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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! 


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 […]


The Weekender

Filed in : OUR WEDDING!, Personal

The last Weekender I posted (no. 155) was published in August. AUGUST, you guys. I don’t know . . . what happened. Honestly. I’ve MISSED blogging. I’ve thought about blogging. I really wanted to blog . . . but there’s been a block. Whether it was simply sitting down to make the TIME (quiet time, […]


Madison at the Mill Wedding: Deanna & Travis

Filed in : Weddings

It’s not every day that my wedding commute is . . . across the street! It’s also not every day that I’m shooting a wedding on a Monday, but Travis & Deanna are the type of people who are cool enough to get married on New Year’s Eve. New Year’s Eve weddings are, in my […]



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