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Primland Resort Weekend Getaway Recap

Last weekend we had an amazing time at Primland Resort. Rick and I are beach/coastal lovers so we never go to the mountains and actually this was our first time visiting the mountains together! It was so nice to get away and experience something new! Primland is a luxury resort in the mountains of Southwest […]

March 11, 2019

Travel

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Bridal Details Checklist For Your Photographer

It’s Wedding Tip Wednesday! Let’s talk bridal details. On wedding days, I always start with photographing the bridal details. Bridal details might not be something you give much thought to when it comes to your wedding photos but they are an important part of your day that deserve to be photographed. Having all the items […]

January 30, 2019

Tips For Brides

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5 Ways To Be Prepared If It Rains On Your Wedding Day

“I hope it rains on my wedding day”….said no one ever! But, while you probably picture a nice sunny day for your wedding, rain is always a possibility. When it comes to your wedding photography, rain can throw a loop in the plan but it doesn’t have to ruin it. 2018 was the year of […]

January 23, 2019

Tips For Brides

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Winter Bucket List 2019

I am a Bucket List person. I make one for myself every season of activities to do and places to go. I even made a Bucket List last January of new restaurants for us to try. I didn’t post about it but it took us a year and we finally checked off each one! Every […]

January 22, 2019

Personal

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2018 Personal Year In Review

Maybe it’s just me, but as a year ends and a new one begins I always like to reflect on the previous year and look ahead to what the new year will bring. And of course, I find myself going through my photos to relive all the memories. Nothing really life changing happened to me […]

January 17, 2019

Personal

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Best of 2018 Weddings

How is it the end of 2018 already?! Time to reflect on all the weddings I was a part of and share some of my favorite images from this year.  From backyard weddings, barn weddings, and a winery wedding, it was the perfect wedding season! I know I say it all the time, but I […]

December 30, 2018

Weddings

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Lakeside at Welch Estate Wedding Styled Shoot | Powhatan, Virginia

It’s amazing what happens when a team of creatives come together! I met some of the ladies involved in this shoot a few months ago at an industry event. Shortly after, they contacted me about doing a styled shoot. I was stoked to be a part of it! What I love about styled shoots is […]

November 28, 2018

Weddings

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Allen and Victoria | Williamsburg Winery Wedding

My 2018 wedding season went out with a bang with Allen and Victoria’s Williamsburg Winery Wedding. I adore Willliamsburg so I was pretty stoked when Victoria booked me for her wedding! This was my first wedding at the Williamsburg Winery and hopefully not the last! Allen and Victoria’s fall wedding was so gorgeous! Victoria was […]

November 20, 2018

Weddings

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Alex and Paige | The Barns of Kanak Fall Wedding | Prince George, VA

I’m so excited to finally share Alex and Paige’s Wedding at The Barns of Kanak! I must warn you, this is a pretty massive blog post because I just had too many photos I wanted to share! I was so happy to be a part of this day. I’ve enjoyed getting to know them! They […]

November 7, 2018

Weddings

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Chris & Jessica | Prince George, Va Fall Engagement

Finally excited to get Chris and Jessica in front of my camera! They booked me in March and wanted their engagement photos in the fall. I’ve been looking forward to their session for 8 months! On the way to their session, I was wondering if the photos would even look like fall since none of […]

October 21, 2018

Engagements

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