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

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

February 3, 2023

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

January 26, 2023

Kat and Shane were married in their backyard in Sterling, Virginia. Read about how their love stood strong in the face of a little weather surprise. Get ideas for your own celebration with this beautifully simple and heartwarming wedding story.

Sterling Backyard Wedding: Kat and Shane

January 9, 2023

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

September 22, 2022

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

September 16, 2022

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

September 11, 2022

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

September 1, 2022

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

August 29, 2022

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

August 26, 2022

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

August 22, 2022

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

August 19, 2022

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

August 15, 2022

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

June 30, 2022

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

May 26, 2022

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

May 16, 2022

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

May 13, 2022

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

May 13, 2022

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

May 6, 2022

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

April 11, 2022

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

April 5, 2022

I am so excited to share these Chantilly National Golf Club Wedding Photos with you! Rahul and Devika got married not only in the middle of a pandemic, but also in the middle of a snow storm! Their wedding was by no means any less special, and that is because of the time and thought […]

Chantilly National Golf Club Wedding Photos: Rahul and Devika

February 14, 2022

Ana and and Chris’s Oxon Hill Manor Wedding is one I am so excited to share with you! Earlier this year I posted a bit about their love story and their unique DC engagement photos at Jack Rose, so if you haven’t already, make sure to check it out. They had their engagement session indoors at […]

Oxon Hill Manor Wedding: Ana & Chris

February 4, 2022

Tess and Austin’s King Family Vineyards wedding in Charlottesville, Virginia is one I will cherish for the rest of my career. Tess and I actually originally connected on Instagram, where she found my website and reached out to me and we scheduled a call. From the moment we joined the call, I knew I wanted […]

King Family Vineyards Wedding: Tess & Austin

January 12, 2022

Briana and Jon’s West Manor Estate wedding in Forest, Virginia was one I am so excited to share with you! I actually first met Bri and Jon at James Madison University where they ran the Swing Dance Club. I was a freshman looking to join new clubs and came out to meet people and get […]

West Manor Estate Wedding: Briana and Jon

October 6, 2021

I am so excited to these country engagement photos with horses with you! This session was one of my first sessions back to photographing engagements after the COVID crisis, and what could be better to kick of wedding season again than this special session! Tamara and Tim actually met on the dance floor at The […]

Country Engagement Photos with Horses: Tam and Tim

September 30, 2021

wedding ceremony under summer tree

Chelsea and Ryan’s Brittland Manor wedding was one of my favorites to date and I am so excited to share it with you!  The day started with Chelsea getting ready in the bridal suite, and Ryan getting ready in the waterfront house at the end of the property. All the girls in the bridal party and […]

Brittland Manor Wedding: Chelsea and Ryan

September 17, 2021

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August 15, 2021

Pinstripes Wedding DC: Renee and Jay met on New Years Day in 2015. They have mutual friends from college and that holiday, they rented a cabin in Deep Creek, Maryland to go skiing. Jay asked Renee out and for their first date, he to her to a cooking class in DC where they drank nice wine […]

Pinstripes Wedding DC: Renee and Jay

April 13, 2021

I am so excited to share this Salamander Resort wedding with you! Ghadeer and Eric got married on a cozy morning in Middleburg, Virginia at sunrise. They booked the most classic and gorgeous suite to get ready in. Ghadeer had her hair and makeup done professionally in the suite, while Eric went downstairs on a […]

Salamander Resort Wedding: Ghadeer & Eric

February 4, 2021

Shelby and Red are the sweetest and their stylish Washington DC engagement photos were amazing to photograph! The two have been together since August 2017 after meeting at Reda’s uncle’s restaurant, where they were both working. It took them over a month to realize that they were more than friends but a kiss in Arlington […]

Washington DC Engagement Photos: Shelby and Reda

December 6, 2020

Ana and Chris’s DC Engagement Photos at Jack Rose was so special, and it’s even more special when you know the story of Ana and Chris. Their indoor engagement photos in dc was such a unique session! Ana and Chris actually met online! They messaged back and forth for a few weeks before going on […]

DC Engagement Photos at Jack Rose: Ana & Chris

November 23, 2020

Ariell and Mark are married and their gorgeous fall Athenaeum Alexandria Wedding wedding was classic, stylish, and full of love. As two people who met and have spent more of their relationship in Northern Virginia and DC, the Athenaeum was a great pick for their wedding venue. This gallery building is historic (which they both loved) […]

Athenaeum Alexandria Wedding: Ariell and Mark

October 6, 2020

I am so excited to share some of Katherine and Adam’s Meridian House Wedding Photos with you! They had a beautiful and romantic ceremony at All Souls Episcopal Church in D.C. , followed by the most gorgeous of receptions at The Meridian House. We started the day with getting ready at a nearby salon with Katherine, and […]

Meridian House Wedding Photos: Katherine & Adam

August 5, 2020

This Fairmont DC Wedding wedding is a very special wedding that is near and dear to my heart. Elaine and Jared were referred to me through a mutual friend of hours, and from the moment we began talking, I knew we would be great friends. What I love most about Elaine and Jared is that […]

Fairmont DC Wedding: Elaine and Jared

July 18, 2019

bride laughing in tunnel

Jasmine and Zach’s Potomac Point Winery wedding was the most beautiful of weddings and I am so excited to share a few snippets of their special day with you. It all began with Jasmine getting ready in the bridal suite at Potomac Point, which had quite a few rooms. Her girls were making mimosas and […]

Potomac Point Winery Wedding: Jasmine and Zach

February 4, 2019

bride and groom with dog

Alexandra and Brian’s Hay Adams wedding was one of my favorite weddings to date. I had the pleasure of photographing this wedding by stepping in for my sweet friend Savannah with Savannah Brown Photography. We started the day at the Hay Adams hotel with details and hair and makeup. Brian wrote the sweetest letter for […]

Hay Adams Wedding: Alexandra and Brian

February 4, 2019

Kevin and Jill’s DAR Constitution Hall Wedding was absolutely beautiful. The love Jill and Kevin had for one another on their wedding day is something that you had to be there to witness. Jill and Kevin got ready at the Watergate Hotel in DC in separate suites. Jill got ready with all the girls, they were drinking […]

DAR Constitution Hall Wedding: Jill & Kevin

December 26, 2018

Choosing the best location for your photos really important! I always encourage clients to pick a location that is meaningful and fitting to you. For example, if you don’t regularly hike in the Shenandoah then getting photos done out in park will be beautiful, but not as meaningful as somewhere that is truly special to […]

Location Guide | Washington D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland

October 21, 2018

Congratulations to Jessica and Ugur, it was a pleasure documenting your wedding and I am so exciting to share these Tabrizi’s wedding photos with you! These two love birds started the day by getting ready at a nearby hotel, Hotel Sonesta Baltimore, in Baltimore. Jessica and all the girls hung out in one room while they […]

Tabrizi’s Wedding Photos: Jessica + Ugur

July 26, 2018

Tricia and Aaron had a beautiful, candlelit, Assembly Room wedding in Baltimore, Maryland and it was a day to cherish forever. It all began with Tricia getting ready in the suite at the Assembly Room. We had the most beautiful window light in the back suite to use for makeup photos and getting ready photos. […]

Assembly Room Baltimore Wedding: Tricia + Aaron

June 17, 2018