Browse Posts


Browse Posts


find me elsewhere

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

old town alexandria / virginia / engagement / photographer

May 30, 2022

It was a beautiful, sunny evening in Old Town Alexandria for Kylie and Brett’s engagement session. I think we chose the hottest day of the summer so far for their session, but that’s okay! We made it through and these two were so wonderful – including their adorable dog, Dude. A few years ago, I […]

washington dc / engagement session / photographer / washington monument

September 28, 2021

It was a cloudy, yet beautiful evening for Karys and Blaine’s Washington DC engagement session. The storms were rolling in, but we managed to fit in their session just in time. With the clouds and the storms rolling in, this meant less crowds! As much as I love a sunny session, the cloudy ones can […]

sky meadows state park / virginia / engagement / photographer

August 16, 2021

When I arrived at Sky Meadows State Park for Sarah and Pat’s engagement session, I was so happy to see that the storms had gone around. On my way to their session, there were dark clouds in the distance and storms all around. I thought for sure we were going to get rained out. Sarah […]

Happy couple. Mr. and Mrs. The Barn at Willow Brook.

November 11, 2019

This picture perfect pair are married and oh was it ever a beautiful day! From the moment I met Lindsey and David at their engagement session, I knew their wedding day was going to be priceless. I was right! As soon as I arrived at The Barn at Willow Brook, my heart was racing with […]

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 […]

Romantic Virginia Wedding Photographer. Wedding couples portraits. Oak Barn at Loyalty.

September 27, 2019

I had been counting down the days to Heather and Ben’s wedding day for what seemed like forever. The day was finally here and I could not wait to arrive at The Oak Barn at Loyalty to celebrate these two! Upon arriving at The Oak Barn at Loyalty, I just knew it was going to […]

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 […]

Anniversary. Virginia. Rebecca Dotson Photography.

April 27, 2019

Ashley and Jason celebrated their 5 year anniversary and thought it would be special to have a photo session for just the two of them. This session was a little extra special since I have known Ashley since we were in 4th grade together! Throughout school, Ashley and I were inseparable. We did almost everything […]

Rebecca Dotson Photography. Virginia engagement.

April 26, 2019

From the first conversation with Emily, I simply could not wait to work with her and Will. She was such a sweetheart and I could not wait to get to know them! Upon arriving at Sky Meadows State Park, I knew it was going to be the perfect evening. The sun was glowing bright and […]