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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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Pauley Center Wedding Photos: Meredith & Chris

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That title is a little deceiving.  We DID celebrate Meredith & Chris’s wedding at the Pauley Center near the VMFA in Richmond, VA, but first . . . we got them married in Charlottesville!  On Friday, a small group of family and friends gathered at Chris’s brother & sister-in-law’s house for an intimate ceremony and […]

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Boathouse at Sunday Park Wedding Photos: Heather & Aaron

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I LOVE a Friday wedding!  And when it’s a sweet couple on a beautiful day??  That’s even better.  🙂 Heather & Aaron put so much thought and love into every bit of their wedding day.  They included so many fun details like oyster shells for guests to sign, lobster mac and cheese, and gorgeous succulents […]

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Stover Hall Wedding Photos: Rachel & Paul

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I have been waiting and waiting to share this Stover Hall wedding!!  Not only did it mean shooting at a new (to me) venue in the mountains, it also meant shooting for a fellow photographer and friend!!  Paul and I took a few photography classes at JMU together, so it was SO easy to work […]

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Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens Wedding Photos | Chelsea & Nick

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Weather has been a big issue here in Virginia lately!  I knew that if Chelsea & Nick booked their wedding at Lewis Ginter, then they wanted to have their ceremony outside in that stunning rose garden!  But as we got closer and closer to the big day, the forecast didn’t look great.  In fact, the […]

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Science Museum of Virginia Wedding Photos | Adriane & Conor

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Honesty time: before Adriane & Conor’s wedding, I had a lot of nerves.  I was nervous about shooting at the Science Museum of Virginia.  It’s notoriously a tough venue to shoot in because it’s a huge rotunda with a three story domed ceiling.  (It’s also gorgeous!)  Plus, I was nervous because I hadn’t met Adriane […]

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