Washington, DC, a city rich in history and beauty, offers so many options for stunning locations perfect for a memorable proposal. As a wedding photographer, I’ve witnessed countless moments in this vibrant city. 

The 10 Best Places to Propose in Washington, DC

May 23, 2024

Proposing marriage is one of the most significant moments in a person’s life. As a wedding photographer I’ve had the privilege of capturing countless proposals, each unique. Here are some tips on what to say when you’re proposing, drawn from my experience behind the lens.

What to SAY When You Propose: A Photographer’s Thoughts

May 23, 2024

DC Proposal photographer Samia captures Kevin proposing to Dana at Bishops Garden in DC. It was a beautiful morning, and the cherry blossoms and spring flowers were in full bloom, creating the perfect backdrop for such a special moment.  

DC Proposal Photographer Samia captures Bishops Garden Proposal: Kevin and Dana

April 1, 2024

With so many stunning options to choose from, this location guide outlines the best Washington DC Engagement Photo Locations.  There are so many different kinds of locations in DC to choose from for your engagement session! Each location has a different feel, background, level busy-ness, light, color and overall vibe. This makes it so hard […]

Best Washington DC Engagement Photo Locations

March 21, 2024

Hugh and Sophie’s proposal at the Spanish Steps in DC was a beautiful and thoughtful moment captured in time.

DC Proposal at the Spanish Steps: Hugh and Sophie

March 12, 2024

Clark chose the perfect spot to propose to Amelia – Barca Social in Old Town Alexandria.

Old Town Alexandria Proposal at Barca Social: Clark and Amelia

March 12, 2024

I recently had the opportunity to capture some truly stunning spring wedding decor designed by Terry Kaye Events and Holly Chapple at The Middleburg Barn. This collection of ideas is perfect for couples who want to infuse their wedding with more flowers, use yellow linens, and adore sunflowers.

The Middleburg Barn Wedding Decor with Terry Kaye Events

February 5, 2024

I recently had the opportunity to visit Select Event Group in Tysons Corner, Virginia, and they have some exciting things in store for weddings!  

A Visit to Select Event Group: Tysons Showroom

February 5, 2024

As a wedding photographer in the Washington D.C. area, I understand the significance of building connections with venues and other vendors.

Association of Wedding Professionals (AWP) Networking Event at DAR Constitution Hall

January 26, 2024

Now that I just delivered my last wedding of 2023, I can reflect on this year. 2023 was definitely one for the books! It was my busiest and most full calendar yet as a wedding photographer and videographer. My business grew in so many ways, and I myself grew personally in so many ways, too. […]

2023 Year in Review | Weddings, Portraits, Life

January 9, 2024

Scarlett and Joey were married at the National Aquarium surrounded by amazing sea creatures, love, and laughter. Get ready for a celebration that’s as unique as it gets! This Baltimore wedding was everything fun and sentimental.   

Wedding at the Baltimore Aquarium: Scarlett and Joey

January 9, 2024

Maggie and Rich were married at the Silk Mill. This blog post captures the charming moments of their wedding day, from the historic venue to heartfelt vows. Get inspired by their joyous celebration and discover tips for your own dream wedding.

Silk Mill Wedding: Maggie and Rich

January 9, 2024

I’m so excited to share with you all about Rebecca and Thomas’ absolutely stunning fall wedding at 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church, Virginia.

2941 Restaurant Wedding: Rebecca and Thomas

January 8, 2024

Friends and family gathered to celebrate the 80th birthday of Surya, an avid tennis player, doctor, and grandfather.

Birthday Party Bethesda: Surya’s 80th Birthday

January 8, 2024

One of my most memorable photography experiences was engagement photographs at Bon Air Rose Garden with Rebecca and Thomas, who are getting married this fall at 2941 in Merrifield, Virginia. For their engagement photos, we wanted to capture the essence of spring and chose the beautiful Bon Air Rose Garden in Arlington, Virginia as the […]

Bon Air Rose Garden Engagement Photos: Rebecca and Thomas

December 30, 2023

I had the best time with Alex, Zach, Logan, Duke and Navy at their fall family photos at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston, Virginia.

