for those who love beauty, & LIVE FOR AUTHENTIC POETIC MOMENTS.



capturing the moments in between


I’m Tania del Carmen, and my passion is capturing authentic, emotional and poetic moments. Why? Because I enjoy the challenge of celebrating love and relationships through images.

I'm committed to not only documenting your wedding day, but also creating a collection of beautiful and compelling images that will tell the whole story.  I enjoy capturing the unnoticed moments and exploring unexpected perspectives that make every relationship unique.

One of my favorite photographs from my own wedding is an image of my husband and I looking at Polaroids of the day.  I was blessed to have our closest friends, who happen to be photographers, capture our day.  The ability of images to bring back those forgotten moments is what I love the most about photography.

I trained as a fine art photographer and obtained my MFA in Photography from the prestigious School of Visual Arts in NYC.  I worked for many years in New York editorial publishing as a photographer, art director, photography editor and producer for The New Yorker, New York Magazine and Departures to name a few. 

To view my fine art CV, art direction samples and commercial/editorial work, visit


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 Tania del Carmen is one of Richmond'd top wedding photographers with over 15 years of experience and a background in fine art and editorial photography.  

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Wedding photography isn’t just a line item to cross off your checklist.  Photographs of your big day are the single most meaningful way to capture and preserve your memories.

I’m all about helping make your wedding day fun and unforgettable.  I'll personally walk you through the process, from our first meeting to the day the album arrives.  I take pride in being your trusted partner on this journey, not just another vendor.

 Tania del Carmen Wedding Photographer in Richmond Virginia.  Elegant wedding details of champagne glasses.  Wedding in Richmond Virginia.  Best Wedding Photographer in Richmond Virginia and Northern Virginia area.


Let's meet

Every couple is unique.  That’s why I believe wedding photography shouldn't be cookie cutter.  My goal is to capture the essence of your wedding day in the most creative and compelling way possible.  I want to provide you with a lasting legacy for your family.

My photography style has been shaped through my years of experience as an editorial and fine art photographer. I appreciate authenticity, beauty and unexpected moments.  I’m a creative collaborator who'll care for and guide you through the wedding photography process in an approachable yet professional way. 



save the date

Are we a match made in heaven?  Then it’s time to book!

Each couple I work with determines their photographic desires and needs for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

Collections start at $2,500.  Every digital proof you receive will be individually remastered and presented to you through a beautifully designed online gallery and a custom slideshow. 

I strongly believe beautiful photographs are meant to be preserved in a way that honors them. That’s why all of my collections include a selection of branded 5x7 inches print proofs in a beautiful archival box.  You may also customize your collection by adding an heirloom-quality album and elegantly framed wall art.

 Getting ready at the Dominion Country Club of Richmond Virginia.  Tania del Carmen is Richmond Virginia best wedding photographer. 


the engagement session

I strongly recommend scheduling an engagement session.  It provides you with beautiful portraits for save the date announcements, and gives us a chance to get to know each other even better before your big day.

Engagement sessions are the perfect way to get all of those photo nerves out of the way. I'll guide both of you on how to look your best.  After the session, you’ll feel more at ease, and some couples have so much fun, they forget I’m even there. That’s when I’m able to capture the most magical moments.

After the session, you’ll receive a private online gallery of images to download and share with friends and family, or to use for a save-the-date card, or other wedding announcements.



preparing for the day

Eight weeks before the big day, I’ll start making sure that we’re completely prepared and ready for your wedding!  I'll help you create a custom timeline to ensure that you don’t miss out on your dream wedding photos and provide you with handheld guidance on what we'll need to capture the most gorgeous moments together. 

A week before the wedding we'll have a final run-through to confirm and tweak your photography-friendly wedding day!

 Stunning stationary suite and jewelry. Tania del Carmen Richmond VA wedding photographer. Beautiful fall wedding at Primland Resort in Dans of Medows Virginia.


Your big day

It’s time to have fun, relax and let me take care of you! I believe it’s important to capture the full story of your wedding day, which is why I strongly suggest to all my couples to book a minimum of 8 hours.  It may sound like a lot, but trust me -- it goes quickly.  My goal is to take all the traditional shots that every couple needs, but also to capture the unexpected and unnoticed moments that make your day unique.

Soon after the wedding day, you’ll receive a collection of preview photographs to share with everyone. 



for keeps

As soon as your images have been individually remastered, you’ll receive a beautifully designed online gallery and a custom slideshow. When you receive the above, you’ll have the opportunity to relive all those beautiful moments.

After, we’ll begin the design and customization process of your wedding album. You'll treasure the unique collection of images that you’ve selected to be incorporated in a beautiful, heirloom-quality album.  

 Romantic couple at historic Ashcroft Hall in Richmond Virginia.  Tania del Carmen summer wedding photography.



It's been my privilege to work with so many loving couples.  I consider it an honor to be invited to witness and capture such an extraordinary occasion as a wedding.  I’m always touched by the poignant and kind words from my clients when they receive their images.

Here are a few reactions I’ve received:

 Tania del Carmen Richmond Virginia Wedding Photographer at Fort Pickett in Blackstone Virginia
“Tania was a DREAM and a delight to work with from start to finish. To begin with, she has the perfect personality for her line of work: calm, focused, serious, highly professional, yet also energetic, happy, and very sweet. In my stressed out and overwhelmed state she was the right antidote for my nerves. She also got us really organized, and helped us think through the critical steps and aspects of the day we definitely would not have thought through ahead of time. On the day of the wedding it was great to be around her. I felt relieved I did not have to keep track of anything except for getting ready. I personally hate having my picture taken but she put me at ease. Finally, her photographs are gorgeous!! She’s got a terrific eye and takes lively shots that show the vitality of what is going on, as opposed to static and forgettable pictures. We were very lucky and grateful to have Tania be our wedding photographer.”
— Sarah & Isaac

 Beautiful Couple under the Manhattan Bridget in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn New York City.  Tania del Carmen is Richmond Virginia best wedding photographer.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better person to document our special day. Tania has the eye of an artist and was able to capture the spirit of the occasion through her lens. Her photos are simply beautiful. Even those we posed for look candid and natural. And that’s because Tania’s warm personality and easy-going style made us feel comfortable from the start. She was a pleasure to work with and a true professional.”
— Grace & Iain

 Romantic couple in fall wedding at Primland Resort at Dans of Meadow in Virginia.  Tania del Carmen is a wedding photographer based in Richmond Virginia.
Amazing! Professional! Personable! I can’t express how wonderful it was to work with Tania for our fall wedding at Primland Resort in the Meadows of Dan, Virginia. Not only is Tania an amazing artist, but she is a genuinely caring person who took the time to get to know the groom and myself personally, despite my extremely busy schedule. She was very flexible when our plans changed due to last minute rain and captured beautiful spontaneous moments like we had requested. Tania was great with our family and friends and it was wonderful to see her enjoy along with us. Her shots were both unique and captured the rustic essence of our mountain setting. Lastly, Tania went above and beyond to send us proofs on Thanksgiving so that we could share with our friends and family. I would highly recommend and will absolutely contract again for future events.
— Christina & Paul

 Beautiful couple at downtown Richmond Virginia summer wedding. Tania del Carmen is the best wedding photographer in Richmond Virginia.
“Tania has an eye for the perfect photo, lighting and design. She was professional and fun throughout the entire process. If you are looking for a photographer for any of your wedding events, you will not be disappointed with trusting Tania behind the camera.”
— Mieya & John


I can't wait to hear from you

Please reach me by phone or email to set up a consultation, or simply ask a few questions.  

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