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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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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

Portraits

February 26, 2020

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Engagements

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

February 18, 2020

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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

Engagements

February 13, 2020

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Engagements

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

February 11, 2020

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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

Engagements

February 4, 2020

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Engagements

“You’re not allowed to date anyone else that works here.” Well, that was all Nicolle and Josh needed to hear to know they were in love!

Nicolle + Josh | Manassas Battlefield Sunset Winter Engagement | Manassas, Virginia

January 28, 2020

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Alli & Corbett brought the heat despite the 35 degree temperatures during their DC monument sunrise session.

Alli & Corbett | DC Monument Sunrise Engagement | Washington, D.C.

Engagements

January 7, 2020

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Weddings

It is almost impossible to determine the top ten images from 2019…but it is possible to find images that encapsulate the top ten lessons that I have learned in 2019.

2019: A Year in Review

December 30, 2019

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Molly & Sam’s romantic fall engagement transported us from northern Virginia to the European countryside. Read more to see how Molly’s vision came to life!

Molly & Sam | Romantic and Formal Manassas Battlefield Engagement | Manassas, Virginia

Engagements

December 17, 2019

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Engagements

Manassas Battlefield holds a special significance to Jackie and Thomas because that’s where they got engaged exactly one year before their engagement session in the exact same location!

Jackie & Thomas (& Geissele!) | Early Fall Manassas Battlefield Engagement | Manassas, Virginia

October 9, 2019