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5 out of 5.0
Reviewed On 9/30/2023 by Katherine W
I can't say enough good things about Kir! She is so incredibly talented, has an eye for detail, seemed to be there at all the right times to catch all big and small moments throughout the day, and is so fun to be around to boot! I saw Kir's wor...
k on Instagram about a year before my Husband and I even got engaged, and loved it instantly. I knew once we were engaged that we had to reach out to her! From our first interaction is was clear how passionate Kir was about her work and the couples she works with. This passion coupled with her warm personality made us feel so comfortable during the engagement session and on the wedding day. She worked quickly and efficiently, which allowed us to get all the shots we wanted AND make all of cocktail hour. Kir truly went above and beyond for us throughout the wedding day! She helped remind me to pick up my dress when walking (even picking it up herself once or twice), held bouquets, corralled a wedding party of 20 people (like a pro), helped my husband with his bowtie, and so much more. She had our engagement photos back to us within less than a week, sent sneak peaks from the wedding at 2 a.m. the night of the wedding, and our FULL wedding gallery back to us within 2.5 weeks!!! We absolutely love all of the pictures. We will be forever grateful for everything she did for us and for capturing our wedding day and love story so beautifully. If you have the opportunity to work with Kir, we can't recommend her enough! 1,000/10 stars!!
Reviewed On 8/27/2023 by Kristina K
Kir was the first vendor we hired after we had a venue and we are so happy we did not wait. We had fallen in love with her beautiful photography and she is truly just as wonderful as her pictures. From our first meeting, she made us feel comfor...
table and excited. She made our engagement session and our wedding fun, easy, and stress-free. She was highly organized and made sure we had every single picture we wanted without us even having to think about it. She was also extremely quick with her turn-around, getting us sneaks at 2AM after our wedding and our full gallery just 2 weeks later. Every picture is gorgeous, and our family and friends are still raving about how great our photographer was. We are so incredibly happy we hired Kir and highly recommend her to anyone else looking!
Reviewed On 7/18/2023 by Naomi F
Kir is the absolute best photographer we could have ever asked for! She went above and beyond throughout the engagement shoot, wedding planning, and of course on the day of, making us feel incredibly comfortable and relaxed on our wedding day. ...
She was a rockstar when it came to posing us (and all family/friends/guests), capturing the small and big moments, coordinating people, locations, shot list requests, all while maintaining an incredibly positive and fun attitude. Both of us had never been photographed professionally before our engagement shoot and admittedly were quite nervous for it, but we left feeling like models and incredibly confident in her ability to deliver spectacular wedding photos. She promised a quick turnaround and she certainly delivered – we woke up to 90+ sneak peak photos the morning after our wedding and the full album just a few weeks later. If we could give Kir 100 stars, it still wouldn’t be enough. If you are lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with Kir, we can’t recommend it enough!
Reviewed On 7/17/2023 by Stephanie P
I don’t know how I can accurately put into words how incredible Kir is. When picking a photographer I obviously looked at all their incredible pictures but my biggest thing was I wanted someone who could make us feel comfortable in front of the...
camera. I was lucky enough to have met Kir at one of my best friends weddings before I was even engaged and I immediately hired her for my wedding in my mind lol. She’s phenomenal - she’s your biggest fan, she knows all the right angles and poses and she will make you feel like the most beautiful couple in the world. Kir goes above and beyond, she showed up early, she can adapt to changing plans, she can wrangle the wedding party and family effortlessly, she finds the good spots that you wouldn’t even think about, she gives direction and advice, she even helps you put on your dress and shoes. The unanimous comment we received after our wedding from our guests was “your wedding was so beautiful and fun but wow your photographer was incredible!!” I could go on forever but I’ll end my love letter with this- you would be doing yourself a disservice not hiring Kir!
