Behind the lens

meet adela

Washington, D.C. based wedding and portrait photographer serving couples, families, and grads across the East Coast and worldwide. Inspired by natural light, historic architecture, and pastel-colored sunrises at the beach.


I believe life isn’t just meant to pass by with time - it’s meant to be lived with a deep sense of meaning, impact, and God-given purpose. At my core, I deeply understand the power of stories to bring connection and make a genuine difference. After my family moved from Romania to the United States in 2003 in pursuit of a better life, I've always believed in the potential of seeing dreams turn into reality. Through photography, I've been so blessed to see this little American dream of mine blossom into a business that encourages legacy and creates conversations. I'd be so honored to have a part in telling yours, too. 

f you're someone who values history, tradition, and passing down memories to the next generation. Let me be the first to say this: you're in the right place. Over the past 6 years behind the lens, I've had the distinct privilege of capturing your most memorable moments - from joyful wedding days, to grad photos during cherry blossom season, to announcing the newest member of your family to the world. I believe in truly getting to know each one of my clients-turned-friends and celebrating life right alongside you. When I'm not behind the lens, you'll find me planning my next trip to the beach, exploring new coffee shops, or visiting family. 


Romania will forever be a huge part of my life. The culture, the values, and the memories I have of exploring medieval towns nearby the area I grew up in are so special to me. I love being able to go back and visit family when I get the chance.

01. my home country

Beach trip, anyone? There is nothing that makes me happier than summer sunshine at the beach, iced coffee in hand with a good book to top it all off. Some of my favorite beaches in New Jersey are Avalon and Cape May, but I'll never say no to a trip to Rosemary Beach in Florida.

02. my Happy Place

As a follower of Jesus, my faith is something that is near and dear to my heart. My prayer is that God would use my life to make a difference in this world and to bring peace into every situation I find myself in.

03. my whole heart


Explore featured weddings recently documented across the East Coast that capture the feeling of falling in love.


Timeless portraits of engagements, families and grads that celebrate the joy of a season well-lived.


Let's get connected. I can't wait to dream with you for your next big celebration. 


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