Complete Guide to Planning Your Mt. Hood Elopement

Mt. Hood Elopement Guide

Snow-capped mountain peaks. Thick, old-growth forests. Wild waterfalls. Sweeping alpine views. Mt. Hood is the classic Pacific Northwest spot, but it’s so much more than the photos suggest. This beautiful and wild landscape makes for a romantic and gorgeous MT. Hood elopement.  Mt. Hood is more than just a national forest. In fact, the forest […]

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Complete Guide to Eloping in Oregon

A Guide to Oregon Elopements

The first time I visited Oregon, I fell in love. Oregon is hands down one of my favorite places to elope on the West Coast, and it’s unlike any other spot in the Pacific Northwest. If you’re looking for those beautiful mountainscapes, hidden waterfalls, sprawling coastal views, or extraordinary high desert hikes, Oregon just might […]

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DC War Memorial Wedding

DC War Memorial Wedding

Jackie & Vini’s DC War Memorial Wedding    Jackie & Vini’s DC War Memorial wedding day was so special to document. These two chose one of my favorite Washington DC venues, the DC War Memorial. DC War Memorial is one of the most intimate locations to get married. Right before the ceremony, Jackie & Vini had […]

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National Gallery of Art Engagement Session

Domonique & Matt's Engagement Session

Domonique and Matt decided to have their National Gallery of Art engagement session in August 2021. The National Gallery of Art is my absolute favorite place in DC to have an engagement session. It offers so many options for my clients for backgrounds and everything is all in one place. This National Gallery of Art […]

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The Best Wedding Venues in Washington DC

Wedding Venues in Washington DC

The Best Wedding Venues in Washington, D.C. I have been working in Washington DC as a wedding photographer for over 5+ years. I have photographed at so many beautiful DC Wedding Venues. These are a few personal recommendations for the Best Wedding Venues in DC.   The Line DC The Line DC is one magical […]

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The Line DC Wedding | Jeff + Amy

Amy & Jeff

The Line DC Wedding  Amy & Jeff’s The Line DC wedding and it finally all came together on July 10th, 2021 at The Line, in Washington, D.C. These two had to reschedule and replan their wedding two times. Amy and Jeff met during the peace corps and have been together ever since. I did their engagement […]

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Bar Vasquez Wedding | John & Claudia’s Baltimore Wedding

John & Claudia's Wedding

John & Claudia’s Bar Vasquez wedding began at the Revival Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. The Revival Hotel is a gorgeous hotel in Mount Vernon. The bridesmaids got ready while Claudia got her hair & makeup done. The hotel room was filled with gorgeous light as everyone was getting ready for the big day. Once Claudia was […]

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Dumbarton House Wedding (featuring special guest Kamala Harris)

Washington, D.C. Wedding

Liv & Mike’s Dumbarton House Wedding  Liv & Mike’s Dumbarton House wedding was one of those days that I will always remember. It was filled with so much love and joy (plus a special guest appearance by the first female Vice President of the United States!). The day began at the Avery Hotel in Georgetown. Alina Karaman […]

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Washington State Elopement, Jo & Jan

Jo & Jan's Elopement

Jan & Jo spent their Washington State elopement day running through blooming fields of wildflowers, trekking  the Hanford Reach in a windstorm, and taking in sweet, intimate moments together. I had the pleasure of photographing this special elopement in central Washington State. Half of the day I felt like I was in Pride and Prejudice […]

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Cape Lookout State Park Couple Session

Meira & Julian

Meira & Julian’s session was at Cape Lookout State Park on the coast of Oregon. We spent about two hours on at the park exploring the forest and beach. I am so excited to share these images on the blog today. This was such a special session to photograph. Your Narrative blog will appear here, […]

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My Why as an Elopement Photographer

Photos by Hannah Shea

My why as an elopement photographer… Memory had always been a struggle throughout my childhood. In elementary school I remember being in the lowest reading and math group. Always trying to keep up with my classmates but never could. In high school, I had been tested for my ability to memorize. The conclusion was that […]

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Discovery Park with Sarah & Mitchel

Sarah & Mitchel 

Discovery Park is home to some of the most gorgeous location for a photoshoot and it is the largest park in Seattle. It is filled with venues like the 2 mile trails or Magnolia Bluff overlooking Puget Sound would be such perfect places for a photoshoot. There are so many trees, flowers, and a gorgeous […]

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Northern Virginia Wedding | Virginia Wedding Photographer

