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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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Sally is more than a baker. She is an artist.

Sally Jasionowski | Cakebee | Northern Virginia Artisanal Baker

Branding

January 18, 2021

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For Brides

First looks, although “non-traditional,” have a ton of benefits, both emotionally and logistically!

4 Benefits to a First Look

January 15, 2021

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The transition from teacher to photographer was a rough one…considering I didn’t know much about photography or running a business.

From Classroom to Camera, Part III

Personal

January 13, 2021

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Personal

Believe it or not, I signed the letter of intent stating that I was planning on returning for a second year of teaching….

From Camera to Classroom, Part II

January 13, 2021

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Let’s take it back to December 2015.

From Camera to Classroom, Part I

Personal

January 13, 2021

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Weddings

2020 was a gray cloud, but it certainly did have its silver linings. While I was initially discouraged looking back on the year, with some introspection I realized that amended goals are not failed goals. Many lessons were learned and accomplishments were made, and I could not be more thankful for my clients, family, and friends!

2020: A Year in Review

December 29, 2020

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Our first destination wedding to the Windy City of Chicago! With a beautiful bride, a dapper Navy groom, some Greek traditions, and the Chicago skyline as our backdrop, this day was one for the books!

Amy & George | Married | Cafe La Cave Emerald and Rose Gold Wedding | Chicago, IL

Weddings

November 25, 2020

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Weddings

Classic. Timeless. Elegant. Three words that describe Alli and Corbett’s DC wedding where they married themselves and shared the most heartfelt first look with one another. From her French twist to her simply, yet stunning bridal look, Alli embodied class and grace.

Alli & Corbett | Married | White & Navy Georgetown Micro-Wedding | Washington, D.C.

November 18, 2020

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Despite rain (hey, it’s good luck, right?) and COVID impacting their wedding day, Meagan and Sean were the happiest couple ever to get married! From their first look to their sparkler exit, these two were smitten the entire time!

Meagan & Sean | Married | Fall-Inspired Navy and Red Sweeney Barn Wedding | Manassas, Virginia

Weddings

November 11, 2020

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Portraits

Talk about a blast from the past! I met Garrett over 10 years ago during our freshman year of college. When Madison contacted me though, it took me a second to put the pieces together! I’m so thankful we reconnected and were able to get some sweet portraits of them and their pup at Manassas Battlefield!

Madison & Garrett | Fall Golden Hour Couples Session | Manassas Battlefield

November 10, 2020