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Kiara and Darryl’s Engagement Session in Woodbridge, Virginia

couple sitting on the rocks at Leesylvania State Park in VA

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. Their wedding venue has such beautiful views! Kiara and Darryl are very excited to have couples photos taken on the pier at their wedding!

Kiara and Darryl’s Engagement Session in Virginia

Darryl and Kiara definitely knew how to have fun during their session! They were up for any ideas I had, and they both enjoyed staying active throughout the entire photo shoot. It’s hard to imagine that this area of Prince William County would boast this type of location. When someone thinks of Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. all being connected together, the only area that comes to mind is just the downtown historical area of Washington, D.C. and the National Mall.

However, there are lots of wooded areas, lakes, and rivers that show off a beach or small town vibe, away from Washington, D.C. One of the most important jobs of being a photographer is to find the best locations for my clients. I spend time scouting out new places so when my couples share their desires, I have a long list of recommended locations.

Darryl and Kiara first met in 2017 when they were both interns at a finance department. A coworker introduced them because they were known as the “attended Alabama A&M University”. After dating for a while, Darryl proposed to Kiara in March of this year. He popped the question at their favorite restaurant, La Vie at The Wharf. He set up a igloo tent on the rooftop and even had Kiara’s best friend from Alabama fly up to be part of their special moment.

I absolutely loved taking photos of them sitting on the rocks and on the sand at Leesylvania State Park. Kiara and Darryl even ran down the shore along the water. Later on, we moved to the pier and along the boats for some pretty photos as the sun started to set. After some detail shots of their rings, Kiara and Darryl ended their session along the entrance road to the marina.

I can’t wait to shoot their wedding! Congratulations Kiara and Darryl! I love planning engagement sessions with my couples. If you have a specific location in mind, fill out my contact form so we can brainstorm ideas!

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Taylor and Chernor’s Engagement Session in D.C.

couple posing in front of the supreme court building

Engaged Couples, Photography Tips

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 […]

Alyssa and Tremaine’s Engagement Session in D.C.

couple kissing at union station in DC

Engaged Couples

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 […]

Nicole and Greg’s Engagement Session at The Wharf in D.C.

couple sitting at a table with drinks during engagement session

Engaged Couples

Nicole and Greg are such a fun couple. They chose to have their engagement session at The Wharf in D.C.! We had so much fun, in particular because this area of the city has special meaning for them both. They met in March of 2021, and they were both looking for their “forever” love. Their […]

Washington D.C. National Gallery of Art Engagement Session

Couple posing for engagement photos in D.C.

Engaged Couples

When Aimee and Sabastian booked their engagement session with me, I knew the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. was going to be the perfect location for their photos! Everything about this historical place, from the outdoor sculpture to the columns and the view of the U.S. Capitol, makes it an amazing spot for […]

Kennedy Center Engagement Photos | Tracey & Jay

bride and groom laugh near willow tree at the Kennedy Center

Engaged Couples

Congratulations to Tracey and Jay! These two are SO full of joy and I loved every moment of their elegant Kennedy Center engagement session. It was the perfect spot to tell this part of their love story and I loved getting to know them through their photos. I can’t wait for you to see them!  […]

American Pharmacist Association Engagement Photos in Washington DC: Jennie + Myles

bride sits on American Pharmacist Association sign at building in DC

Engaged Couples

I’m so excited to be sharing Jennie and Myles’ American Pharmacist Association engagement session with you today! When I began to talk with Jennie and Myles about where they wanted their portraits, they knew they wanted someplace that gave off a city chic vibe – pillars, steps, elegant architecture… so of course the American Pharmacist […]

Kennedy Center Engagement Photos – Christian & Michael – Washington DC

couple sits by pink bush during DC engagement session

Engaged Couples

How sweet are Christian and Michael? This beautiful couple has been together since 2017, after meeting at a Marvin’s in D.C for their first date. They’ve spent the last few years enjoying each other while exploring the city, finding the best places to eat, and building a small family with their sweet pups! Christian and […]

National Museum of African American History and Culture Engagement Photos| Ky’Eisha + Jessica

women smile at each other during DC wedding portraits at National Museum of African American History and Culture


Congratulations to Ky’Eisha and Jessica! After a chance meeting through Ky’Eisha’s mentor, these two newlyweds found their forever in each other. Their love story is a reminder to me every day that God will always bring the people we need in our lives to us. The day of our session, Ky’Eisha and Jessica were married […]

National Arboretum | DC Arboretum Engagement Photos | Jade & Preston

couple poses on steps of museum in Washington DC

Engaged Couples

I’m so excited to be sharing Jade and Preston’s incredible National Arboretum engagement session with you today. Their session was seriously one of my all-time favorites because they are just such an amazing couple and we had the best time!! Jade and Preston were engaged in January 2020 and tied the knot in a quiet […]

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