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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! 


Anshu & Haresh’s Richmond VA Wedding

Filed in : Second Shooting, Weddings

When Jess of Jessica Maida Photography asked me to be her second shooter for an Indian wedding, I was beyond excited.  I had been dying to photograph a wedding with so much tradition, beauty and COLOR! Anshu & Haresh’s wedding at the Downtown Richmond Marriott couldn’t have been a more perfect day.  I can’t even […]


Put Some Love in the Mail

Filed in : Personal

My love for letters could stem from a lot of things.  Maybe it comes from the fact that I grew up before middle schoolers had cell phones, so my best friends and I wrote notes to each other all day.  (If any of these notes are still in the shoe box in my closet, they […]


Jennie & Tim’s Vow Renewal at Chestnut Hill

Filed in : Weddings

When Jennie emailed me about photographing she & Tim’s vow renewal, I was honored that she thought of me!  Photographing a photographer?  It’s a pretty big deal . . . especially when it’s the first Richmond photographer who gave me the opportunity to second shoot! I had never been to a vow renewal before Jennie & […]



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