Olivia & Blaize

Olivia & Blaize’s Northern Virginia Wedding is one of my favorite weddings from 2020 was Olivia and Blaize’s Northern Virginia wedding. I’ve found myself returning to the photographs repeatedly because they just make me so dang happy. I am so excited to share them with you on the blog today. On October 24th, 2020, the […]

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Epic Cathedral Rock Elopement in Sedona, Arizona

Cathedral Rock Elopement

Cathedral Rock is hands down one of the most epic spots for an elopement. Filled with jaw-dropping cliffs, gorgeous backdrops, and deep orange rock, this hike has stunning views everywhere you look. Because of these remarkable, one-of-a-kind views, I’ve always wanted to photograph a Cathedral Rock elopement. So, when I found Britt and Alex through […]

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DC Family Session Location Guide | DC Family Photographer

Washington DC Family Photographer

There are so many gorgeous places for photo sessions around the Washington DC. I love helping families find the perfect spot. If you’re planning a session here and aren’t local or you’re just not sure where to start searching, finding the ideal location can be a bit of a challenge.  In this blog post, I […]

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Meridian Hill Park Engagement | DC Engagement Photographer

Dianna & Jake DC Engagement Session

Meridian Hill Park Engagement Session   When Dianna and Jake inquired about a Washington, D.C. engagement session, I immediately sent them my go-to list of favorite locations to choose from. After some careful consideration,  they asked if we could visit both Meridian Hill Park and Rock Creek Park. And I responded enthusiastically, “Of course!”  It’s […]

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Bonneville Salt Flats Elopement

Whimsical Cloud Elopement

Featured on Art of Eloping Filled with tremendous beauty, breathtaking sunsets, and endless mystery, photographing an elopement at Bonneville Salt Flats as been on my bucket list for ages! I’d always imagined how incredible it would be to document the unique way the light hits right before sunset, setting the endless horizon ablaze. And when I […]

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Sedona Couple Session | Sedona Elopement Photographer

Sedona Couple Session

This Sedona couple session was so beautiful to capture at Red Rock Crossing. Red Rock Crossing is a gorgeous spot in Sedona, Arizona for engagement and elopement photographs. Red Rock Crossing is located in the Coconino National Forest, it is a very popular tourist destination in the summer. If you want to visit this spot I highly […]

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Tibble Fork Reservoir Elopement | Utah Elopement

Utah Mountain Elopement with Stacey & Cuauhtémo

After the 5:30 a.m. the alarm clock rang in my Hilton Garden Inn hotel room in Utah, I packed up my gear, rubbed the sleep from my eyes, and headed out toward Tibble Fork Reservoir. I’d always wanted to photograph a session at the breathtaking location on film to translate the magic of Alpenglow into a […]

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Best Places to Elope in Washington D.C. | DC Elopement Locations

Best Elopement locations in Washington DC

Best places to Elope in Washington, D.C. From the history to the architecture, Washington, D.C. is filled with so many wonderful locations to elope. But especially if you’re not a local — and sometimes even if you are! — choosing just one place from the many can be a bit overwhelming. But don’t worry! I’m a […]

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5 Best Places to Elope in Utah

5 Top Dreamy Places to Elope in Utah

5 Top Dreamy Places to Elope in Utah   Finding the perfect spot for your elopement can definitely be overwhelming! From travel to vendors, permits to incredible scenery, there is a lot to consider. But after a trip to Utah this summer, I discovered that this beautiful state is filled with astonishing spots to tie […]

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DC Engagement Session Tips | DC Engagement Photographer

DC Engagement Session Tips

I have been getting a ton of questions recently about engagement sessions and what to expect so here are some DC engagement session tips. There are so many beautiful places to photograph in Washington, D.C. There are endless spots to choose from. Here are some quick engagement session tips to get you thinking about your […]

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Backyard Maryland Wedding

Charles & Christine's Intimate Wedding

Christine & Charle’s Potomac, Maryland Wedding   On Dec. 28th, 2020 — just two years and a few months after their first date. Christine stepped into her wedding gown in her childhood bedroom, while her fiancé Charles waited downstairs. Surrounded by their immediate family, Christine and Charles tied the knot in Our Lady of Mercy Church […]

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Lighting Tips for Your Elopement Day

Margaret Wroblewski Photography

Light is magical, it allows our eyes to focus on the subject and the story. Each time I approach an elopement or wedding, I am constantly thinking about the lighting and how to use it to capture my couples in the best possible way. Because of my photojournalistic approach, I generally embrace natural light, and […]

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