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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Breaux Vineyards. Rebecca Dotson Photography. Virginia Wedding.

November 10, 2019

Kayleigh and Jake shared the most beautiful and perfect fall wedding day at the lovely Breaux Vineyards in Purcellville, Virginia. Even with a slight chill in the air, the sun was shining bright and the fall foliage was all around. With it being such a clear day, the view of the mountains stretched for miles! […]

Virginia Wedding Photography. Rebecca Dotson.

October 7, 2019

As soon as I drove up to Emily and Will’s wedding venue, I saw the small lake and fountain in the middle. I instantly knew it was going to be the sweetest day! It was an overcast day, but that did not matter one bit. Emily’s beaming smile and laugh could light up any cloudy […]

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 […]

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 […]

Shenandoah University. Virginia Wedding.

April 27, 2019

Carolyn and Dylan are married! I could not be happier for this Shenandoah University alumni couple! Since they are alumni, they were able to use the campus for their special day. How nice is that! Shenandoah University is a beautiful campus. It was so special for them to say “I Do” at the very place […]

Bowling Green Country Club. Winchester Floral. Bridal Party.

April 27, 2019

Chelsea and Boyd’s wedding day finally arrived at the beautiful Bowling Green Country Club in Front Royal, Virginia! It felt like forever had gone by since I met them at James Madison University for their engagement session. Maybe it felt that way because I was so excited to celebrate with them! This was my first […]

April 27, 2019

Emily and Kris are married!! These two had to be one of the sweetest couples that I have ever met – seriously. The love between these two was just so heart warming. Their wedding day was nothing short of precious and so special. Emily and Kris got married at a private residence in Paris, Virginia. […]