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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

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

Earlier this year, I had shared a few sneak peeks on Instagram from my first wedding back after the quarantine basically shut down the wedding industry.  After posting those, I received a message from this super sweet girl named Ashley who said she loved my work and told me that when she got engaged, she […]

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Ashley + Ivan | Loudoun Engagement Session

Engagements

December 20, 2020

All of my weddings this year have been amazing (shoutout to my wonderful clients!), and this one is no exception.  Agata and Chris had the prettiest fall celebration at the beautiful Cimiez Manor in Leesburg.  The weather was mild and the light was beautiful…. talk about a photographer’s dream for a November wedding.  Their wedding […]

Bride and Groom Portrait

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Agata + Chris | Leesburg, VA Wedding

Weddings

December 4, 2020

I’ve been looking forward to sharing these images ever since Carla and Richard’s wedding!  They had a beautiful fall wedding at the lovely Mountain Run Winery in Culpeper.  This was my first time shooting a wedding there, and I really enjoyed it!  From start to finish, this day was full of so much love and […]

Bridal bouquets

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Carla + Richard | Culpeper, VA Wedding

Weddings

November 13, 2020

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