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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! 

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Tammy & Dominique: Downtown Fredericksburg VA Engagement Photos

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It’s not often that I get a wedding referral from a baker, but I am SO glad Melissa sent Tammy my way!!  I could tell from Tammy’s emails that she and Dominique were excited for this shoot.  It’s not often that I get to shoot so close to my hometown, so this shoot was extra […]

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Meredith & Steven: Colonial Beach VA Engagement Photos

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I can’t even tell you what a tease it was to get to SMELL the salty ocean air!  When Meredith suggested we go to Colonial Beach for hers and Steven’s engagement photos, I wasn’t sure about it.  I had never been there, and they hadn’t, either!  But we took a risk, and I think it […]

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Jennifer & Jake’s Virginia State Capitol Engagement Photos

Filed in : Engagements

After days of checking the weather and rescheduling our first session due to the monsoons, Jennifer & Jake and I FINALLY got to do their engagement photos!  We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day to be at the Virginia State Capitol in downtown Richmond.  It’s becoming one of my absolute favorite places to […]

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Ellen & Warren: Libby Hill Richmond VA Engagement Photos

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I get excited when my clients ask me to shoot in places that I haven’t before, but I also love visiting old favorites!  Ellen & Warren and I met in front of Millie’s, a Richmond diner famous for their brunch.  I still haven’t eaten here, so that’s definitely going on the restaurant bucket list!  Ellen also […]

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Aleah and Alex: Downtown Richmond VA Engagement Photos

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I hadn’t seen Aleah & Alex since our initial meeting, so I was SO excited for their engagement session!  What I remembered most about meeting these two was their enthusiasm about getting married.  That’s really fires me up the most — couples that are EXCITED for the whole process.  And I’m very lucky because all […]

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