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Leesburg, Virginia. Engagement. Rebecca Dotson photography.

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.

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 […]

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.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vienna, Virginia. Engagement Session.

Lindsey and David are such a dream! Seriously, it’s as if they walked straight out of a Hallmark Movie! Y’all know how much I love Hallmark Movies. So watch out- your love story just might be considered, in my book, the next best movie 😉 I met Lindsey and David at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in […]