Reston Family Photos: Alex, Zach, Logan, Duke and Navy

December 21, 2023

I had a wonderful time with Laura, Leland, Tate, and Cookie. You might remember Laura and Leland from our portfolio because we actually filmed their wedding a few years ago! Since then their family has grown and I am so lucky to get to photograph clients for all the milestones in their lives. 

DC Family Photos: Laura, Leland, Tate, and Cookie

December 15, 2023

Scout and Austin are planning their wedding in Wyoming, but came to Virginia to visit family just in time to take engagement photos. We took these at Austin’s uncle’s house in the heart of Clifton Virginia. It was the perfect fall day, and we also got to play with Scout, their family horse, for a […]

Clifton Engagement Photos: Scout and Austin

November 30, 2023

Sophie and Kamal were married at St John Evangelist Catholic Church in Clinton, Maryland surrounded by close family and friends. They are planning to have a larger Haitian wedding later! 

Maryland Church Wedding: Sophie and Kamal

November 15, 2023

A stunning new wedding venue, The Manor at Courtland Farm, will be opening its doors in 2024. Located in the picturesque town of Aldie, this venue promises to provide couples with a breathtaking backdrop for their special day.  Finding the ideal wedding venue can be an exhilarating yet daunting task for engaged couples. There are […]

The Manor at Courtland Farm: New Wedding Venue in Aldie, Virginia

October 16, 2023

A Night in Tuscany reception table

Growing up in an Italian restaurant myself, RSVP catering’s Italian inspired tasting event was one the rang near and dear to my heart! As a photographer, I’ve had the privilege of documenting countless moments of love, joy, and beauty. But there are certain experiences that stand out, and one of them is this recent citrus-infused […]

A Night in Tuscany: Wedding Inspiration

October 16, 2023

drone photos at maternity session in virginia

I recently had the pleasure of photographing a wonderful couple, Alex and Jordan, for their maternity photos at Bear’s Den Overlook. Although I primarily focus on capturing weddings, it’s always special when I get the opportunity to document other important moments in a couple’s life. I first met Alex and Jordan when I photographed their beautiful […]

Maternity Photos at Bear’s Den in Virginia: Alex and Jordan

October 3, 2023

groom leads bride on a stroll at the national mall

I recently had the pleasure of capturing a breathtaking engagement session at sunrise in the heart of Washington, D.C. for these National Mall Engagement Photos. The beauty of the sunrises in this city is truly unmatched. The couple, Avanti and Arland, were such troopers in waking up SO early and getting all dressed up for […]

National Mall Engagement Photos at Sunrise: Avanti and Arland

October 3, 2023

I am so excited to share these Lansdowne Resort Couples Portraits with you! Megan and Morgan recently came out for some beautiful couples photos at the highly coveted Landsdowne Resort. This stunning venue provided the perfect backdrop for their summer portrait session in Virginia. The photoshoot at Lansdowne resulted in amazing images that truly showcased […]

Lansdowne Resort Couples Portraits: Megan and Morgan

October 3, 2023

small wedding ceremony in clydes ashburn

I had the wonderful experience of photographing Arland and Avanti’s Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm Wedding in Ashburn, Virginia. Arland and Avanti decided on Clydes in Ashburn as the perfect venue for their intimate celebration. Surrounded by only their closest family and friends, a total of 10 guests, they exchanged vows in a small and personal […]

Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm Wedding: Avanti and Arland

September 20, 2023

engaged couple holding each other

If you’re looking for the perfect location to take engagement photos in Northern Virginia , look no further than Chatham Manor in Fredericksburg. This picturesque venue provides a stunning backdrop for your engagement session, giving you images that will be cherished for a lifetime. Chathom Manor is nestled in the heart of Fredericksburg, Virginia, offering […]

Engagement Photos in Northern Virginia: Maggie and Rich

September 20, 2023

Recently, I had the pleasure of capturing a beautiful wedding at the historic Dar Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. It was a truly memorable celebration. The couple chose this iconic venue for their black-tie wedding, and I couldn’t have been more excited to be a part of it. Located in the heart of the nation’s […]

DAR Wedding: Eleanor and Patrick’s Summer Wedding In Washington, D.C.

