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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! 


King Family Vineyards Engagement Photos | Heather & Aaron

Filed in : Engagements

Thanks to Heather & Aaron, I checked something else off of my shooting bucket list: King Family Vineyard engagement photos!  I got to shoot here years ago with Stephanie, so I was excited to meet this sweet couple here for their engagement photos! Heather & Aaron met on Bumble, and they’ll be getting married this […]


Science Museum of Virginia Wedding Photos | Adriane & Conor

Filed in : Weddings

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 […]


The Weekender

Filed in : Personal, Sneak Peek

YOU GUYS.  This is the 150th Weekender post.  150!!  I started writing these a long time ago, and honestly, I never thought people would read them.   There were definitely a few times I thought about letting these posts go.  Who cares about my life that much??  But there was this time that my aunt, uncle, […]


Cinque Terre, Italy Travel Blog — Shalese Danielle Travels

Filed in : Travel

Ah, Cinque Terre.  I don’t think any other place in Italy will ever have my heart quite as much.  This is where Robert proposed!  It’s where we got to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the big tourist cities.  It’s where I became a bride!!  And it’s one of the most beautiful places […]


Ash Lawn Highlands Engagement Photos | Sarah & Anthony

Filed in : Engagements

I feel really lucky in that whenever I meet a new SDP couple for the first time, they feel like friends.  I’m also really lucky that Sarah & Anthony took my engagement location bucket list and chose Ash Lawn Highlands!  Shooting in a new place always gets me excited!  And of course, anywhere is Charlottesville […]



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