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As a prior English teacher, I love telling each of my couple's love story. Each story is unique and in a culmination of love and a little planning, the wedding day brings that love to life in front of family and friends. As a lover of heirlooms and legacies, it's a joy to be alongside each of my couples as they create memories that will last forever for their children and grandchildren!

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Introducing Emerson Scott Haney. It simultaneously feels like he just arrived, but also that he’s been part of our family forever.

Introducing: Emerson Scott Haney

Personal

November 17, 2022

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Personal

Read for updates on: Life as a family of five, ARHP, The Photography Framework, and the wedding venue.

A Life Update: Fall 2022

November 14, 2022

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Meet Kayla & Bradan! My first Kentucky wedding couple! I was so excited when Kayla contacted me because she was referred by a prior client-turned-friend, Hannah. Those types of referrals are always exciting because we have a level of trust prior to even having them in front of my camera.

Kayla & Bradan | Engaged | Fall at Chenault Vineyards | Richmond, KY

Engagements

November 10, 2022

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Weddings

Jennie & Alex…where do I begin with these two? As a wedding photographer, I see lots of couples and lots of interactions. None have been quite so sweet as Jennie and Alex together. It’s in the small things, you know? Like Jennie surprising Alex with his dog Kiah before the ceremony…like the sweet mementoes of […]

Jennie & Alex | Married | Blush & Burgundy Fall Winery Wedding | Morais Vineyards | Bealeton, VA

October 24, 2022

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I know you’ve dreamed of that perfect “Say Yes to the Dress” moment, but the shopping part…it can be overwhelming when you’re presented with a ton of options!

Real Wedding Inspiration: Wedding Gowns

Weddings

September 28, 2022

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Weddings

Let’s talk reception tablescapes. Now, first…what is a tablescape? It’s really just a fancy word us wedding vendors use to describe how a reception table is set up–the florals, the tablecloth, the chairs, the chargers, plates, flatware, glassware, menu, etc. All of those things come together to create the “tablescape.”

Real Wedding Inspiration: Tablescapes

September 21, 2022

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Incorporating wedding traditions into your wedding day makes your day uniquely you, which is why I encourage everyone to do something that is special to them.

Real Wedding Inspiration: Traditions

Weddings

September 14, 2022

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Weddings

Let’s talk flowers. Now, I am no florist, but I do know what looks great in photographs! Your bridal bouquet brings together your entire bridal look. It is typically the most heavily photographed “arrangement” of the day and can really elevate your overall gallery! A few things to note about bridal bouquets: Be aware of […]

Real Wedding Inspiration: Bridal Bouquets

September 7, 2022

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Heather and I met through another one of my brides and I must say…working with clients that are friends of previous clients is always a joy.

Heather & Will | Romantic Sunrise Engagement Session at Virginia Beach Waterfront

Engagements

August 25, 2022

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Portraits

This one’s a special one. Saige is Caleb’s sister and she and her boyfriend, Pat, just recently graduated from the Naval Academy. It has always been my dream to shoot “on the yard,” so I asked if she and Pat would be willing to model for me.

Saige & Patrick | Sunrise Couples Session at the United States Naval Academy | Annapolis, Maryland

August 18, 2022