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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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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

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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.

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October 7, 2020

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Ashtin & Josh celebrated a “half anniversary” by getting a few more portraits in their wedding attire. It was a lowkey way to be able to celebrate their love all over again, as we explored the Bon Air Memorial Rose Garden in Arlington!

Ashtin & Josh | Anniversary Portraits | Bon Air Memorial Rose Garden | Arlington, Virginia

September 30, 2020

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Catie & Elliott get sweeter every time I photograph them! Their first anniversary session at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens was so much fun with a champagne picnic and wandering amongst the flowers!

Catie & Elliott | One-Year Anniversary | Meadowlark Botanical Gardens | Vienna, Virginia

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September 23, 2020

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After a couple rain reschedules, this couple with a very special due date got their maternity session done in a beautiful location with mountain views!

Annie & Tyler | Expecting | Sky Meadows State Park Maternity Session | Aldi, Virginia

September 16, 2020

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This family is so special to me! Kassie and I became friends once we both moved to Quantico as Marine Corps spouses and she has been my business confidant ever since. The story of how we told one another that we were pregnant is pretty funny…

O’Driscoll Family | Expecting | Summer Secret Garden Oatlands Family Maternity Session

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August 5, 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

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

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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

July 1, 2020