Reviewed On 7/17/2023 by Kayla C
Look no further- Kir is your girl! I chose Kir as our wedding photographer at least a year before we got engaged… I came across her profile online and fell in love with her light and airy style and the fact that she photographed brides with a s...
imilar vibe to my own. I emailed Kir the day after we got engaged and officially booked her the moment I could. From the first email she made us feel welcomed and excited for the big day! What we loved most was that she was very transparent on her services and prices so we could plan accordingly right from the get-go. Throughout the process Kir was easy to communicate with (even when a spring snow storm changed our engagement photo plans at the last minute) and delivered our photos within DAYS! Once we looked through the engagement photos we were positive we chose our first vendor correctly. Leading up to the wedding day Kir helped make sure the timeline and photo list made sense with a quick email and phone call, and I know she would have helped even more if I had any questions.
Now, the wedding day is where Kir truly shined. She was professional, personable, and not afraid to take charge! All of our guests commended her work ethic before even seeing any of the photos. Kir will pay attention to the big details, like making sure your veil and hair are perfect in every shot, and the small things, like ensuring everyone’s hair ties are off their wrists. She somehow remembered all of my family members’ and bridesmaids’ names (?!?!) and called them off quickly to get through the portraits seamlessly. She made sure she got all of the “necessary” shots, and about 1300 more on top of it! We got sneak peaks the NIGHT OF which was so fun to look at as I fell asleep, and the next morning with our guests at breakfast. Our entire gallery was delivered so quickly and I am still trying to narrow down which ones to print for our living room wall, months later, because there are just too many good ones. I’m so glad to know Kir as an amazing photographer and a possible long lost sister. Our home is covered in Kir2ben photos and I am hopeful for another session someday in the future to add to the collection!
Reviewed On 6/24/2023 by Kelli S
The best decision we ever made!!!!! Kir did our engagement photos and wedding day and we could not have been happier with the results of both. She is the BEST hype woman and director and made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera. She...
captured not only some beautiful portraits, but also managed to capture the little moments throughout the day that brought us right back to that exact moment. Her photos are truly something special, not to mention she got us our entire wedding gallery 2.5 weeks after the wedding... WHAT!? We could not have been happier with Kir and you will regret not booking her!
Reviewed On 6/19/2023 by Nate R
Not only are Kir's photos absolutely incredible, but she is an incredible partner in both the planning process and on the day of the wedding. She is a timeline expert, managed families and wedding party members to make sure everything got sho...
t on time (and we didn't miss any part of our big day!), and took just beautiful, stunning, AMAZING photos that we will treasure forever. Plus, we got our photos back very quickly--including a set of sneak peeks by 2am the very night of our wedding! We cannot recommend her highly enough.
Reviewed On 6/18/2023 by Kelly G
Kir took our engagement pictures and not only do we love the photos we had such a great experience! I would recommend her to anyone!
Reviewed On 6/07/2023 by Niki K
10/10!!! Kir had the best attitude and an incredible amount of spunk, she 100% is to credit towards our flawless photos! Every single person in the wedding party was raving about Kir! She made each person feel super confident during pictures an...
d was just an overall blast to have around!! You spend sooo much time with the photographer during your wedding you must feel comfortable with them and be able to vibe with them & Kir is definitely that!! Would re-use again & again!! Had our sneak peeks to us less than 12 HOURS after our wedding & the full gallery to us in 2 weeks!!
Reviewed On 5/27/2023 by Sara T
Hiring Kir to capture our day was the best decision we made!! I wish I could give her more than 5 stars. We wanted to have some 'traditional poses' in our pictures, but mostly wanted them to capture moments rather than specific poses and Kir ab...
solutely delivered. On top of the amazing pictures, Kir is incredibly personable so working with her was a dream. She instantly put us at ease - it felt like we had hired a friend to photograph us. Nothing felt forced, and our bridal party commented on how easy she was to work with.
We were blown away with the pictures we got for our sneak peak (the night of the wedding!!), and just received the rest of the pictures and could not be happier. Being able to look back at our pictures and remember specific moments is something that we will cherish. We cannot recommend Kir enough!!
