ABOUT LATONYA

Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer

Meet Your  Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer

About LaTonya

2017

EST

a Northern Virginia wedding photographer serving vibrant, joyful couples who love love.

I'm LaTonya Smothers

I believe photos are like pause buttons. And while I can’t stop the years from passing, I can help you savor life’s special moments with heirloom-worthy images that make you stop and stare. 

What do you say we slow down time?

A Northern Virginia WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER SERVING vibrant, joyful COUPLES WHO love LOVE.

I'm LaTonya,

I believe photos are like pause buttons. And while I can’t stop the years from passing, I can help you savor life’s special moments with heirloom-worthy images that make you stop and stare. 

What do you say we slow down time?

I use effortless conversation and natural posing guidance to make you feel relaxed and beautiful in front of my lens, so that when you’re looking back at your portraits, you don’t even remember smiling for the camera. You just remember joy.

MY PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE

As a wife and mother of three, I know life can be a whirlwind. The years go by too fast, and before you know it, you’re looking back at your life wishing you could turn back time and do it all again. That’s why my style is all about keeping you in the moment.


YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER IN NORTHERN VA

YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER IN NORTHERN VA

They say memories last forever, but I know firsthand: photos keep memories alive. When I was in first grade, my family lost our home to a fire. Without the photos of my childhood milestones, I felt like the first six years of my life didn't even exist.

That’s why photos are so precious to me. When I became a mom, I vowed to document every moment of my children’s lives, both digitally and in print. I’d always been drawn to photography, but it was a family trip to Spain that finally inspired me to purchase a professional camera. Before I knew it, I was hooked.

Six years, hundreds of clients, and tens of thousands of photos later, I'm honored to work with families and couples around Virginia to create heirlooms that will be cherished for generations.

SOMETIMES YOU DON'T KNOW THE VALUE OF A moment UNTIL IT BECOMES A memory.

Take it from me:

Take it from me:

We all want to have portraits that make us feel gorgeous and glowing. You can trust that I’ll capture your “best side” with dreamy lighting, flattering angles, and artistic composition. 

Make you feel beautiful.

After losing all my family photos as a child, there’s nothing I love more than tangible photos. Whether you want to display framed prints on the walls of your home or encapsulate your love story in a personalized album, let’s give your photos life.

Live somewhere other than on your phone.

The best ones take you back to an emotion. Years from now, I want you to remember the feeling of walking down the aisle with butterflies in your stomach, and the way your love looked at you when you said “I do.”

Be like pause buttons.

I believe PORTRAITS should:

Right now I’m loving The Love Hour and The Ramsey Show podcast. What should I listen to next?

Podcasts & audible books

my newest Favorite is

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Would you expect anything less from a wedding photographer? I really do love love!

Romance novels

I'm always reading

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There are so many places on my bucket list! Next on the list...Fiji!

Travel with my family

VACATION TIME? I WANT

VACATION TIME? I'M PLANNING

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I binged watched during season three and have been obsessed ever since!

Grey's Anatomy marathons

I can't stop watching

02

I look forward to autumn all year long! 

All things pumpkin

i can't get enough of

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My Obsessions

The Fun Stuff

Tolulope L., Washington, D.C.

I vibed with LaTonya’s energy from the first day I sent her a message inquiring about a photoshoot. There is certainly no lie about her bubbly personality! She made my son and I so comfortable - we were laughing and relaxed for the camera. I wish I had another event ASAP, just so I could meet her again! 

 "THERE IS CERTAINLY NO LIE ABOUT LATONYA'S BUBBLY PERSONALITY!"

YOU SLIP INTO YOUR FaVORITE NEW PAIR OF DESIGNER HEELS.

YOU decide to TREAT YOURSELF TO SOMETHING Nice.

YOU CATCH YOUR LOVE STARING AT YOU FROM ACROSS THE ROOM.

YOU GET ALL DRESSED UP JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT.

YOU FEEL BEAUTIFUL WHEN

YOU FEEL BEAUTIFUL
WHEN

HAVING YOUR PHOTO TAKEN SHOULD BE A LUXURY EXPERIENCE.

FASHION IS A TIMELESS FORM OF SELF-EXPRESSION. 

PHOTOS ON Your WALLS MAKE A HOUSE A HOME.

A LITTLE CREATIVE DRAMA CAN TURN BEAUTY INTO ART.

YOU
BELIEVE THAT

MY CLIENTS ARE vibrant, FULL-OF-LIFE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO FEEL relaxed AND beautiful IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA,

About You

As a Northern Virginia wedding photographer, I capture couples and families in the DMV with a luxury photography experience.

Let's get to know each other!