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I'm Rebecca dotson

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 […]

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 […]

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

October 27, 2019

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 […]

Vienna, Virginia. Engagement Session.

September 27, 2019

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 […]

State Arboretum of Virginia. Rebecca Dotson Photography. Engagement.

September 9, 2019

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 […]

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 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 […]

April 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 […]