DESI Studios, LLC

DESI Studios, LLC A boutique professional photography studio, specializing in Weddings and Contemporary Lifestyle Portraiture, serving the Washington, DC Metro Area!
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DESI Studios is a Professional Photography studio based in Northern Virginia and serving the Washington DC Metro Area and beyond. It is owned and operated by award-winning photographers Donella & Eric Smith. DESI is an acronym for Donella and Eric Smith Imaging. We specialize in wedding and lifestyle portraiture that we call Life+Style Photography. It's centered on storytelling through real moments and emotion (Life) captured in an artistic, fun and fashionable way (Style). In other words, we approach events as storytelling documentary photographers and portrait sessions in a contemporary editorial style. Want to know more? Contact us today and visit our website at http://www.desistudios.com

Operating as usual

Did COVID-19 cancel your wedding, but not your love?  โค๏ธ  SiriusXM is giving one couple the virtual wedding of their qua...
05/28/2020
Win a Virtual White Wedding with Billy Idol!

Did COVID-19 cancel your wedding, but not your love? โค๏ธ SiriusXM is giving one couple the virtual wedding of their quarantine dreams! Enter to win a Virtual White Wedding w/ Billy Idol!

Win a Virtual White Wedding with Billy Idol!

Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ ๐ŸŽ„
12/25/2018

Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ ๐ŸŽ„

Nothing like a great party to put you in the holiday spirit!#awpdcholidayparty
12/05/2018

Nothing like a great party to put you in the holiday spirit!#awpdcholidayparty

Today's tech is wonderful for helping you plan a wedding, but there are also benefits to meeting your vendors and/or hav...
08/05/2018
The Benefits (and Limits) of Using Tech to Plan a Wedding

Today's tech is wonderful for helping you plan a wedding, but there are also benefits to meeting your vendors and/or having a professional planner help!

Our newly engaged tech columnist tried to use tech to plan his wedding. He was immediately overwhelmed by the complexity of the process.

A picturesque wedding venue... even on a rainy day! #earlyhouse
06/03/2018

A picturesque wedding venue... even on a rainy day! #earlyhouse

As you spend the day with family and friends please take a moment to remember those who sacrificed everything.  #Memoria...
05/28/2018

As you spend the day with family and friends please take a moment to remember those who sacrificed everything. #MemorialDay2018

Check out this recent engagement session on our blog...
04/19/2018
Shari + Ryan: Engaged!

Check out this recent engagement session on our blog...

We had the pleasure of meeting Shari & Ryan at a wedding show earlier this year.ย  Soon after talking to them about their plans, we knew we had to capture the easygoing love between them in a lifestyle engagement session!ย  Here are a few selections from that shoot, on an uns

Throwback Thursday: Loveโ€™s a beach
03/20/2018

Throwback Thursday: Loveโ€™s a beach

โค๏ธBeach Love ๐Ÿ–
03/19/2018

โค๏ธBeach Love ๐Ÿ–

Engagement season is in full effect! ๐Ÿ“ธ
03/03/2018

Engagement season is in full effect! ๐Ÿ“ธ

Playing with the photo booth! ๐Ÿ“ธ @awpdc @andrewrobyevents @chrisstylesevents
02/27/2018

Playing with the photo booth! ๐Ÿ“ธ @awpdc @andrewrobyevents @chrisstylesevents

Looking forward to an awesome speaker and meeting with fellow wedding professionals tonight!
02/27/2018

Looking forward to an awesome speaker and meeting with fellow wedding professionals tonight!

We look forward to seeing you tonight!
Andrew Roby Events
DESI Studios, LLC
Chris Styles Events
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center

Finishing up edits on a wonderful engagement shoot with a beautiful couple!
02/25/2018

Finishing up edits on a wonderful engagement shoot with a beautiful couple!

Follow us on Instagram! ๐Ÿ“ธ @desistudios ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ
02/21/2018

Follow us on Instagram! ๐Ÿ“ธ @desistudios ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ

Our new Logo!
02/16/2018

Our new Logo!

Washingtonian Bride & Groom - Unveiled 2018!  Letโ€™s go!
01/28/2018

Washingtonian Bride & Groom - Unveiled 2018! Letโ€™s go!

Giving away the Bride is one of the most meaningful and emotional parts of a wedding day.  We love making beautiful port...
01/26/2018

Giving away the Bride is one of the most meaningful and emotional parts of a wedding day. We love making beautiful portraits, but capturing moments like these is the essence of why we do what we do.

Come check us out at The Wedding Experience until 5PM today!  Win prizes and get a special discount on your special day!
01/21/2018

Come check us out at The Wedding Experience until 5PM today! Win prizes and get a special discount on your special day!

Putting together your wedding vendor Dream Team?  Be sure to visit us post-church, brunch or hangover at The Washington ...
01/20/2018

Putting together your wedding vendor Dream Team? Be sure to visit us post-church, brunch or hangover at The Washington Wedding Experience! Tomorrow, 1/21/18, 11am-5pm, EagleBank Arena, Fairfax VA!

See us at one of Washington DCโ€™s premier wedding showcases!  For more info & tickets - http://bit.ly/unveiled2018
01/18/2018

See us at one of Washington DCโ€™s premier wedding showcases! For more info & tickets - http://bit.ly/unveiled2018

Engaged? Come visit us at the Washington Wedding Experience in Northern VA on Sunday!
01/16/2018

Engaged? Come visit us at the Washington Wedding Experience in Northern VA on Sunday!

Coming soon:  Adore Photography & Design!  We are excited to announce we will be keeping the DESI brand focused on weddi...
01/03/2018

Coming soon: Adore Photography & Design! We are excited to announce we will be keeping the DESI brand focused on weddings and celebrations while Adore focuses on Portraiture. Stay tuned as we roll our new brand! (๐Ÿ“ท: @justdonella )

Wishing everyone a happy and safe New Year for 2018!  We have a ton planned for next year, including breaking out our Po...
12/31/2017

Wishing everyone a happy and safe New Year for 2018! We have a ton planned for next year, including breaking out our Portrait business to a new brand, so be sure to check back often to find out what is going on with DESI Studios! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŽ‰

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas from DESI Studios!
12/24/2017

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas from DESI Studios!

BTS w/ @justdonella shooting our last wedding of 2017 earlier this week
12/22/2017

BTS w/ @justdonella shooting our last wedding of 2017 earlier this week

Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce Holiday and 35th Anniversary party
12/15/2017

Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce Holiday and 35th Anniversary party

๐Ÿ‘ฐDesert Fashion ๐ŸŽฉ
12/10/2017

๐Ÿ‘ฐDesert Fashion ๐ŸŽฉ

Waiting in the wings
12/07/2017

Waiting in the wings

We are happy to be new members of the  Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce!
12/06/2017

We are happy to be new members of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce!

Just Say No...
12/04/2017

Just Say No...

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1800 Jonathan Way, #113
Reston, VA
20190

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DESI is a professional photography studio owned by Donella & Eric Smith; specializing in weddings and celebrations. We call Northern Virginia and the Greater Washington DC metro area home, but we love to travel and are available for events worldwide. Our Life+Style photography approach captures the most important moments of your life so you can relive the memories forever. Want to know more? Contact us today and visit our website at http://www.desistudios.com

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