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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! 


Easy Ways to Reduce Waste

Filed in : Personal

When I declared to my parents last week that reducing waste was “my new thing,” my dad laughed and said, “NEW?!” He had a point. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been bothered by waste. Before I could drive, my dad sighed about hauling my bin of soda cans and plastic bottles to […]


The Weekender

Filed in : OUR WEDDING!, Personal

April (and the last few days of March!) has already been the most joy-filled, fun, emotional blur of a month. The truth is, even though this is supposed to be the happiest time in my life — I’m engaged, we’re planning our wedding, my family is growing, etc. — I was in a valley. Maybe […]


Richmond VA Engagement Photos: Marissa & Jordan

Filed in : Engagements

Marissa & I have been friends for aaaagggesssss. Eighth grade sticks out in my mind. I’m pretty sure we were those friends who had a special notebook that we passed back and forth with all of our boy gossip. If I looked, I MIGHT find that notebook in my closet. Marissa & Jordan have been […]


Shalese & Robert Plan a Wedding: An Update

Filed in : Wedding Tips

An update on our wedding plans!


Rome, Italy Travel Blog

Filed in : Travel

Ah, Rome.  I heard so many different things about Rome while we were planning this trip.  Some guy on Jeopardy said Rome smells.  Literally smells.  My friend, Krysta, who was a huge help in my planning process, LOVES Rome.  I really didn’t know what to expect!! Since I’m blogging this part of our trip WAY […]



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