Jonas + Ruhi || Engagement || Chicago Millennium Park

Engagement Photographer

Jonas and Ruhi met in college and their relationship had bumpy days at first as they had to try long distance in the begining. She’s from Seattle and he’s from Chicago. Despite that they’ve made it! You can truly see their connection and how they’re perfect together in these pictures of their engagement session which I’ve captured in Chicago Millennium Park. Jonas is from Lithuania and Ruhi is from India and it’s so great that their paths cross in the United States so they could finally get together. I trully hope they will remain this joyful & happy couple for a long time (fingers crossed)!
I’ve shoot their wedding session in Florida later on. Can’t wait to share these pictures too! Please contact me if you want to get photo session for any occasion of yours. It can be taken in any place of the world. Believe me I will be glad to help you all the ways that I can!

Chicago Millennium Park

Millennium Park is a public park located in Chicago, Illinois. In 2017, Millennium Park was the top tourist destination in Chicago and the Midwest, and placed among the top ten in the United States with 25 million annual visitors. As you can imagine Millennium Park perfectly suits for the sessions and it‘s always truly joyful to go there!

Paul + Jessica || Taco Tour || Unique Engagement || Washington DC

Engagement Photographer

Paul and Jessica are truly creative and exceptional couple. I’ve been honored to shoot their engagement session and wedding too. Each time I get the requests to take the pictures of any occasion it’s truly interesting as the creativity can go wild. Together with a couple we try to find interesting areas and spots for the sessions and I try to find unique shooting angles each time as well. This session was one of a kind and the decision for the Taco Tour was made by the couple. We’ve had a joyful day and many laughs followed us wherever we went!
Please contact me if you want to get the engagement or wedding session taken in any place of the world. I will be glad to help you!

Taco Tour

This couple decided to go on a unique Taco Tour for their engagement session as both of them love tacos. We went to many cool taco places (El Ray, El Centro, Oyamel, Pepita Cantina, Espita Mezcaleria) in Washington DC and surrounding areas. Please take a look and I hope you’ll enjoy these engagement pictures as much as I do!

Ted + Danielle || Wedding || The Potomac View Terrace

Documentary Wedding Photographer

Ted and Danielle is an extraordinary couple and you will see it in their wedding pictures which I’ve been privileged to take. This beautiful and madly in love couple met years ago in college where they firstly started as friends which led things to them becoming a strong bonded couple. Their whole traditional Jewish wedding day was full of joy, real and bright emotions, awesome dances and plenty of perfect family members and friends who joined and celebrated their beautiful day with all their hearts.

I’m always available if you want to get your own photo journalistic wedding. It can be taken in any place of the world. All you have to do is contact me and I’ll be glad to participate!

The Potomac View Terrace Wedding

Wedding took place in The Potomac View Terrace which is located on Constitution Avenue directly between the Lincoln Memorial and the U.S. Department of State. If you choose this perfectly great place for your wedding the beautiful views of the U.S. Capitol, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Pentagon, Air Force Memorial, Memorial Bridge and the Potomac River will be fully available for you to enjoy. It‘s truly the best of DC under one roof!

You can see it yourselves as the masters of true beauty Mwendo Wedding Films took this fantastic film representing the great traditions, celebration and all the joy we all have witnessed. The wedding was planned by the talented A. Dominick Events team. It‘s great to see the outstanding result when a bunch of pure professionals gather all together! It was a honor to work with talented make up artist Claire Ashley she did magical and outstanding make up for Danielle! Thank you Gabriele Stonyte for helping me out with this amazing wedding.

Honeymoon Still Goes On

As you can see in the pictures Todd and Danielle are enjoying each second of their life together. They both used to work as lawyers but as they’re madly happy and brave – they’ve quit their jobs to travel the world now. You can follow their adventures on their personal blog there.

