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Anna and Matthew said “I Do” surrounded by their immediate family and friends in a beautiful ceremony at Anna’s childhood church.  Like so many couples this year, COVID-19 drastically changed their plans, but they still opted to get married on their original date and move their big celebration to next year.  Even though their plans […]

Bride + Groom portrait

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Anna + Matthew | Fairfax, VA Wedding

Weddings

August 18, 2020

“First love and second chances.”   These are the sentiments Wendi and Frankie’s officiant said as she described them, as well as their story during the ceremony.  I can’t think of a better way to begin this blog post than by quoting those words because they are SO true!  These two have the most special […]

Bride and Groom portrait

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Wendi + Frankie | Marietta Georgia Wedding

Weddings

August 4, 2020

I met Carla and Richard up on Skyline Drive a few weeks back for their engagement session.  This was only my third time photographing up on Skyline Drive, but the first time I have ever been there during the summer!  I had not idea what to expect in terms of lighting and colors, but gosh […]

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Carla + Richard | Skyline Drive Engagement Session

Engagements

July 24, 2020

From the initial wedding inquiry from Rachel, I knew that her wedding was going to be so special.  I have known Rachel and her family for essentially my whole life, and I was truly honored to capture such an exciting event for them.  I was also excited to meet Austin because I had heard so […]

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Rachel + Austin | Culpeper, VA Wedding

Weddings

July 17, 2020

This engagement session was so sweet, and the perfect way to kick off my summer season!  Jillian and Travis had to reschedule their wedding due to COVID-19, so we also held off on taking their engagement portraits.  Once things began to open back up, we picked a new date for their session and ended up […]

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Jillian + Travis | Summer Engagement Session

Engagements

July 14, 2020

Glenda and Chris had the most incredible winter wedding!  You are probably wondering why I am talking about a winter wedding when it is 90 degrees outside in the middle of June, but I knew I would be re-branding and launching a new site, so I decided to wait to share these photos until my […]

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Glenda + Chris | Downtown Fredericksburg Wedding

Weddings

June 27, 2020

Jess and Matt’s engagement session was incredible and I am so happy to be sharing these photos on the blog.  This was actually my last engagement session before quarantine/covid-19 basically shut down my photography business for two months- so at least I got to “end” my brief spring season on a high note!  I loved […]

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Jess + Matt | Spring Engagement Session

Engagements

June 22, 2020

What better way to kick off my new website and blog than sharing my own wedding photos!  This post is incredibly long overdue, but I think sharing a personal post is the perfect way to celebrate my site launch.  This will probably be my longest post I have ever shared, but I really hope you […]

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Our Wedding | Rixeyville, VA

Personal

June 15, 2020

This post is long overdue but I am so excited to share this one for many reasons!  First, Frank and Wendi are getting married in just about six months in GEORGIA!  It will be my first destination wedding in Georgia and I am so looking forward to getting to travel to a new place and […]

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Frank + Wendi | Downtown Culpeper Engagement Session

Engagements

January 12, 2020

I want to go back and photograph this wedding again and again.  That is how amazing Chris and Amanda’s day was back in October!    From the time Amanda had initially booked me for her wedding, I knew it was going to be one for the books!  The best way for me to describe this […]

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Amanda + Chris | Fall Wedding at Lydia Mountain

Weddings

December 30, 2019