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Reviewed On 6/23/2022 by Natalia P
Kir is the absolute best, she captured our day perfectly. She’s so responsive, sweet, and very talented. The day goes by so fast and Kir did a phenomenal job at posing my husband and I. She was on time, kept everything moving on schedule, and w...
as genuinely so fun to be around. Her energy is really what makes her special, she is so positive and bubbly. She is so passionate about her work and she really goes above and beyond to get the perfect shots; her candid shots are so beautiful and some of my favorite photos from our day. I highly recommend hiring her!
Reviewed On 6/23/2022 by PJ H
Photos are such an important part of every wedding. The day can go by so fast, but the photos will last a lifetime. Kir not only did a phenomenal job of capturing the essence of our perfect day, but she made it all so much fun!
e and passion for her work shines through in her presence. She brings the kind of energy you’d hope for from the person responsible for memorializing the biggest moments of your new shared life. You could tell she was just as passionate about getting an amazing shot as the bride and groom, and her enthusiasm brought life to the bridal party through what might’ve otherwise been a perfunctory process. Highly responsive, remarkably talented, and genuinely engaging, Kir was the perfect photographer for our perfect wedding.
Reviewed On 6/21/2022 by Victoria B
We highly recommend working with Kir! My husband and I met Kir at the Lincoln Memorial for an hour-long photo session following our civil marriage ceremony in DC. We’re planning a larger wedding celebration next year with our family and frien...
ds, but we wanted the day of our civil ceremony to be memorable and special. We can confidently say that it was, in large part thanks to Kir! Kir is easy-going and great to work with, and through asking just a few questions, she knew *exactly* the photos to take. Often, it didn’t feel like we were taking photos; it felt like we were having fun and enjoying the day, which is what we wanted for our wedding day! The photos are stunning; they capture us and the day perfectly. We, and our families and friends, love each one!
Reviewed On 6/12/2022 by Michael M
I gave Kir a broad, disorganized, and logistically challenging plan and she made magic happen. My friends recommended Kir for my engagement photos and I hope you hire her for your wedding and engagement photos!
She was professional, engaging,...
and so easy to work with start to finish and the pictures were amazing. After all of the congratulations that we get on our engagement, the next comment from everyone is how great the pictures looked and we could not have done it without Kir.
Reviewed On 5/20/2022 by Trey W
If you're looking for an experienced and creative photographer in the DMV area...look no further. Kir is a master of her trade. My fiancee and I felt comfortable and had a blast during our engagement shoot. 11/10 would recommend!
Reviewed On 4/29/2022 by Grace D
Kir is exactly the photographer you want to capture your special moments. My fiancé knew she was the best fit to photograph our engagement when she started offering up suggestions to improve his proposal plan. She knew the best spots to get the...
most gorgeous photos in Alexandria and she knew how to anticipate traffic in the busy but picturesque streets. She made us feel so comfortable throughout the shoot and she reflected all of our bubbly and overjoyed energy after the proposal while maintaining so much professionalism! She was quick and efficient to get us to our engagement party on time but every photo still had so much care put into it. We slowed her down and went an hour over the package we purchased, but she very graciously stayed to capture more of our special moment. On top of all that, she delivered sneak peaks within hours and we had a full gallery of hundreds of photos the next day. We are beyond impressed with Kir and her work!
1,000/10 would recommend for your proposal!
Reviewed On 4/26/2022 by Bailey R
Kir and her team are simply the best. Kir shot our engagement photos in DC which were incredible. We got SO many compliments and will enjoy the photos for a lifetime. Kir’s associate, Katie, shot our wedding day and was also amazing. She was on...
time, kept everything moving on schedule, and was a joy to be around on our wedding day. The best part is that she delivered our sneak peeks to us in under 24 hours!!! I was shocked at the turn around and time and of course the photos are beautiful.
Reviewed On 3/05/2022 by Caroline C
Few words can describe our elopement and location but Kir’s photography captured everything. She instantly felt like a friend I’d known for years and makes you feel at home in-front of the camera. Her professionalism, kindness and personal touc...
h was everything we wanted for our day and more. Kir’s genuine happiness and excitement is what you want on your wedding day. If you need a photographer, you need Kir.
Reviewed On 12/05/2021 by Sarah B
Kir was an absolute dream to work with. I had been secretly following her on Instagram for years prior to my wedding and just knew she was the ONE when my time would come. She was absolutely the easiest person to work with and has such a positi...
ve and bubbly personality.
Between our engagement and wedding photos, I now have so many beautiful memories I will cherish forever and can’t wait to display on walls in my home! People always told me how I would get tired from smiling all day for photos on my wedding day, but that wasn’t the case at all because of how easy she made our day! She is extremely professional and truly remarkable and talented at what she does.
Working with Kir was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day, and I can’t wait to work with her again for future milestones in our lives. As she always liked to say, “no notes” — she is PERFECT, and you will not regret working with Kir! In fact, you will get sad like my husband and I did when she tells you she has to leave at the end of the night! We only have positive things to say about our experience working with Kir and how much we loved her! If you are thinking about booking her, what are you waiting for?! Do it!
Reviewed On 11/25/2021 by Jenny T
I am beyond thrilled by our choice of photographer for our special day this September. I saw Kir’s photos when we were touring a venue, and immediately fell in love with her style. When I first reached out to her, she was approachable and fun, ...
professional, and patient. I was so impressed by her gorgeous shots and the way she brought out the best of both parties in her portraits that I couldn’t wait for our engagement shoot. At our engagement shoot, she totally won over my fiancé (who was reluctant initially to do the shoot) with her funny banter and confidence in posing us. We loved those shots so much that I couldn’t imagine how our wedding day could top it! Come wedding day, I couldn’t wait to see Kir. She guided our whole wedding party in her fun-loving yet professional style. She completely charmed my parents and our wedding party, and even guests commented on how impressed they were by her. Our wedding photos are incredibly gorgeous (we got a ton back the day after our wedding, before our official gallery!) and completely match our style and our day. Thank you Kir – you are phenomenal!
Reviewed On 11/08/2021 by Roderick T
Kir shot our engagement session and we SO appreciate her for her positivity, creativity, and responsiveness! The pictures turned out great and we couldn’t be happier. 100% recommend!
Reviewed On 11/06/2021 by Cailin J
We absolutely loved Kir! She was fun, talented, creative, and responsive. She made us feel comfortable right away when we started taking photos, and even my fiance (who hates taking photos) had a good time with her! She took the most beautiful ...
engagement photos that we will treasure for a long time.
Reviewed On 10/13/2021 by Alyson R
Kir is absolutely fantastic and a must-use wedding photographer in the DC/MD/VA region! We were so fortunate to meet Kir when she photographed my sister's wedding a few years ago and she was the first vendor we called when we got engaged! Even ...
when Covid hit, she worked flexibly with our new dates and met us for stunning sunrise engagement photographs at the monuments and with our dog in Rock Creek Park. Kir then kept everyone on schedule and smiling all day at our DC wedding. We can't thank Kir enough for the beautiful memories she captured!
Reviewed On 10/09/2021 by Kelsey O
Kir2Ben: the best photographer in the DMV (and quite possibly the whole world)
Stop looking for the perfect photographer, you just found her!
Kir is an absolute DREAM to work with! It was so important to me to know that my vendors were top no...
tch and I was in good hands. I could tell from our first conversation that Kir was so professional and really cares about her work. She treats each couple like her only one and with how busy this lady is, I have no clue how she does it!!
The moment my husband and I met her for our engagement session we felt like we were talking to an old friend. Kir has that personality that makes you feel at ease right away, and the confidence to take charge and move the day along while getting every single photo you want and all the ones you didn't know you needed. Those are definitely the most important things you need in a photographer, and Kir's got them!
On our wedding day, even though the heat was exhausting, Kir didn't complain once. She had our sneaks back to us by the time we woke up the next morning, and now I literally cannot stop looking at our PERFECT wedding pics!! It's so beyond worth it to spend a little extra for pictures that will last a lifetime. She captured every single emotion I can literally feel the happiness radiating from the photos.
