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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!

If you haven’t scheduled your family photos for this summer yet, don’t worry! We’re here to assure you that it’s not too late to plan a memorable and stunning photo session with your loved ones. With the longer days, radiant sun-kissed glows, and a multitude of breathtaking locations, summer provides the perfect backdrop for creating […]

Family Portraits

Expert Tips for a Perfect Summer Family Photo Session

mom, dad, and baby taking summer family photos in the outdoors

Real Weddings

Getting the chance to return to another Janna Brown editorial shoot in less than a year, was unbelievable. When envisioning this shoot for a European-inspired wedding editorial, set against the backdrop of the exquisite Salubria Manor in Culpeper, I could not have fathomed a more breathtaking outcome. The presence of enchanting floral arrangements, working with […]

Wedding Editorial at Virginia’s Historic Salubria

One of the most memorable engagement sessions at the Lincoln Memorial recently was with Theresa and Neil. Despite working there multiple times a year, this session stood out to me. We arrived a few minutes before sunrise to take advantage of the amazing morning light before it became too bright. The stunning colors of the […]

Engagements & Anniversaries

Sunrise Lincoln Memorial Engagement Session | Theresa + Neil

Lincoln Memorial Engagement Photos

Engagements & Anniversaries

Washington, DC is a beautiful city, filled with historic monuments, stunning architecture, and breathtaking views. It’s no wonder that so many people choose to have their photos taken in the nation’s capital. Whether you’re looking for the perfect spot for family photos, engagement photos, or maternity photos, today I am excited to share my favorite […]

My Top 10 Places for Photos in Washington, DC

10 DC Photo Locations

During their time together, Karley and Alec love to visit Old Town Alexandria, making it the perfect location for their engagement photos. With their wedding date set for next May at Oakdale RVA in Ashland, Virginia. Karley emphasized wanting cheerful and luminous photographs that captured the happiness of their engagement during our session. From the […]

Engagements & Anniversaries

Old Town Alexandria Engagement | Karley + Alec

Old Town Alexandria Engagement Photo

Family Portraits

I am eagerly anticipating our upcoming portrait session! Portrait sessions can seem intimidating but I promise, they don’t have to be. Let’s plan ahead and take any nerves or if you’re doing the “right thing” (whatever that is anyway, we’ll get to that) out of the equation with these last minute tips. Last-minute tips to […]

Preparation Tips for your Upcoming Portrait Session

Virginia family photographer

I love that my chosen career has taken me to photographing some great couples around the DMV area. Couples regularly request to have DC Cherry Blossom engagement photos taken in late March. This was the first  year where I braved the Tidal Basin during the DC Cherry Blossom Festival on peak bloom day one. Getting […]

Engagements & Anniversaries

D.C. Cherry Blossom Engagement Photos | Alycia + Jim

Cherry Blossom Festival Photos

Real Weddings

As a wedding photographer I love seeing my images printed for each and every couple I work with. But the ultimate delight is having my couples select their favorite images and place them in an heirloom wedding album. Talking with so many couples, I am regularly asked, “Do we need to print a wedding album?”  […]

Is a Printed Wedding Album the Right Choice?

printed wedding albums