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A few weeks back, I ventured out to Shenandoah to meet Dreaya and Brad for their engagement session.  I was so excited when Dreaya asked if they could schedule their session at Brad’s family’s farm because I knew the fall foliage would be beautiful and I love when I get to photograph engagement sessions at […]

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Dreaya + Brad | Shenandoah Engagement Session

Engagements

November 3, 2020

I love getting to photograph in new locations, and that is exactly what happened for this engagement session.  Originally, Agata and Chris had planned to meet me in downtown Culpeper for their portraits, but humid, rainy weather caused us to reschedule.  It actually worked out better to pick a new day because we ended up […]

Porch portrait

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Agata + Chris | Alexandria Engagement Session

Engagements

October 7, 2020

Dawn and Jimmy’s wedding was the last of my six-week wedding marathon before the fall season kicked off, and I could not have asked for a better one to end with.  As a photographer, I love weddings that are fun and full of love.  That is exactly how their day was!  Their goal was to […]

dress hanging photo

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Dawn + Jimmy | Culpeper, VA Wedding

Weddings

October 2, 2020

Finally blogging this joyful engagement session! Déjà and Shane are getting married next year, but wanted to schedule their engagement session for the summer.  This was great except for the fact that every time we planned to take photos it rained!  I tell all my clients the hardest part of being a photographer is Virginia […]

Engagement Portrait

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Déjà + Shane | Fredericksburg Engagement Session

Engagements

September 15, 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

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

This is one of my favorite engagement sessions to date and I have been looking forward to sharing this post for quite some time!  Sara, Kevin and I met up at a few weeks back for their engagement photos at Oak Shade Farm, which is a local Christmas tree farm.  We had to reschedule a […]

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Sara + Kevin | Oak Shade Farm Engagement Session

Engagements

December 28, 2019

I recently got to photograph one of my favorite families again!  We met almost a year ago for a sweet family session in Midland, and this year, we decided Sky Meadow State Park would be a great place for photos.  This was actually my first time photographing there, and I loved it!  Such a beautiful […]

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Frinks Family + Maternity Session | Delaplane, VA

Family

September 24, 2019

Today’s blog post features some really awesome people!  I am so lucky I got to spend time with the Middleton/Willis family and capture fun memories for them.  Four members of the family were actually visiting from London, so having all of them in one place made for the perfect time to take some updated family […]

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Middleton/Willis Family Session | Manassas, VA

Family

June 14, 2019

Wow, so much has happened since my last blog post!  May has been insanely busy because I got married May 11th!  WOOHOO!  I can’t wait to share more about that- be expecting a blog post with wedding photos 🙂 I am slowly getting back into work mode, but I am super excited to share this […]

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Sydney’s Senior Portraits | Warrenton, VA

Seniors

May 26, 2019