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Maggie and William have actually been engaged for two years and they finally had their engagement pictures taken last week in Georgetown! They chose the location due to the Key Bridge looking much like the one in Fredericksburg where they will be getting married next June! They met back in 2011 and started off dating […]

August 7, 2017

Maggie and William have actually been engaged for two years and they finally had their engagement pictures taken last week in Georgetown! They chose the location due to the Key Bridge looking much like the one in Fredericksburg where they will be getting married next June! They met back in 2011 and started off dating long distance, only seeing each other every four or six months or so! When William joined the Navy, they were able to start meeting more and continued to make it work out long term. Come 2015 William proposed, most fittingly, on an amazing dinner cruise right in the San Diego Harbor when he visited the port. He had flown Maggie in for five days to see him and it ended up being a trip she would never forget!

We met up and explored the backstreets of Georgetown first, Cady’s Alley and finally ended at the Waterfront Park with some gorgeous evening light! These two were dressed to a tee and you can so clearly see how in love these two are, two years after being engaged and I’m sure their love will only continue to grow.

Maggie & William, I can’t wait to see how your summer navy & golden wedding is next year in Fredericksburg. Continue to love each other’s sense of humor, support each other through thick and thin, and continue to grow your love 🙂

August 7, 2017

I had the honor of capturing Nakul and Lakshmi’s Georgetown proposal this past weekend!!! Him and Lakshmi flew in from Boston to spend what would end up being the perfect weekend in D.C. and Woodbridge. So many months of planning came together for this perfect day 🙂

July 19, 2017

I had the honor of capturing Nakul and Lakshmi’s Georgetown proposal this past weekend!!! Him and Lakshmi flew in from Boston to spend what would end up being the perfect weekend in D.C. and Woodbridge. I had worked with my friend Neha, Nakul’s younger sister, to help plan out THE perfect proposal. Nakul knew he wanted to propose in the middle of the Meditation Circle at Georgetown Waterfront after brunch with Lakshmi. Neha and I went to scope out the details like where he would need to stand, where her and Aarthi, Lakshmi’s younger sister, would hide, and where I would take pictures from to capture the big moment. This fun time included me actually kneeling down on one knee while she took a video so she could show to Nakul who wouldn’t be able to be here until the big weekend!

The day of the proposal things ran so smoothly and even ahead of schedule!! We asked everyone around us to leave the circle empty as the couple approached and some people also hid in the bushes with Neha and Aarthi to watch as the big moment went down. I pretended to be a (very well dressed & intrigued) tourist taking pictures of everything around me like the bridge, the trees, birds, and flowers while sneakily trying to capture Nakul in Lakshmi in my shots without her noticing! Nakul led Lakshmi to the center of the circle and with purple tulips that had been delivered at brunch to Leopold’s Kafe in hand, Lakshmi laughed at something he said and then smiled SO BIG as she watched Nakul get down on one knee to ask the most important question of their lives. Everything made sense then: why her parents were gone for the weekend without telling her, why Aarthi and Neha had joined them in D.C., why Nakul brought up all these sweet things as they had spent the morning walking around; it all fell into place. They shared a kiss and a hug and then Nakul gave the thumbs up to everyone who had been watching from a distance and they all started cheering! Everyone came out to congratulate the newly engaged couple including some of their friends who had run into the proposal in the making while walking around D.C. There were so many more hugs, lots of ogling at Lakshmi’s gorgeous new ring, champagne to be shared, and photos taken of the whole crew together!

After the proposal crew went out to drinks at Martin’s Tavern and later in the day Neha drove them back to Nakul’s house where family was waiting to congratulate them as they walked in the door. And to Lakshmi’s surprise, not only was there family there, but there were SO many of Nakul and Lakshmi’s friends from UVA & William and Mary that yelled “SURPRISE!!!” as she walked out to their backyard patio. Toasts were made, cake was cut, impromptu speeches were called for to ring in the new couple. One of the sweetest moments was when Lakshmi was surprised by a note and a special gift from her grandparents. All in all, it was the most perfect day! I’m so excited for this couple and I’m so honored that I was asked to take pictures of all of these big moments for them!! Below are some of my favorites from throughout the day!

To the Kadaba & Ram family, thank you guys soo much for welcoming me into your homes and hearts during this amazing time of your lives uniting your two families. I can’t wait to hear more about all the planning for the big day!! Nakul & Lakshmi good luck and enjoy life as a newly engaged couple!!! It’s been a long time in the works but I know that you guys will get even closer during this time 🙂 I hope you’ll be able to look back at these pictures as the wedding day approaches and remember all of the love and the support of your families as you go onto a new chapter in life!

July 19, 2017

This was my favorite portrait session from my last week in Charlottesville. Naro & Shreya asked me to take their graduation portraits on the day of since their photographer couldn’t make it after Shreya had gotten her hair done. I’m glad that I had time to take their pictures and we actually got the best lighting as well! These two are so much fun to be around and we were laughing throughout the entire time.

May 26, 2016

This was my favorite portrait session from my last week in Charlottesville. Naro & Shreya asked me to take their graduation portraits on the day of since their photographer couldn’t make it after Shreya had gotten her hair done. I’m glad that I had time to take their pictures and we actually got the best lighting as well! These two are so much fun to be around and we were laughing throughout the entire time. 

They’re so easy going & comfortable around each other 🙂

We also took a bunch of individual portraits with grad caps, gowns and all. You can’t leave UVA without a couple of column pictures to remind you of the Lawn.

I love that the Rotunda is coming back to life in the background of all of these!

These ones above in the alley are definitely my favorite!

We ended around dusk in a garden I’d never been in before. 

Naro & Shreya, thank you for letting me take your portraits. I hope you enjoyed your pictures and I’m glad you were able to get them taken on the day you had originally intended. Good luck to you both as you continue doing big things in the real world! 

May 26, 2016

I was entirely too excited when Megan asked if I would take her and TIm’s anniversary pictures. I met Megan during my first year at UVA through a friend watching a movie late at night sprawled across a dorm floor. I thought it was impossible to know someone that nice but that’s Megan and Tim for you. Scroll through and enjoy some of my favorites!

June 27, 2015

I was entirely too excited when Megan asked if I would take her and TIm’s anniversary pictures. I met Megan during my first year at UVA through a friend watching a movie late at night sprawled across a dorm floor. I thought it was impossible to know someone that nice but that’s Megan and Tim for you. Scroll through and enjoy some of my favorites!

Tim was the most natural guy I’ve seen in front of a camera. Seriously, this guy can pose (aka work it).

The quirky candid moments between these two are my absolute favorite.

And to end it off with my favorite picture of them both above! Scouting places around the UVA gardens and then topping off the morning with Newcomb brunch was the best and I hope we can do it again some time! 


If you missed the last blog post take a look at Meklit’s gorgeous senior portraits in the Comm School & around UVA or head on over here for a little introduction.

June 27, 2015

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