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Want to know how you have found your dream client? When you sit down next to each other at Starbucks to discuss their day and she shows you her Pinterest board with lots of your images on them(without knowing it was me!!!) That’s how my first meeting with Madison and Tommy went! We discussed everything […]

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​Oh my gosh I have raved so much about how much I adore Hermitage Museum & Gardens weddings right? It is my hands down favorite venue in Hampton Roads because it’s nearly impossible to take a bad picture regardless of the weather, it can accommodate a wide array of styles and the view over the […]

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It was so easy for me to instantly adore Kate and Logan over the phone. When we chatted I felt like we had been friends since high school versus just meeting while they commuted to work one day! When she asked to do their engagements in DC because they live there and it’s where so […]

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This was my first time shooting at Seven Springs VA and I am so hoping my weddings take me up there even more!!! From the charming colonial homes to the sweet little sheep, Cupid!, the beautiful evening light that streams through the trees and the stunning glowing sunset the venue is oozing charm and I […]

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I know so many of my photographer friends have felt the crunch from rescheduling sessions all summer due to the rain. Courtney & Keegan were such champs when their engagement session in Virginia Beach got rescheduled twice, the most recent time due to Hurricane Florence! While I don’t normally shoot on the weekends unless it’s […]

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Engagement sessions are huge parts of my business and I love doing them, but occasionally because of my couples lives and jobs we just don’t get to do them. When Alex & Tate booked me, Alex was leaving for Top Gun aviation school we had a tiny window to do engagements before he would be […]

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When I very first got a camera and started taking pictures, of my dog no less not even of people, the girls mom asked me to take their family pictures. We went to a spot in Norfolk and I was so proud of those images. My very first session and I didn’t charge her but […]

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Taking a break from wedding this summer has been so refreshing but I have to be honest, I was SO ready to get back it!! It made me appreciate them somehow even more than before and this one was the BEST way to start off my fall season! Collin & Christina held their destination wedding […]

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You’ll just have to take my word for it, but trust me when I say these two are just as cute in real life as in pictures! 😉 I literally did a happy dance in my car after this session because it was super easy and the light was AH-MAZING! Since we planned their engagements […]

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It feels like forever since I have shared an engagement session on the blog!!! Brittany is actually a past bridesmaid of mine (shout out to one of my faves Noelle!!!) and getting her inquiry in my inbox a few years later was AMAZINGGGGGG!!! Oddly enough, this was my first session where I had met the […]

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Phew this will be the last wedding blog until September as Chris and Alissa wrapped up the busiest season of my business! Weddings every weekend (except one!) since the end of April and it was such a sweet one to wrap up with!! Chris and Alissa were married at Marina Shores in Virginia Beach, a […]

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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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