Shadowcreek Summer Wedding | Nate & Shannon

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 […]

Aug 26, 2019

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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 […]

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Jul 30, 2019

First Landing Maternity | Ailsa

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 […]

Jul 23, 2019

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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 […]

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Jul 11, 2019

Sandbridge Beach Maternity | Rachel

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 […]

Jul 9, 2019

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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 […]

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Jun 25, 2019

Michelle & Blake | East Beach Engagements

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 […]

Jun 20, 2019

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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 […]

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Jun 12, 2019

Museum of Contemporary Art Wedding | Katelyn & Logan

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 […]

Jun 8, 2019

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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 […]

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Jun 3, 2019

UVA & King Family Vineyard Wedding | Elizabeth & Michael

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 […]

Apr 22, 2019

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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 […]

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Apr 1, 2019

Charlottesville Engagements | Caitlin & Brendan

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 […]

Nov 20, 2018

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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 […]

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Nov 16, 2018

Historic Post Office Wedding | Cayla & Ben

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 […]

Nov 9, 2018

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Brooke and Cory met me for a breezy fall evening in the Freemason district so we could finally photograph their engagements before the weather got too cold!!! These two were engaged in Hawaii and wanted a totally different non beach feel for their engagements, so over to my favorite city spot it was! We started […]

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Nov 7, 2018

Oyster Farm Wedding | Madison & Tommy

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 […]

Oct 22, 2018

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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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Oct 13, 2018

Georgetown & Kennedy Center Engagements | Kate & Logan

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 […]

Oct 9, 2018

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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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Oct 6, 2018

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