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In the last five years or so I’ve seen a rise in the idea of the colored bridal gown. This shoot is actually an older one from a few years back, but I wanted to republish it and put it back into the photography consciousness because it’s a favorite of mine. The look we went […]

bridal

May 22, 2019

tropical bridal shoot

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Wow, it must be the end of the world because I actually blogged!! Let me tell you guys, those of you who have been hustling photography part-time while also having a full-time job, I truly don’t know how you’ve done it. It’s been a serious moment since I have had the time or energy to […]

portrait

May 4, 2019

emily

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Zach and Hannah’s wedding was a perfect day in small-town Fredericksburg. This laid back, classic spring day was just what we needed to open our 2019 wedding season and we are so happy we got to be there for it! I got to play around a little more with light and reflection than I usually […]

couples

May 4, 2019

classic spring wedding at the silk mill

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Polegreen is one of my favorite venues in Virginia for obvious reasons, just look at that geometry! Ross and Kendall’s wedding was the perfect way to close out 2018. It was beautifully intimate with only their closest friends and family present on a cool November day. The foliage and decor was brilliant, along with a […]

couples

May 4, 2019

intimate bohemian wedding at polegreen church

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Today we’re sharing Will and Alyssa’s Waynesboro wedding! The big day took place out at Stable Craft Brewing (who apparently makes great beer, according to Joey) and it was so, so much fun. It did rain intermittently as it tends to do in the Summer, but it actually ended up being really cool because Will […]

couples

May 4, 2019

craft brewery wedding in waynesboro

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Finally (and slowly) getting around to blogging some of our weddings from 2018! Today I’m sharing Sammy and Michael’s wedding at the Glasgow Farm. I don’t think anything beats late Summer in terms of green, freshly rained lush and these photos really reflected that. As it does this time of year, it rained. However lucky […]

couples

May 4, 2019

lush glasgow farm wedding

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Wow, can you believe we’re already here again? It seems like not long ago at all I was putting this post together for last year. Today is actually my last day before I start my job full time again tomorrow, so it only seemed appropriate to blog my favorite wedding photos of the year. These […]

couples

December 18, 2018

best of 2018 weddings

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I have known Alison for a long time — I photographed her and her sisters as kids and did Senior photos for her oldest sister Emily a few years back. She has the kind of smile that just completely lights up a room, and you can feel that energy just illuminate from her photos.

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November 7, 2018

alison

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Mikaela was a joy to photograph. She was so spunky and full of life — and with awesome taste in books may I add! During the second half of her session, we witnessed hundreds of butterflies at Chatham Manor. We ended with a few “very October appropriate” shots near the old corn stalks.

portrait

November 7, 2018

mikaela

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So here we are, my favorite shoot of the year! This is the fifth year we have done a Halloween shoot, which is insane. It doesn’t feel like five years has gone by since our first one. This year while down in Nola, I felt inspired by the cultural icon that is Marie Laveau. The […]

portrait

October 29, 2018

Halloween 2018

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