Washington, dc based wedding photographers

about the team

I am a Washington, DC based wedding and portrait photographer. Originally, I trained as an architect and graduated from University with a minor in Fine Arts. My architecture background enhances the way I see and frame my subjects. When I'm not working I love to travel and explore. My favorite cities are Copenhagen, Tokyo, and Paris (who doesn't love Paris?). When I’m home, my favorite place in DC is Cady’s Alley in Georgetown. I love poking through the furniture galleries with my wonderful husband, Tom.
As a photographer, my goal is to draw out the moment behind every photograph. I seek to create images that bring tears to your eyes; the kind that make you smile every time you look at the photos and cherish them for a lifetime. 


tom milavec

I’m also a trained architect and worked for a well-known DC architecture firm for 6 years. As Bonnie's business partner and director of operations my role is to assist clients and potential clients with the business of photography. You'll probably get a few emails from me, but since I’m a photographer myself you may also see me helping out Bonnie on site at your event or session. 
My design style tends toward modern, but I love a classic style as well. My favorite place in DC is the National Portrait Gallery and any one of the many awesome coffee shops in town.

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During the week I photograph families, anniversaries, couples, and any other portraits. The ideal time for these photos is a few hours before sunset, and it usually takes 1 hour.  Email me directly to schedule a date and time. 

Our experience is not only limited to weddings and portraits. Please visit our commercial work portfolio through this link.

I also offer one-on-one mentoring sessions to photographers. Please inquire for further information. 


Photographing weddings is my absolute favorite! Capturing the events of a wedding day in a combination of fine-art and photojournalistic style is a challenge that I whole-heartedly embrace. I shoot weddings with both film and digital photography, using a Contax645 for the film and a Canon 5d Mark 3 at night and in dark settings. I provide the high-res images with my packages, and you can expect about 50 images for each hour of coverage. I live in Maryland and have a studio in Bethesda, but if you're looking into a destination wedding I'm all ears! 



Featured in

lauren & victor

The Anderson House

sarah & austin

The Meridian House

Kelly-ann & blake

Montego Bay, Jamaica

emily & tyler

Congressional Country Club

katy & matt

The Hay Adams

Rob & Franco

La Jolla, California

Vanessa & Michael

The Fairmont Hotel

Eleni & Brett

The St. Regis



event venue




509 Quince Orchard Rd. #385 Gaithersburg MD 20878

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TBD 2-3 days in August 2019


The big workshop. Filled to the brim with information about photography, marketing, networking, and sales while working with vendors and planners. The workshop will include a few styled shoots, lots of vendor collaborations and of course - some fun surprises. More details to come... email us to stay in the loop! contact@bonniesen.com

May 21, 10am-1:00pm in Georgetown, DC - $250

Beyond basics, this class is great for the advanced student who wants to get hands on with models. We will quickly review the basics, and then do a shoot in studio, followed by reviewing editing and content management workflow in lightroom and photoshop. We will also cover consistency in imagery, photo-editing, and building a body of work. Email to be in the know! contact@bonniesen.com

tbd June/july 2019


A brief but thorough overview and introduction to photography. We will focus on the artistic side of photography with the technical tools to support this pursuit. Learn how to take better photos of your life, people, travel, food, interiors, etc. regardless of the type of camera you have. Perfect if you're starting to look at upping your photography game, getting a new camera, or wanting to tell better stories with your phone.



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