September 20, 2023

Katherine and Erwin’s garden wedding in Middleburg, Virginia was beautiful at Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast. As a photographer, I had the pleasure of capturing their special day and all the lovely moments that unfolded. The day began with Katherine and her close friends getting ready in the cozy cottage, while Erwin dressed in the Main […]

Garden Wedding in Virginia: Katherine and Erwin

September 12, 2023

Any couple considering a venue to take DC engagement photos in the summer should consider Bishop Garden. This charming location offers beautiful backdrops for capturing your love story. With its vibrant flowers, lush greenery, and picturesque scenery, Bishop Garden provides a delightful setting for your engagement session. Imagine strolling hand in hand through this peaceful […]

DC Engagement Photos: Sayeh and Jake

September 12, 2023

Recently, I had the pleasure of photographing a beautiful La Vie DC wedding at the Wharf. The day started off at Hotel Washington, where Jade and her lovely bridesmaids prepared for the big day. With the help of her mom and sister, Jade stepped into her stunning wedding dress, filled with excitement. We wanted to […]

La Vie DC Wedding: Jade and Aric

September 12, 2023

couple walking

One of the top locations for couples to take engagement photos is Stone Tower Winery. The winery is known for its stunning views and picturesque landscapes, which serve as the perfect backdrop for capturing Sophie and Kamal’s love story. There are so many things that make this venue special, but one of them is definitely […]

Stone Tower Winery Engagement Photos: Sophie and Kamal

September 4, 2023

If you’re looking for a breathtaking location for your engagement photos, perhaps you will find some inspirations from these Enid A. Haupt Garden photos.  This gorgeous garden, nestled right beside the iconic Smithsonian Castle in Washington D.C., offers the perfect backdrop for capturing your love story on film. One of the highlights of taking engagement […]

Enid A. Haupt Garden Photos: Katherine and Erwin

September 4, 2023

summer engagement photos at Morais Vineyard

I love to take summer engagement photos , especially at beautiful locations like Morais Vineyards. This vineyard, located in Bealeton, Virginia, offers a stunning backdrop for capturing your love and excitement before the big day. Engagement photos are a wonderful opportunity to create lasting memories and share your joy with friends and family. Morais Vineyards provides […]

Morais Vineyards Engagement Photos: Erin and Nick

September 4, 2023

mother in green dress in Lewinsville Park

I had a wonderful experience taking Ali’s maternity photos, especially since it’s not often that I get the chance to photograph something other than weddings. What makes it even sweeter is that Ali was my wedding planner for my own wedding day. I will forever cherish what she did for me, and now I hope […]

Maternity Photos: Ali at Lewinsville Park

August 28, 2023

couple at salamander resort

Salamander Resort is the perfect place to take engagement photos in Northern Virginia. Located in Northern Virginia’s charming Loudoun County, this resort provides the perfect backdrop for a really memorable engagement shoot.  The Salamander Resort offers a good mix of nature, elegance, and tranquility. There are so many options for variety in photos here: walking […]

Engagement Photos in Northern Virginia: Antonia and Maceo

August 28, 2023

Kristen and Harry’s decision to have a Washington DC elopement comes from the beginning of their relationship. Kristen and Harry’s love story began in the beautiful city of Paris. They met while studying abroad, as Harry came all the way from London and Kristen from Georgia. It was fate that brought them together through a […]

Washington DC Elopement: Kristen and Harry

August 28, 2023

Raymond and Elizabeth’s Stonewall Golf Club wedding day was filled with beauty and love. The day started off with an array of stunning details, all beautifully captured on a Lindale Studios custom backdrop. Liz got ready in the bridal suite at Stonewall Golf Club, while vendors worked hard to prepare the ceremony and reception spaces.Meanwhile, […]

Stonewall Golf Club Wedding: Liz and Ray

August 16, 2023

Lauren and Patrick’s Top of the Town wedding was absolutely beautiful. It had a timeless and classic feel that was truly special. Lauren got ready at the cozy Residence Inn in Ballston, while Patrick prepared for the big day at the elegant Westin hotel. The two of them later came together for a breathtaking ceremony […]

Top of the Town Wedding: Lauren and Patrick

August 14, 2023

Have you ever wondered what makes a wedding “classic” and “timeless”? Is it the elegant attire, the traditional wedding rituals, or the picturesque setting? Perhaps it’s a little bit of everything. And I was fortunate enough to capture all of these elements in a recent Silk Mill wedding in Fredericksburg, Virginia: the wedding of Chelsea […]

