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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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Colleen and Alex made the backyard micro-wedding look great! Surrounded by 30 of their closest family and friends they said their vows and committed the rest of their lives to one another!

Colleen & Alex | Married | Royal Blue & Gold Backyard Micro-Wedding | Fredericksburg, VA

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August 19, 2020

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Despite COVID-19’s best efforts to thwart their wedding day, Mariana and Ryan’s persistence prevailed. Postponing their wedding only three weeks from its original date, they were married on July 11th on a day that celebrated their Catholic faith and their families at the Briar Patch Inn in Leesburg, Virginia. It was a beautiful day to witness!

Mariana & Ryan | Married | Summer Sage & Navy Wedding at the Briar Patch Inn | Leesburg, Virginia

July 14, 2020

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Elle & Sam’s original plans to elope to Vegas were foiled by COVID-19. That didn’t keep them from celebrating in style though! These two were wed on their 10-year dating anniversary and tied the knot at the Clifton Inn in Charlottesville!

Elle & Sam | Married | Summer Micro-Wedding at the Clifton Inn | Charlottesville, Virginia

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July 8, 2020

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During a short excursion down to South Carolina, my friend and I had the opportunity to photograph a beautiful bridal session in the streets of Downtown Charleston. We visited Rainbow Row, the Pineapple Fountain, and the Battery before venturing off to some side streets to grab a few creative shots!

Downtown Charleston Bridal Session | Rainbow Row, Pineapple Fountain, & The Battery

April 7, 2020

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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

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December 30, 2019

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The love between Brooke and Garrett warmed up their brisk November wedding day at Sweeney Barn. The burgundy and navy colors matched the regality of the venue perfectly.

Brooke & Garrett Married | Sweeney Barn, Manassas, VA | Burgundy, Navy, and Gold Fall Wedding

November 20, 2019

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Our first family wedding in the books! Michelle and Doran’s day was family-centered and full of love, from the venue to the wedding party to even some of the vendors!

Michelle & Doran Married | Hornsby House Inn in Yorktown, Virginia | Neutral & Natural Fall Wedding on the Water

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October 23, 2019