Kind Words


"Paperbird feels lucky to call our couples our friends."

So how is this thing a collaboration? Good question! It starts with the little things: a phone consult, a friend request, and an engagement session. Lots of Paperbird couples book two to three years in advance, and that’s a lovely time to get this friendship started. It’s incredibly important to care about creating beautiful pictures, but when you pair that with a friendship and love for your couples… that’s when the magic happens.

I started this photography journey with a small group of fine art photography students with whom I spent four years creating art in the darkroom of Corcoran College of Art + Design. Collaborating is something that heavily inspired how I wanted to photograph stories, and I knew from early on that I wanted to work with couples, get to know them, and tell their stories.

Behind the scenes with Paperbird Photography


Kind Words

— Kashni & Rahil

Vicky & Peter

Married on 09/25/2021

Married on 09/18/2021

Our favorite vendor!

Amy is an absolute pleasure to work with and her photography skills are amazing!! She was, by far, our favorite vendor during our wedding weekend! From the initial engagement session (which potentially would have been a rainy day in a garden) to the reception, she was always prepared with props and words of encouragement. Neither my husband nor I had taken professional pictures before and were a bit uncomfortable at our engagement session but she made us feel so relaxed. She always had great and innovative suggestions for poses and photography locations. When we did our venue walk-through, she took extra time to walk around the hotel with us and test out spots for first look, family, etc. pictures. While my husband and I got married mid-pandemic in a small Hindu ceremony at home, Amy took our pictures for our pre-wedding event (sangeet) and reception, inclusive of a baraat. She picked up the customs so quickly and was able to get all the right action shots during the events. She was such an advocate for us as a couple throughout the weekend, which is something I really appreciated it. Aside from being an absolute delight to work with, her photography is amazing!! A quick scroll through her Instagram will show you just that. If you're not sure whether or not to hire her, do it! She's perfect!!

MVP of Our Wedding!

There aren’t enough words in the English dictionary to convey how grateful I am to have stumbled upon Amy at Paperbird Photography. The pandemic certainly threw my husband and I many curveballs - we went from booking a venue in Alexandria for 180 people to planning a micro wedding for 30 people in Ocean City, MD to getting pregnant

(surprise!) and then finally deciding on a small intimate wedding of 60 people...throwing something together in a very short amount of time to accommodate my growing belly. I found Amy in the midst of all of this and she was quite literally the MVP of our wedding. Not only is she kind, calm, humble, and all around lovely to work with but she is SO so so talented and amazing at what she does. She was extremely accommodating with our schedule, made sure that baby and I were okay throughout the entire process and day. She even carried my TUMS around for me! Beyond all of this... we got our photos back SO fast and she captured our happiness so elegantly. There’s no one else I’d recommend. Talk to her. Book her. You gotta do it!!*

Jessica S.


Married on 10/09/2021

Married on 10/23/2021

Amazing, professional, creative

Paperbird did amazing work for our wedding. All our friends complimented us on how beautiful our pictures looked. She was super flexible around all the scheduling issues due to COVID as well which was very nice of her.

Amy is amazing!

If you are looking for a photographer, Amy is your go to person! From the moment we met her she immediately put us at ease. She was extremely professional, easy to work with and reduced all of our wedding day stress. During our engagement pictures, she even managed to get our dog Jack to behave for pics! On our wedding day, Amy captured all of our wonderful moments beautifully. Thank you so, so much for everything Amy!

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