Reviewed On 5/14/2023 by Holland C
Our engagement photo session was fantastic, thanks to our brilliant photographer. She made us feel completely at ease throughout the shoot, which made a huge difference.
Guiding us into the right positions was a breeze for her, and the results...
were better than we could've imagined. It felt like she really captured 'us' in the photos, which was exactly what we wanted.
She was professional, friendly, and obviously very skilled. We're glad we chose her, and we highly recommend her services. Solid 5/5 stars!
-Holland and Ben
Reviewed On 5/03/2023 by Kristen C
I cannot recommend Kir enough - you need her!!! We were so nervous being in front of the camera and right away during our engagment photos she put us at ease and made the whole morning so incredibly fun. The wedding day was the same - super lig...
ht and fun and super organized. Our photos are absolutely amazing, we couldn't be happier.
Reviewed On 4/13/2023 by Blair W
Kir was fantastic.
I could not be happier with our wedding photos. At the end of a beautiful wedding; all you really have are the pictures! She was on time, professional, kind, with a very positive vibe that set the tone for beautiful picture...
s! Thank you Kir!
Reviewed On 4/01/2023 by Tom D
Kir is the choice we made. She’s an amazing photographer! Made the photo process so easy and was well coordinated. Hire her for peace of mind and amazing photos.
Reviewed On 11/26/2022 by Zebulnessa R
This review has been long overdue. I am a huge believer that photos are THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF YOUR WEDDING other than getting married to your partner. My partner and I got married last year November 2021 in DC. I had been stalking out phot...
ographers in DC for a little while and given it was still COVID struggled to find someone who was willing to just do photos in my big poofy dress. My partner and I decided because we have immune compromised individuals, we would just have a zoom ceremony instead of a full out party. The only problem was I had already bought my very expensive wedding dress. Since I had my dress I really wanted to take photos in it. I messaged Kir and she wrote back fairly quickly, I want to say within 2 days. Also I did originally reach out on a weekday and not a weekend. Anyways, Kir wrote back and she said she was available on the Monday and that she had an elopement package that would fit my budget. I cried, didn't think I would be the one to cry but I did because I was thrilled to find someone that I not only love her work but was within my budget. I did do an engagement session with Kir as well. My partner is NOT a photo guy, he hates having his photo taken, but he did it because he knows I love photos. We are not by any way those instagram couples that take photos all the time that know exactly which side is their best side or know how to pose. Kir gave us directions that were easy to follow which helped ALOT. Also, the day of my elopement photos my florist called and said that she was very sick and that she wouldn't be able to get the flowers to me on time. She offered me a refund which I took and told Kir that there were no flowers. She made a call and low and behold her florist friend was able to put something together and bring it by. I may not have gotten the party that I wanted but I did get the photos that I absolutely LOVE. I love them soooo much that I asked Kir if she also did lifestyles so she could take our baby announcement photos. I cannot say it enough, Kir is worth EVERY PENNY you spend. The photos came out amazing, she is extremely nice and provides directions for the couples who have no clue how to pose. I didn't post our elopement photos because we do plan on having an anniversary party in a few years which i plan to wear the dress.
Reviewed On 11/17/2022 by Ryann S
I first saw Kir’s work back in 2017. She photographed the wedding of a mutual friend and I knew immediately that no matter who I married Kir would photograph our wedding one day. In 2018, I creepily messaged her that I would plan my whole weddi...