I could go on all day about how amazing Kir is and how magnificent her work is, but her pictures really do speak for themselves so go check them out. Now it's time to go flood my Instagram with all of my new gorgeous memories!
Reviewed On 9/18/2021 by Don
We had a beautiful sunrise shoot with the most talented photographer in the DMV area, Kir2Ben. We are pleased to work with her. We really applaud her for her professionalism, her talent and her enthusiastic energy. We did the 2 locations with t...
he 2hr time. She captured us in the most beautiful and unique poses and angles. She delivered the photo gallery to us within 3 days after the shoot. The pictures are so beautiful we probably looked at this 100 times already. We recommend Kir1000% to anyone who would like to enjoy top-notch breath-taking pictures. We will definitely coming back to her for our other events and family pictures.
Reviewed On 9/17/2021 by Emily P
Kir is the best there is. Not only are her photos amazing, but also she will make you wish you could go back in time, clone her, hire her again, and invite her clone to the wedding as a guest. She brought an amazing spirit and energy to the day...
that matches her exceptional talent and was a joy to work with throughout the planning process.
Reviewed On 9/17/2021 by Victoria B
Where do I start!! Kir has been amazing! We booked Kir for our wedding but we had to postpone our wedding due to covid
:( She worked with us from start to finish during a very stressful time. We absolutely loved how we can look back on the mem...
ories forever for our engagement and maternity pictures with her (at least we got to do those ones with her so far). Hopefully one day we can work with you again for our full wedding celebration or any other future shoot! We would recommend her to anyone for anything. Not only does she take the best photos ever, she is a friend now as well! She is truly so talented and everyone always asks who took our photos. Love you Kir! We cannot wait to work with you again sometime 💕💕💕
Reviewed On 8/28/2021 by Amanda D
Kir is without a doubt the best photographer, friend, and teammate you want on your wedding day. We first hired Kir in the summer of 2019 to do our engagement photos - we immediately knew after meeting her and seeing the perfect sunrise photos ...
she took that she needed to be the photographer for our wedding day. The stars were aligned and we hired her for our May 2020 wedding in Tuscany, Italy. And she so happened to have another wedding booked in Scotland 4 days after our date - it was fate. Then, COVID-19 hit, and Kir couldn't have more accomodating, helpful and truthfully a sounding board / shoulder to lean on during all of our very stressful 3 times of rescheduling and postponing. We finally settled on cancelling our Italy wedding sadly but did a beautiful wedding with Kir in Charlottesville, VA - which we planned in under 3 months. It was because of Kir that we actually found the venue we ending up planning our 4th planned wedding! We got so many compliments not only on our engagement and wedding photos, but also when our guests saw her in action on our wedding day. She is so very passionate about what she does and it genuinely shines through in her work. Kir is truly a gem and we can't recommend her enough. Look no further, you've found your perfect photographer!
Reviewed On 8/20/2021 by Nicole D
Kir is without question an absolute dream of a photographer. She strikes the perfect balance of professional and friendly (which sounds simple, but is honestly quite elusive). She is clearly so experienced at what she does, sharing a guidebook ...
she made with everything we needed to know about wedding photos and setting up an entire timeline of photos we should take (she even gave us suggestions about other parts of our wedding day!). She also kept everyone in line and on schedule, making sure we didn’t miss a single family/friend photo and getting every angle/expression/pose we could possibly want. A friend of ours couldn’t make it to our wedding and in looking through the photos said she felt like she was there because Kir captured every moment and every emotion throughout the day. On top of all of this, Kir was so fun to be around. When we were choosing our photographer a friend had advised me to pick someone we actually liked because we would be spending so much of our wedding day with them (and at very intimate moments where it was just the 3 of us) and Kir could not have been a better choice. We could tell when chatting with her prior that she was super warm and shared our sense of humor, but then once we did our engagement photos we saw how comfortable she made us feel (even when we both thought we were awkward as hell) and for that we are SO grateful. She did the same on our wedding day, kindly and expertly guiding us through every step. Anyway, I’ll end this love letter by stating the obvious if you’ve ever looked at her website/portfolio- this women is SO talented. Every picture she takes is literally magazine worthy and we couldn’t be more thrilled that we’ll have her stunning photos as keepsake of our special day for the rest of our lives. Don’t walk, run. Kir is worth every single penny and more!!
Reviewed On 8/10/2021 by Lauren B
If you want the most magical photos taken by the most kind, fun person you will ever meet! Then hire Kir NOW!!! Our wedding was rescheduled 3 times due to COVID. Each time I told my now husband... as long as our venue and Kir are available, we ...
can be flexible with everything else. On a scale of 1 to 10, she's an 11. That's not an opinion, that's a fact.
Reviewed On 8/02/2021 by Katie F
If you are searching for a photographer than search no more. Kir WILL make all your photo dreams come true. She will capture your unique love story and her photos will take you back in time to relive your magical day! I have been working with K...
ir since 2018 and struggling putting into words how grateful we are for her!
INITIAL MEETING- We hired Kir back in 2018 after our November engagement! Finding a wedding photographer was my biggest and top decision. I knew I wanted to take engagement photos at the cherry blossoms and after seeing Kir's amazing work I knew we had to meet! We met Kir at her house with my (now) husband, mom, and dad. Kir was so welcoming and we instantly clicked. We booked her that night.
ENGAGEMENT SESSION - We took our engagement photos at The Cherry Blossoms in 2019. Taking these photos can be really tricky due to weather, timing, blooms, and people/events. Kir was so communicative and gave us updates the weeks following up to our session. Our original "sunrise session" ended up getting rained out; however Kir was SO flexible and was able to fit us in on another day. My husband and I have never taken professional photos, and we were SO nervous and worried we would just feel awkward. Those nerves instantly went away after the first click of her camera! Kir is so encouraging, kind, welcoming, easy going, and creative! Even with hundreds of people around us she made us feel like we were the only ones there. She has such an artistic eye for finding all the hidden spots, lighting, and coaching us through the perfect poses. We had an absolute BLAST modeling our way around DC with Kir. Also, she sent us "sneaks" the very next day and got our photos back within the week!
COVID WEDDING - we were one of the many couples who's wedding was affected by the pandemic. Our original June 2020 date was postponed 3 different times. Each time we juggled trying to find another date, we made sure Kir was still able to photograph our wedding. She was the one vendor we knew we had to have capture our special day. Kir was beyond kind, flexible, and supportive each time we had to change our date. It is very clear Kir truly cares about each and every one of her couples. She goes above and beyond to put her clients happiness first.
WEDDING DAY!!! Our wedding was finally able to happen June 2021! The morning of our wedding was dark, cloudy, and rainy.... but I was at ease knowing we had Kir. The moment she came to our hotel she was ready to roll! She got every shot we wanted AND more! We are all still baffled how she was able to run around and get every angle and shot in just a couple of minutes.... she did not stop the entire time we had her! Also, we had a SQUAD for our bridal party (14 bridesmaids and 12 groomsmen) and she was able to wrangle everyone together quickly during our photos. She was so efficient with time, encouraging through out every photo, and put everyone at ease. It was like having one of your best friends photograph your wedding.... We had the absolute BEST time spending our wedding day with her! We truly could not be more thankful we hired her to capture all our special moments. Additionally, she had sneaks up the very next day and got our photos back quickly. So basically what I am trying to say is - HIRE KIR2BEN!!!!!!
Reviewed On 7/26/2021 by Caitlin B
Kir was fantastic from the start. Very responsive to emails, helping us with ideas and locations, and she even went out of her way to check out a shoot location prior to our engagement photos. During the shoot, she made us feel comfortable an...
d relaxed. Despite a 3:30am wakeup call for our sunrise photoshoot, we had a great time! And her photos speak for themselves...we can barely decide on our save-the-dates because we love all of them so much! Thanks Kir!
