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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! 


Ruthie & Brandon: VMFA Pauley Center Wedding Photos

Filed in : Weddings

It feels like you JUST saw Ruthie & Brandon’s engagement session!  I was looking forward to their wedding day at the VMFA Pauley Center so much.  The VMFA has a special place in my heart — it’s one of my favorite places in the Fan. What I learned on Ruthie & Brandon’s wedding day is […]


Kristin & Travis: Boathouse at Sunday Park Wedding Photos

Filed in : Weddings

I had  been WAITING for Kristin & Travis’s wedding day for MONTHS!  And I’m pretty sure they had been, too.  I loved seeing their countdown on social media — it made me that much more excited! I think everyone present on Kristin & Travis’s was as in awe of these two as I’ve always been. […]


The Weekender

Filed in : Personal, Sneak Peek

I’m never sure how to start these blog posts!  I always feel like I resort something standard like, “I can’t believe it’s Monday,” or “It’s starting to feel like Fall!”  So I try to avoid those . . . and then I’m stumped.  I missed last week’s post because last Sunday, Robert and I went […]


Hillary & Cory: Downtown Richmond VA Wedding at Rockett’s Landing

Filed in : Weddings

Hillary & Cory’s wedding at Rockett’s Landing was the perfect way to kick off Fall wedding season!  It was also QUITE nice to walk outside after the sun had gone down over the river and not still feel like one could melt! I think the thing I will always love about wedding days is that […]


Ruthie & Brandon: James River Engagement Photos

Filed in : Engagements

I’m going to be extremely honest: I sighed a big sigh of relief when we rescheduled Ruthie & Brandon’s engagement session a few weeks ago.  See, we had inadvertently scheduled their engagement session on the hottest day of the year.  (Richmonders, remember the Watermelon Festival weekend?!)  Since the heat index was about 118 degrees, I sent […]



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