ng around her being my photographer. And fast forward to 2021, Kir was the first vendor I booked. Kir is way more than a vendor to us though she has become a good friend. Her personality shines through every single photo she takes, she is truly one of a kind. She has an eye for details and makes every moment so much fun. Our cheeks were hurting after our engagement shoot and not because it was a freezing cold November morning but because of how hard Kir made us laugh. I swear Kir is secretly a magician because on top of taking on 184758274+ clients & other commitments each year she delivers photos faster than any photographer I have ever heard of. Rest assured her speed absolutely does not compromise the quality of her work. Kir is a best in class photographer! Kir spent an ample amount of time understanding the vibe of our wedding, she provided advice & suggestions, and made sure we felt fully ready for the big day. Photographing our wedding was no small feat, we had two venues, 14 bridesmaids, 11 groomsmen, a 224 person wedding, and a million details to capture. Kir CRUSHED it! She kept everyone in line and on schedule all while making our day the best day EVER. I look at her incredible work every single day and I feel so lucky knowing that we will have these photos forever to remind us how perfect our day was and how precious our love is. Kir did that. If you are shopping around trying to find the perfect photographer, seriously look no more. Kir is a top notch person and a top notch photographer. I wish I could shout it for the world to hear, KIR IS THE BEST!!!
Reviewed On 10/25/2022 by Dana F
Kir's work speaks for itself, but once we got on the phone I just knew she was a great match - confident, friendly and so easy to chat with. You spend SO much time with your photographer on your wedding day and totally feed off their energy so ...
you have to love both their work and their vibe. Our engagement shoot was easy to schedule and Kir was so great in suggesting locations. Then for our wedding, she knew how disappointed I was that we ended up with a rainy weekend so she went above and beyond to proactively work with our wedding planner and came up with a unique and creative idea to bring a backdrop. When she first asked me about it, I didn't totally see the vision but knew I could trust her and her expertise. And thank goodness because the photos turned out AMAZING! Plus the experience truly made us feel one-of-a-kind on our big day. Overall, from the minute Kir got onsite, she just really hyped us up and made me feel so beautiful and relaxed. She got us sneaks in under 24 hours and the entire album in less than a month - which is just unreal. Photographs are one of the only things you physically walk away with after your wedding so I knew I wanted to invest in a great photographer and would hire Kir a million times again if I could.
Reviewed On 10/19/2022 by Lita T
Kir was the best photographer!! She was able to manage our huge wedding party. She got amazing photos and was super professional! She made it all so fun, because my husband hates taking photos. Also, she managed to send us sneak peaks at 2 am t...
hat night! We will cherish all of her photos for years to come!
Reviewed On 10/17/2022 by Claire Y
Kir went above and beyond to capture beautiful moments from our wedding day. She was kind, fun, extremely efficient, and kept us on schedule though timing was tight. I cannot recommend her enough and we are OBSESSED with our photo gallery + fil...
Reviewed On 9/24/2022 by Remy K
We used Kir for our engagement photos after finding her great reviews online, and those reviews were 100% accurate! From the beginning she gave us a ton of information, and we loved that she offered a smaller and larger engagement package. We d...
id engagement photos at sunrise on a Wednesday and had our photos back by Friday night. They were all amazing, and she gave us a ton of shots. If we were doing our wedding here in DC we would definitely hire her for that.
As far as the actual photography session, she was so sweet, arrived early, and great at getting us to laugh and feel comfortable about awkward or unusual poses.
Reviewed On 9/14/2022 by Ashley M
KIR IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST!!!! Before I even met my fiancé, I knew that I wanted Kir to photograph my wedding. I can’t imagine anyone more talented at their work, both in terms of her artistry and her ability to connect with the couple, their fam...
ily, and their friends. Before the wedding, Kir was instrumental in helping formulate a timeline for our ceremony and reception… thank goodness because she also helped us to stay on time the whole event without anyone feeling hurried or stressed. My family could not get over the how kind Kir is and the way she made everyone feel at ease (both during the group shots and just in general the entire wedding weekend).
She delivered our sneak peeks the night after the wedding (!!!) and I favorited every image in the gallery. Her eye for detail and ability to capture both natural looking poses and spontaneous moments during the wedding is unparalleled. If you have a chance to hire Kir for your wedding or engagement, please do not hesitate! She is truly incredible!
