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Hi there! Welcome to the blog, a journal about my couples, my business, and some occasional fun personal things. Stay a while and say hello!

I'm Rebecca dotson

Virginia Engagement

This past weekend I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Amy and Jeff at the beautiful Barn at Willow Brook for their engagement session.  These two were just as sweet in person as they were the first time I talked to them on the phone.  I always love being able to finally meet my couples […]

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

My first wedding of 2020 was a little extra special. Jackie is a friend of mine and I was so honored when she asked me to photograph her wedding! Think wedding photographers never get nervous after doing so many weddings? Think again. I was a nervous wreck. Yes, I typically always get nervous before a […]

Couture Bridal of Maryland.

I was thrilled to receive an email from Mimi, one of the owners of Couture Bridal of Maryland, about photographing their re-grand opening at their new location. Of course my answer was an immediate yes! I simply could not wait to celebrate with them and see their new location. When I arrived at their new […]

Happy couple. Mr. and Mrs. The Barn at Willow Brook.

This picture perfect pair are married and oh was it ever a beautiful day! From the moment I met Lindsey and David at their engagement session, I knew their wedding day was going to be priceless. I was right! As soon as I arrived at The Barn at Willow Brook, my heart was racing with […]

Breaux Vineyards. Rebecca Dotson Photography. Virginia Wedding.

Kayleigh and Jake shared the most beautiful and perfect fall wedding day at the lovely Breaux Vineyards in Purcellville, Virginia. Even with a slight chill in the air, the sun was shining bright and the fall foliage was all around. With it being such a clear day, the view of the mountains stretched for miles! […]

Romantic Virginia Wedding Photographer. Wedding couples portraits. Oak Barn at Loyalty.

I had been counting down the days to Heather and Ben’s wedding day for what seemed like forever. The day was finally here and I could not wait to arrive at The Oak Barn at Loyalty to celebrate these two! Upon arriving at The Oak Barn at Loyalty, I just knew it was going to […]

Kernstown Battlefield. Golden Hour. Sunset. Engagement. Willow Tree. Rebecca Dotson Photography.

My animal-loving heart was so excited when Sara told me they wanted to include their pets in their engagement photos. Animals are always a major yes from me! I met Sara and Bo at their home for the first portion of their session. It was the perfect fall day with the sun shining and beautiful […]

State Arboretum of Virginia. Rebecca Dotson Photography. Engagement.

I was so excited to meet Kim and Matthew at one of my favorite locations – the State Arboretum of Virginia. You can definitely never go wrong with this location. There are endless possibilities for portraits! I immediately hit it off with Kim and Matthew. They are two of the nicest people you will ever […]

Virginia Wedding Photography. Rebecca Dotson.

As soon as I drove up to Emily and Will’s wedding venue, I saw the small lake and fountain in the middle. I instantly knew it was going to be the sweetest day! It was an overcast day, but that did not matter one bit. Emily’s beaming smile and laugh could light up any cloudy […]

Fall Engagement. Lake Frederick. Virginia

I had the absolute joy of meeting Brandy and Jason at Lake Frederick, in Virginia, for their engagement session! These two are so much fun to be around. They are one of the most light hearted and fun-loving couples I have ever met. Brandy and Jason enjoy fishing together so it was important to them […]