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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

Filed in : Personal

You guuyyyyyyssss.  This was one of those weekends that I wish could happen EVERY weekend.  Or at least one weekend a month.  Shoot, I would even settle for every other month!  Saturday morning, my friends Lea and Chelsea and I headed down to Denver, North Carolina for our best friend, Shea’s, baby shower!!! We were […]


Introducing Madison at the Mill, an Orange, VA Wedding and Event Venue

Filed in : Business, Personal, Wedding Tips

Today’s blog is a little something different!  If you’re following along on Instagram and Facebook, you’ve seen me talking about Robert’s wedding venue in our hometown of Orange, VA, Madison at the Mill.  Since they’ve hosted Christmas parties and scholarship fundraising dances there, there’s been a lot of interest in the “party room” above the […]


A Love Letter to JMU Grads

Filed in : Love Letters, Personal

**Originally written in May 2014.  All of this is still true, and it’s still an excellent reminder to myself that I have A LOT more living to do.** This weekend is a BIG weekend at my alma mater.  JMU seniors graduate tomorrow!  I have been liking pretty much every single Instagram post from JMULove and […]


Savannah & Andrew’s Richmond VA Farm Wedding

Filed in : Weddings

I have been waiting and waiting for Savannah and Andrew’s wedding day!  There were so many reasons . . . I couldn’t wait to see Savannah as a bride, I was excited to get a chance to take portraits of these two NOT in the rain, Caroline was their wedding planner, AND I knew that […]


The Weekender

Filed in : Personal, Sneak Peek

Happy May!  How did this happen?!  I am so excited for May because the college roommates and I are finally reuniting to go to Charlotte for Shea’s BABY SHOWER!  I still cannot believe that my college best friend is married and having a baby!!  Only 2 weeks until our departure!  🙂 So, the stories from […]



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