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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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Ellen & Warren: Libby Hill Richmond VA Engagement Photos

Filed in : Engagements

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

Filed in : Engagements

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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Meghan and Michael: Maymont Park Engagement Photos in Richmond VA

Filed in : Engagements

If I could shoot at Maymont Park in Richmond every day, I would!  The possibilities are endless, but there ARE a ton of people!  Meghan & Michael, however, were real champs!  I don’t know how I get such cool people as clients, but I love these two.  They are so relaxed even when were on […]

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Colby & Erica: Poplar Springs Inn Engagement Photos

Filed in : Engagements

When Erica & Colby told me they wanted to shoot their engagement photos at The Inn at Poplar Springs, I was thrilled.  It looked beautiful online, but it was even more lovely in person.  See, I expected a poplar lined driveway, but when I first pulled in . . . it wasn’t there.  No tree […]

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Wedding Tip: Engagement Session Outfits

Filed in : Engagements, Wedding Tips

Over the past few years of shooting engagement sessions, I’ve learned that the outfits and the location can really make the session.  I have multiple pages dedicated to outfits & location in my bridal guide, but I love sharing all of my favorite tips here! I always want my couples to feel excited for their engagement session!  This […]

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