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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

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.  […]

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 […]

December 1, 2018

Snow in November?!  Not something that we see very often around here, but it happened this year and it just so happened to be on Bobbie and Eric’s wedding weekend! These two were married in a beautiful Catholic church surrounded by their closest family and friends.  Even though there was snow on the ground, there […]

December 1, 2018

From the moment I met Francesca and Marshall at our consultation, I knew their wedding day was going to be one for the books.  They were the absolute sweetest and their love for each other lit up the whole room! This was my first time at Rust Manor House and let’s just say it was […]

November 19, 2018

I first met Morgan and Bryan at their consultation in March.  It seemed like their wedding day was so far away, but it was here before we knew it! Morgan and Bryan were married at a beautiful country club in Gainesville, Virginia.  What seemed like the absolute coldest day in November, turned out to be […]

October 1, 2018

Veronica and David had the most BEAUTIFUL wedding day!  The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for an outdoor ceremony. Watching Veronica and David beam with happiness melted my heart.  Their vows were so sweet and so heartfelt!  It was adorable to watch Veronica’s daughter walk down the aisle and run to David, then later […]

September 25, 2018

Edi dreamed of having a country, barn wedding with the farm animals around.  It was a dream come true at Cloverdale Barn! Edi and Paul’s wedding day was the perfect country setting.  What was supposed to be a day of pouring down rain, turned out to only be overcast and it was amazing!  They opted […]

September 10, 2018

 This wedding season I was able to photograph and witness the most beautiful weddings at some of Loudoun County’s most beautiful wedding venues.  I visited 48 Fields prior to Megan and Leighton’s wedding day and my jaw dropped.  How adorable and beautiful is this barn?!  It was perfectttt!! It was so much fun to capture […]

August 9, 2018

I’m (finally!) getting around to blogging the weddings that I’ve done this year!  So, first up is this lovely wedding that took place at the beautiful Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front Royal, Virginia. It was looking super stormy all day and it was supposed to rain during their wedding.  Even though the ceremony was […]

July 20, 2018

A couple of months ago I attended my very first styled wedding shoot!  It was exciting, nerve racking, and so beautiful!  I was so nervous to attend.  I had no idea what to expect and I knew there would be many photographers there with much more experience than me! I stepped out of my comfort […]