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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! 


The Weekender

Filed in : Personal, Sneak Peek

Hellooooo Monday!  My summer wedding season officially kicked off this Saturday with Arielle & Shawn’s wedding at The Brownstone.  It was a hot one, but it was so worth it!  I can’t wait for their wedding to hit the NEW blog tomorrow!  If you haven’t heard all about the new blog, you can read about it […]


The Blog is Back!!

Filed in : Business, Personal

YOU GUYSSSSSSSS.  I couldn’t be happier to be writing this blog post.  As you can see, the blog got a facelift.  A facelift that has been in the works since February.  That’s right, February.  I have never felt more stress of my blog . . . it was “on pause” for two weeks, then it […]


The Weekender

Filed in : Personal

You guuyyyyyyssss.  This was one of those weekends that I wish could happen EVERY weekend.  Or at least one weekend a month.  Shoot, I would even settle for every other month!  Saturday morning, my friends Lea and Chelsea and I headed down to Denver, North Carolina for our best friend, Shea’s, baby shower!!! We were […]


Introducing Madison at the Mill, an Orange, VA Wedding and Event Venue

Filed in : Business, Personal, Wedding Tips

Today’s blog is a little something different!  If you’re following along on Instagram and Facebook, you’ve seen me talking about Robert’s wedding venue in our hometown of Orange, VA, Madison at the Mill.  Since they’ve hosted Christmas parties and scholarship fundraising dances there, there’s been a lot of interest in the “party room” above the […]


A Love Letter to JMU Grads

Filed in : Love Letters, Personal

**Originally written in May 2014.  All of this is still true, and it’s still an excellent reminder to myself that I have A LOT more living to do.** This weekend is a BIG weekend at my alma mater.  JMU seniors graduate tomorrow!  I have been liking pretty much every single Instagram post from JMULove and […]



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