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If you’ve been around for longer than fifteen minutes, it should come as no surprise that the mountains are not my first choice for a destination vacation but after celebrating at Wintergreen with Kelli and Mike I’m rethinking it!! They celebrated with a fourth of July inspired wedding, complete with patriotic colors, American flag socks, […]

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If beautifully and chic wedding images are your thing, then sit back for this black tie wedding at the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club with Meredith and Erik! I knew this one would be one of my favorite days of the year as soon as I met these two for their engagements last summer, they […]

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Do you have any idea how hard it has been to sit on these images for a week?! When I headed out to Sandbridge to meet Emily and Morgan, I was SO thankful we had a short break in the heat for her! One of my favorite hair and makeup gurus, Jess Barbini, hooked her […]

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It’s SO important to take family pictures, but let’s be honest…as photographers we are sometimes the worst people to do it. Seriously, we always try to do it ourselves and rarely end up in the pictures!!! When Maria contacted me she wanted pictures done in Virginia Beach before they took new orders since they are […]

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The weather on the East Coast has been unusually rainy this season, literally every single wedding weekend has been under the threat of rain until this one!! Janette means SO SO much to our family, because when Pierson was 7 weeks old I handed both my boys over to her and returned to work in […]

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Every once in a awhile a wedding day throws us the weather trifecta: rain, sun, clouds. It’s always so bizarre when it happens because as you go through images it seems like the day happened over a weekend versus just a few hours! That’s the case with this Barren Ridge Vineyard wedding! Erin and Brian […]

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It feels like forever since I sat in Starbucks with Carter (where we showed up in matching outfits!) and heard about her wedding day plans, big band and white dinner jackets with florals galore. Every single tiny detail planned to the utmost perfection, blending hers and his in one heck of a celebration at The […]

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It felt like last week I was at Rock Hill Farm in Culpeper shooting Rachel and Ben’s engagements and here I am sharing their wedding day!!! I can’t even tell you how many times we texted each other and said “I’m so excited!!” and “I can’t wait”. I just stalked the weather and it was […]

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In the fall I sat down at Starbucks across from these two and Madison pulled out her Pinterest board. As she scrolled up and showed me all the beach things that were inspiring her, she had unknowingly pinned images of MINE! I finally laughed and said “These are my pictures!!” and she had no clue!! […]

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It’s SO special for me to be sharing these engagements with you!! Janette is so special to me, she is the woman (along with her son Covey) who watched Maverick and Pierson since P was 6 weeks old. I remember meeting her and just feeling so at ease (which means a lot of if you’ve […]

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I have been SO looking forward to this wedding date since JANUARY of last year!!! After getting to know Tyler and already knowing Carley I was certain of one thing: this wedding would be the PARTY to be at and it would have STYLE!!! I was not disappointed. They completely transformed the Woman’s Club of Portsmouth […]

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ANYTIME I get to be at my favorite venue in Hampton Roads, the Hermitage Museum & Gardens is a win for me!! I love the gardens and the view, how well manicured it is and how many portrait spots are on the property!!! BUT add in that I get to reconnect with clients from a […]

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My spring wedding season kicked off last Friday with Kara and KC’s PERFECT day over at the Historic Post office and it did not disappoint!! With Kara having some experience in wedding planning, as well as a perfect blank slate venue her day was straight out of a Pinterest board! I showed up to the […]

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It has been a long time coming for me to get to Belle Isle in Richmond! I have always wanted to shoot there on the rocks in the river and these two were so gracious to shoot there!! Alex and Billy live nearby and visit often with their pup Cooper, so it was more exciting […]

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Well my first time to the University of Virginia in gorgeous Charlottesville did NOT disappoint!!! HOLY COW this campus is amazing and I could shoot there every session without getting bored! Add in that I got to spend nearly TWO hours with these two and it was the perfect Friday the 13! When I talked […]

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Oh April, spring showers and crazy temperatures but you also bring in PORTRAIT SEASON!!! Can I get an amen?! Typically when mid November rolls around, I am so looking forward to my downtime but by mid March I am itching to shoot and the weather rarely cooperates here in Norfolk, VA! Kelli & Mike are […]

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I am a firm believer, and have told so many of my brides, investing in a quality vendor team will ensure your day runs smoothly and you can actually enjoy your wedding day! That was definitely the case for Melissa and Clyde!! The day started with Melissa getting ready at a nearby hotel so her […]

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I love doing styled shoots with my friend Misty of Misty Saves the Day! I’m a huge advocate of doing them for yourself, for good reason and with good heart so when I come to her with an idea she knows I mean business!! Styled shoots are quite the time (and financial!!) investment, so if […]

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Well this wedding was a JOLLEY good time…see what I did there? 😉 (Psst Andrew’s last name is Jolley) When I first chatted with Meg I fell in love with her!! Seriously she is so funny, sarcastic, LOVES to read and is a princess….like really is one for her job!! After we gushed over our […]

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Ah my LAST engagement session of the season!!! What an incredible year it’s been between weddings and 2018 engagements, maternity sessions and the countless other portrait sessions I don’t share here on the blog because I would be a good 5 months behind on blogging! I met Carter when she was in town briefly to […]

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