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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

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

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

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

November was a busy month for photography, and I have so many amazing sessions to share!  Kicking off the start of those posts with Julie and Brandon’s engagement portraits!  Julie asked if we could go to Chatham Manor for her photos, and I was so excited when she asked because I love getting to photograph […]

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Julie + Brandon | Fredericksburg Engagement Session

Engagements

December 2, 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

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

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

In the midst of all the craziness that 2020 has brought for weddings and wedding planning, there has been a silver lining.  Many couples have opted to postpone their big wedding celebration, but still get married on their original date surrounded by those who mean the most.  Sara and Kevin decided to do just that, […]

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Sara + Kevin | Rixeyville, VA Wedding

Weddings

October 30, 2020

If there was ever a wedding with perfect weather, it was this one!  Mild temperatures and beautiful light are just two of the reasons this was such an amazing day though.  Helena and Eric said “I Do” surrounded by their families and friends at Oak Creek Farm and the love they shared was just so […]

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Helena + Eric | Orange, VA Wedding

Weddings

October 23, 2020