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I met with Faith and AJ earlier this month to document their engagement photos and we had the prettiest light!  It seems like we are experiencing more rainy/cloudy days than sunny days this year in Virginia (or at least every time I have a session the forecast doesn’t want to cooperate!) so I am always […]

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Faith + AJ | Culpeper Engagement Session

Engagements

June 14, 2021

It was such an honor to capture Déjà and Shane’s beautiful spring wedding a few weeks back.  They had to adjust their plans from their initial vision, but their special day was so sweet and full of love!  From the details to the heartfelt ceremony, everything about their day was just wonderful. They exchanged vows […]

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Déjà + Shane | Fredericksburg, VA Wedding

Weddings

May 10, 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

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