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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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Heather and I met through another one of my brides and I must say…working with clients that are friends of previous clients is always a joy.

Heather & Will | Romantic Sunrise Engagement Session at Virginia Beach Waterfront

Engagements

August 25, 2022

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Engagements

Jessica and Matt celebrated their engagement at Castle Hill Cider in Keswick, VA, right outside of Charlottesville and just minutes from my parents’ home! They included their pup, Sadie, in their session and it could not have been more perfect.

Jessica & Matt | Castle Hill Summer Engagement | Charlottesville, Virginia

August 4, 2022

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As you can see, Anne and Brandon’s engagement session was in the middle of the lush summer. So needless to say, I am behind in blogging their session. However, it will hit the press before their wedding this Sunday! These two are so extremely sweet. Anne is a high school teacher and Brandon contracts for […]

Anne & Brandon | Engaged | Summer Session at Oatlands Gardens | Leesburg, VA

Engagements

March 22, 2022

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Engagements

Stephanie and Zac had their engagement session back in the spring. April gave us a beautifully sunny day on the grounds of Oatlands historic house. The rolling hills of Leesburg led us straight to the secret garden which has become one of my favorite places to shoot.

Stephanie & Zac | Engaged | Spring Garden Engagement at Oatlands | Leesburg, Virginia

September 9, 2021

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Despite below freezing temperatures and uncertainty about access to the Tidal Basin during cherry blossom season, we were able to make this sweet sunrise engagement session happen…and make it look warm, despite it being 17 degrees!

Stephanie & Drew | Washington, D.C. Cherry Blossom Engagement

Engagements

May 12, 2021

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Portraits

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

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This adventurous couple braved the beach at sunrise then explored through the romantic Airlie Gardens for their eastern North Carolina engagement session.

Stephanie & Jeff | Wrightsville Beach & Airlie Gardens Engagement Session

Portraits

March 31, 2021

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Portraits

It’s a funny story how Joan and I found each other. Back when we lived in North Carolina, I was friends with her sister-in-law…before she was her sister-in-law! Joan is a twin, and Courtney, my friend, married her twin brother, Jake. Jake and Courtney got married in October 2018, right when I was due with […]

Joan & Brad | Sunrise Winter Monument Engagement | Washington, D.C.

March 24, 2021