Heather & Brandon | Shadowcreek Wedding

Oh Shadowcreek we meet again BUT this time…in much cooler weather! Friday weddings are my JAM, I absolutely love them and the entire vibe the day brings! Everyone comes together and is so ready to party, they stay until the very end and are ready for the after party! If I could go back, I’d […]

Oct 19, 2019

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There’s nothing like shooting in your own backyard for a perfect end of summer beach wedding! When Cindi emailed me they were doing a destination wedding in Sandbridge and renting a beautiful beach house I couldn’t wait to be a part of it! Cindi and her family made all the decorations, from these huge dream […]

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Oct 11, 2019

East Beach Norfolk Engagements | Jessica & John

Typically I get to do engagements months and months prior to the wedding date but then I have to wait SO long before I get my couples in front of my camera again! Well not Jessica and John because they get married next month! I’m so glad we were able to find one day we […]

Oct 3, 2019

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After my last wedding in August I took a little shooting break as the boys ended summer and we started a new chapter of BOTH of them being in school full-time!! It’s been quite the adjustment around here and honestly I miss them! But this session was the perfect way to get back behind the […]

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Sep 25, 2019

Historic Post Office Wedding | Brendan and Caitlin

Do you recognize these two? Their engagements last fall at Carter Mountain Orchard are some of my favorite ever because the weather was dreary but having the entire mountain to ourselves allowed us to spend so much time shooting and having incredible views of Charlottesville!  Waiting for their wedding seems like it took forever, but […]

Aug 30, 2019

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Shannon and Nate were married on a gorgeous and warm August day at the beautiful Shadowcreek Weddings and Event venue in Northern Virginia. I love this little gem, just outside of the busy DC area. Set on top of a hill with beautiful views, tons of space, the prettiest sunset glow and even sweet Gus […]

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Aug 26, 2019

Historic Mankin Mansion |

When I look at this wedding I am quickly reminded that on your wedding day, the only thing that truly matters is you’re married at the end of the day! Brooke and Cory chose the beautiful Historic Mankin Mansion and I was so excited to shoot there!   Honestly, I had never heard about it […]

Jul 30, 2019

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Outdoor sessions in July are always a challenge because the heat and also the super late sunset means we start much later in the day, but outdoor MATERNITY sessions are definitely the toughest! My sweets momma’s are troopers!! Ailsa was just SO excited to take maternity pictures she didn’t even care about the temps, which […]

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Jul 23, 2019

Chesapeake Maternity | Kimrah

I shared briefly that getting to do Kimrah’s maternity session (for the second time!!) was super special because not only is she a past bride, but she is FAMILY!!!! Her brother is married to Kenny’s sister so as far as I’m concerned she’s my sister in law. I’ve known her since she was a teenager […]

Jul 11, 2019

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I think I could honestly shoot every maternity near the beach, not only because the light is just stunning but because I feel like everyone just looks so peaceful out there! Rachel is freaking GLOWING (do people use the work freaking in blog posts? Meh, oh well!) I can’t even believe she is nearing the […]

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Jul 9, 2019

Smithfield Center Wedding | Courtney & Keegan

After these two made their engagement session a favorite by working through the rain, I knew no matter what the weather gave them on their wedding day it would be beautiful and I was right!! Now in all fairness, we had gorgeous weather. 70s and buckets of sunshine with a heavy breeze off the water […]

Jun 25, 2019

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When a client says they want some of their session in their back yard, I always hesitate because most people’s back yard isn’t conducive to a session BUT THIS BACKYARD….walking heart eye emoji! Michelle and Blake have lived in this waterfront home for a few years and it is the CUTEST home and property, with […]

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Jun 20, 2019

Bull Run Engagements | Heather & Brandon

Um, how do I even start this post? First, chatting with Heather about her wedding plans literally had me starry-eyed, so I had high hopes for their engagement session!! Since I already had plans to be in Northern VA to visit my grandparents, we were able to schedule their session during that time. I used […]

Jun 12, 2019

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Walking into the beautiful homes of Coastal Accommodations to begin Katelyn and Logan’s wedding day, was a breath of fresh air. She was radiating, just so calm and cool, totally at ease and clearly relishing in her day. She pointed to all her details laid out in a beautiful neat arrangement and I think my […]

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Jun 8, 2019

Historic Post Office wedding | Christian & McKenzie

It’s always a pleasure being back at The Historic Post Office in Hampton for a wedding, seeing how each couple puts their own spin on styling it for their special day! This was my first time being there for just a reception too! Walking into McKenzie’s bridal suite, girls buzzing around in their beautifully styled […]

Jun 3, 2019

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There have been some people I’ve met because of photography that it just seemed like fate, like we were destined to meet and become friends. Elizabeth is one of those people. From our very first phone call, where we CRIED together over just life to their engagements, her coaching me through flying fears to me […]

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Apr 22, 2019

Big House Farm Engagements | Sarah & Andrew

Man, I need to shake the dust off this blog! It’s been so long and I realize I have some great stuff to share on here from prior to my site relaunch so there will definitely be a few posts in the next couple weeks from the end of 2018! BUT let’s start with my […]

Apr 1, 2019

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So I tried really really hard to narrow this session down but look….it’s a huge blog post 😉 Last week Kenny and I ventured 3 hours north for these Charlottesville engagements with Caitlin & Brendan at Carter’s Mountain Orchard! We were originally supposed to start later in the day but after checking the 24 hour […]

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Nov 20, 2018

Alexandria Engagments | Shannon & Nate

There is nothing like getting to finally hug my couples in person! When I first chatted with Nate and Shannon, they were really hoping to get engagements done this fall in Alexandria, near their home and a spot they love to go to. SOMEHOW we found a weekday where not only did the fall colors […]

Nov 16, 2018

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Oh my gosh if there is one couple I have just LOVED to follow their relationship on social media since we first met its hands down Cayla and Ben. The way Ben so openly loved on Cayla is exactly how I hope to raise my boys!!! He is super thoughtful whether it be getting coffee […]

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Nov 9, 2018

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