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If you're looking for a wedding photographer who values prints over jpegs and moments over poses, you've come to the right place. If you're ECSTATIC to be getting married, you're also in the right place! 


Shalese & Robert Plan a Wedding: An Update

Filed in : Wedding Tips

An update on our wedding plans!


Rome, Italy Travel Blog

Filed in : Travel

Ah, Rome.  I heard so many different things about Rome while we were planning this trip.  Some guy on Jeopardy said Rome smells.  Literally smells.  My friend, Krysta, who was a huge help in my planning process, LOVES Rome.  I really didn’t know what to expect!! Since I’m blogging this part of our trip WAY […]


The Weekender

Filed in : OUR WEDDING!, Personal

The last Weekender I posted (no. 155) was published in August. AUGUST, you guys. I don’t know . . . what happened. Honestly. I’ve MISSED blogging. I’ve thought about blogging. I really wanted to blog . . . but there’s been a block. Whether it was simply sitting down to make the TIME (quiet time, […]


Madison at the Mill Wedding: Deanna & Travis

Filed in : Weddings

It’s not every day that my wedding commute is . . . across the street! It’s also not every day that I’m shooting a wedding on a Monday, but Travis & Deanna are the type of people who are cool enough to get married on New Year’s Eve. New Year’s Eve weddings are, in my […]


Vineyard Estate at New Kent Winery Wedding: Sarah & Anthony

Filed in : Weddings

YOU GUYS!!!  This was my last Fall wedding of 2018!!  I have one last wedding at Madison at the Mill (aka my home haha) on New Year’s Eve, but I was so thrilled to close out Fall with Sarah & Anthony.  THESE TWO.  They’re not only a ridiculously photogenic couple, they’re also two of the […]



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