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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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Annapolis holds a special place in our hearts here at the Haney household. With the fourth family member attending USNA currently a second class (or junior in civilian words), we have spent a lot of time there over the years. So when Hannah and Will mentioned wanting to do their engagement session in Annapolis, naturally […]

Hannah & Will | Engaged | Downtown Annapolis Fall Engagement

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March 3, 2021

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Hannah and Seth finally got their iconic Lincoln Memorial engagement session! But it was not without its obstacles. These two are so sweet and trusted me wholeheartedly despite having large audio and lighting equipment all across the Reflecting Pool area.

Hannah & Seth | Engaged | Lincoln Memorial Sunrise Engagement | Washington, D.C.

October 7, 2020

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Nicole and Eric have very busy schedules…naturally, considering he is a neonatologist and she is a social worker that works with mothers and families of premature babies. Scheduling their engagement session was difficult due to COVID-19 restrictions and the threat of rain, but we made it happen just in the nick of time, and it was SO worth it!

Nicole & Eric | Rainy Day Carlyle House Engagement | Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

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July 29, 2020

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Katlin and Chris deserved this engagement session. After everything was seemingly stacked against them (rescheduling from COVID-19, to their original venue cancelling on us last minute, to delays in dresses arriving, and rain on the day of their engagement session…), the rain cleared, clouds parted, and oh man, did the sun come to play!

Katlin & Chris | Engaged | Summer Golden Hour Historic Tuckahoe Engagement | Richmond, Virginia

July 22, 2020

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Samantha and Anthony were rock stars at sunrise on what threatened to be a rainy morning. Instead, we celebrated their love Old Town Alexandria style, walking down side streets and reminiscing on their engagement story!

Samantha & Anthony | Sunrise Engagement in Old Town Alexandria | Alexandria, Virginia

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July 1, 2020

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Engagements

When we showed up to their engagement session location, only ONE cherry blossom tree was accessible. Ana and Ryan trusted me throughout the session and we were able to get a TON of variety from using just ONE tree!

Ana & Ryan | Sunrise Cherry Blossom Engagement Session | Van Gogh Bridge, Reston, Virginia

May 20, 2020

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Meagan and Sean are probably the most laid-back couple I’ve ever met! Their love of trivia and their pup makes their love comfortable and genuine.

Meagan & Sean | Early Spring Golden Hour Engagement | Manassas Battlefield – Manassas, Virginia

Engagements

April 28, 2020

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Although Lauren and Kenny were originally supposed to get the iconic Washington, D.C. cherry blossom session, they were so easy-going when I suggested doing their session in a Walgreens parking lot due to COVID-19 and all the restrictions placed on the nation’s capital!

Lauren & Kenny | Sunrise Cherry Blossom Anniversary Session | Walgreens in Lake Ridge, Virginia

April 14, 2020

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While Gina and Michael are from different states, they met in DC. Wanting to commemorate this special chapter in their story appropriately, we ventured into the city to capture the cherry blossoms and the Lincoln Memorial.

Gina & Michael | Romantic Sunrise DC Engagement | Tidal Basin Cherry Blossoms & Lincoln Memorial

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March 31, 2020

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Heather…Zach…Charleston…Rainbow Row…put these together, and you get a photographer’s DREAM! More of their true love and anniversary session on the blog!

Heather & Zach | Sunset Anniversary Session in Downtown Charleston | Rainbow Row

March 25, 2020