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Who would have thought a chance meeting at a local bakery in Woodbridge would lead us to capture this amazing couple’s day? Riffard and Jennifer picked the perfect backdrop for their very relaxed day, the River Farm in Alexandria. With its old-world charm, lovely gardens and a great view of the Potomac, who couldn’t resist […]

Wedding at River Farm in Alexandria | Riffard + Jennifer

Weddings

Couple dressed in wedding attire pose in front of the River Farm

As Washington, DC wedding photographers, we sometimes have couples who don’t want to do an engagement session. There could be several reasons for this: busy traveling for work, don’t live in this area, or planning their nuptials in a short period of time. But if these aren’t your reasons, DO IT! Why are engagement sessions […]

Are engagement sessions a waste of time?

Engagement

A black couple walks up the stairs wearing white and blue jeans, a sign behind them says "We'll Get Thru This."

Few people know that April is Military Child Appreciation Month. We didn’t find out about it until later in life but we’ve always thought back to our days of living in various places fondly. How many can say they were born in Alaska or lived in Hawaii? We’ve even experienced a few earthquakes in Cali. […]

Military Child Appreciation Month: Two Former Army Brats Perspective

Personal Reflections

Military Child Appreciation Month. Virginia wedding photographers Tye and Tanekwa stand and watch Soldiers during a training exercise.

As a wedding vendor in Virginia, we have worked with several amazing people. This is especially true for makeup and hair duo Lady Kay and RevKev. We have worked with them for our own personal photoshoots and wanted to know how they make it as a husband and wife team. When did you discover your […]

Wedding Vendor Spotlight: Lady Kay & RevKev

Weddings

wedding vendor hair and makeup duo Lady Kay and RevKev

Before shooting weddings, we were videographers for the military. That experience taught us how to be aware of our surroundings and how to quickly get a shot. Once we transitioned out of the military, we helped to capture events here and there but finally decided a few years ago to start our own company. Along […]

Our Path to Wedding Videographers

Weddings

Women wedding videographers, Tye and Tanekwa, sit on a couch during an in-home photoshoot session.

As Virginia headshot photographers, we know business owners need professional photos. You can use them on your website, marketing materials, and social media. We did a headshot session for Tonya Gooday-Minor, CEO of Mangas Global Solutions, Inc., who understands professional photos help your image. Tell us about your business? Mangas Global Solutions, Inc. is a […]

Virginia Headshot Photography Session with Mangas Global Solutions CEO

portrait

Woman dressed in a black jacket and white shirt during her headshot session.

We’ve done a few newborn photoshoots but it’s always nice to reflect on your first one. As newborn photographers, we are able to capture your little ones’ first weeks on earth that you can enjoy for years to come.  Traveling Newborn Photographers When your friend has her first baby, you visit her to wish her […]

Woodbridge Newborn Photographers – A Photographer’s First Born

portrait

A baby girl dressed in a pink tutu sleeps during a newborn photography session

Wow. Today, marks the second anniversary of COVID shutting down the Washington, DC area. Two years ago, my sister Tanekwa was on her way back from Chicago and said it felt eerie flying back to Regan National Airport. No one really grasped what was going on. The airport was very empty and some passengers wore […]

The Day Everything Changed: A Wedding Videography Team’s Perspective

Personal Reflections

Two women carrying camera gear pose with a bride and groom in Richmond

Greta and Albert met in a meetup group and have been inseparable ever since. Today marks their second wedding anniversary. We’re so glad that they chose us to capture their wedding at the Historic Mankin Mansion in Richmond. Who would have guessed that a week later, the world would be so different? The Historic Mankin […]

Wedding at Historic Mankin Mansion in Richmond

Weddings

Couples stand inside maze at Historic Mankin Mansion

We love getting to build lasting relationships! Virginia vendor Tanya, owner of Soul Cakes by Tanya, is one of those we love to see. She has done several cakes for us and knows a thing or two about wedding cakes. She began her business in 2017, by selling her family’s pound cake recipe. Trust us, […]

Virginia Vendor Spotlight: Soul Cakes by Tanya

Weddings

Woman dressed in a t-shirt that reads Soul Cakes by Tanya.