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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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COVID certainly brought the entire world some challenges, but I think it also brought us a different perspective, a way to think outside of the box when it comes to the way things “have always been done.” Kayla and Donovan’s wedding day and anniversary celebration is a perfect example of that.

Kayla & Donovan | Anniversary Celebration | Brix & Columns Winery | McGaheysville, VA

Weddings

May 16, 2022

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As I walked up to Lansdowne Resort where Stephanie and Zac were preparing for their wedding day, the birds were singing and there was a light breeze in the air. They had the perfect spring day for a wedding! I met Stephanie in the penthouse Presidential Suite where she and her bridesmaids and mother were […]

Stephanie & Zac | Married | Early Spring Wedding at Fleetwood Farm Winery | Leesburg, VA

April 15, 2022

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Annie & Brandon’s wedding day was a beautiful documentation of their love for one another. The beginning of the day started with the bridesmaid and bridesman celebrating Annie with mimosas while having their hair and makeup done. The “bartender,” also Annie’s bridesman, even made me a mocktail to enjoy with them! It was a remarkable […]

Anne & Brandon | Married | Early Spring Wedding at Morais Vineyards | Bealeton, VA

Weddings

April 6, 2022

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Engagements

As you can see, Anne and Brandon’s engagement session was in the middle of the lush summer. So needless to say, I am behind in blogging their session. However, it will hit the press before their wedding this Sunday! These two are so extremely sweet. Anne is a high school teacher and Brandon contracts for […]

Anne & Brandon | Engaged | Summer Session at Oatlands Gardens | Leesburg, VA

March 22, 2022

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Maybe you are on the fence about getting branding images done because you don’t know exactly how or where to use them. Well, let me help you off the fence. Your brand photographs have multiple purposes. 1️⃣ Create a consistent and professional appearance online.2️⃣ Give you images to go alongside your valuable content that will […]

Where to Use Your Branding Images

Branding

March 16, 2022

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Branding

Choosing a location (or locations) for your branding session doesn’t need to be overwhelming!

Choosing a Location for Your Branding Session

March 9, 2022

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Branding photos can be a little intimidating. A lot of planning goes into each session and your branding images are supposed to last you anywhere from three months to a year. So what you are wearing definitely matters because it’s what your audience will see of you for the foreseeable future! I am going to […]

3 Tips for Choosing Outfits for Your Branding Session

Branding

March 2, 2022

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At the beginning of this year, we lived in northern Virginia…Caleb was still in the Marine Corps…and we thought our dream of opening a wedding venue would likely not happen for a few years. Now, we live in Kentucky…Caleb is a civilian…and we are opening a wedding venue literally as I type. I cannot believe […]

2021: The Year of Transition

December 15, 2021

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Talk about the best of both worlds…a beautiful, rich holiday-themed wedding with brisk, but not cold November weather and sunshine. Heather and Eric got both on their wedding day!!

Heather & Eric | Married | Emerald & Red Winter Wedding | Morais Vineyards

Weddings

December 8, 2021

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Stephanie and Jeff are the couple of my dreams–adventurous, sincere, and relaxed, but still chic. I knew when they were game for a sunrise session on the beach in March that they were adventurous. But when we went to the second location for their engagement session, Airlie Botanical Gardens, and they came out in a […]

Stephanie & Jeff | Married | Classic & Sophisticated Fall Wedding | Home of the Commandants | Washington, D.C.

December 2, 2021