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I hope you are reading this from in front of a fireplace or cuddled up on the couch with hot cocoa because you’re about to see THE MOST Hallmark-worthy Christmas wedding. That’s right, the holidays aren’t over yet...

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I’m taking a detour from my typical wedding photographer content to share a bit of insight into the world of photo editing. If you’ve been around for some time, you may have picked up that I am a professional photo editor for fellow wedding and portrait photographers! I don’t talk about it much, but it […]

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Hi friends, I am writing a more personal note to you all this week because I just wanted to share some encouragement as well as explain a little bit about my heart behind my work. In May, Kevin and I met with our wedding photographers Katelyn and Michael (Katelyn James Photography) for our engagement session! […]

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Engagement sessions have become almost like a tradition for engaged couples in the wedding planning process. But lately, I have met a few couples who just don’t understand the need for an engagement session. And there’s no shame! I think wedding photographers have not done a good enough job explaining the importance of this seemingly […]

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My first thought when I got in my car after this session ended was, “I was DEFINITELY the lucky one!” Kasey and Colin won a giveaway contest that I partnered with Visit Alexandria back in April. Couples, and especially brides, commented on our instagram posts to enter, hoping to win a free Alexandria Waterfront engagement […]

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The bridal suite is an often overlooked room at a venue that I believe deserves a fresh perspective. Not only is this the room I start my work in, but it’s the place where many of your first wedding day memories happen. From getting your makeup done to getting in the dress, this room will […]

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If you are a Virginia bride, you already know that there are so many talented Virginia wedding photographers to choose from! How can you possibly choose the best one to capture your day? I recommend scheduling a pre-booking wedding photography consultation with all your favorite options. I offer free consultations with inquiring couples before they […]

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Old Town Alexandria wedding days hold a special place in my heart. I am very proud to call myself an Alexandria Wedding photographer. This historic town has it all – from cobble stone streets to colorful row houses. It’s the perfect romantic location to say “I do!” I had the honor of capturing Caroline and Sean’s […]

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WOW – this Lady Bird Johnson Park engagement session is for sure my new favorite. And it’s not only because of this gorgeous engagement session location in Northern Virginia / Washington, D.C. But also because it was for our sweet friends Kristin and Ian. Kristin and Ian are tying the knot in just a few […]

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Ahhh – Emily and Rutger’s beautiful 1757 Golf Club Wedding. I have great memories from this day. Not only was this another wonderful time second shooting for Gracie Withers Photography, but it was a reminder for me that not even COVID or wedding planning stress can take away the joy of marrying your best friend. Emily […]


An event like this calls for celebration, adorned with every elegant detail – but luxury services don't have to leave out laughter and emotion. You want images that fit to your romantic taste, while also telling the greatest love story ever told – your own. 

I believe in marriage, first and foremost. Being chosen to document the day your family and legacy begins is a great honor. But creating memories WITH you – now that is a treasure.

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Emily Nicole


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