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My name is Vivian, a storyteller, on-location portrait & wedding photographer based in Washington D.C., New York, San Francisco and travel to Western Europe often.
Prairie Lily Photography is art, dedicated to creating timeless, exceptional images to a discerning clientele. I promise extraordinary image-making and unparalleled customer service. Prairie Lily Photography is discerning, beauty-loving brides and grooms, when you work with Vivian Strayer you will receive one of a kind, heartfelt artwork of your own wedding.
Fine Art destination wedding photographer Prairie Lily Photography, specializes in artistic lifestyle portraiture & documentary style wedding photography.

Available for travel worldwide.

A WASHINGTON D.C WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

Meet VIVIAN

I am a believer, I believe in love...Everyone's love story should be told. My photography focuses on telling the story of the happiness, love, and energy on your special day. It tells the story of how you celebrate with your love, your family and your guests, how you laugh with your friends and family, and how you experience the journey of your special day together.

I was born Vietnam and raised in washington d.c. I truly have the best job in the entire world and feel so incredibly blessed to do this for a living. Deciding to spend your life with the one you love is a REALLY BIG deal and I believe that your wedding photos should be timeless, authentic, filled with JOY, and created with LOVE.”

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They knew exactly what we were going for, and what we wanted out of our wedding pictures, and were super flexible when it came to adjusting for weather. Most importantly- their photos are stunning.

“absolutely perfect”

what people are saying

Rachel Zejneb

STYLE ME PRETTY LITTLE BLACK BOOK VENDOR
WEDDING WIRE COUPLE'S CHOICE 2017-2018
New York  BEST OF WEDDINGS 2018
2015-2017 THE KNOT BEST OF WEDDING
Martha Stewart Weddings Top Photographer 2020

Awards & Recognition

Fresh Florals

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Dahlias, daisies, heck, even dandelions. I'm a big believer that a few fresh florals in a jar and you can transform any room or occasion into something elegant (or even magical if it happens to be peony season!) 

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florals

a bit of bubbly

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We believe that life's biggest and smallest moments are worth celebrating. You'll always find a bottle of champagne in our fridge in the event that the night deserves a bit of celebrating!

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bubbly

vintage finds

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New isn't always better. We're big fans of spending the afternoon sifting through antique shops and secondhand stores for timeless pieces with secret stories. Our favorite find? A vintage pair of Jimmy's!

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vintage finds

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the heart behind the images 

The first time my dad saw my mom, he was so sure she was the one, he walked straight up to her and gave her a kiss. Was it forward? Yes. But it worked. It's been 32 years and they're still going strong. 

My parents have always been a beautiful example of love, intimacy and marriage. And when my mom got sick, it wasn't home decor or baked goods that my dad brought to the hospital, it was photos. Photos remind us of the strength, courage and hope that reside in all of us the way few other things can.

All the details

The unexpected, intimate moments that take place on a wedding day tell the story of a beautiful marriage. Are you ready to tell your story?

All the details

The unexpected, intimate moments that take place on a wedding day tell the story of a beautiful marriage. Are you ready to tell your story?

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5 WAYS TO PREP FOR YOUR

Are you making plans for your wedding? Between the cake, the flowers and the guest list, you have a lot on your plate when it comes to planning your big day. But have you thought about how you’ll prepare your home? Since you’ll likely be hosting guests for gatherings, pre-wedding activities, or even the ceremony and reception, you’ll want to be sure your house is ready. Here are a few simple, inexpensive ways to set up your home before your wedding:

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A lot of moving pieces go into planning a wedding day timeline and we know it can be overwhelming! Grab our free guide to plan the perfect timeline for your day. 

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