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Nature-inspired engagement session in an enchanted-looking forest on the eastern shore of maryland // elopement photographer Victoria Selman

Summer Night Engagement Session Under A Canopy Of Osage Trees || Samantha & Brice

One of my all-time favorite jams is exploring a new nature trail with cool people. So lucky for me, I got to hang with Samantha & Brice for their engagement session on the Eastern Shore last week :). It was the perfect summer night as a warm breeze rustled the leaves & washed waves onto […]

hey!

I’m Victoria,
a cat-snuggling, plant-
watering, minimalism-loving
wedding photographer.
I hope you get a chance to
relax and enjoy these stories
of love + some of my
life adventures
along the way.

weddings

engagements

adventures

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Laid-back eastern shore micro-wedding at a waterfront rental house with pops of pinks & oranges paired with casual greenery // maryland wedding photographer

Laid-Back Eastern Shore Waterfront Micro-Wedding || Kristina & Steven

Nestled along the grassy shores of the Chesapeake Bay, Kristina & Steven gathered their nearest & dearest to celebrate a love that can conquer even a pandemic. These two rolled with the punches this year brought and, like many, found themselves pivoting their wedding plans. The result was a beautiful, lush, laid-back micro-wedding with guests […]

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Outdoor champagne-poppin engagement hike with their two pups, maryland adventure wedding photographer

Woodsy Champagne-Poppin Engagement With Their Pups || Dinah & Brian

I knew right off the bat Dinah & Brian’s engagement session was destined to be epic when Dinah sent me coordinates for our meeting location. It just doesn’t get cooler than that. Dinah & Brian frequently kayak to this woodsy spot from their home and enjoy spending time together on the river. They brought along […]

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Patuxent park engagement session on lake redington // dc wedding photographer

Patuxent Park Engagement On Lake Redington || Circe & Brandon

It’s pretty amazing how spending an evening walking trails in a park can lift your spirits. Meeting up with Circe & Brandon at Patuxent Research Refuge was a highlight of my week as we set out to enjoy nature & celebrate their engagement. With stormy clouds & distant lightning approaching closer and closer, we jumped […]

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Backyard Eco-Friendly, Sustainable, & Vegan Intimate Wedding, Artistic Maryland Elopement Photographer

Backyard Eco-Friendly Wedding On The Chesapeake || Sara & Alfonso

This weekend I photographed an intimate wedding ceremony of two incredibly sweet, thoughtful, and artistic souls. Sara & Alfonso light up the room with their joyful smiles and are quick to take care of others – even on their own wedding day! When Saturday afternoon rolled in, they gathered their immediate families & friends in […]

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Super chill elopement in a field with a snoball pitstop, pizza reception, & a hipster free people wedding dress // maryland wedding photographer

Wedding Ceremony In A Field With A Snoball Pitstop & Pizza Reception || Kristy & Matt

One of the highlights of eloping is that there are liiiiterally no rules. You get to craft your wedding day timeline to include fun activities that get you guys *pumped*. For Kristy & Matt, that meant a trip to their favorite snoball stand SnOasis for marshmallow-drippin icy goodness. I can only dream to one day […]

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Woodsy anniversary adventure at washington rock state park // NYC wedding photographer // engagement location ideas

Woodsy Anniversary Adventure At Washington Rock State Park || Brittany & Marc

Two of the coolest things about my job are the people I get to meet & the places I get to see. While photographing a wedding this past February (back when crowds didn’t cause such a panic) I met two kind guestfolk and hit it off. When their one year anniversary rolled around just a […]

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Romantic cape cod micro-wedding on a private beach // massachusetts elopement photographer & venue ideas

Romantic Cape Cod Micro-Wedding On A Private Beach || Meghan & David

As the world opened back up this weekend, I hopped right in the car for a road trip up to Cape Cod, Massachusetts to photograph Meghan & David’s beautifully relaxed ceremony. A short walk from David’s parent’s home is a wooden slatted path that leads you to a private white sand beach (what Cape Cod […]

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Super chill engagement session in downtown annapolis in the summer sunset // maryland elopement photographer

Relaxed Farewell On A Summer Evening In Downtown Annapolis || Ashley & Tom

With new military orders, Ashley & Tom are heading out of Annapolis & into a new exciting season. To celebrate the town where they met, fell in love, & got married, we snagged some photos to commemorate this special place while enjoying the relaxing summer evening. It’s been a complete joy to be a part […]

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Stylish mountain engagement session dripping with sun // maryland wedding and elopement photographer // unique location ideas

Stylish Mountain Engagement Dripping With Sun || Katy & Brett

Waking up before sunrise doesn’t happen often in my days. But dang it was worth it to push past that pitch-black 4am alarm snooze to hike this trail with Katy & Brett! We nailed the timing and landed at the cliff’s edge right before the sun began its morning stretch above the horizon. We explored […]

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Hip Engagement Session Location Ideas For Baltimore Couples // Maryland Wedding Photographer