Reviewed On 7/20/2021 by Erin G
The best ever!! Kir was our photographer for our elopement and we are in love with the photos, which she got back to us so quickly! She made the whole experience awesome and super fun, guiding us so well the entire time so that we got such a va...
riety of great photos. She even hiked through the woods with us so we could get to the spot we loved! Couldn’t recommend her enough.
Reviewed On 7/03/2021 by Jake D
Kir was the photographer for our engagement photos. She was awesome! Her enthusiasm was infectious and made us even more excited about our big day than we already were. She was so helpful with making sure our poses, expressions, and outfits wer...
e photo-ready, and her constant encouragement made an hour of photos feel like a breeze. She was very responsive and professional, and is a real expert in her craft. On top of all this, she returned our photos edited within a week! I can not recommend Kir enough!
Reviewed On 6/29/2021 by Courtney M
Kir was everything we wanted in a wedding photographer and then some. Extremely professional and also hilarious, she captured all our most special moments beautifully. She is very communicative, such a wonderful person and amazing at what she d...
Reviewed On 6/21/2021 by Whitney M
We loved working with Kir! She was so kind, experienced & professional, she knew exactly what angles to use and where the light would be when we took our bridals at the Lincoln Memorial. The turnaround time for our photos was just 1 day, I love...
d the lighting and soft colors in our photos. If you want to have beautiful wedding portraits taken in the DC area I highly recommend her! :)
Reviewed On 6/04/2021 by Pheabe C
We are so thankful for Kir! She beautifully captured our big day and was the best coordinator with shuffling our families around for the best pictures. She knows the DC area and was perfect for our DC War Memorial wedding.
Reviewed On 6/03/2021 by Lori B
Kir is amazing! She captured our elopement just a few days ago, and already we have photos to review... I'm blown away! She has such spark to her personality, it made her the perfect photographer to capture our day. She guided us with such grac...
e, creativity, and fun :) Thank you Kir!!
Reviewed On 5/24/2021 by Caroline L
If you're reading this post and looking for a photographer, HIRE KIR!!! We just got our photos from our 4/24/21 wedding and I'm speechless. She is insanely talented and the photos are better than I could have ever imagined. It's amazing relivin...
g our wedding day (over and over and over again) through her work. Kir is also THE person you want with your during all of those intimate moments before, during, and after your ceremony. She is authentic, down to earth, funny, sincere, and just wonderful. Having Kir photograph our wedding was one of the best decisions we made.
Reviewed On 5/21/2021 by Anna B
Kir was unreal to work with! The pictures came out better than I could have ever imagined. She made us feel so comfortable and we had the best time with her!
Reviewed On 5/15/2021 by Jen L
I can't say enough good things about Kir's work! Kir is SO talented and truly captured the special moments from our wedding. I woke up the next day to sneak peaks and received a final gallery (literally all perfect shots) in 2 days. Can't wait...
to continue following her work. THANK YOU, KIR!!!!
Reviewed On 5/05/2021 by Karen G
We hired Kir for our micro wedding and I am so grateful. She was so responsive, flexible and her attitude was just great. She arrived early helped me get dressed when I need an extra hand. She gave great instructions and feed back. She’s also s...
o fast!! I didn’t expect to get our photos so quickly and done so nicely. I’ll truly treasure these photos and I’d recommend Kir to any couple. Don’t hesitate to talk to her, her professionalism is great yet so welcoming! Love her and I really hope there is another opportunity to get photos with her again!
Reviewed On 4/21/2021 by Colleen C
Kir is an amazing photographer! She really knows her lighting, framing, and what poses will work. We did a sunrise engagement shoot and Kir's positivity woke us up and made us feel comfortable right away. She is super sweet, flexible, and easy ...
to communicate with - I highly recommend her! We're so happy with the photos.
Reviewed On 4/04/2021 by Dayna Z
I'm SO glad we hired Kir for our engagement photos!! She was amazing to work with and was so flexible and responsive when we had to change locations and then decided to schedule our springtime session around peak blooms (a tricky task, but it t...
otally worked out, thanks to Kir!). We had our photo shoot one morning at sunrise, and it was so much fun. Kir was so high-energy and amazingly efficient, and we actually got our entire gallery of almost 200 beautiful photos the following evening. My fiancé and I couldn't be happier with the photos. Everyone keeps telling us how gorgeous and magical they are--she not only captured our love and happiness but also the incredible blossoms around us and the Washington Monument in the background. She also made sure we got every shot we wanted, so we have no regrets. I very highly recommend Kir!!
Reviewed On 4/03/2021 by Cecilia N
I dreamed of engagement photos with the DC Cherry Blossoms as a backdrop and Kir2Ben made my dreams come true. She was super flexible as we had to time the pictures with the blooms. She knew all the best picture spots which made the photo sessi...
on super efficient. Best of all, the pictures turned out fantastic. Family and friends commented on how the pics looked straight out of a magazine and magical. Would highly recommend Kir2Ben!
Reviewed On 3/29/2021 by Kyle C
Kir was absolutely so helpful & responsive in the weeks leading up to the proposal photos. Her knowledge, suggestions, and photo portfolio were top notch and helped make an easy decision when picking a photographer for the special moment.
Reviewed On 3/27/2021 by Anna F
I can't believe the luck I had finding Kir while planning a whirlwind microwedding. She was incredibly responsive over email to set things up and on the day of was so fun and fast and just great to work with! She rounded everyone up for photos ...
in an assertive but totally friendly way and kept us on time to get to our reception and enjoy the rest of the event! And our photos are gorgeous - just what we wanted!
Reviewed On 2/12/2021 by Elizabeth C
Kir took amazing photos of my fiance and I for our engagement session. She is bubbly, friendly, experienced and very easy to talk to. Because of this, the session was so easy and comfortable! The pictures turned out amazing and she got them bac...
k to us so quickly! Highly recommend!!
Reviewed On 2/09/2021 by Carson M
I did a bridal boudior shoot with Kir and needless to say I’m so impressed! She’s so talented and fun. I had an amazing time and love the way the photos turned out. I would recommend her 100000x!
Reviewed On 1/07/2021 by Nicole G
I was beyond impressed with our newborn photoshoot with Kir last month and could not be happier! Kir was an absolute pleasure to work with, as her prompt communication via email and flexibility in schedule was much appreciated especially during...
the holidays! As the photoshoot took place in our home, she practiced safe precautionary measures by wearing a mask, taking temps beforehand and practiced social distancing when possible. When it comes to her work, she has a great eye and captures candid lifestyle images so perfectly! Her photo gallery was delivered to us within a few days and can not stop staring at them! We just adore her style and can't wait to work with her again in the future!
Reviewed On 12/17/2020 by Paige N
If I could give Kir 100 stars, I would. She is wonderful and her work is spectacular. After one phone call, I knew our wedding was in good hands. We got married in December so Kir knew we would have limited daylight. She came up with a plan...
and made use of every minute of her time. But more than that, having Kir photograph your wedding is also like having another best friend or wedding planner with you on the big day. She kept things moving, kept the guys in check, and had answers to pretty much any wedding related question I had. And the photos? She got every shot I could have wanted and more. My friends were baffled that one person could seem to get every angle of the ceremony (upstairs, downstairs, front of the church, back) and find time to capture every detail of our venue and us enjoying the evening. She also managed to deliver a large (and fantastic) “sneak peek” of our photos before I even woke up the morning after the wedding. And she surprised us with ALL of our wedding photos barely 4 days later.... She is a rockstar and also a genuinely kind person who will put even the most nervous brides at ease. We had so much fun with her and are so thankful we chose her to photograph our wedding.
Reviewed On 11/26/2020 by Z M
Can I even fit the number of nice things I have to say about Kir and her work, in this tiny space? When looking at DC engagement pictures, as an out of towner- I just knew Kir had the magic I needed. From the moment I started talking to her, sh...
e was so responsive, helpful, and kind. It was so windy the day of our engagement shoot, and I felt so flustered after traveling. But Kir knew how to make us comfortable. She can take anything and turn it beautiful. Her work is as beautiful as her personality. If your looking for a photographer that feels like a friend- don’t look any further.
