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Glacier Engagement Hike in the Rocky Mountains || Rachel & Roberto

Glacier hike engagement session in the rocky mountains with snow, champagne, and a gorgeous lake view, boulder colorado elopement photographer

Once upon a summery day in Colorado, I found myself exploring a glacier lake with these two HOTTIES. Rachel & Roberto are the best kind of people. We instantly clicked and I don’t think I stopped laughing the entire time. Except when I was trying to catch my breath from the altitude lololol. They brought […]

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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.

Rainy Engagement Session With Water Shoes & Their Dog Blue || Isabel & Brett

I’m a big fan of rain. I love the puddles, the romance of sharing an umbrella, & the uniqueness of photos you can create. So when Isabel & Brett were all-in despite the rainy forecast for their engagement session, I was READY. Before the rain was even in mind, these two emailed me to bring […]

rainy engagement photo ideas with a clear & black umbrella to rock your session no matter the weather // images by moody wedding photographer Victoria Selman

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Flannel-Cozy Glamping Engagement At Airydale Retreat || Danielle & Steven

Tucked into the foothills of the Appalachians, Airydale Retreat‘s motto hits the perfect vibe: live simple, live outdoors. We layered up on flannel to hit a cozy cord for Danielle & Steven’s glamping engagement session. It was a harmonious escape from the real world. Free from chaos & clatter, these canvas tents echoed sweet simplicity. […]

Appalachian glamping engagement session in a canvas tent with cozy flannel vibes, maryland wedding photographer, pennsylvania elopement

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Lighthouse Sunset Engagement With A Burnese Pup || Katie & Dave

It’s evenings like these that fill up my heart & remind me how much I love what I do. One of the coolest parts about my job is getting to reconnect with friends like Katie who I haven’t seen since college! We landed in different states (or should I say countries) after graduating from the […]

Lighthouse engagement with a burnese puppy, golden hour sunset glow, and a blanket picnic with wine, outdoorsy adventure delaware

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Golden Hour Engagement In a Grassy Field || Taylor & Nolan

It may be the middle of January, but this session gives me all the summery sunny vibes. I met up with Taylor & Nolan as we followed a Google Map link of coordinates that led us to a parking lot by a grassy field. We explored the hills, chased the sun, and found ourselves tucked […]

Golden Hour Engagement Session in a Grassy Field, Maryland Adventure Photographer

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Breezy Mountain Engagement Adventure In The Amber Sun || Sara & Justin

Sara & Justin’s engagement adventure was a synthesis of everything I love: beautiful weather, sun-soaked light, breezy mountain air, and great company. These two are so kind & down-to-earth that spending the evening on our hike felt like catching up with old friends. When we reached the top of the mountain peak (and paused to […]

Breezy mountain engagement adventure in the amber sun, maryland wedding photographer

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Engagement Adventure Among The Clouds In The Appalachians || Shayma & Andrew

It always refreshes my soul to take a trip to Shenandoah National Park & replace cell service with mountain air. I met up with Shayma & Andrew last week to explore the appalachian peaks for their engagement session & it certainly did not disappoint. We hiked up the stony trail, ducked our way through a […]

Engagement adventure among the clouds in the shenandoah mountains // DC & virginia moody wedding photographer

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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, […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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Mod Indoor Session Pre-Quarantine In Our Home || Erin & Jonathan

Last week we had an in-home hang sesh with our bffs Erin & Jonathan of Kemp Collective, & today I’m sharing photos of these two love birds! About a year (?) ago these two jumped into our lives & I can very confidently say that it’s been such a joy & we can’t imagine our […]

Stylish modern in-home engagement session pre-quarantine in Maryland, snuggling indoors with the one you love

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Chesapeake Bay Engagement Session Full of Nature Inspiration || Tessa & Frank

Tessa & Frank’s engagement session landed on a most beautiful sunny day last week (winter? what winter?) which meant flowy floral dresses & sun-soaked portraits. So I was obviously hyped :). We met up to explore all of the nature the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center has to offer – tan grassy fields, boardwalks through swampy […]

Stylish & fun engagement session along the chesapeake // maryland wedding photographer

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Chill Winnebago Camping Engagement With A Lighthouse Hike || Lauren & Nick

Well this is one heck of a wonderful engagement session. Lauren & Nick spent an extended weekend at Elk Neck Park camping in their renovated Winnebago, hiking, making chicken pot pie over the fire, taking naps with their dogs Scotch & Stone, and enjoying the peaceful & quiet respite. So I tagged along on the […]

Winnebago Camping Engagement With A Lighthouse Hike & Dogs // Victoria Selman Photographer

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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

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adventures