Reviewed On 9/01/2022 by Julianna W
Prior to planning my wedding I had admired Kir’s work from afar, itching for the day i could hire her to be my wedding photographer. Not only did she exceed all expectations, but she made the whole process incredibly seamless, fun, and exciting...
! Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, but knowing I had Kir and her team to capture the day always put my mind at ease. Cut to wedding day, Kir’s professionalism, energy, and personality truly impressed our friends and family. When I say EVERYONE, I really mean EVERYONE was gushing about her! She made everyone feel so special. Booking Kir was the best decision I made during the planning process (besides marrying my husband :) ) Kir- you are so talented, no words can describe how thankful we are to have worked with you! THANK YOU, THANK YOU! We love you, “no notes”!
Reviewed On 8/23/2022 by Andreea L
We worked with Kir for our engagement photos and could not have been happier. She made us feel so comfortable and at ease during the process. The photos came out even more beautiful than expected. Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 8/19/2022 by Jessica G
There is no better wedding photographer than Kir! She is the BEST in the BUSINESS!!! We love her and know you will too!
Reviewed On 8/04/2022 by Alexandra F
Kir is the photographer every couple envisions capturing the most special moment of their lives. Kir's knowledge, kindness, creativity, humor, and eye for detail ensured our wedding photos were nothing but perfection and beauty. The photos show...
ed our personalities, beauty, and the emotions (love, excitement, etc.) of our wedding as timeless snapshots in history. As Kir shot our wedding, our parents, wedding party, and guests commented all night long on how "we picked the best photographer" and how "easy and fun" Kir made taking photos. Kir shot our wedding on a Friday and by Saturday afternoon, we had a gallery full of sneak peaks--the photos were breath taking. Not even 15 days later, we had our fully gallery with hundreds of photos that our families cannot wait to print and frame, commenting on how "hard it will be to pick our favorites" as they are all stunning photos. Thank you Kir for an amazing day and wedding photo experience!
Reviewed On 7/31/2022 by Rachael K
Kir was one of the best parts of my entire wedding process. From our first intro call, I knew she was THE photographer for the most important day in our lives. She is everything that is critical in a wedding photographer and then some. She is p...
rofessional, extremely communicative, so fun to be around and insanely talented. Going into our wedding day, I was completely at ease knowing Kir was the woman in charge. We had a tight timeline and a long photo list, and Kir made every single shot happen, AND made it so fun. She was a true joy to be around, as was the rest of her team. We just got out photos back, and all I can say is wow. Trust me, Kir is the woman you want at your side on the most important day of your life! Absolutely cannot recommend her highly enough. Kir, we adore you!
Reviewed On 7/25/2022 by Megan K
I don't know where to even begin to describe how wonderful and amazing Kir is. When thinking about a photographer for our wedding, I knew that this wasn't an area I wanted to skimp on as it truly is the only tangible thing we will have from tha...
t day. We recently got all of our wedding photos back and I am truly blown away by how much I love every single photo. When I saw Kir's work before picking a photographer, I knew she was my style but when I spoke to her for the first time, I just knew she had to be our photographer. Kir has such an easy way about her and truly gets to know her clients and treats them like friends rather than just another couple. She is fun and light hearted but knows how to get the job done efficiently and can take charge of a rowdy bridal party if need be which is exactly what you want on the day of your wedding! She is kind, fun, and incredible at what she does. She has a way of capturing every moment of the day and you truly feel like you relive it all in real time when looking at her photos. I am so thankful we had Kir to capture the best day of our lives and we will cherish her work forever!
Reviewed On 7/20/2022 by Alina P
Kir was amazing! From the very beginning to the very end, she was on it! Directing not only myself and my husband, but also our wedding party. We are an awkward bunch, but Kir was great with helping us out to make us look good in each photos. M...
y partner and I had an intimate elopement with just under 14 people and Kir did such an amazing job capturing the moments. Not only that, she made us feel comfortable around her, like we have known her forever. Everyone at the wedding was raving about what an amazing photographer Kir was. My parents doesn’t speak English very well, but she was patience with them and make them feel good. I can’t wait to work with Kir again for my reception next year!
