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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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Samantha & Reilly’s University of Richmond Engagement Photos

Filed in : Engagements

Can you believe that after shooting in Richmond for 5 years, I had never shot at the University of Richmond??  Luckily, this gorgeous campus is where Samantha & Reilly met during their sophomore year.  Samantha was actually one of Lindsay’s bridesmaids, so it was extra fun to catch up with her and her new fiance […]

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Chelsea & Nick’s Downtown Richmond VA Engagement Photos

Filed in : Engagements

Sometimes I get couples who have “how we met” stories that are straight out of the movies.  Sometimes I get couples who have the cutest proposal stories.  Chelsea & Nick, however, have BOTH!  They were both living in Boston but had never crossed paths.  Fate brought them together at the Richmond airport where they were […]

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Rachel & Paul’s National Gallery of Art Engagement Photos

Filed in : Engagements

I think my favorite part of being a wedding photographer is when you get to shoot a wedding for friends.  I mean, all of my clients become friends, but in this case . . . Paul & I were friends before he & Rachel were clients!  We met in photography class at JMU.  That was […]

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Tammy & Dominique: Downtown Fredericksburg VA Engagement Photos

Filed in : Engagements

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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