Category: Love


Izlem & Alejandro’s Civil Ceremony

February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Izlem and Alejandro contacted me to ask if I would be willing to be the photographer for their civil wedding. I was more than happy to accept – I have had a number of friends who, for their own (completely valid) reasons, skipped the big wedding ceremony and reception for the equally romantic civil wedding. Having shot civil weddings has shown me that the love between these couples is just as big […]
Women’s March 2017, Washington, D.C.

January 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Regardless of your politics, you can’t deny the power of the worldwide marches held on January 21, 2017. Estimated attendance figures are over 2.9 million people, the largest in U.S. history, and I was lucky enough to have been able to join them. More incredible than the turnout was the mood of the march – one of positivity, unity, and peace. That’s democracy and free speech in action. These photos […]
Mike + Laura’s Proposal Photoshoot – Tidal Basin, Washington, DC

March 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

I love being a proposal photographer and I have the best clients ever! Mike and Laura met in 2013 on a blind date set up via mutual friends. They’re awesome and you can definitely see the love between them. They’re really thoughtful, too – Laura spent months planning a huge event for Mike’s last birthday and he wanted to go just as big for his proposal to her. Mike contacted […]
Maxine + Mycal’s Maternity/Paternity Shoot – Arlington, Virginia

November 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Okay, I hope I’m not alone in thinking that expecting dads joining their ladies in joint maternity/paternity shoots is awesome. It’s great seeing how invested these future fathers are, how excited everybody is, and how close these couples are. I’m all about gender equality and mixing up gender roles and this is a definite sign that things are trending towards cool things. I’ve known Maxine and Mycal for a long […]
Ridaa + Hamaad + Hamza – Great Falls National Park

November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Family photographer mode, engage! Ridaa and Hamaad contacted me for a family portrait session with them and their son Hamza (who is awesome). They wanted to take advantage of the quickly fading autumn colors so we decided to meet and shoot at the Virginia side of Great Falls National Park. Photos were taken with my Canon 5D III  and a 24-70 f/2.8LII or a 70-200 f/2.8LII. We used natural light for this shoot. Here are […]
Abby + Ally’s Wedding – Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg, Virginia

October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ally and Abby are two awesome nurses who invited me to be their wedding photographer. Same-sex marriage was legalized in Virginia only earlier this year but I’m glad that progress is being made. I was super stoked to have been considered and the more planning they did, more more excited we all became.  Their ceremony and reception were held at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia. It was a cool, breezy autumn […]
Tommy, Katie & Chuck

October 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tommy and Katie are an awesome couple I met while covering an event and kept in touch with. The two of them asked if I was a couple’s photographer and if I would be willing to do a couple’s portrait session with them and their dog, Chuck, to celebrate their anniversary. No brainer. They’re cool, I’m cool, and dogs are awesome. We met at a pond in Centreville, Virginia and got to […]
Claire + Eric’s Wedding – Hunter House, Vienna, Virginia

October 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Claire and Eric are a couple of really cool cats. They found me via Reddit and asked if I would be their wedding photographer. I don’t do weddings very often due to my tight schedule but knew, after a little bit of correspondence, that they were an awesome couple. I was thrilled to be covering their special day. Their ceremony was held at Hunter House at Nottoway Park in Vienna, Virginia on […]
Cody and Amanda’s Proposal Photoshoot – DC War Memorial, Washington, DC

September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Woot, another proposal photoshoot! Cody found me via Reddit and asked if I would be the photographer to cover his proposal to now-fiancee, Amanda. Proposal photoshoots are challenging and incredibly dynamic, but very rewarding. There is no guarantee that light, location, or weather will cooperate, there’s no way to pose anything, and there’s only one chance to nail it! All that, and I have to blend into the environment with my gigantic camera […]
We Make Reston!

September 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Guess what? All three of my B+W portraits were accepted by the Initiative for Public Art – Reston and will be on display as part of the We Make Reston exhibit, an INSIDE OUT project. The portraits are up at the Jo Ann Rose Gallery at Reston Community Center Lake Anne, the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station, and South Lakes High School. Neat! Visit J.Yi Photography on Facebook! Connect on LinkedIn!