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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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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

Engagements

May 20, 2020

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Engagements

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

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

Portraits

April 14, 2020

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Engagements

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

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

Portraits

March 25, 2020

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Portraits

Samantha, owner of Styled for Elegance, decided to get in front of the camera with her husband, Alex (can you believe I have known him since we were in elementary school?!), this past fall season with a sunrise hike to Great Falls! It made for a beautiful portrait backdrop!

Samantha & Alex | Sunrise Couples Session at Great Falls Park | Montgomery County, Maryland

February 26, 2020

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Emily and Jake remind me so much of me and Caleb when we got married—a couple that’s young and in love and doesn’t care what the Marine Corps can throw at them! They did a sunrise engagement on the beach and ugh, the light was beautiful!

Emily & Jake | Sunrise Winter Beach Engagement | Topsail Beach, North Carolina

Engagements

February 18, 2020

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Engagements

The ARHP power couples strike again! Kayla is a Masters of Education student, while Donovan applies for residencies in psychiatry! They’re going to change the world someday! Their engagement session was romantic and crisp.

Kayla & Donovan | Golden Hour Fall Engagement at Airlie | Warrenton, Virginia

February 13, 2020

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Tierney and Danny are two amazing individuals—Tierney is a vet and Danny is an officer in the Navy. Although it took a little bit of time, we finally got all of our crazy schedules to align to take engagement photos at a special place to them!

Tierney & Danny | Nature Trail Engagement | Matthew Henson Trail, Rockville, Maryland

Engagements

February 11, 2020

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Engagements

All of our couples are special to us, but Alie and Rylan are especially special, since Rylan has been Caleb’s best friend since birth!

Alie & Rylan | Southwest Virginia Mountain and Lifestyle Engagement | Blacksburg, Virginia

February 4, 2020