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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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After being together for twelve years, Stephanie and Drew tied the knot this Memorial Day Weekend in Dulles, VA. While they are transplants from New England, they now call Virginia home and wanted to celebrate their marriage where they live!

Stephanie & Drew | Married | Navy & Dusty Blue Summer Wedding at 1757 Golf Club | Dulles, VA


June 8, 2022

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COVID certainly brought the entire world some challenges, but I think it also brought us a different perspective, a way to think outside of the box when it comes to the way things “have always been done.” Kayla and Donovan’s wedding day and anniversary celebration is a perfect example of that.

Kayla & Donovan | Anniversary Celebration | Brix & Columns Winery | McGaheysville, VA

May 16, 2022

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Annie & Brandon’s wedding day was a beautiful documentation of their love for one another. The beginning of the day started with the bridesmaid and bridesman celebrating Annie with mimosas while having their hair and makeup done. The “bartender,” also Annie’s bridesman, even made me a mocktail to enjoy with them! It was a remarkable […]

Anne & Brandon | Married | Early Spring Wedding at Morais Vineyards | Bealeton, VA


April 6, 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

March 22, 2022

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Talk about the best of both worlds…a beautiful, rich holiday-themed wedding with brisk, but not cold November weather and sunshine. Heather and Eric got both on their wedding day!!

Heather & Eric | Married | Emerald & Red Winter Wedding | Morais Vineyards


December 8, 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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Fork Union, Virginia? Where is that?! Well, that place is one that is so special to my family and many other families from my hometown of Fluvanna County. Jessica and Matt’s families are no exception! Jessica and Matt celebrated their wedding day at the private residence of a family who has been in Jessica’s life […]

Jessica & Matt | Married | Rustic Private Residence Wedding | Fork Union, Virginia


November 12, 2021

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When you meet Mary and Will, you just get a sense that you will be taken care of. They have that air of Southern hospitality that shows you care and grace. They have known each other since they were 11 and 14! But get this–they didn’t start dating until her senior year of college at Virginia Tech (GO HOKIES!!). Will was persistent…every year when she came home from college, he would take her out on a date. He even told her, “I’m gonna marry you someday.” Lo and behold, he sure did make her his wife!

Mary & Will | Married | Patriotic & Sentimental Summer Wedding | Manassas, Virginia

July 7, 2021

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Despite some setbacks in the planning process of their day, Kaelyn and Tyler’s wedding day was just as beautiful as it was meaningful.

Kaelyn & Tyler | Married | Early Summer Evergreen Country Club Wedding | Haymarket, VA


May 20, 2021

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Every maternity session is special because the couple typically nervous with anticipation and excitement of what is to come, especially when it’s their first child. But this maternity session was EXTRA special because that guy there is one of Caleb’s best friends from high school.

James & Erin | Expecting | Spring Maternity Session at James Madison’s Montpelier

May 14, 2021