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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

June 4, 2019

Where do I even begin with Courtney and Robert?  I first met them at their consultation back in January of this year.  The moment I met them I thought they were absolutely precious!  Which they are, as you can see!   The Engagement Session To say I was excited that Courtney chose Stone Tower Winery […]

May 30, 2019

After corresponding via e-mail for several weeks, I was so excited to finally meet Chelsea and Boyd for their engagement session!  Once Chelsea told me where they wanted to have their engagement session take place, I knew it was going to be special. Chelsea and Boyd chose to do their engagement session at James Madison […]

May 24, 2019

A few weeks ago I was able to meet Shayla and her mom at the beautiful State Arboretum of Virginia.  This is one of those locations that you simply can’t go wrong with.  Everywhere you turn there are beautiful trees, flowers, rolling hills, fields, and more! Shayla is a 2019 senior and so ready to […]

May 20, 2019

At the end of April I had the pleasure of meeting Tiffany and AJ, one of my sweet 2020 couples, for their engagement session.  We met at the beautiful Sky Meadows State Park on the most beautiful evening. With the light shining through those massive trees and barely anyone in sight, I instantly knew it […]

March 23, 2019

I just can’t get enough of this gorgeous, spring inspired styled shoot at Walker’s Overlook!  With a surprise snowfall the night before, it quickly turned into a “Dreaming of Spring” shoot, but it was still perfection. Every aspect of the shoot was thoughtfully put into place by the lovely Mimi Perez of A Bride’s BFF.  […]

March 21, 2019

At the end of February, I had the joy of meeting with Jennifer and Chad for their super windy, but oh so fun and beautiful maternity session!  We met at Blandy Experimental Farm – the State Arboretum of Virginia. Just a little side note, if you don’t know where to go for your session, go […]

March 8, 2019

Before you dive into this post, you may want to check out Part 1 and Part 2 first! Fast forward 6 short months after we got engaged, and it was October 28, 2012.  The day that I would say “I Do” to my very best friend.  We chose this date for a couple of reasons.  […]

February 21, 2019

The Love Story What better day to marry your best friend than on Valentine’s Day?!  When I first heard from Molly, I was so excited to hear of her and Brian’s plans to elope in Old Town Alexandria on Valentine’s Day.  I don’t think it gets much sweeter than that. It was as if Molly […]

February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day! I thought it would be fitting to share the second part of our love story on Valentine’s Day.  Even though none of this took place around Valentine’s Day, but hey, it’s a cute day for celebrating love! After that first weekend in February, the days just kept getting better, the phone conversations […]

February 12, 2019

When I first spoke with Heather during our initial phone conversation, I knew that her and Ben were going to be a dream to work with!  I’m pretty sure we could have talked for hours just about all of the wedding plans.  She had me so excited that I was ready to tell my husband […]