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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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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


April 15, 2022

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At the beginning of this year, we lived in northern Virginia…Caleb was still in the Marine Corps…and we thought our dream of opening a wedding venue would likely not happen for a few years. Now, we live in Kentucky…Caleb is a civilian…and we are opening a wedding venue literally as I type. I cannot believe […]

2021: The Year of Transition

December 15, 2021

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Stephanie and Jeff are the couple of my dreams–adventurous, sincere, and relaxed, but still chic. I knew when they were game for a sunrise session on the beach in March that they were adventurous. But when we went to the second location for their engagement session, Airlie Botanical Gardens, and they came out in a […]

Stephanie & Jeff | Married | Classic & Sophisticated Fall Wedding | Home of the Commandants | Washington, D.C.


December 2, 2021

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Joan and Brad were married on the most beautiful fall day at the end of September at the Winery at Bull Run. Joan is a nurse in the Navy, and their wedding was one of the last things they were doing on the east coast before heading to her new duty station in California! Joan […]

Joan & Brad | Married | Fall Jewel-Toned Wedding at the Winery at Bull Run | Manassas, Virginia

November 18, 2021

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Shooting this wedding was just like catching up with old friends because…well, we were catching up with old friends! Caleb and Rylan grew up together–literally were born four weeks apart in the small little town of Cookville, TN. Fast forward 30 years, and they are still great friends who keep in touch often. Rylan was […]

Alison & Rylan | Married | Blush and Magenta Summer Wedding at Dancing Bear Lodge | Townsend, TN


May 28, 2021

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Emily and Jake have basically become family at this point. Through a bridal show, an engagement session, two COVID postponements (July is OFFICIALLY the date!) and coincidentally Emily’s mom works at our financial advisor’s office and handles all the things for us…well, they’re just our people. This is the second sunrise session they have let […]

Emily & Jake | Trendy Spring Sunrise Session | Historic Downtown Wilmington Rooftop

April 7, 2021