Reviewed On 11/17/2020 by Rachel E
We could not be happier with our photos and our experience with Kir. She answered all our questions and made us super comfortable - we had a great time. The photos are absolutely beautiful - highly recommend!
Reviewed On 11/13/2020 by Jonathan T
For our engagement, my fiancé and I *had* to have Kir capture our milestone. We were confident that Kir, with her talent and aesthetic, would produce a special collection that we could fondly look back upon decades from now. And she did! Moreov...
er, Kir is a professional people's person. Kir put us at ease within moments of greeting us. The experience felt playful and effortless from beginning to end. Plus, we received our photos within two days!
Reviewed On 11/11/2020 by Lee C
Kir is fantastic and so talented. We hired her to take engagement pictures and I'm so glad we did! The pictures are stunning and we got them back just days after the session. Kir is super fun to be around and navigated us around the streets of ...
Georgetown effortlessly. We are obsessed with the pictures she took! I highly recommend working with her!
Reviewed On 10/29/2020 by Austin F
Kir did an incredible job shooting our surprise proposal, from helping plan the ask to being discrete at the site and having a flawless shoot immediately after. Kir had a sneak peek album edited for us the same day even though she had a wedding...
all night, and the full gallery only a few days later! Kir has an infectiously happy personality and is so pleasant to work with, we are already looking forward to having her shoot our wedding!
Reviewed On 10/26/2020 by Z C
I am so happy that we decided to hire Kir to capture our wedding photos. She is funny and easy-going, which helped us feel so comfortable throughout the photo session. She has such a good eye for beautiful shots. Trust me, you will be in good ...
hands. We are seriously having a hard time picking which pictures to print! She is also very professional and quick with her turnaround. We were stoked to get our photos just two days later.
Thank you, Kir, for giving us heirlooms we will cherish for a long time.
Reviewed On 10/21/2020 by Megan M
Don’t hesitate to schedule your photos with Kir2Ben. Kir is amazing-such talent! She is so easy to work with, friendly, laid back and efficient. She knows what she is doing, doesn’t waste time and gets the job done. We received our photos bac...
k less than one week from taking them (3 days actually). Photos are beautiful and there is no way I can pick one to be my favorite!
We received just under 200 photos from our 1 hour engagement session- Kir is worth every penny! (And you get printing rights)
Reviewed On 10/17/2020 by Catherine M
My fiancé and I postponed our wedding to next year and Kir could not have been more accommodating and flexible to help us continue celebrating our engagement by taking some more photos of us! Kir is such a warming and fun presence and made us f...
eel SO comfortable in front of the camera. She is a great listener and has such fun and beautiful poses that gave us a variety for what we were looking for! Kir is such a caring individual and made us feel excited and beautiful from start to finish :) Thank YOU!
Reviewed On 10/08/2020 by Rachel S
Kir was the absolute best! She was so flexible when we had to reschedule last minute due to the weather. She made our engagement photo session so much fun and made us feel at ease and natural in front of the camera! She exceeded my expectations...
for engagement photos!
Reviewed On 10/07/2020 by Milan B
If you are looking for a caring, fun and professional photographer, HIRE KIR! Kir makes the process so simple from start to finish! Providing easy to follow directions, Kir truly makes the entire process seamless. When you are a panicked bride ...
to be and have a million questions, Kir is right there to calm your nerves and guide you through. I cannot thank Kir enough, our photos turned out amazing!!!
Reviewed On 9/22/2020 by Sarah L
1. Kir is amazing. 2. See #1. We had the best time with Kir during our wedding! She has energy for days (I don't know how she does it), and is so positive. She was able to get all the little ones to smile and participate with pictures, and had ...
everything on a schedule so nothing was missed or delayed. Annnd then there's the pictures. OH. EM. GEE. They were perfectly romantic and bright and loving and genuine and all-around wonderful. She sends you a sneak peak of some photos right after the wedding, which was awesome for people like me who don't like waiting! It also allowed me to order thank you cards with pictures and get those done quickly, too! I would highly recommend Kir for engagements and weddings!
Reviewed On 9/10/2020 by Mel H
From our first correspondence till the last, Kir has been amazing! She is very responsive and helpful. During our wedding day, her cheerful and positive attitude helped us stay calm even when things got a bit stressful.
After the wedding, Kir...
was very quick to edit and deliver our photos. The end results were incredible!! We have been inundated with requests for our photographer.
Kir is very talented, professional and easy to work with. The best decision that I made for my wedding day was to work with her!! Thank you so much, Kir :)
Reviewed On 8/26/2020 by Eliza H
Kir is the best! Her excitement and enthusiasm help her capture THE BEST, authentic, beautiful shots! Her positivity and willing to help with any minor detail, make her someone you want to work with on your special day!
Reviewed On 8/11/2020 by Eriel G
Do it, do it, do it! All you have after your wedding day is the photos(and memories). Kir does such an incredible job of capturing these precious moments, and making you look good! She also is down to earth, fun, and helped me even with a dress...
malfunction (the chest area was not working) without blinking an eye. I’m one of 5 girls(as is she!), got married during a global pandemic, constant changes to everything without a wedding planner - and honestly, she handled the chaos like nobody’s business. Cannot imagine my wedding day without her positive energy, encouragement, and organization. Other people came up to me after and said they wished they had booked her for their wedding!!
Reviewed On 6/11/2020 by Kelsey R
I genuinely cannot say enough good things about Kir Tuben. Y'all- she 100% MADE my wedding day. Let me tell you how!!! Read until the end for the best part!!
I actually started following Kir on Instagram a few years ago and have always loved h...
er work. When my wedding plans fell through due to COVID and we shifted from having a huge wedding in Oklahoma (where I am from) to a small ceremony in DC (where my now husband and I both live), I immediately thought of Kir and sent her a message hoping that she was available for that day- and she was!
From the get-go, Kir was so incredibly helpful as we went through planning another wedding. She hopped on Facetimes with us, walked through the plan for the day of the wedding, gave us tips on where to take photos, and even offered to help set up the night before- TRULY an angel!! She knew we were working on a budget and doing most of the decorating/reception ourselves, and she went out of her way to make us feel confident in our plans/timeline for the day.
The day of the wedding, Kir showed up early to the house where we were getting ready and immediately started helping out with every little detail- she even helped our family set up the chairs at the ceremony! She set up the livestream with her tripod so our guests could tune in via Facebook. She was so much fun the entire day and brought so much energy and life. Both my husband's mom and my mom continually said how amazed they were by the way Kir ran the family photo part of the evening. She then went to several locations around DC with my husband and I for our photos!
But here is the best part- unbeknownst to my husband and me, Kir had been working behind-the-scenes with some of her friends in the DC wedding industry and had organized a huge surprise floral installation, custom calligraphy gifts, a champagne toast, and reception decorations. We had no idea until we arrived at the Capitol Hill row home where we were having the ceremony in the backyard. It was the most stunningly beautiful floral installation I have ever seen. Kir stayed until some of our DC friends came to do a sparkler send off for us- she captured the night so incredibly well.
We also had sneak peak photos by 10 am the morning after the wedding and our entire wedding album just a week after! We were SO IMPRESSED by her speed, talent, and kindness throughout the process.
Booking Kir was the greatest decision- I would wholeheartedly recommend her to any friend or family member getting married. SHE IS THE BEST!
Reviewed On 3/11/2020 by Danielle G
I can’t tell you how happy we were to have Kir as our wedding photographer! Kir is the best out there and we were so lucky we got to work with her twice—first for our engagement photos and then for our wedding. She is an overall great person wh...
o really makes you feel at ease (especially if you’re like us with NO real experience or comfort level with being in front of a professional camera).
