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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!

One of my favorite times of year in Washington D.C. is the Cherry Blossoms blooming season!¬† In fact D.C. is famous for its stunning cherry blossom trees all across the world.¬† The History of the Cherry Blossoms: In 1912, the Mayor of Tokyo, Japan, Yukio Ozaki, gifted 3,000 cherry blossom trees to the city of […]

Engagements & Anniversaries, Family Portraits, Proposals, Senior Portraits

My Favorite Places to Find Cherry Blossoms in Washington D.C.

Cherry Blossom Festival Location


Surprise wedding proposals are one of my favorite sessions to photograph. From all the detailed planning to being there to document such a magical moment, I love every minute of them. Alec reached out to me with a plan of a sunset proposal at Blackrock Summit on a Friday in November. Our original plan had […]

Blackrock Summit Sunset Proposal | Melissa + Alec

Sunset proposal at Blackrock Summit

For Emilie’s birthday this year, Alex gifted her a hiking trip to Shenandoah National Park. This gift was a full weekend plan, starting with traveling from North Carolina to the mountains of Virginia, multiple hiking trails, and a few small winery visits. That’s when the real planning started. When I started as a Virginia Proposal […]


Surprise Proposal at The Point Overlook | Alex + Emilie

Surprise proposal at The Point Overlook


Ashley + Brian | Surprise ProposalBears Den Overlook | Bluemount, VA Ashley knew that something was up. She and Brian were taking a simple hike up the mountain the morning of July 4th for just the beauty of it. Of course, topping the mountain overlook to find overnight campers, and a senior photography session taking […]

A Summer Sunrise Bears Den Overlook Surprise Proposal | Northern Virginia Proposal Photographer