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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! 

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Chelsea & Nick’s Downtown Richmond VA Engagement Photos

Filed in : Engagements

Sometimes I get couples who have “how we met” stories that are straight out of the movies.  Sometimes I get couples who have the cutest proposal stories.  Chelsea & Nick, however, have BOTH!  They were both living in Boston but had never crossed paths.  Fate brought them together at the Richmond airport where they were […]

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Rachel & Paul’s National Gallery of Art Engagement Photos

Filed in : Engagements

I think my favorite part of being a wedding photographer is when you get to shoot a wedding for friends.  I mean, all of my clients become friends, but in this case . . . Paul & I were friends before he & Rachel were clients!  We met in photography class at JMU.  That was […]

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The Weekender

Filed in : Personal, Sneak Peek

I’m back!!  Well, I’m back halfway.  I feel like I’m working at half capacity after getting my wisdom teeth out last Monday.  That’s right, I did it!  I had all four of them taken out, then spent the next 3 days on my couch.  If we’re being completely honest, I have felt utterly worthless this […]

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The Weekender

Filed in : Personal

Happy Monday from the other side of Daylight Savings Time.  I really think it’s necessary to spend the Sunday of DST on the couch, especially since yesterday was dark and dreary. And you know what I always forget about Daylight Savings?  It means that when I get done with a normal work day, it will […]

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Book Reviews xiii: Best Books of October 2017

Filed in : Book Reviews

I didn’t realize how much I actually read in October until I was prepping this blog post!  Honestly, I didn’t expect to get much reading done during the busiest wedding month for SDP and the Mill.  I prepared by getting some quick, fun, easy reads on deck, and that paid off!  While I didn’t LOVE […]

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