The pictures she takes are simply beautiful. She really has an eye for finding the right light, the perfect moment, and the beauty in everything. She also is such a professional who really knows how to keep the day organized and moving efficiently so you can get all of those great shots you want. I cannot tell you how beautiful our wedding photos are. I cried when I first saw them. They are truly magical and reflect all the feelings you want to have when reminiscing on your wedding day.
And not only did we love working with her, but so did our family and friends! They loved Kir! She made the wedding day even more fun and exciting and special. She has become more than a photographer to us. She is our friend.
I can’t wait to book with her again….maybe for a maternity session…?!?
Reviewed On 3/11/2020 by Nicole S
Kir is absolutely amazing! I had a boudoir session with her and the photos are absolutely stunning. She was so nice to work with and she made me feel so comfortable, even though I was a little nervous going in. I cannot wait to show my fiancé...
Reviewed On 1/03/2020 by Tamar B
We wanted to write a belated post for our wonderful engagement photo shoot with Kir! It was a magical experience, because of Kir. She is a true professional and made the experience memorable AND fun. Kir knew how to pep us up for a 7am sunrise ...
photo shoot by the monuments. The photos turned out stunning and we continue to receive so many compliments from friends and family!
Kir simply has an amazing eye for a beautiful shot. We also loved her spontaneity to try out different backdrops. Don’t think twice about your engagement photo shoot and go with Kir!
Reviewed On 12/10/2019 by Grace R
Having Kir photograph our wedding was the best wedding decision we made! She’s so organized an quick to respond to any questions we had along the way. We loved how she would direct every single shot so there were no moments of awkwardness! We...
received our photos incredibly fast and they’re absolutely beautiful!
Reviewed On 12/03/2019 by Hayley C
I honestly can't even begin to express how happy we were to have stumbled upon Kir!!!!!!! Kir shot photos of our rehearsal dinner and wedding down in Charlottesville, VA and did an absolutely phenomenal job with both events. The photos she took...
are all stunning, are of amazing quality, and captured our moments PERFECTLY. She provided sneak preview photos the day after the wedding which we really appreciated, and then provided us with more insanely gorgeous wedding photos than we could have ever imagined within just a few short weeks. We have received so many complements on how beautiful the photos turned out (and honestly many of our guests and friends have said that her photos were the best wedding photos they have ever seen)! Additionally, Kir does an amazing job of blending in to the background to make intimate moments not lose their intimacy, but also is great at taking charge when needed to make sure that everyone is where they need to be at the right time. I felt very little stress the day of (at least with respect to photos), because I felt as though Kir was in total control the whole day. She must be a superhuman because I don't know how she remembers all the photos to take and names of all the family members and time frames/time constraints - but she does, and makes it all look SO EFFORTLESS. And lastly, she made it such a fun day! Not only is her talent and professionalism top notch, but her amazing personality creates the full package. Honestly I feel like I could be myself around Kir which made me feel much more relaxed and happy on the day of. Wow I could keep going for hours and hours about how amazing she is. Sparknotes version....IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A PHOTOGRAPHER STOP NOW AND CONTACT KIR IMMEDIATELY!
Reviewed On 11/28/2019 by Tatiana O
Kir is a dream come true! Not only does she take the MOST STUNNING pictures but she kept my wedding on time because she knew exactly what she needed to get and how to get it. There was even a very dramatic moment in the evening and Kir was ther...
e for us and helped get the party back on track. Hiring Kir will be the best decision you make!
Reviewed On 11/22/2019 by Sarah R
We found Kir because she was a recommended photographer from our venue. She was the first photographer we reached out to and our search was over after we talked with Kir. Her photographs are beautiful and speak for themselves, but Kir is also s...
uch a warm and comforting person and so easy to work with that we knew immediately we wanted to have her with us on our wedding day. We weren't sure at first that we were going to do engagement photos - we were planning a small ceremony with only 10 guests - but we're so happy we decided to do them. Now we have two wonderful sets of amazing photographs.
The planning process went so well with Kir and she helped us think of things to make our photos go really well. She shared tips on what to wear for our engagement photos and had a list of great locations in the DMV. She also created our wedding timeline for us based on ideal lighting which was SO helpful. Kir also shared helpful lists of items to bring on the wedding day so she can capture amazing detail photographs. We felt like we were in control of our wedding, but Kir guided us and shared her wedding expertise along the way to make sure our day turned out perfect. She also offered really helpful advice and guidance on the day of the wedding when we couldn't decide whether to hold it outside as originally planned or move to our indoor location because it was chilly. In the end, our outdoor ceremony was perfect and exactly what we wanted, thanks to Kir helping to give us the confidence to go with it!
And best of all.. the photos! Kir captured our day so beautifully and we can’t thank her enough. After sending the photos to our families, they also gushed that they can’t believe how beautiful they all are. My sister said she was driving and had to pull over so she could look at them immediately! For our engagement photos (which we shared with our families as a surprise since they didn't know we had taken them), my husband's mom was out shopping and said she started crying when she saw them because they were so beautiful. For two photo shoot newbies, Kir made us feel so comfortable and it was such a pleasure to work with her. She gave us so many photos that we’ll cherish forever. I'm so happy we got to work with Kir.
Reviewed On 11/15/2019 by Katie W
Kir was my college roommate so when my husband and I got engaged, it wasn't even a discussion, we knew we wanted Kir as our photographer. Of course, you can look at her work and just see how talented she is but what you don't necessarily see sc...
rolling through her website is how on it she is. She is truly made for this job. She is obsessively organized about the wedding day timeline, the family and friend portraits list, and your "must have" shots so that when the day comes, everything is covered. She's efficient, she's able to direct large groups so you don't need an hour of your wedding day just for bridal party shots, and she makes everyone feel comfortable. Her energy while she works is contagious and she makes you feel so confident. I may be biased since she is one of my best friends, but honestly, I think everyone she works with feels like her best friend for the day. I could not have imagined anyone else doing that job and I am so lucky that we had a rock star photographer and a friend to sway along and sing Wagon Wheel with us at the end of the night. To everyone considering Kir for their day, you won't regret it.
Reviewed On 10/29/2019 by Fazim B
TLDR: Stop looking for wedding photographers and book Kir. Talent this good gets booked up quickly.
Pre Wedding: We were introduced to Kir by our friends who booked her for their engagement shots. Those engagement shots came out beautiful and...
we wanted that style in our wedding photos. We budgeted for our wedding photographer and then reached out for a quote. Kir responded with a price slightly higher than what we budgeted for. After we explained our budget, she was kind enough to recommend other photographers that we might be interested in with a similar style in our budget. We didn’t expect this and really showed that she wasn’t just about getting customers but was a genuinely kind person. We reached out to the photographers she recommended but none of them quite amazed us as Kir and her portfolio did. It might just be the photographers we looked at but their portfolio usually had stellar images to start but the shooting lacked the same luster later on in the portfolio. Kir’s portfolio showed that she was consistent and completely matched the style we were looking for. Ultimately, we decided to cut costs somewhere else and get our dream wedding photographer, Kir Tuben.
Engagement: Kir is based in the DMV area but the bride and I are based in New York. We did not expect Kir to accommodate us and we were ready to forego a engagement shoot, but once again she went above and beyond to make sure we got beautiful engagement photos in iconic New York locations.
Wedding: Your wedding day goes by so fast, you don’t really have time to think of which shots are going to look good. Kir came extremely prepared for this. She had a routine and time schedule down that can only come from her prior experience. This should really be valued in when considering how much a photographer costs. Do you want someone that’s will get okay shots because she ran out of time or do you want someone used to the hustle and capable of delivering high quality work with limited time. Kir made sure we were able to get all of our dream shots at our dream venue and we are extremely grateful to her.
Post-Wedding: Wow! Not only was Kir able to deliver our finished wedding photographs quickly, they all looked amazing. The compositions were spot on, people did not have their eyes closed, and details were captured with thought and creativity, We liked every single one of the photos.
