Compass Studios

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We are a husband and wife photography and videography company in the Northern Virginia / DC area. We specialize in weddings, portraits, real estate, and more. Whether you want your love story captured artistically, the perfect family portrait to frame, or to sell your home above asking price, we are your dream team! We truly believe our chemistry when working together reflects in the work we produ

ce. So what's our favorite part about this job? Besides being able to wear pajamas while working from home? Meeting new clients every week is what we live for. Once Ryan tells a cheesy joke during a shoot, we see shoulders start to relax, genuine smiles form, and an effortless bond created. So now to the fun stuff! When we are not working, we LOVE to explore the outdoors whether it's backpacking, running, biking, or photographing wildlife/nature. National-Park-chasing has been a huge thrill, and privilege, for us. In 2016 we lived in the wild for 21 days and hiked the famous 220-mile John Muir Trail in California. Check out our two latest travel videos:
John Muir Trail (2016): https://vimeo.com/277867758/00987931e4
Tetons/Yellowstone/Glacier (2020): https://vimeo.com/448398183

You can also check out Ryan’s incredible wildlife photography journey here: https://www.ryancoreywildlife.com

Don't get us wrong though. When we are not doing outdoorsy things we are snuggling with our two fat cats and shepherd-husky on the couch, binge watching Netflix and pretty much eating constantly. Please enjoy having a look around and do not hesitate to shoot us an email. Can't wait to meet you!

Spring is here, and the magnolias 🌸are stealing the show for a short few days before it's time for the craziness of the ...
03/18/2024

Spring is here, and the magnolias 🌸are stealing the show for a short few days before it's time for the craziness of the cherry blossoms!

We quickly hopped outside at the end of this recent newborn session to capture the snowfall! ❄️
01/25/2024

We quickly hopped outside at the end of this recent newborn session to capture the snowfall! ❄️

We love photographing both maternity and newborn photos for the same client..good thing we offer a popular bundle packag...
01/15/2024

We love photographing both maternity and newborn photos for the same client..good thing we offer a popular bundle package! Scroll to see how beautiful Jennie was at her maternity shoot before baby girl arrived.

When a shoot is 30 degrees and windy, you laugh through the photos. At least they got some nice glowy sunset light 💛Thes...
12/04/2023

When a shoot is 30 degrees and windy, you laugh through the photos. At least they got some nice glowy sunset light 💛These two past wedding clients are due the same week we are!

So many favorite photos from our recent Fall family sessions with some great families - repeat and new!
11/21/2023

So many favorite photos from our recent Fall family sessions with some great families - repeat and new!

Getting around to posting some shots from this October wedding at Shadow Creek! Doing weddings in Loudoun County is our ...
11/20/2023

Getting around to posting some shots from this October wedding at Shadow Creek! Doing weddings in Loudoun County is our favorite..and that's why we work out there more than anywhere. The venues are beautiful, scenic, and the clients that pick them are very down-to-earth and there to have a good time.

Freya ✨
11/14/2023

Freya ✨

Our season is winding down but we still have a ways to go at the same time! A & A got married on 11/11 on a perfect Fall...
11/13/2023

Our season is winding down but we still have a ways to go at the same time!
A & A got married on 11/11 on a perfect Fall day - plenty of sun and no wind. They were such a beautiful couple and we really enjoyed returning to The Barn at Willow Brook in Leesburg. Just look at that stylish green suit, and their adorable son that shared the celebration with them.

We had a couple very chilly shoots yesterday but completely worth it for the idyllic glowing light and fall colors 😍Oatl...
11/02/2023

We had a couple very chilly shoots yesterday but completely worth it for the idyllic glowing light and fall colors 😍Oatlands is such a beautiful property and it was great to be back.

It felt great to photograph at the the Jefferson Memorial for the first time in years!
10/31/2023

It felt great to photograph at the the Jefferson Memorial for the first time in years!

Fall colors make us so happy! What a beautiful, vibrant weekend full of weddings. We love our job.
10/23/2023

Fall colors make us so happy! What a beautiful, vibrant weekend full of weddings. We love our job.

This in-home pregnancy-announcement session was such a fresh change of pace..it felt so natural and fun to take photos a...
10/17/2023

This in-home pregnancy-announcement session was such a fresh change of pace..it felt so natural and fun to take photos at Shevani & Wayne's (our long-time clients) beautiful home. They put music on, and just had a great taking photos to share this happy news with their circle.

Such a kind review from our happy bride who worked with our associate team last Friday:"Thank you so much for these snea...
10/10/2023

Such a kind review from our happy bride who worked with our associate team last Friday:
"Thank you so much for these sneak peeks, they look SO GOOD.
Seriously, we had so much fun with Katherine, Andrew and Julie during our day and so did our guests. They were “our kind of weird” as we kept saying :] I can’t thank you guys enough for such an amazing experience, from the engagement photo shoot to the day of the wedding. We will gladly recommend you guys to everyone that we know!"

"Like" if you're a fan of adorable corgis!
10/03/2023

"Like" if you're a fan of adorable corgis!

What a day on Saturday!! We work at Meadowlark Gardens quite a lot, but every wedding and every couple there is so uniqu...
10/02/2023

What a day on Saturday!! We work at Meadowlark Gardens quite a lot, but every wedding and every couple there is so unique and it keeps our job fun every time. Especially when the bride gets ready off-site at her mother’s picture-perfect home.

