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It was such an honor to capture Déjà and Shane’s beautiful spring wedding a few weeks back.  They had to adjust their plans from their initial vision, but their special day was so sweet and full of love!  From the details to the heartfelt ceremony, everything about their day was just wonderful. They exchanged vows […]

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Déjà + Shane | Fredericksburg, VA Wedding

Weddings

May 10, 2021

Today’s blog post is a great one!  I photographed Kirsten and Austin’s engagement session in Bluemont, and it was such an amazing day.  We met up at Bear Chase Brewery for the first part of their session, then ventured out to Bear’s Den Overlook for sunset portraits.  I had never been to the brewery or […]

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Kirsten + Austin | Bluemont Engagement Session

Engagements

May 3, 2021

In March, I met up with Olivia and Derek in Haymarket for their engagement session.  I loved getting to chat with them about how they met, how they got engaged, and all their wedding plans.  Turns out, we share a mutual love of vacationing in OBX!  Derek proposed to Olivia in OBX- how amazing is […]

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Olivia + Derek | Haymarket Engagement Session

Engagements

April 16, 2021

“I tip my hat to the keeper of the stars He sure knew what he was doin’ When he joined these two hearts.” These are the lyrics from Keeper of the Stars by Tracy Byrd, the first song Danielle and Drew danced to at their beautiful wedding.  I could not think of a better way […]

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Danielle + Drew | Culpeper, VA Wedding

Weddings

April 9, 2021

Kicking off March with a new blog post!  I’ve been loving all these winter engagement sessions.  Even though I miss the greenery and blooms from spring, summer and fall sessions, there’s just something about the winter light that is spectacular and different from the other seasons.  This session with Danielle and Drew was absolutely beautiful […]

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Danielle + Drew | Culpeper Engagement Session

Engagements

March 1, 2021

This was hands down the coldest engagement session I have ever photographed, but Emily and Mike were troopers.  Despite the wind and frigid temps, we had some beautiful winter light.  These two are amazing and I can’t wait to work with them again for their wedding later this year (they are having a summer wedding […]

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Emily + Mike | Culpeper Engagement Session

Engagements

February 19, 2021

I met Corey and Trevor at the beautiful James Charles Winery in Winchester for their engagement session, and it was the best way to kick off the 2021 portrait season!  Corey had emailed me asking if we could do a cozy fireside engagement session and I loved that idea.  The winery offered fire pits, kits […]

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Corey + Trevor | Winchester Engagement Session

Engagements

February 2, 2021

After blogging my favorite wedding images of 2020 a few weeks back (you can check that post out here), I decided I wanted to share my favorite portraits from 2020 as well!  I was very fortunate to capture beautiful engagement sessions, sweet family portraits and more.  Sharing a few favorites from each session is the […]

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Best of 2020 | Portraits

Family

January 31, 2021

2020 was such an unexpected year for so many to say the very least.  It is quite interesting to think of what my expectations were for the year, and now look back on everything that actually happened!  I shot my first wedding of 2020 in February, having no idea that the entire wedding industry would […]

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Best of 2020 | Weddings

Weddings

January 17, 2021

Sharing my final wedding of 2020 on the blog today- and it is a good one!  Jess and Matt had the most beautiful winter wedding at Renback Barn.  While their plans had to shift last minute due to the 25 person gathering limit, the day was full of love and all the details were perfect! […]

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Jess + Matt | Madison, VA Wedding

Weddings

December 31, 2020