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You’ve got a beautiful ring on your finger! And now you can begin planning your wedding – and the rest of your life – with your partner. With all the stress of planning a wedding, you may wonder if having an engagement session is necessary. If you ask me, I definitely say YES! So many […]

bride shows off engagement ring during VA photos

Among their closest family and friends, Shantel and Kam exchanged views and said “I do”! Their spring wedding at The Golf Club at South River was celebrated with a fun reception full of laughter, smiles and lots of dancing! Shantel and Kam are such a unique couple. They broke tradition here and there by making […]

wedding couple posing on the sidewalk at Maryland wedding venue

Jasmine and Steve’s fall engagement session in Old Town Alexandria was full of laughter and smiles! From grabbing coffee at Starbucks to start their session to more formal photos that evening down by the water, these two had the best time posing for photos! They met on a dating app called “OkCupid” in the summer […]

engaged couple posing for photos in Old Town Alexandria

Most weddings that I have had the pleasure of photographing over the years take place during the later part of the day and end with a reception exit at night. However, there is something special when a couple plans a wedding that starts in the morning and extends into early afternoon! This is especially true […]

We all had so much fun at Nya and Kathy’s engagement session at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.! The Lincoln Memorial is one of the most popular places in D.C. for photo sessions! The tall white columns and symbolic meaning of this important site makes it a gorgeous location for pictures. It’s important to […]

Kara and Sterling’s summer wedding in Washington, D.C. was nothing short of beautiful! Their ceremony and reception was held at the Sequoia Restaurant in the suburb neighborhood of Georgetown. They held their first look and bridal party photos at the Kennedy Center, and we captured sunset portraits at the end of the evening by the […]

Kiara and Darryl’s engagement session in Woodbridge, Virginia has without a doubt become one of my favorite sessions ever! They are planning on getting married at Harbour View Events, also located in Woodbridge. They are getting married on the water and were very interested in having the same type of background for their engagement photos. […]

couple sitting on the rocks at Leesylvania State Park in VA

I believe that there’s never a bad time to schedule a photo session. Even if you’re already married, having your pictures taken just for fun is always a good idea! However, experiencing Washington, D.C. in the spring is especially lovely. The cherry blossoms only bloom for a short time, so you have to capture them […]

couple walking together in D.C.

The city of Washington, D.C. never ceases to amaze me! There is always a gorgeous location for an engagement session, especially in the spring. Even though the D.C. area is filled with beautiful and historical sites, it’s the couple that makes the session! D.C. Spring Engagement Session Taylor and Chernor came dressed to the nines […]

couple posing in front of the supreme court building

When you’re a wedding photographer, you make so many important connections in the business, both personal and professional. I was so excited to hear from Alyssa that she and Tremaine wanted to book me for their engagement session and wedding this coming August! Alyssa and I met at a previous wedding I photographed, as she […]

couple kissing at union station in DC

With some helpful tips, you can easily plan an elopement or micro wedding in the Washington, D.C. area! No one had anticipated that we would be starting the second year of dealing with a global pandemic. It has changed the way we think about spending time with family and friends, our daily routines with life […]

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MEET CHRISTAN

is a wedding, elopement, and portrait photographer based in Washington, D.C. You can find her wandering around Trader Joe's and checking out all the best brunch spots in the city. Her photos are timeless, vibrant, and filled with love. For more wedding inspiration, follow her on Instagram @cnwosuphoto.

CHRISTIAN NWOSU

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