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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

“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

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

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

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

Sharing another beautiful fall engagement session today!  Ashley and Justin are getting married in the spring of next year, so we thought a fall session would be perfect for their engagements.  I loved catching up with them and hearing all about their wedding plans.  Selecting favorites to share on the blog was super tough because […]

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Ashley + Justin | Warrenton Engagement Session

Engagements

December 16, 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

Today’s blog post is extra good because it involves dogs!  If you know me, you know I’m obsessed with dogs so I always tell my clients it’s a good idea to bring their dog(s) to their engagement session!  Kendra and Matt were 100% on board with that and brought all three of their adorable dogs […]

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Kendra + Matt | Culpeper Engagement Session

Engagements

November 16, 2020