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Paperbird Photography is a wedding photography business based out of Washington, DC.

Hello & Welcome! I'm so happy you're here. Paperbird Photography specializes in artfully and lovingly telling your unique romance story. We’re based in Annapolis, Maryland and service Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland, but as always... my passport is ready for your destination elopement!

Services Offered

Paperbird Photography’s most popular wedding package includes additional hours, a second photographer, and multiple locations to capture your love story in its entirety. Couples will also receive high-resolution, digital files to view final images. Paperbird can photograph your day in a wide variety of photography styles, including contemporary, natural, vintage, film, and journalistic styles. I can also work with you for engagement, trash the dress, and wedding portrait sessions. Additional services and items offered include:

  • Willingness to travel
  • One event per day
  • Albums
  • Canvases
  • Flush mount
  • Matted prints
  • Proofs
  • Save-the-date cards
  • Thank you cards
  • Prints
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?


Which of the following are included in the starting price?

Add'l Hours
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Digital Files

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?


Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Add'l Hours
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Digital Files
Save the Date

What primary photographic style do you identify with?


What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Digital Files
Flush Mount
Matted Prints
Save the Date
Thank You Cards
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Jillian M. Married on 08/26/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible person, incredible photos

Amy is simply the best. A photographer’s work speaks for itself and just our preview of photos has left us speechless. The price point for the quality of work from this artist is absolutely crazy to me! As the advice goes, don’t cheap out on a wedding photographer but Amy also didn’t break our budget while providing the most stunning photos. I would add to this photography advice and say pick a photographer you personally like and vibe with because they spend your entire wedding day with you and spending my day with Amy was the absolute best. She is so kind, professional, patient and fun and both my husband and I truly saw her as a friend. I was so beyond anxious on my wedding day and her calm demeanor kept my mind at ease and surprisingly relaxed during photographs. On top of that, I have always considered myself as a “not photogenic person” but somehow in these preview photos I am??? I am amazed and it just speaks to her talent. Amy stayed with us well past her time with us to ensure she captured the perfect shots and it meant the world to us. She is always welcome to hangout with our friends and I do consider her a friend and will forever use her for our future photography needs.
Rachel P. Married on 06/17/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best wedding photography experience!

Amy is a wonderful and talented photographer who will make you feel at ease on your wedding day. We first had our engagement session with her, and I simply loved her energy and knew it would be perfect to counteract the stressors that come along with getting married! My husband and I had never taken professional photos before, but she told us exactly how to stand and look, all while making the motions feel natural. It was nice to not have to think!

The day of our wedding, she arrived early to make sure she was capturing all of the special details. Not only is she a photographer, but she helps to guide you through the day with the detailed schedule that she crafts for you. Even when we were running behind, she made it feel like we were in no rush. She took her time to make sure that everyone was positioned that way she wanted them to be. She comes prepared with little things you might forget (like Shout wipes!) and even got me a drink from the bar after our ceremony to make sure I was taken care of!

Our photos turned out absolutely timeless, and we are so thankful that we had her to capture our day. We had about 135 people at our wedding, and she was able to encapsulate the vibe and love of wedding all by herself. We are forever grateful!
Asya Married on 06/16/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A Truly Talented Photographer!

We had the absolute pleasure of working with Amy/Paperbird Photography for our rehearsal dinner in Baltimore, MD in June. I can't stop raving about her incredible talent & professionalism! If you're looking for a photographer who goes above & beyond to capture every precious moment, look no further than Amy! From the moment we met Amy, she exuded warmth and enthusiasm for her craft. She took the time to understand our vision for the evening pre-event & made sure to note all the important details that we wanted to be captured (including stunning portraits with the harbor/water views)! On the day of the rehearsal dinner, Amy arrived early to scope out the venue & captured additional moments & details beyond what we could’ve imagined! Throughout the entire event, she seamlessly blended in, capturing candid shots that truly reflected the joy & excitement of the evening. She used her artistic creativity to also capture extremely chic shots of us that were truly magazine-worthy & that told a story. At the same time, she was also an absolute PRO at orchestrating group photos, making sure everyone looked their best while maintaining a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Our family & friends LOVED her! What sets Amy apart from other photographers is her innate ability to capture emotions in every frame. Thank you, Amy, for making our rehearsal dinner so memorable and giving us the gift of these timeless photos!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
RIMAS FILMS RIMAS FILMS Wedding Videographers

Washington DC will always hold a special place in my heart and I love filming weddings here! One of the recent ones I have filmed at the W Washington DC and I enjoy every time I get to work at this wedding venue. The couple had a wonderful wedding with an outstanding reception party. The happy newlyweds are the two friendliest and easy-going people! No wonder that the photographers they have chosen were just the same. I had a blast working with Amy & Caroline from Paperbird Photography! The wedding was a wonderful experience, because I get to work with talented professionals, who enjoy every minute of their job and spread the happiness around them. Working with Amy & Caroline didn’t even classify as working as we all enjoyed the experience and just made sure to invade as less as possible and capture the real emotion of the day and the beautiful love story sealed by the vows. RIMAS FILMS would like to highly recommend Paperbird Photography!

Vintage Floral Design Vintage Floral Design Wedding Florists

Caroline and Amy of Paperbird Photography are amazing photographers! I had the pleasure to work with them at The W Hotel DC July 2017...the way they captured Sarah and Louis' big day was truly a piece of art! I highly recommend this duo to capture your most precious moments for those important life events. Hats off Caroline and Amy! Amazing job! Look forward to working with you again! ~Ella

Pond View Farm Pond View Farm Barn & Farm Weddings

Paperbird Photography has a way of capturing every beautiful moment of your big day that you never want to forget! Enjoy working with them immensely!


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