Conclusion: Hiring Kir for your wedding will be the easiest and best decision you make.
Reviewed On 9/04/2019 by Kaitlyn T
Kir makes you feel SO comfortable in front of the camera! She knows how to capture light perfectly to give your photos a romantic glow. She is so talented and fun to be around. I would highly recommend Kir! You will not be disappointed. She als...
o provides you with a full gallery of the photos she took so you can choose your favorites and share with family and friends!
Reviewed On 7/05/2019 by Kailey D
Where do I even begin to express how over the moon I am with choosing Kir as our wedding photographer. Grab some popcorn! Kir is the BEST of the BEST at what she does. From before I even booked her, she made me feel so comfortable and not press...
ured by any means to have to go with her. She she genuinely cares about potential clients and goes above and beyond when you become her client. She is a people person and you can feel that! The months leading up to my wedding she sent us a informative welcome package that kept the excitement rolling. She always checked in with me on Instagram and over text message and expressed her excitement for our wedding, which really kept my emotional momentum going because some months can make it seem like the day will never come. And when the day finally came, damn did I feel like I made the best decision hiring her. She came in and directed us with such confidence when we were in a mist of wedding chaos. She knew every single way to make me look beautiful, my husband felt like he was a legit model and he has never modeled in his life, and all my bridesmaids and groomsmen were impressed with how quickly and stunningly she captured moment our special moments. She had a second photographer with her who was so kind and so easy to also work with. Kir knew my venue so well that she was able to capture all of the best spots for pictures. NOW FOR THE EVEN MORE IMPRESSIVE PART. When our day was sadly over...she had posted highlights the NEXT DAY, yes, the very NEXT DAY. My family was floored they couldn't believe how quick we got some photos back already and then how INSANELY STUNNING her art was. We got our full collection in less than a week's worth of time and I cannot express how happy my heart feels looking at them. Now I just need to think of another reason to hire her again!
Reviewed On 6/21/2019 by Lauren M
Kir is/ was/ always will be the best choice you can make when planning a wedding! I had the privilege to meet Kir in October of 2017 and immediately fell in love. She is a natural at connecting with people and making them feel b...
eautiful and confident in front of the camera. When I got engaged two short months later, she was one of the first vendor choices that seemed like a no-brainer, and let me tell you, she did not disappoint! The level of care and personalization that she gives to each and every couple is just one of the many things that puts her a step above the rest. My husband and I moved to Florida in June of 2018 and Kir worked with us to have our engagement shoot in our new town! The pictures were breath-taking and the entire experience was easy, fun and stress-free! Throughout the rest of the wedding, Kir was my go-to for questions, concerns, helping me pick my wedding shoe, you name it - she was ready and willing to help me weave my way though it all. Wedding day, I did not truly feel like it was all happening until she showed up. She is such a calming presence and I trust her so completely, it made wedding day that much more amazing knowing that it was all being captured by the best! We gave up a videographer to try and stay on budget but honestly, I didn't miss it even for a second. Kir's work speaks a thousand words, and then some. I would never trade all of the beautiful images I have - and I mean ALL - and in RECORD time! She is everything you could ever want wrapped up into the cutest bow! I can say confidently say that Kir is not just a wedding day vendor, she is a call-when-you're-in-town-grab-a-bite-friend! Seriously!! Grab her while she is still available - or consider changing your date :)
We love you Kir!
xoxo - Lauren + Zach
Reviewed On 6/13/2019 by Christina S
Kir is just amazing! She made us feel so comfortable and was so kind. I can't even describe how beautiful her photos are and I am so grateful we chose her for our 1-year anniversary photo shoot at our wedding venue! She's so talented and such a...
pleasure to work with. So laidback and fun too. Choose Kir!! You will not be sorry!
Reviewed On 4/15/2019 by Alicia N
Kir is MAGIC! I spent a long time searching through National Mall portfolios for an anniversary shoot and I'm SO happy Kir was available as she was my first choice! Everyone in her portfolio looks like they stepped out of the pages of a magazin...
e...and this is not only because she has a great eye for photography but because she can put couples at ease within literally seconds (I feel like this is a rare photographer skill but SO important when getting those timeless portraits!).
Seriously. On the day of our shoot I was panicking a bit because I hate crowds and we unintentionally booked on Cherry Blossom weekend...but Kir completely knows what she's doing. Our shoot was way more fun than I expected and it felt totally effortless since Kir did all the work and knows all the secret spots.
She also made us look SO GOOD! We got our photos back this week and even my husband (who was totally uninterested in getting couples photos and just went along with it on my request) cannot stop looking at our album. I could not be happier with the overall experience!
Reviewed On 4/13/2019 by Kristin S
We had an amazing experience with Kir. She didn't do wedding photos for us (though I wish I could have a do-over since her wedding pictures are swoon worthy!) but did a family photoshoot in D.C. with our dog. I am obsessed with the pictures! Sh...
e captured everyone's personalities perfectly. She was fun, easy to work with and very professional. We got our photos back quickly and they're more beautiful than I could have hoped for. I highly recommend Kir for wedding or engagement pictures. She clearly loves what she does and it shows in her pictures.
Reviewed On 4/06/2019 by Kaitlin F
Kir did an absolutely amazing job photographing our wedding and we would recommend her 10/10. She was professional, bubbly, and SO fun to work with! She understood what was important to us on our special day and helped make it perfect. We got o...
ur pictures just a week after our wedding - amazing! She was great to work with from start to finish and we will definitely use her services again!
- Ishan & Kaitlin
Reviewed On 3/26/2019 by Amy V
She is amazing!! We had the best day!! Still obsessing over our engagement pictures!
Reviewed On 12/11/2018 by Camila L
I don't even know where to begin... Kir was the second photographer at my wedding. My main photographer brought her with her, and just told me that Kir would be helping out.. I knew nothing about her, but we immediately connected. She was funn...
y, kind and attentive to my needs. It made my day extra special. Fast forward to two years later, I saw on her Instagram that she was having a mini x-mas photo sesh, so my little family took pictures with her... We had such a blast, and the pictures turned out amazing!!! I love her professionalism and her wonderful heart. If I need professional pictures, I know Kir is the one to trust and go to.
Reviewed On 12/05/2018 by Sarah L
FABULOUS! Cannot recommend Kir enough. She was extremely well prepared, organized, patient, funny, flexible (I was so behind schedule and unprepared and she rolled with it and helped me chill out so we could just have fun), just all the things...
. My husband and I had a unconventional small wedding, Kir jumped right in, she used our small space in creative ways to produce gorgeous photos. She took the time to find the unique aspects of our story and wedding and made sure to highlight these in beautiful ways. She honestly went above and beyond, I cannot thank her enough for the thought and detail she put into our photos and double bonus she had them back to us so quickly!!! If I ever find myself in a position to need a photographer again Kir is my first call. BOOK HER.
Reviewed On 11/06/2018 by Amanda S
Kir is absolutely amazing! I was definitely worried about being awkward in our poses but Kir made the whole process feel so natural. I was so impressed how well she knew the location and had every shot already planned (in her head) before we e...
ven got there. This allowed for a maximum amount of shots in just our one hour time frame. I highly recommend Kir and also taking engagement shots at the Jefferson with her!
Reviewed On 11/02/2018 by Kelly T
Kir was a wonderful wedding photographer from start to finish. She did our engagement photos at Great Falls Park in Virginia (which is a top-notch location, btw). Kir was punctual, friendly, experienced, and had a great eye for poses and scenes...
. I was so happy I went with a professional photographer since I normally don't like the way I look in photos, but she managed to let us feel natural without capturing awkward faces. It was clear from her directions that she knows how to make the romance sparkle on camera. My fiancé and I absolutely adore our engagement photos!
Reviewed On 11/01/2018 by Caroline F
My husband Dan and I truly cannot recommend Kir more highly. When selecting our wedding photographer, we first fell in love with Kir’s amazing work online, but her images only scratch the surface of why she is so incredible. More details below,...
but if you are like us and fell in love with her photos, hire her immediately. The best is yet to come.
