About DESI Studios

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.  We are passionate about delivering what we refer to as "The DESI Experience".  Our Life+Style photography approach captures the most important moments of your life so you can relive the memories forever.

Life+Style photography is storytelling though documenting real moments and emotion (Life), captured in an artistic, fun and fashionable way (Style).  Top it off with exceptional customer service from beginning to end and we’ll have succeeded in delivering the photography experience you deserve on one of the best days of your lives.  Our heirloom quality albums and wall art allow you to regularly revisit your precious memories and even pass the legacy of your family's celebration on to future generations.  

Your relationship with your photographer is an important one.   Other than your wedding or event planner, we'll probably be the only vendor with you through every step of your day - from getting ready to your last dance.  We'd love to meet you to discuss your wedding or event plans in detail and make sure that our personality and approach meshes with what you are looking for.  Contact us today to setup a consultation!

Creative | Stylish | Fun

Storytellers | Photographers | Artists

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Take a look at our portfolio.  If the images speak to you in some way, we might be the Photographers you are looking for!  Contact us about availability for your wedding date.  We’d love to work with you!


Eric and Donella are GREAT wedding photographers! This was their first time shooting an Indian wedding and they did such a fantastic job!  Donella was extremely thorough with her research, took notes and was so organized so that she wouldn't miss anything. The wedding was in hindi, they didn't understand the language at all, and did a fantastic job! Both of them had a lot of great suggestions and were very creative with the kind of pictures they took. Everything from their detail shots , portraits and everything in between was great! They are both super friendly and immediately put us at ease,and spent so much time getting the perfect shot. In fact, they went above and beyond for us, stayed late/came in early, came to an event we hadn't even booked them for and edited and sent us the pictures in a week. They extended the same sort of dedication and research to our engagement shoot, and spent half a day scouting great locations in the city we wanted to shoot in.  Eric responds to emails very quickly and explains things in great detail( which is great for someone like me because I like to know everything).  By the end of the weekend, I felt like they were my friends, and I would recommend them ( and already have) to everyone I know. They are absolutely fantastic.



DESI Studios did a phenomenal job with our wedding. My wife and I were so impressed. They made contact with us early on and did several engagement photo shoots that were incredible. Their high quality photos definitely speak for themselves! They captured all of our special moments at our wedding and took the extra steps to make sure we could download the images via professional websites and apps. It was photography for the 21st century for sure! It made it very easy to share with loved ones, and also to publish quickly to social media outlets. But best of all, is the kind, calm, and concerned personalities of both Donella and Eric from DESI Studio members, that put the customer FIRST at all times. They are understanding, non-intrusive, and willing to go the extra mile, so that the customer is FULLY satisfied. I HIGHLY recommend DESI Studios!!


 Proud Members of the Professional Photographers of America since 2011

Proud Members of the Professional Photographers of America since 2011