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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! 


Shelby & Andrew: Mint Louisa VA Wedding

Filed in : Weddings

I was standing in the basement of Robert’s house when I got Shelby’s “I’M ENGAGED!!” email.  I had to keep re-reading it to him because I kept stopping to squeal and say, “AWWWW oh my gahhhhhsh!!”  I don’t think there is anything better than old friends trusting you to be their wedding photographer! One line from […]


Carrie & Andrew: Orange VA Farm Wedding

Filed in : Weddings

I’m not sure who was more excited for Carrie & Andrew’s wedding day in Orange, VA . . . me or them!  I knew it was going to be a beautiful day out at the Jacobs family’s beautiful farm, and I knew that Carrie and Andrew were SO excited to get married. The week before […]


The Weekender

Filed in : Personal, Sneak Peek

Hello, Monday.  It’s hard to believe you’re back again.  When your weekends are full of wedding fun and Father’s Day activities, the weekend goes pretty fast.  I’m thinking of running for President so I can make weekends three days long.  I mean, if Donald Trump has taught us anything, it’s that anyone can be president […]


Lauren & Brian’s Richmond VA Canal Walk Engagement Photos

Filed in : Engagements

When Lauren contacted me about shooting their July wedding, I had no idea that she and Brian had moved their wedding date up about SIX MONTHS!  During their engagement session on the Canal Walk here in Richmond, I learned that Lauren gave herself about four months to plan a wedding!  When I asked WHY on earth […]


Arielle & Shawn’s Downtown Richmond, VA Wedding

Filed in : Weddings

I won’t lie to you, I was SO looking forward to Arielle & Shawn’s wedding!  First, I knew they would kick off my summer wedding season with a BANG!  Second, I was so excited to see Arielle as a bride!  She looks like a Disney princess on a daily basis, so I could only imagine […]



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