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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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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

Weddings

July 7, 2022

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Weddings

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

June 8, 2022

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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

Weddings

May 31, 2022

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Weddings

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

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

Weddings

April 15, 2022

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Weddings

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

April 6, 2022

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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

Engagements

March 22, 2022

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Branding

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

March 16, 2022

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

Choosing a Location for Your Branding Session

Branding

March 9, 2022

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Branding

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

March 2, 2022