds, this Stolzfus Homestead & Gardens wedding was more than just a wedding—with a venue as a canvas for a love story that’s influential, passionate, and deeply heartfelt. Trisha, a health and […]

Real Weddings

 A Stolzfus Homestead & Gardens Wedding in Lancaster, PA | Trisha + Kyle

Real Weddings

Crozet, Virginia has this certain magic about it, doesn’t it? Well, that magic was all the more special on the day Kristen and Keanna tied the knot. Their love story, which began in a classroom in San Diego and took them all the way to Yokosuka, Japan, found its most beautiful chapter written amidst the […]

Love Wins at this Montfair Resort Farm Wedding | Kristen + Keanna

The charming streets of Old Town Alexandria have witnessed countless love stories over the years. Erika and Luke’s tale is just one of many, but their recent anniversary session, set against the backdrop of Jones Point Park and the Alexandria Waterfront, was nothing short of magical. The entire session was a testament to their devoted […]

Engagements & Anniversaries

Alexandria Waterfront Anniversary Photos | Erika & Luke

Family Portraits

The Golden Hour, that fleeting time just before sunset, offers photographers a chance to work with some of the most magical light. It’s the gentle glow, the warmth, and the ethereal colors that make images pop. While many of us love shooting during the evening Golden Hour, it often overlaps with bedtime for the youngest […]

Tips for Golden Hour Photo Sessions with Children

Family photographer in Richmond, VA

Creating a wedding timeline without a first look requires careful planning and attention to detail. If you found my first post for planning a wedding timeline without a first look helpful, here’s my step-by-step guide breaking each part of your day down to make planning easy for you. Let’s break it down step by step: […]

Wedding Planning

Planning a Wedding Timeline Without a First Look: A Step-by-Step Guide

Real Weddings

It’s not every day that I get to witness a love story as beautiful and heartwarming as Margaret and James’. Their Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm wedding day was an overjoyed celebration of a love that had been lost and then found again. Surrounded by the captivating charm of Broadlands and the sentimental embrace of Clyde’s […]

A Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm Second Wedding | Margaret + James

Clyde's Willow Creek Wedding photo

In the midst of a warm and golden August afternoon, I had the privilege of joining Dayana and Carl on a truly enchanting journey. Our destination? The illustrious Library of Congress in the heart of Washington D.C. This iconic location, steeped in history and grandeur, provided the perfect setting for their Library of Congress engagement […]

Engagements & Anniversaries

Library of Congress Engagement Photos | Dayana & Carl

Library of Congress Engagement Photos

Family Portraits

Hey there, wonderful families and cherished friends of photography! It’s that time of year when we sprinkle a touch of holiday spirit in the middle of summer – Christmas in July! And what better way to celebrate than with a special booking sale for our delightful Virginia photographer mini sessions in October, November, and December! […]

Capturing the Magic of Christmas in July