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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! 


Wedding Update: We Mailed Invitations!

Filed in : OUR WEDDING!

Wedding Countdown: 73 days Just yesterday, we hit a big wedding planning milestone — we mailed the invitations! I got to go pick them up from Chloe last Wednesday, which was AWESOME because we got to catch up. She brings so much light wherever she goes. And truly, I cannot say enough about what a […]


Rockville, VA Wedding | Erin & Jeb

Filed in : Weddings

True story: I had never been to Rockville before Erin & Jeb’s wedding this past Saturday. After a few hours there though, I can see why Jeb wouldn’t want to leave! It’s such a sweet little community full of people who seem like the absolute best circle of friends a couple could have. I started […]


How I Use Essential Oils: From a Beginner & a Skeptic

Filed in : Essential Oils, Non-Toxic Living

I got my YoungLiving Essential Oils premium starter kit (psk, as they say in the “biz”) on March 23rd. That means I’ve been using and studying oils for almost 3 months now. And when I say “studying,” I mean STUDYING. I’m a learner, and to be honest, I was skeptical of essential oils. There’s so […]


Great Marsh Estate Engagement Photos: ME AND ROBERT!!!

Filed in : OUR WEDDING!, Personal

A few favorites from Robert & I’s engagement session at Great Marsh Estate with Heather Chipps Photography!


Main Street Station Wedding Photos: Mark & Adrienne

Filed in : Weddings

This is my first wedding back at Main Street Station in AGES! And I have been STRUGGLING to blog it because WordPress is NOT cooperating this week, but I am determined to share Mark & Adrienne’s day!! There were some very important family members who weren’t able to make it to their wedding last Saturday, […]



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