Fun Industrial Engagement Session in Baltimore || Minh & Rob

Exploring an industrial playground with two cool cats like Minh & Rob really puts me in a great mood. Add to that combination newfound quarantine freedom and I’m on cloud nine. I had such a grand time hanging out with these two (& remembering how to socially interact LOL). Since no one’s out these days, […]

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Sweet garden ceremony with just their immediate families at her aunt’s organic herb farm // maryland wedding & elopement photographer

Organic Farm Wedding Ceremony With Their Immediate Families || Reid & Jeff

When you close your eyes & envision the morning of your wedding, maybe you see yourself robed-up & relaxing with cucumbers over your eyes. Or maybe you see yourself sharing a sweet lil brunch with your momma chatting about what the day will bring. You probably don’t envision your car breaking down at a gas […]

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Gorgeous blue ridge mountain elopement on the appalachian trail where west virginia meets maryland // harpers ferry wedding photographer

Adventurous Blue Ridge Mountain Elopement On The Appalachian Trail || RaeAnne & Kwame

As we hiked up the blue ridge mountains with wedding supplies on our backs, we reminisced on their story together. How RaeAnne & Kwame found one another years ago, and how they ended up walking this trail on this fateful evening. We laughed at the rollercoaster of plan changes we’d made in the past few […]

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Chill in-home engagement session idea with homemade cake, two cats, a dog, and a beautiful backyard of blooming azaleas

In-Home Engagement Session With Homemade Cake, Two Cats, & An Adorable Pup || Margaret & Steve

Now that photography in Maryland & Anne Arundel County has *officially* been given the green light, I’m RRRDDDDYYYY to get out in the real world and go on adventures with rad people. I posted one of my favorite photos from Margaret & Steve’s engagement session on IG yesterday and wrote “These days are the perfect […]

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Coronavirus backup elopement ideas for an intimate ceremony in your living room // COVID-19 plan b turns into a new and beautiful plan a

Intimate Ceremony In Her Parent’s Living Room || Julia & Eric

Intimate weddings are incredible. They give you permission to relax, allow you to focus on your commitment to one another, relieve you of being the center of 150 people’s attentions, and give you space to really soak in the significance of your ceremony. And now with the COVID-19 pandemic swiping through wedding season, elopements & […]

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Best Nature Hike To Propose In Maryland // Sugarloaf Mountain // Wedding Photographer

Surprise Sunset Proposal At Sugarloaf Mountain || Ashley & Tommy

When I watch this video clip & scroll through these photos, I’m instantly transported back to this moment. A moment when the sun shone, the wind blew over the mountaintop peak, and Tommy asked Ashley to be in his life forever. And man I think we could all use a little dose of this joy […]

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Stylish maryland in-home session pre-quarantine, making the most of this stay at home order with coffee, cat snuggles, and dumb jokes

Our In-Home Session Pre-Quarantine || Us!

We’ve spent a lot of time at home these days, haven’t we? Hunter & I have melted into a daily choreography starting in the kitchen for coffee & banana nut muffins, settling into our nearby-but-separate home office spaces, howling dumb jokes & songs sporadically, then answering the 5pm call of the outdoors for our endless […]

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I just brought home my glazed mugs & bowls from the studio! I LOVE the way the clay’s speckles come through the glaze & I’m so excited to put these pottery pieces in our open kitchen shelves to use every day!

Speckled Mugs & Bowls || My Treasures From The Pottery Studio

15 weeks ago I rolled into an 8-week beginner’s pottery wheel class at Baltimore Clayworks with a friend wearing matching checkered aprons. I was excited to learn a new skill, have some fun, and somehow expected myself to make an entire set of 12 bowls & 12 mugs for our kitchen. LOL. I’m an Enneagram […]

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Spontaneous Backyard Elopement After COVID-19 Hit // Maryland Wedding Photographer

Spontaneous Elopement in Our Backyard After COVID-19 Changed Their Plans || Jess & Aaron

The past few weeks have brought unprecedented changes, to say the least. In the midst of cancelations & social guidelines becoming progressively stricter every hour, Jess & Aaron’s April wedding at the Patapsco Female Institute had to be postponed. Their excitement to be married led them to a spontaneous elopement right in our literal backyard! […]

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Fun & energetic quiet waters park engagement with their hilarious golden retriever // maryland wedding photographer

Quiet Waters Park Engagement With Their Hilariously Energetic Golden || Aubrey & Brandon

Last week the sun shone & warmed up another token summer-winter day, making it the perfect setting for Aubrey & Brandon’s engagement session at Quiet Waters Park. To my delight they brought their golden retriever Maxwell who brought laughs & bountiful energy to our evening :). Some of his expressions in these photos literally get […]

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hey!

I’m Victoria,
a cat-snuggling, plant-watering, minimalism-loving wedding photographer.
I hope you get a chance to relax and enjoy these stories of love + some of my life adventures along the way.

weddings

engagements

adventures