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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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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

Portraits

August 18, 2022

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Personal

One of the questions you all came up with when I surveyed for content was:
What’s it like working with your spouse? I love this question.

What’s It Like to Work with Your Spouse?

August 12, 2022

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Mago Construction is a paving and asphalt company in Bardstown, Kentucky. It just so happens that Caleb works there and mentioned that I was a photographer. That brought this incredible opportunity to work with the folks over at Mago in multiple capacities.

Mago Construction Company | Paving & Asphalt Business Branding Session | Bardstown, Kentucky

Branding

August 11, 2022

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Engagements

Jessica and Matt celebrated their engagement at Castle Hill Cider in Keswick, VA, right outside of Charlottesville and just minutes from my parents’ home! They included their pup, Sadie, in their session and it could not have been more perfect.

Jessica & Matt | Castle Hill Summer Engagement | Charlottesville, Virginia

August 4, 2022

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Let’s dive into this particular one for Pilates Barre Lex, a boutique, client-centered Pilates studio in Lexington, KY. Hannah Merideth, the owner, is in the new start-up phase of her business, but marketing is one of her strengths so she has kicked behind as her doors have opened to the public!

Pilates Barre Lex | Boutique, Client-Centered Pilates Studio Branding Session | Lexington, KY

Branding

July 27, 2022

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Weddings

Taylor and Andrew tied the knot on a beautiful June evening at Belle’s Pleasure in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Her bouquet by Nana Floral was stunning with vibrant summer colors, variations of pink, white, and pops of yellow. I loved how it was so romantic to compliment her lace-embossed gown with off the shoulder straps and the blush bridesmaids gowns. Andrew and his groomsmen were looking dapper as well in their gray tuxes that were perfect for their summer wedding.

Taylor & Andrew | Married | Sage & Pink Summer Wedding at Belle’s Pleasure | Fredericksburg, VA

July 7, 2022

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After being together for twelve years, Stephanie and Drew tied the knot this Memorial Day Weekend in Dulles, VA. While they are transplants from New England, they now call Virginia home and wanted to celebrate their marriage where they live!

Stephanie & Drew | Married | Navy & Dusty Blue Summer Wedding at 1757 Golf Club | Dulles, VA

Weddings

June 8, 2022

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Weddings

I love when I get to work with people multiple times! Heather was the bridesmaids of one of 2020 brides, so not only did I get to see her again, but I also got to see my previous bride too! Heather and Will are middle school sweethearts. Yes, you read that correctly–middle school. Their story […]

Heather & Will | Married | Blush & Beige Spring Wedding | Adaline Acres | Chester, VA

May 31, 2022

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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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Weddings

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