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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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Erica and Colby: Orange VA Wedding at The Inn at Willow Grove

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There is nothing I love more than an Orange, VA wedding!  I have been dying to shoot at the Inn at Willow Grove for ages, so when Erica said that’s the venue they chose, I was SO excited! I feel like I’ve known Erica and Colby forever!!  Erica actually contacted me to shoot a family […]

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The Weekender

Filed in : Personal, Sneak Peek

I am writing this from a hotel in Raleigh, NC.  The Wedding Stationery Collective Business Retreat kicks off as you’re reading this, probably!  I’m so excited to be their event photographer along with my boo, Heather!  On Sunday, Chloe and I roadtripped down to Raleigh and got to have dinner with some of the speakers […]

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Shalese Sees the World: My First Trip Abroad, Part Two

Filed in : Personal, Travel

After booking the train and hotel for Edinburgh, I kept going back and forth.  Should I have done that?  Did I just try to do too much?  Will I regret missing out on doing EVERYTHING we could in London?  Did I let my obsession with seeing J.K. Rowling’s writing haunts cloud my travel judgement?!  Yes, […]

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Shalese Sees the World: My First Trip Abroad, Part One

Filed in : Personal, Travel

When I was younger, I read this book roughly one million times.  Actually, I read all kinds of these fictional royal diaries, but Elizabeth’s was my favorite.  Years later, I declared English as my major with a concentration in British literature.  I spent 9am mornings studying Shakespeare and Wordsworth, Keats and Blake, Shelley and Byron.  These […]

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The Weekender

Filed in : Personal, Travel

Hello again, blog!!  By the time you’re reading this, I’ve been back in the U.S. of A for two full days.  It has felt strange to be back.  I had to drive again after seven days in the Tube and on trains and on planes.  My Oyster card and camera are no longer permanently attached […]

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