Reviewed On 7/19/2022 by Remi D
I knew that I wanted to hire Kir even before I got engaged solely based on her beautiful photos I had seen on social media, but once I actually did get engaged back in 2018 and had a reason to call her and talk to her to see if she was availabl...
e and if we would be a good fit, I knew it was the best decision I could have made, she is hands down the best of the best. The character limit in this review will not do her hard work and talent justice, but I will certainly try.
We got engaged in December of 2018 and hired Kir in February of 2019 as we were planning our 8/22/20 Annapolis, MD wedding while living in Seattle, WA. From the very first conversation we had, Kir checked every single box and more. From her professional yet incredibly comforting presence, to her eye for style, beauty and imagination, her attention to detail and her willingness to go above and beyond, Kir is who you want to work with to capture your most special moments in life.
Fast forward to October of 2019, my fiance was going to be getting back from deployment and the timing is never concrete, always last minute and hard to plan around. Well, Kir was able to work with us to plan our engagement photoshoot in MD - not only did she work with us on the shifting date/time, she also recommended the beautiful location that I had never heard of before and of course told us everything to bring to be fully prepared. She set every expectation in the book which really helped as we were traveling across the country and didn't want to forget anything. My fiance gets very nervous taking pictures and after shooting with Kir with her direction and putting him at ease, he actually had a blast.
Our original wedding date being 8/22/20, we ended up postponing our religious ceremony and our reception to 6/11/22 because of COVID, but we decided we wanted to at least do the legal/civil part of our marriage with just our parents. With less than a months notice I called Kir and asked if she could shoot our COVID-friendly outdoor garden ceremony on a Wednesday afternoon in Annapolis that we had planned in a matter of 6 hours - her response and excitement truly turned my entire mood around and got me so excited for it (I was a little sad that it wasn't going to be the day that we had originally planned, but I knew that day would come). Kir captured the ceremony so beautifully, there are no words to express our gratitude. We had such a great time we invited her to come with us to our outdoor champagne/high tea lunch reservation afterwards, we had so many laughs, it was such a perfect, special day.
Fast forwarding again to our official wedding weekend in June 2022. I don't even know where to start. Kir captured our welcome party on Friday night and then was with us from 10am-10pm on wedding day Saturday. She captured every person in attendance with such grace. Her talent is unmatched. PLUS returned sneaks in less than 24 hours which I know means working until incredibly late hours in the night. Not to mention returned our entire wedding weekend photos (digital and film) to us in a month!!! They don't make them better than this folks...
There is no one I would have rather worked with for 3.5 years and I am already thinking of ways to get back to the DMV area for more shoots with her in the future, or even just to grab a meal together. Hire Kir. It is the best decision you will ever make.
Reviewed On 7/15/2022 by Irene L
HIGHLY recommend Kir!! She captured engagement photos and the wedding of our dearest friends, and we knew from the get go that we didn't want any other photographer for our wedding. Kir is both an incredible human being and an amazingly talen...
ted photographer. As you can imagine, combining both of these things creates wedding magic. From our engagement session to our wedding day, Kir made us laugh and feel completely comfortable. Her photographs beautifully captured all of the big and little moments of our day and we are so thankful. We cannot speak more highly of her professionalism and talent- she's amazing!
Reviewed On 7/03/2022 by Pooja T
Kir is AMAZING! We scheduled our engagement pictures with Kir and were traveling back to DC for them, meaning we had to account for weather, Kir was so flexible when we had to change dates and went above and beyond to make sure we could squeeze...
them in. We were so hesitant to get pictures done, but she was great and made us actually enjoy taking pictures. Not to mention, the pictures turned out amazing and she got them back to us so quickly. Would highly recommend!!
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!
Contact Info for Kir2Ben
3339 Lakeside View Dr, Falls Church, VA
Starting Range: $5,000+