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I'm Rebecca dotson

Generations Vineyard.

November 4, 2020

After having to reschedule their original wedding date due to COVID-19, Alexis and Andy opted for a micro wedding at a lovely vineyard in Leonardtown, Maryland. The family owned vineyard, Generations Vineyard, was the perfect option for their intimate special day. Alexis and Andy were the first to get married at Generations Vineyard and what […]

Leesburg, Virginia. Engagement. Rebecca Dotson photography.

August 1, 2020

As soon as Melinda told me about her love for Christmas, I knew she and Grant were my kind of couple!  In case you didn’t know, Christmas is my absolute favorite!  You better bet I’ll be playing the Christmas music and decorating in November – Enjoy it for more than a month is my lifelong […]

Washington, DC. Engagement. Rebecca Dotson Photography.

July 28, 2020

I had the best time being able to meet Kelly and Kyle in Washington, DC for their sunset engagement session.  Their original wedding plans have been disrupted due to COVID-19, but I wanted to make sure they were still able to celebrate their engagement and future marriage with some special photos together. Kelly and Kyle […]

July 27, 2020

I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Jessie and Karl in beautiful historic Georgetown for their engagement session.  I cannot say it enough how much I love meeting my couples!  This is always such a great time for us to get to know each other, talk all about wedding plans, and practice posing.  Of course, […]

Kisses. By the water. Alexandria. Virginia.

July 16, 2020

After rescheduling Emily and Alex’s Old Town Alexandria engagement session due to COVID-19 restrictions, we were finally able to make it happen!  I first spoke with Emily and Alex in November of last year so meeting them in person had been long anticipated.   The rain cleared out just in time for their engagement session.  […]

Engagement. Golden Hour.

July 16, 2020

Where do I even begin with Laurel and Ryan’s gorgeous engagement session!  Not only was I beyond excited to finally meet them in person after communicating over FaceTime, phone, and e-mail, but they blew me away with their choice of location and outfits.  Laurel and I had been texting prior to their session about outfits […]

July 16, 2020

What a breath of fresh air to be able to get out and photograph a wedding again!  On June 6, 2020 I was able to capture Sara and Bo’s special day.  I hadn’t photographed a wedding since February (!!!) so to say I was excited would be an understatement.  Sara and Bo exchanged their vows […]

Virginia Engagement

June 10, 2020

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.

April 27, 2020

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.

March 27, 2020

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 the new […]