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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! 


The Weekender . . . 75th Edition!

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We have reached the 75th Weekender!!!  You guys know I have a thing about numbers, so this is exciting!  I’m really, really grateful for everyone who keeps up with the blogs and checks in each Monday to see what the haps are.  🙂 So, I think we have officially survived Winter Storm Jonas or Blizzard […]


The “Off” Season

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It’s that time of year again!  You might hear a lot of wedding professionals talking about the “off” season right now.  For us, this is the period from about November to March/April where people aren’t really getting married.  You might think it sounds great to have this season of no work, but that couldn’t be […]


The Weekender

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Happy Monday, folks!  It’s been such a fun week of seeing everyone’s reactions to the newest issue of Richmond Weddings!  I’m so, so proud of this issue, and I can’t wait for even MORE engaged couples to get their copies at the Expo on January 31st.  🙂  It’s going to be a busy weekend, but […]


2016 Resolutions

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I know that there are a lot of memes on the internet that make fun of all the resolutions that people make this time of year.  And I know there are a lot of people who get bummed out that their gym is fuller than usual for the first few weeks of a new year. […]


The Weekender: A Tuesday Edition

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Hellooooo world.  Sometimes my Monday series happens on Tuesdays, and I always feel a little guilty about that.  I am, however, giving myself grace at the moment because I have this weird cold going on and felt like absolute death yesterday and the day before.  I think that’s what I get for barely sleeping all […]



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