Kir is not only cool under pressure, but a delight to work with. On the day of our engagement shoot there was 100% fog, no visibility and rain. I panicked because we had flown across the country for the shoot and were flying back home in just a few hours. Kir greeted us with the biggest smile on her face, handled the weather beautifully and produced some of the most stunning photos of us to date. On the day of our wedding, weather was also an issue: It was extremely sunny and very, very windy. Even though this was her first time shooting in my hometown of Sun Valley, Idaho Kir dealt with the elements and I couldn’t of been happier with the photos from our big day. She not only captured every little detail of our wedding, but, more importantly, she truly captured all the amazing people for who they really are. My husband, who is a bit camera-shy, actually looks like himself in the photos. My brother and mother’s emotions can be felt in every photo. And, I swear, you can almost hear by dog Bear panting in the amazing images she captured of him as well! [Also a quick note on her film work: It is truly incredible. A lot of my favorite images from the day came from her film, so if you are considering adding it on, do it!]
Kir is also AMAZING at dealing with families. Mine isn’t the most traditional and we had multiple configurations that we needed to accomplish for family formals. Kir not only navigated family politics beautifully, but she got through all the family formals so quickly that we barely missed any of our cocktail hour. This was huge to my husband and I and we are so grateful that we had Kir with us so we could enjoy as much of our wedding as possible.
I am a professional writer for a living, and yet somehow still feel like it is challenging to capture eloquently enough how delightful she is to work with. She will capture every moment of your day beautifully and she will do it with an energy that is contagious and a constant smile on her face. Hire her to photograph your wedding. When the big day is done, you’ll look back and realize it was one of the best decisions you made. And, if you’re lucky like us, you’ll walk away not just with incredible photos, but a great new friend in Kir as well.
Reviewed On 10/31/2018 by Stefanie P
Kir is a miracle worker. Not only does she have an insane artistic eye, but she has such a way of making you laugh and have fun with the whole experience! Kir and I mesh in so many ways so it was easy to let loose and enjoy every second. She al...
so took control and got. it. DONE, honey! Her work is brilliant and we are so lucky that we were able to experience it all with her!
Reviewed On 10/19/2018 by Robyn S
I just did a boudoir session with Kir and am still on cloud nine from the experience. You're putting yourself in a vulnerable position and she makes you feel like you're just with one of your girlfriends taking some photos. The images turned ou...
t to be GORGEOUS, and I truly felt like "straight hot fire". Seriously, I didn't even know I could look so good. Also, can we talk about the turnaround time for a second. Literally the next day I received my entire gallery. Incredible.
From my hour session with Kir I could tell she was a very genuine, fun loving person which makes for a great photographer. I've already recommended her to a few people and would not hesitate to book her again!
Reviewed On 10/18/2018 by Ashley B
Kir is an amazing photographer and one of our favorite vendors from our big day! We booked Kir before any of our other vendors and it was the best decision we made. We love our wedding gallery and cannot wait to order our wedding album!
Reviewed On 10/09/2018 by Abby P
Kir is so much more than a wedding photographer--she is a visionary, a cheerleader, a comedian, and a friend. My husband Mike and I first learned about Kir through my best friend who is close friends with a dear friend of Kir's. I remember bein...
g so nervous to book the "right" photographer because you really do spend the bulk of the day with them. Kir had an extraordinary ability to balance professionalism and playfulness from the very beginning, tolerating my emoji-peppered emails and sending us insider planning tips before we even signed our contract. We knew she was our gal when she hauled out to my parents' place in the sticks for a trial engagement shoot that was unceremoniously interrupted by our enormous bullmastiff. Kir was patient, witty, and caring and put Mike and me at ease with photography slightly more formal than our usual selfie game. Most importantly, she captured beautiful photos that reflected exactly how we felt in that moment--happy, silly, loving, and loved. I couldn't wait to hang out with Kir again and had to settle for fan-girling over her rad Instagram in the meantime.
Fast-forward to our wedding day this September, and Kir did it all again (minus the bullmastiff and plus 185 friends and family members). She knew how important it was to Mike and me to have all the time possible with our family and friends, so she ran an incredibly tight ship and maintained her cool (despite the 100 degree heat and 100% humidity) all day. She also arguably saved our lives by stuffing 5-10 Taco Bell items in Mike's blazer just before our sparkler exit...!
Kir and her second shooter Jessica captured a perfect combination of portrait and candid shots that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. I don't ever want to say goodbye to Kir, so I hope she's down to snap boudoir 'til I'm 90 and holiday cards in between! We love you, Kir--thank you for being such an irreplaceable part of our best day yet.
Reviewed On 10/08/2018 by Bridgette F
Super talented, creative, professional and beyond nice! My husband and I are beyond happy that we choose Kir! It POURED during our September wedding and based on the beautiful photos you would have never known! She took every element of our day...
and captured it beautifully, with a smile on her face the entire time.
It's important to remember that you spend a large part of your wedding day with your photographer, so finding someone like Kir who felt like an instant friend is such a wonderful bonus!
She responds to emails very quickly, and no question was a dumb one. (I asked her if my dress would look wrinkled in photos hahaha) It's very obvious that she loves what she does and we will cherish our breath taking engagement photos and wedding photos. I audibly gasped and we were both giddy while looking through the album! We will undoubtedly be using her to record future memories.
Ps. We 1000% recommend doing engagement photos as well. We were able to get to know Kir and learn what poses worked the best for us.
Reviewed On 10/02/2018 by Prashant M
Kir did an outstanding job with our engagement photoshoot ! She is very professional and guided us through the entire process making it a seamless experience. She truly made the day truly enjoyable and memorable!!I would highly recommend her to...
Reviewed On 10/01/2018 by Katie S
We truly can't recommend Kir highly enough. She photographed our Vermont wedding this summer and the photos are absolutely incredible. I'm still in awe of her work and have received so many compliments on the photos from others. She was complet...
e joy to work with and our wedding party, families, and guests all loved her as well. She was also very professional and guided us through everything we needed to do to ensure the photos were the best they could be. Very highly recommend!
Reviewed On 8/08/2018 by Meghan C
Do yourself a favor and HIRE KIR, you will not regret it! If her gorgeous pictures don't speak for themselves, let me give you a few reasons why you should hire Kir. She will do what it takes to get the shot. And I mean, move couches, perch on ...
ledges and politely (but firmly) tell your Aunt Mary she needs to get out of the way. She was incredibly organized and efficient (I think we took 800 family formals in 15 minutes) and was largely the reason our day ran so smoothly. She was helpful and communicative throughout the planning process so I had nothing to worry about on wedding day and was never worried we were going to miss a shot. She made hiring an out of town photographer easy and affordable and even though we live out of state I am constantly recommending her to our family and friends. My parents, in-laws and guests couldn't stop raving about how great she was, and more than one of my already married guests said "Can we redo our wedding and have you come shoot ours?" Even our other vendors were complimenting how amazing she was and have used her pictures in their own advertising. She is talented, enthusiastic and clearly loves (and is GOOD AT) her job. She will instantly make you feel comfortable and at ease, which was a priority because you want to be comfortable on your wedding day! And of course her pictures are gorgeous- even my self-proclaimed un-photogenic husband who "hates every picture of himself" is happy with her results and that is saying a lot. We are now going through the torturous process of trying to narrow down options to print and frame because there are too many good ones to chose from. Bottom line: hiring Kir was one of the best decisions we made and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Reviewed On 7/24/2018 by Charlotte W
Kir2Ben is a hands down must for your wedding. After using her for my own wedding, I would actually plan your wedding date around her availability - that's how good she is! She went above and beyond in so many ways: for getting ready, she broug...
ht all these cute additions (lace, flowers, ribbons) to add to all my bridal details. She also suggested some champagne photos which ended up being so cute and hilarious. She goes with the flow but also takes total control for getting the right shots! She does not waste any of your precious time and is very efficient (especially with large family formals). She even took on some Day-of-Coordinator/MOH roles like holding onto my makeup, keeping the DJ on cue, getting me a drink, and being a great listener about day-of drama! I actually had multiple people at my wedding informally book her on the spot. After the wedding, I got my all of my photos in TEN DAYS. Finally, and most importantly, Kir is an absolute pleasure to be around an just such a sweet vendor to work with - made my life easier, not harder. Must must must book.
