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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! 

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The Weekender

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Happy New Year!!  Welcome to the first Weekender of 2018!  Now that it’s 2018, we’re on the FOURTH year of the Weekender.  And let me tell you, that is a way more fun thing to think about than how my very first morning of 2018 went today! When I tried to get into my apartment […]

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Closing the Gap: An Update on Long-Distance to Really, Really Close

Filed in : Personal, Relationships

Last week, I shared all over Instagram that my writing was featured on the More Love Letters diary.  Y’all, I can’t even tell you how excited I was to get an email from Hannah freaking Brencher & her crew asking me to be on their writing team.  It’s the first time in a while that […]

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The Weekender

Filed in : Personal

So here’s a thing: Christmas is a week from today.  WHAT.  How did that happen??  WHERE DOES TIME GO?  This week, I will be watching as many Christmas movies as I can, including the Christmas Prince on Netflix.  Sorry Robert, but I will also be playing my N*Sync Christmas CD a lot.  A LOT. One […]

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Book Reviews xiv: Best Books of November 2017

Filed in : Book Reviews

November was less of a reading month and more of an editing month!  The good news?  I am DONE with my photography work for the year!!  Of course, I’m still responding to inquiries, finishing up some client gifts, Instagram-ing, etc, but I am DONE with edits!!  I delivered Sam & Reilly’s engagement session this morning […]

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Samantha & Reilly’s University of Richmond Engagement Photos

Filed in : Engagements

Can you believe that after shooting in Richmond for 5 years, I had never shot at the University of Richmond??  Luckily, this gorgeous campus is where Samantha & Reilly met during their sophomore year.  Samantha was actually one of Lindsay’s bridesmaids, so it was extra fun to catch up with her and her new fiance […]

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