I grew up always wondering what my family’s past looked like. There were no photo albums, only a handful of photographs. My parents immigrated to the US from Colombia with my two brothers and only the luggage that they could carry. This missing visual connection to my family’s past sparked an obsession with photography at an early age. By 16, I had become engrossed in the art form, learning to properly expose, develop and print images from film. Photography became a way to hold on tight to tiny moments, keep them safe and share them. After graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design, I began photographing weddings in Asheville, NC. Fast forward many years later, and here I am working as a DC wedding photographer back in the area where I grew up and have always called home.
Every wedding is different! But my approach stays the same. I use a mixture of candid, editorial and timeless imagery to tell your story in a fun and honest way. I tend to lay low and let things happen as they happen. But, I'm always ready to jump in with suggestions or prompts when needed. My main objective is to help you feel at ease and keep you feeling and looking fabulous inside and out. I edit my images in a true-to-life manner and with a bit of an edge to make sure I pay homage to what your day felt and looked like. My 15+ years of experience has helped me anticipate those in-between moments that happen on the sidelines of all the expected ones.
Don't worry! Most of my clients say this and we always have so much fun. I strongly believe that the key to "good photos" happens when you trust me. It also helps to have some tips and info on what to expect and how to prepare for your session. I offer guides to help you from the engagement session to the wedding day.
I’m super flattered to hear this! The next steps would be to fill out my CONTACT FORM and provide as much information as you can. After I reply with service collection pricing, we can set up a video chat to learn more about each other, answer questions and make sure that we are a good fit.
No! I do lots of different types of photography, and I'm happy to chat about whatever you have in mind. For example, I regularly photograph families, portraits, product, branding, boudoir, engagement, elopement, intimate gatherings, corporate parties and events.
Most collections include all-day (8 to 10 hrs) of photography coverage with me, an online private gallery where you can view, share and purchase images, a high-resolution download of all the edited images and at least 25 4x6 prints. Intimate wedding collections include up to 2 hrs of coverage, and various add-ons are also available. Engagement session and second photographer options are available in some collections or as add-ons as well. Wedding albums, print's, enlargements and other products are also available. Click here to reach out and learn more.
Yes! I love to travel and I’m happy to work out the details with you over a video or phone chat. I live in Silver Spring, MD, but I am based out of the DC area, so there are no travel fees if the location is within 2 hrs of the DMV (DC, MD, VA) area. There are also no travel fees if the location is Asheville NC, as I am there often and it’s one of my favorite places that I used to call home. I’m happy to go back any chance I get.