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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

These national gallery of art dc photos are so special because of the unique story of Shaby and Josh. You might remember Shaby and Josh from their engagement session here on the blog a few months ago. For their engagement session we were in Old Town Alexandria for water views and an inner city scape […]

National Gallery of Art DC Photos: Bridal Portraits with Shaby

These lincoln memorial engagement photos are some of my favorite photos I have taken at the DC monuments. What makes these photos so special is the story of Lauren and Patrick, who are to be married next spring. Lauren and Patrick actually met online and it didn’t take them long at all to discover that […]

Lincoln Memorial Engagement Photos: Lauren and Patrick

Of all the places to take photos in DC, these The Line Hotel DC wedding photos are some of the best. Joyce and Kevin had the most classic, traditional, and timeless of events for their intimate wedding ceremony and reception at the Line. Joyce and Kevin actually met at a programming boot camp in 2017 and […]

The Line Hotel DC Wedding Photos: Joyce and Kevin

Elma and John’s Herrington on the Bay Wedding Photos are almost as beautiful as their love for one another. Elma and John actually met playing basketball for college. They went to the same nursing school, and for their first date they decided to meet up after a separately attending a couple of parties. John ask Elma […]

Herrington on the Bay Wedding Photos: Elma and John

I am so excited to share these state Arboretum of Virginia engagement photos! The State Arboretum of Virginia located in Boyce, Virginia is one of the best locations for engagement photos if you are looking for all things gardens, open fields, and full trees. You can get a lot of variety just by walking around, […]

State Arboretum of Virginia Engagement Photos: Brittany and Dominic

Lizzy and Zack’s Middleburg wedding was such a beautiful day. The day started with Lizzy and her bridesmaids and family getting ready at Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast in the Cottage.  The girls got their make up and hair done while taking candid photos and having a blast. Meanwhile Zack was getting ready in the main house […]

Middleburg Wedding: Lizzy and Zack

Kerri and Joe’s Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Wedding was such a special day. It all started with Kerri and her bridesmaids getting ready in the cottage at Briar Patch. The girls were eating snacks, and getting their hair and makeup done all while listening to music and having a great time. Joe and the groomsmen […]

Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Wedding: Kerri and Joe

This engagement photos Maryland session was one my favorite engagement sessions to date and I am so excited to share it with you! Paige and David actually met a month and a half before COVID started through Hinge. David had this amazing picture where he was eating noodles out of a backpacker’s food pouch grinning broadly. […]

Engagement Photos Maryland: Paige and David

Virginia and Coy’s Magnolia’s at the Mill Wedding was such a special day of love. The day started with Virginia and her bridesmaids getting ready in an Airbnb in Purcellville, right across the street from Trinity Church. The girls got their make up and hair done before taking pictures upstairs in one of the bedrooms. […]

Magnolia’s at the Mill Wedding: Virginia and Coy

Veronica and Nayke’s DC War Memorial wedding was such a beautiful day. They had the most precious of ceremonies gathered by a small group of family and friends at the DC War Memorial. We started with a small ceremony at 8am, as Veronica and Nayke had big plans to go out for pancakes and mimosas […]

DC War Memorial Wedding: Veronica and Nayke

Kara and Nathan’s Susannah’s Watch B&B Wedding was such a gorgeous summer day. The day started with Kara getting ready upstairs in the bridal suite with her bridesmaids, while Nathan was downstairs with all his groomsmen in one of the many rooms. What is great about Susannah’s Watch getting ready rooms is the amount of […]

Susannah’s Watch B&B Wedding: Kara and Nathan

Old Town Alexandria was the perfect spot for Virginia and Coy’s engagement photos and I am so excited to share this Old town photoshoot with you. Coy and Virginia met for their first date last May at a coffee shop in Alexandria, Virginia—just a few minutes away from George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate. They walked to […]

Old Town Photoshoot: Coy and Virginia Engagement Photos

These Old Town Alexandria engagement photos are some of my favorite to date! Shabnam and Josh actually met online. For their first date, they went to the Dubliner in DC, where they bonded over their love for Ireland and movies. Josh actually proposed to Shaby at the National Arboretum, which is one of their favorite […]

Old Town Alexandria Engagement Photos: Shabnam and Josh

library of congress engagement session

These Library of Congress engagement photos are some of my favorite to date! Karen and Mike actually met at an ice cream social. Karen’s roommate introduced them to each other but while Michael was trying to make moves, she was more focused on creating the perfect ice cream sundae.  Mike asked Karen out and for […]

Library of Congress Engagement Photos: Karen and Mike

Julie and Brad’s Fairmont DC wedding is one I am so excited to bring to the portfolio. Julie and Brad started the day getting ready at the exquisite Fairmont in the heart of Washington DC. Julie had her hair and makeup done and had a relaxing, quaint morning with a close friend, the perfect calm […]

Fairmont DC Wedding: Julie & Brad

Olivia and Nick’s Great Marsh Estate wedding was one of the most special weddings to date! The day started with Olivia getting ready in the bridal suite upstairs, where she got her hair and make up done surrounded by all her bridesmaids. Nick was in the basement getting ready with all the groomsmen, putting on […]

Great Marsh Estate Wedding: Olivia and Nick

national portrait gallery engagement walking together with whole building

I am so excited to add these National Portrait Gallery engagement photos to the portfolio! Marissa and Matt actually met on Bumble when Marissa had just moved to the area. They matched on a Friday, chatted all weekend long & Monday had our first date. For their first date, Matt’s sister in law recommend Clare & Dons […]

National Portrait Gallery Engagement Photos: Marissa and Matt

Alex and Zach lucked out with the sunset for their photos at the Kennedy Center earlier this month! The Kennedy Center is one of the best places for engagement photos because of it’s open space and natural light. Anywhere there is water or white walls nearby, there will be even and great light, and the […]

Kennedy Center Engagement Photos: Alex and Zach

Mark and Cindy’s DC elopement at the National Gallery of Art and Cafe Riggs is one I am so excited to share with you! From the moment we began discussing this elopement, I know it was going to be so special. We considered all the best spots in DC to uber around to for their […]

DC Elopement at National Gallery of Art and Cafe Riggs: Mark and Cindy