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Welcome to the hockensmith photo co. blog

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There is a lot I’ve been working on behind the scenes to go along with the new rebrand.. I’ve hired an assistant! Yes, at last. This is something I’ve resisted for a long time because honestly.. I’m a bit of a control freak. But this has been an amazing step for our business and it’s […]

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September 1, 2019

a new look and headshots

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It’s been a pretty toasty Summer this year, let’s be honest. Normally for a July wedding you expect it to be warm — but you might not expect a heat index of 115! What can I say? Lexie and Sean (despite apparently bringing the heat) are an incredibly chill couple. We had so much fun […]

couples

August 19, 2019

italian farmhouse wedding

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Meg loves the camera and the camera loves her back! This session was so much fun and I’ve been excited to blog it for a while now. My time with Meg was unique because I had my wonderful assistant follow us around and take some footage of the session actually happening — which if you […]

portrait

July 3, 2019

meg

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I realized over the weekend that I never blogged anything about Joey and I’s trip to Philly back in December. We went up for a quick weekend getaway to celebrate our five year anniversary. We got married right before Christmas at the end of 2013 so we always kind of lump the holidays and our […]

travel

June 24, 2019

Philadelphia, PA

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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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Today I’m sharing Chloe’s senior session from a few months ago! Slowly but surely I am catching up on posting on the blog. Seriously, there are so many sessions I can’t wait to share. Chloe decided to do her photos on her property which was a nice change of pace from all the places I […]

portrait

May 21, 2019

chloe

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Something I am trying to lean more towards in my business this year is sharing more of my trips. Back in January, I was lucky enough to second shoot for my friend Natalie Jayne Photography in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Of course, I could not resist taking a whole bunch of personal photos in such a […]

travel

May 4, 2019

montego bay, jamaica

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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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