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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

This day was simply beautiful from start to finish.  Jillian and Travis got married earlier in August surrounded by their loving family and friends at their church!  They are one of the sweetest, most down to earth couples I have ever worked with and I am just so thankful I was able to capture their […]

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Jillian + Travis | Culpeper, VA Wedding

Weddings

August 28, 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

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

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

I’ve been looking forward to blogging this session!  Branson and Juliana met me last month for their engagement session in Marshall, VA and we had the perfect weather, which I was super grateful for.  Virginia weather is unpredictable and sometimes planning for sessions can be difficult.  Branson and Juliana are high school sweethearts, and they […]

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Juliana + Branson | Marshall Engagement Session

Engagements

October 16, 2019

The March edition of Wedding Wednesday is finally up.  It’s been a busy month to say the least, so better late than never for sharing this post.  In the last Wedding Wednesday post, I talked about wedding details, so I figured this post would be an extension to that as I am talking about a […]

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DIY Wedding Project | Wedding Wednesday Post 6

Weddings

March 13, 2019

Happy Wednesday, friends, and happy 2019!  The end of 2018 was quite a busy time for me, so I did not write a Wedding Wednesday post for December, but I am back today sharing a new topic for the series.  I think this will be a popular topic, and hopefully many will find this helpful. […]

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The Wedding Gown | Wedding Wednesday Post Four

Weddings

January 9, 2019