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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! 


Barboursville Vineyards Engagement Photos | Meredith & Chris

Filed in : Engagements

Meredith & Chris have the most romantic Richmond love story.  If you’ve lived in Richmond, you’ve probably either lived in or visited the split houses: one apartment downstairs, one apartment upstairs.  We had an apartment like this — it was the last one I lived in on West Grace!  I used to think, “How funny […]


Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens Wedding Photos | Chelsea & Nick

Filed in : Weddings

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 […]


The Weekender

Filed in : Personal, Sneak Peek

Happy Monday!  It’s about to be a BIG week for us out here in Orange!  Elizabeth’s wedding is on SATURDAY!!  I can’t believe it’s already here.  It’s going to be the biggest wedding Madison at the Mill has ever done, and I can’t WAIT to see it all decorated and ready.  I’m also really excited […]


Friday Introductions: Meet Rory, Our Australian Shepherd Puppy!

Filed in : Personal

This is the 2nd super exciting post that I get to write this year, and that makes me feel very lucky.  Our new Australian Shepherd puppy is HERE!  We picked up little Rory on Sunday, so I got to become a dog mom on Mother’s Day.  🙂 And yes, I did name my boy dog […]


University of Richmond Engagement Photos

Filed in : Engagements

I don’t often shooting engagement sessions if I’m not shooting the couple’s wedding.  I think it’s so important to work with the same photographer for both so you’re comfortable!  But sometimes . . . there are special circumstances!  🙂 Ashley & Brent met at the University of Richmond.  Brent was a senior, and Ashley was […]



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