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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!

Rachel and Eric’s engagement photos at the US Capitol Grounds were challenging but rewarding. I have to admit, this was a difficult session for me because the weather was HOT. However, Rachel and Eric were total troopers, and I’m really proud of the way their photos turned out. Because the weather was so incredibly hot, […]

Engagements & Anniversaries

US Capitol Grounds Engagement Session | Rachel & Eric

Engagement photos at US Capitol Grounds

Engagements & Anniversaries

I know your pup is part of your family. That’s why you should include them in your photo session! However, taking engagement photos with dogs isn’t always easy. Lucky for you, I’m here to help! Here are 8 tips for taking engagement photos with dogs. Tips for Taking Engagement Photos with Dogs Bring a friend […]

Tips for Taking Engagement Photos with Dogs

Engagement photo with dogs

Alena and Dylan opted to take their Virginia engagement photos at Alena’s parents’ new house. The family has spent the last year renovating and restoring every inch of the property to its original glory before their wedding on June 4, 2022. Their wedding ceremony will take place under the grand tree you see in the […]

Engagements & Anniversaries

At Home Engagement Session in Henrico, Virginia

Virginia engagement photos

Engagements & Anniversaries

A couple of weeks ago I got to photograph one of my last couples for 2021. Debbie and John are the sweetest people & clearly head over heels for each other. They are celebrating their next chapter of their love story this October with a beautiful fall wedding at The Winery at Bull Run. With […]

A Warm Summer Afternoon Engagement Session at the Winery at Bull Run | Centreville Photographer

couple taking engagement photos at the winery at bull run

The dreamiest of Washington DC engagement photos are coming your way! I absolutely love photographing in Washington D.C. Abby and Caleb woke up extra early on this Sunday morning for our session. We met on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in our nation’s capital. This was not my first time shooting at sunrise on […]

Engagements & Anniversaries

A Summer Sunrise Engagement Session at Lincoln Memorial | Washington DC Wedding Photographer

Engaged couple taking professional portraits in front of the Lincoln memorial

Engagements & Anniversaries

Kendall & Chase are the all American perfect couple! They are both from a small town just north of Richmond where they met in school. Now as adults Kendall is a teacher at the local elementary school and Chase is a Firefighter for Stafford County. When I arrived at Kendall’s family home for our session […]

A Spring Afternoon Engagement Session in Hanover | Virginia Engagement Photographer

If 2020 taught me anything in my own business it was really how important community really is. Yeah I have a team of second shooters that I call on when I need a second set of hands on a wedding day or at a session, but if COVID-19 showed us anything we need a team and systems in place for when the un-thinkable comes along. We need a clear way to still service our couples that allows us to also rest easy when the times are the toughest.

Engagements & Anniversaries

Summer Engagement at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | Richmond Photographer

Engagements & Anniversaries

I absolutely love every time a past wedding couple chooses to have anniversary session in celebration of completing their first year as husband & wife! With the first traditional gift for the first anniversary being paper, a portrait session, resulting in beautiful photographic prints, is the perfect gift! (hint, hint) Using these photos to update any wall gallery along side your wedding images is a great anniversary gift idea!

A Sunrise Winter Anniversary Session Among the Monuments | Washington D.C. Wedding Photographer