Hamid + Atoosa || Engagement || Shenandoah National Park

Engagement Photographer

Atoosa and Hamid asked me to capture their engagement session in one of the most beautiful parks ever. Each time I get the requests to take the pictures of the engagement I have a chance to witness the connection between two happy people and it‘s always fascinating! This time we‘ve truly had fun with this joyful couple and their cutest dog ever. Please contact me if you want to get the engagement session taken in any place of the world, I will be glad to help you!

Engagement story

This couple has a unique story behind the curtains how he popped out the question. This beautiful day happened to be on the 21st of August, 2017 during the solar eclipse. He surprised her with a trip to Atlanta, Georgia to see the eclipse. The proposal was a complete perfection and huge surprise. The couple were in the middle of Black Rock Mountain State Park where they hiked for a couple hours and by the time they got to the top of the mountain, they found a secluded area, set up a small picnic and got ready to watch the once in a lifetime eclipse. As day turned to night, hot to cold, birds chirping to silence, sun to moon, Hamid got on one knee and asked the question. Then the sun came back out!

Shenandoah National Park

As you already understand this couple really love the outdoors and frequently drive through skyline especially during the fall with all the changing colors. No surprise that they’ve chosen Shenandoah National Park for their engagement session. This beautiful park is located just 75 miles from the buzz of Washington, D.C. There are over 500 miles of hiking trails, numerous waterfalls and mountain summits. In this beautiful park in the U.S. state of Virginia you can find plenty of perfect locations and places to record your engagement story.

Nick + Sara || Elopement || Adams Morgan

This couple knows how to enjoy each other‘s company and they say that even though they’ve had to spend some time apart over the years - their relationship is built upon true friendship. Even when they‘re not together their days are filled with love and a lot of laughter. :) Nick and Sara as well both agree that they balance each other out: she likes to cook, and he likes to clean, he tells the jokes and she handles the admin. Both of them are great football fans and enjoy traveling together.
It was a pleasure to go for this elopement with this joyful couple and celebrate the getaway in Washington DC Adams Morgan area where we’ve had a colorful and truly fun day all together!

Ben + Brittany || Wedding || Shenandoah Woods

This couple and their story are exciting and extraordinary. Ben and Brittany both quit their jobs as decided to go for an Appalachian Trail. They didn’t know each other at that moment. But luckily they met on the trail and this trip changed everything for both of them. They even had to go for 40 miles one day to get their first drinks and dinner together:)
The couple celebrated their wedding in Shenandoah Woods where all their closest friends and family joined them on this joyful occasion. They chose this place as it’s possible to see the mountains from there:) It was truly fun to make these documentary pictures of their perfect wedding day.

Kyle + Chelsea || Engagement || Lincoln Memorial

Kyle and Chelsea engagement session was a true satisfaction! Not only because I can be a witness of true love but as well because I really admire dogs. And in this one I've had a chance to meet two new ones:) We've had a lot of fun in Lincoln Memorial where I captured their pictures and truly enjoyed all this ssesion!

Fun Engagement Session || Jefferson Memorial | United States Capitol and Chinatown

All this engagement session was super fun and definitely extraordinary:) We've visited three famous locations: Thomas Jefferson Memorial, United States Capitol and Chinatown. I think life should become much more fun when you find your perfect match. This fun-loving couple is the true example of such a connection. All engagement session with M + L was full of joy and laughter!

Cyril + Lucy || Wedding || Oatlands Historic House and Gardens

It was such a blast to capture the wedding for Cyril and Lucy in such a beautiful place - Oatlands Historic House and Gardens. You can feel the sincere connection between the two of them and whole their loving people around. Thank you Anna Nguyen Stratton for helping me to document their amazing day. 

Camera gear Nikon D750 and Sigma 35mm 1.4 artSigma 24mm 1.4 artSigma 85mm 1.4 art

Nicholas + Jessica || Engagement || Dumbarton Oaks Garden

Engagement sessions are always so bright and full of joy! Glad I was able to capture this day of love for Nicholas and Jessica in Dumbarton Oaks Garden and I will be sharing their wedding images on my blog soon as well.

Camera gear Nikon D750 and Sigma 35mm 1.4 artSigma 24mm 1.4 artSigma 85mm 1.4 art