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A new week means it is time for a new blog post!  I met Ashleigh and Dalton at Cedar Mountain Farm in Culpeper, and I had the best time chatting with them about all their wedding plans.  These two are so nice, and I know their spring wedding is going to be amazing next year. […]

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Ashleigh + Dalton | Culpeper Engagement Session

Engagements

August 23, 2021

Early morning summer engagement sessions might be my new favorite!  Due to weather challenges, Haylie and Nathanael had to move their evening portrait session to the morning, and I am so glad we did because the light was just perfect and we didn’t have to worry about rain for their photos.  Talk about a win! […]

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Haylie + Nathanael | Warrenton Engagement Session

Engagements

August 9, 2021

One of my most asked questions I get from my couples is: “what should we wear for our engagement session?” When I was planning my own wedding, I definitely struggled with picking our outfits for the engagement session.  It seems like an insignificant detail, but it’s actually pretty important!  Your engagement photos are a reflection […]

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Engagement Session Outfit Tips + Inspiration

Engagements

July 27, 2021

Changing it up from the usual and sharing a different type of portrait session on the blog today…. a proposal!  A few weeks back, I was very fortunate to document Maria and Kevin’s engagement.  I love getting to capture proposals because each one is so unique and there’s something special about photographing the newest season […]

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Maria + Kevin | Richmond, VA Proposal

Engagements

July 15, 2021

I met with Faith and AJ earlier this month to document their engagement photos and we had the prettiest light!  It seems like we are experiencing more rainy/cloudy days than sunny days this year in Virginia (or at least every time I have a session the forecast doesn’t want to cooperate!) so I am always […]

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Faith + AJ | Culpeper Engagement Session

Engagements

June 14, 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

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