Loving seeing all the creative rainy photos from photographers this past weekend! Saturday was such a fun day with this ...
09/25/2023

Loving seeing all the creative rainy photos from photographers this past weekend! Saturday was such a fun day with this couple, and their families who traveled all the way from the Czech Republic to be there for them. Hope to see more sparkler first-dances in our future!

We can’t get over this perfect lighting and weather from Gena and Trey’s session this week. All you really need is good ...
09/22/2023

We can’t get over this perfect lighting and weather from Gena and Trey’s session this week. All you really need is good lighting and the location doesn’t matter. Eleanor Lawrence Park in Chantilly is simple and small, but by utilizing the areas that provide photo-perfect lighting and you have everything you need. Ryan and Charlie even tagged along and it was a great time. Charlie thoroughly enjoyed seeing them spray the champagne at the end. We are excited for their wedding next Spring!

Judy and Scott just had one of those ideal homes for taking pictures last week. The light in Nora's nursery created the ...
09/18/2023

Judy and Scott just had one of those ideal homes for taking pictures last week. The light in Nora's nursery created the perfect glow for this family.

Kara & Kamran had an epic 3-day wedding weekend, with a Thursday ceremony, Friday rehearsal dinner party, and Saturday w...
09/12/2023

Kara & Kamran had an epic 3-day wedding weekend, with a Thursday ceremony, Friday rehearsal dinner party, and Saturday wedding. The joy on their faces is so apparent in every photo.

Friday's wedding at Meadowlark Gardens 🌿
09/11/2023

Friday's wedding at Meadowlark Gardens 🌿

Proud of our team this past weekend, capturing multiple events + 4 weddings in the heat, rain, rainbows, all of it! Our ...
09/11/2023

Proud of our team this past weekend, capturing multiple events + 4 weddings in the heat, rain, rainbows, all of it! Our Fall season has begun.

Monday's Maternity Sunrise 💛
08/30/2023

Monday's Maternity Sunrise 💛

Last week was very busy with various sessions! It's always tough doing summer evening sessions due to thunderstorm chanc...
08/25/2023

Last week was very busy with various sessions! It's always tough doing summer evening sessions due to thunderstorm chances..but if you trust your photographer's timing, you'll get bright and happy images (and maybe even a rainbow like this lucky family 🌈).

Years ago, I used to dread newborn shoots. They can be unpredictable and stressful. But now I truly enjoy them. Thanks t...
07/24/2023

Years ago, I used to dread newborn shoots. They can be unpredictable and stressful. But now I truly enjoy them. Thanks to our Newborn Prep Guide, the sessions go more smoothly, and now defining ourselves as "lifestyle newborn" photographers and not "studio newborn" photographers has aligned with us much more, and attracted our ideal clients. Congratulations to this growing family from last week!

Maternity sessions - whether you already have a kid yet or not, are very special to capture. It was great seeing two old...
07/16/2023

Maternity sessions - whether you already have a kid yet or not, are very special to capture. It was great seeing two old friends last week and helping them remember this unique phase of life!

This couple was up for anything and it made our sunrise shoot last week so fun!
07/05/2023

This couple was up for anything and it made our sunrise shoot last week so fun!

Photographed our fourth milestone with this family, now with a new addition!🎀
06/26/2023

Photographed our fourth milestone with this family, now with a new addition!🎀

Friday's wedding sure was hot, but it was ironically the most refreshing change of pace. What a beautiful blend of two c...
06/05/2023

Friday's wedding sure was hot, but it was ironically the most refreshing change of pace. What a beautiful blend of two cultures. From an epic live Zaffa band, to live mariachi, an antique car, cute pups, the most precious baby boy, we could go on and on. It's been a while since we've seen people have this much fun at a reception. Cheers, Erica & Daniel!

Kendall & Rob 💛5/21/23
05/31/2023

Kendall & Rob 💛5/21/23

Congratulations to Katie and Brad 🥂 It was so great to be back at Airlie..such a photographer's dream. And we'll be back...
05/23/2023

Congratulations to Katie and Brad 🥂 It was so great to be back at Airlie..such a photographer's dream. And we'll be back there again next week!

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HELLO and thanks for stopping by! We are a husband-and-wife photography and videography company in the Northern Virginia / DC area. We specialize in wedding videography and photography, portrait photography, real estate photography, pet photography, and prints from our travels.

Whether you want your love story captured artistically, your headshot to stand out on LinkedIn, the perfect family portrait to frame, or to sell your home at asking price, we are your dream team! We truly believe our chemistry when working together reflects in the work we produce.

So what's our favorite part about this job? Besides being able to wear pajamas while working from home? YOU. Meeting new clients every week is what we live for. Once Ryan tells a cheesy joke during a shoot, we see shoulders start to relax, genuine smiles form, and an effortless bond created.

So now to the fun stuff! When we are not working, we LOVE to explore the outdoors whether it's backpacking, running, biking, or walking. National-Park-chasing has been a huge thrill, and privilege, for us. In 2016 we lived in the wild for 21 days and hiked the famous 220-mile John Muir Trail in California. Check out our two latest travel videos: John Muir Trail and Pacific Northwest. Don't get us wrong though. When we are not doing outdoorsy things we are snuggling with our two fat cats and shepherd-husky on the couch, binge watching Netflix and pretty much eating constantly.