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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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Jennie & Alex…where do I begin with these two? As a wedding photographer, I see lots of couples and lots of interactions. None have been quite so sweet as Jennie and Alex together. It’s in the small things, you know? Like Jennie surprising Alex with his dog Kiah before the ceremony…like the sweet mementoes of […]

Jennie & Alex | Married | Blush & Burgundy Fall Winery Wedding | Morais Vineyards | Bealeton, VA

Weddings

October 24, 2022

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Engagements

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

August 25, 2022

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This one’s a special one. Saige is Caleb’s sister and she and her boyfriend, Pat, just recently graduated from the Naval Academy. It has always been my dream to shoot “on the yard,” so I asked if she and Pat would be willing to model for me.

Saige & Patrick | Sunrise Couples Session at the United States Naval Academy | Annapolis, Maryland

Portraits

August 18, 2022

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Weddings

Taylor and Andrew tied the knot on a beautiful June evening at Belle’s Pleasure in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Her bouquet by Nana Floral was stunning with vibrant summer colors, variations of pink, white, and pops of yellow. I loved how it was so romantic to compliment her lace-embossed gown with off the shoulder straps and the blush bridesmaids gowns. Andrew and his groomsmen were looking dapper as well in their gray tuxes that were perfect for their summer wedding.

Taylor & Andrew | Married | Sage & Pink Summer Wedding at Belle’s Pleasure | Fredericksburg, VA

July 7, 2022

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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

Weddings

June 8, 2022

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Weddings

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

Weddings

April 6, 2022

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Engagements

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

Weddings

December 8, 2021

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Weddings

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