Silk Mill Wedding Photos: Chelsea and Nick

August 8, 2023

This wedding was one of my favorite Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Wedding’s and I am thrilled to share it with you! Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Inn is one of the most beautiful venues in Middleburg, Virginia. It is the perfect mix of cozy, historic, and elegant. The day started with Laura getting ready […]

Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Wedding: Laura and Daniel

August 7, 2023

 DC Engagement Photos by Washington DC Wedding Photographer Samia

I am so excited to share part two of Ray and Liz’s DC engagement photos with you on the blog today. If you didn’t already see the first half of their shoot at the Library of Congress make sure to check it out! For the second part of their engagement shoot we headed just in […]

DC Engagement Photos: Ray and Liz

April 6, 2023

I am so excited to share Charlotte and Patrick’s Veritas wedding with you. There are a lot of beautiful Shenandoah Valley wedding venues but none of them are quite like Veritas Vineyards and Winery in Afton, Virginia. We started the day with Charlotte getting ready at the Farmhouse at Veritas, while Patrick got ready in […]

Veritas Wedding | Charlotte and Patrick

March 30, 2023

DC War Memorial Engagement Session

I am so excited to share this DC War Memorial engagement session in Washington DC with you. The DC War Memorial is a popular choice for engagement sessions and small weddings and it’s one place I absolutely love to go to. What’s great about this location is that you can venture to the water nearby […]

DC War Memorial Engagement Session in Washington, DC | Jade and Aric

March 23, 2023

These Library of Congress engagement photos are some of my favorite photos today. Ray and Liz opted for the library of Congress for its historic backdrop, timeless look, and also just outstanding architecture that takes up the space. They wanted something in DC that didn’t look too much like a monument but still looked iconic […]

Library of Congress Engagement Photos: Ray and Liz

March 16, 2023

Dupont Circle Hotel Wedding

This Dupont Circle Hotel Wedding was a dream. The Dupont Circle hotel is one of the most beautiful hotels in Washington DC and it is also a luxury wedding venue that is part of the Doyle collection. The Doyle collection is known for high end sophisticated events and is a perfect choice for couples looking […]

Dupont Circle Hotel Wedding | Shabnam and Josh

March 9, 2023

Jefferson Memorial Engagement Photos

I am so excited to share Eleanor and Patrick’s Jefferson Memorial engagement photos with you! Of all the historic places you can take engagement photos in DC, I think the Jefferson Memorial is one of the most beautiful. Eleanor and Patrick wanted a historic, timeless and classic look for their fall photos and after considering a […]

Jefferson Memorial Engagement Photos | Eleanor and Patrick

March 2, 2023

Trump National Golf Club Washington DC engaged couple photos by virginia wedding photographer samia

Trump National Golf Club Washington DC is not only a wedding venue, but it is also the perfect place to take engagement photos. I am so excited to add this engagement session to my portfolio and share it with you! This one is near and dear to me because Jordan and John are friends, and […]

Trump National Golf Club Washington DC Engagement Photos | Jordan and John

February 23, 2023

Old Town Alexandria Engagement Photos

I am so excited to share these Old Town Alexandria Engagement Photos with you! Old town was a perfect location for Chelsea and Nick to have their engagement photos. Since our first call together, Chelsea had explained to me that she had this vision for Old Town for their photos from the very beginning. She loves […]

Fall Classic Old Town Alexandria Engagement Photos: Chelsea and Nick

February 16, 2023

2022 Year in Review by Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer Samia || 2022 was one for the books. It was a busy spring season, restful summer, and insane fall season. By numbers, I photographed 23 weddings this year, 16 engagement sessions, 8 elopements, and had 12 portrait sessions. What a year! I always say how grateful I […]

2022 Year in Review by Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer Samia

February 10, 2023

There are so many beautiful wedding venues in Virginia, and the Clifton Inn is definitely an all time favorite. It is the perfect venue to make your own, and it’s almost like a playground for us wedding photographers! From the getting ready spaces, to the beautiful front lawn for your ceremony, to a gorgeous and […]

Clifton Inn Wedding | Diana and Alejandro

February 9, 2023