Reviewed On 7/07/2018 by Shannon K
Kir is amazing!! From our first email exchange through the photo shoot to getting the final product, Kir is such an awesome person to work with! I found her on Pinterest and fell in love with her photography style immediately. I was so happy ...
to be able to book her for our engagement photos and we are thrilled with how they turned out! The best (and most unexpected!) part is that we had so much fun during the shoot! I wish I had a recording of the sounds she made to get our dog to look at the camera. All of the laughs and smiles in our pictures were for real, in large part to Kir's sweet and fun personality. Book her now!
Reviewed On 6/22/2018 by Rebecca R
We love Kir!!! The second I met her, she made me feel at ease. During our engagement session, we learned to work with her and she learned how my husband and I interact. My jaw literally dropped as soon as I saw the pictures, they were even bett...
er than I dreamed! On our wedding day, Kir showed up early and stayed late to make sure she captured every photo. Then she stayed and danced for a few songs with us which was so fun. I haven't seen my final wedding photos yet, but judging by the stunning sneak peaks she sent me, I know they'll be perfect. Kir is great at putting you at ease while capturing dramatic, romantic, and overall stunning photos. You won't regret working with her.
Reviewed On 6/16/2018 by Rose O
I have to be honest, choosing Kir as my wedding photographer was a no-brainer because she is one of my closest friends from college! I knew with her by my side all day it would be the best day ever (IT WAS) and I knew she would take amazing pho...
tos, (because she always does and I swoon over every blog post!) but I somehow HAD NO IDEA just how in love with my own wedding photos I would be. Our wedding was last Saturday so I have only seen a sneak preview but can’t stop looking at them and CANNOT WAIT for the full album!! Even my husband (!!!) genuinely loves the photos and he is not a pictures guy at all. I’m so grateful that for me Kir was not only my photographer, she was my guest, but I would recommend Kir to any bride because she will not be just be your photographer, she will be a special part of your most special day.
Reviewed On 6/03/2018 by Lauren W
KIR! What a babe! Kir was incredible from start to finish. We met her last year and instantly connected, we knew she was the photographer for us. She did our engagement session (at dumbarton oak park, recommend!) and it was so fun!! We got marr...
ied at Stonetower this past May and Kir and her second shooter Becky were the best. They have a vision, they work their butts off, they are upbeat, nice, professional, roll with the punches, and also are SO fun. - I truly consider Kir a friend and will use her services again for a future photo shoot for our one year anniversary. People cannot stop telling me how beautiful our photos are, they are seriously gorgeous <3 thank you Kir!!
Reviewed On 6/02/2018 by Melissa P
We would absolutely recommend Kir! Photography was one of the most important things for us to consider for our wedding, and we did some serious research into finding the perfect photographer for us. We chose Kir and we couldn’t be more pleased ...
with the results! Kir is so warm and easy to get along with, and that was so important to us, as she was getting all up and personal with us throughout the day, was there for the most intimate moments between us, and was able to keep us feeling comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera. We were able to do an engagement session with her before our wedding, and that was a great opportunity to get to know her and to learn how to feel and look natural in our photos. On the day of, she was early, personable, and helped keep us calm as the weather gave us some concerns. We got some sneak peek photos the day after the wedding, and that was such a nice little surprise. We received all of the photos just a few weeks after the wedding and that was incredible, as we know other couples who have waited months to see theirs. We can’t recommend her enough. She has a great eye and is able to capture so many real moments during one of the most important days of your life!
Reviewed On 6/01/2018 by Katie Q
Kir is the best. She was so organized and easy to work with, and the pictures turned out incredible. Kir genuinely cares for her couples and listens to what they want. Also, she is hilarious. I highly recommend Kir!!
Reviewed On 5/31/2018 by Emily J
Kir is amazing! She was so easy to work with and flexible. We had to reschedule due to weather and she was more than accommodating. In addition to being flexible, she was very helpful with suggestions for attire and locations. She has a ver...
y good eye and thinks of taking photos in locations that I would not have thought of. Her turn around time for our engagement photos was 24 hours and I could not have been happier with how everything turned out.
Reviewed On 4/24/2018 by Emily C
Kir is brilliant! She took engagement photos of us on the National Mall, and she captured the timeless romantic look we were hoping for. She made the session fun and relaxing, and she also gives great advice about how to prepare for the photo ...
shoot. I would recommend her to anyone!
Reviewed On 4/14/2018 by Emily S
Simply the best - it’s like having your best friend take your photos... your super talented, amazing photographer best friend that is. Kir is friendly, engaging, responsive, SO good at her job and the best part is, it doesn’t seem like a job. S...
he seamlessly guided us through our engagement shoot, giving us pointers and ideas, and humoring us in our own crazy poses and faces! I can’t wait until our wedding and am already trying to come up with other excuses to have her photograph us, or even just hang out with us, again! Trust me, easiest decision ever, book Kir!
Reviewed On 1/08/2018 by Jordyn C
We can not praise Kir's skills enough. She was so easygoing and really absorbed the type of people we are and what we wanted out of our wedding photos when we spoke and when she took our engagement photos. In thinking back to the wedding and re...
ception, Kir was PERFECT at being there to direct us for the photos we needed with family and then blending in with our guests to capture all the right moments. We could not have had a better photographer - don't wait, book Kir!!!
Reviewed On 12/13/2017 by Dana L
BOOK HER NOW!!! Kir was amazing. She's the utmost professional, but feels like your friend. She was so so helpful in getting everything organized, she always responded quickly and on time, and she genuinely LOVES what she does. She was so easy ...
to pose for! Furthermore, it's not easy to photograph a mixed couple (my husband is black and I am white), but she did an amazing job; not a single photo of us or our very diverse wedding party looked over or under exposed. I didn't worry about a thing when it came to photos because I knew she'd take care of it (definitely check out her insta and blog! It's so worth it!). We had a super windy day in Philly and she still was a trooper to go outside with us. Even though we were freezing and I thought my hair would be out of control in every photo, almost every single one of them turned out amazing. She scouted our space for little places to take gorgeous photos that look like they belong on Pinterest. It was truly incredible. PLUS, she got our photos to us so fast after the wedding day! It was just all around a joy to have her photograph us and I weirdly feel like I made a friend, even though I know she makes everyone feel that way. Email her NOW!
Reviewed On 11/17/2017 by Courtney R
I cannot say enough good things about Kir, though her work speaks for itself. Just look through her Instagram page! What don't see in her posts is probably her most valuable trait. Kir makes you feel comfortable and confident front of a camera....
She directs you and tells you exactly what to do though it may seem awkward at first. She makes you laugh. She's completely herself, warm, and a joy to be around. When you're having fun how could you not have great photos?
I will forever cherish Kir's work- she captured every single emotion I felt on our wedding day. My squinty nose, my extremely cheesy smile, smudging red lipstick on my husband for the first time of many times. All of these precious moments were immortalized because of Kir. I'm forever grateful for finding Kir and sharing the most important day of my life with her.
Reviewed On 11/11/2017 by Jessie M
TEN STARS. The first person we contacted after we got engaged about our future wedding was Kir. (Before we even had an official date!) Well if we’re real Kir had also been social media stalking us and kept asking me when Mike and I were going t...
o get engaged.
I’m so happy to call this Wonder Woman my friend, and I’m even more happy she traveled to Texas for us! She captured our day so perfectly, even though it was 90° in October and I complained the whole time... We love you Kir!