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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! 


Weekly Wedding Tips: The List

Filed in : Wedding Tips

If you read the last wedding tip, you knew this one was coming!  After working as a second shooter for some very talented and organized photographers and shooting weddings of my own, I’ve worked out a system for making the family formal photos go as efficiently as possible.  This system includes one of my very […]


The Weekender

Filed in : Personal, Sneak Peek

It’s the last week of October!  WHAT?!  This makes me realize that I was pretty terrible at completing my list of Fall things to do . . . but there is still time!  It’s still Fall until about Thanksgiving time, right?? This Saturday was my last SDP wedding of the year, and I couldn’t have […]


Engaged! Brett & Elyse’s Richmond VA Engagement Session

Filed in : Engagements

I think it’s pretty obvious from my Facebook & Instagram posts that I LOVED this couple and their engagement session!!  Seriously, Brett had me wondering if I could make it a requirement for my grooms to wear bow ties, and Elyse . . . well Elyse’s smile just says it all. Elyse’s excitement for their […]


Married! Jessica & Daniel’s Dominion Club Wedding

Filed in : Weddings

When I first met with Jessica and her mom, I asked if she had brought any of her planning materials.  She brought a BINDER with folders and sheet protectors . . . and then I knew she was the bride for me!  Jessica had her wedding vision in sight and she was completely prepared to […]


The Weekender

Filed in : Personal

I am back in Richmond after another weekend trip to West Virginia for a wedding!  That’s right, TWO of my cousins got married within the past two months, and I was honored that they both wanted me to be their photographer.  🙂  This time, we stayed with my mom’s parents in Ohio, so I got […]



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