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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! 


Tammy & Dominique: Downtown Fredericksburg VA Engagement Photos

Filed in : Engagements

It’s not often that I get a wedding referral from a baker, but I am SO glad Melissa sent Tammy my way!!  I could tell from Tammy’s emails that she and Dominique were excited for this shoot.  It’s not often that I get to shoot so close to my hometown, so this shoot was extra […]


Tatiana & Steven: Celebrations at the Reservoir Wedding

Filed in : Weddings

All day long on Tatiana & Steven’s wedding day, I was writing this blog post in my head.  I just kept seeing so many beautiful things happening, these little ordinary moments, and I was trying to file them away.  As Tatiana would say, so many things were “blog worthy.”  😉 Yes, Tatiana, your wedding day […]


The Weekender

Filed in : Personal, Sneak Peek

Weekends just keep getting better and better around here!  Guys, Tatiana and Steven hired me back in January 2016, and this Saturday, it was FINALLY their wedding day!!  Needless to say, I’ve been waiting a WHILE for this day . . . but not as long as Tatiana and Steven have!  It was the perfect day […]


The Weekender: Deluxe Tuesday Edition

Filed in : Personal

Hellloooooo friends.  I always feel bad when I see traffic to my blog on Monday and I haven’t posted a Weekender!  A lot of people have told me that these posts are their favorites, so I am totally sorry for making you wait for a Tuesday Edition, but I promise it’s worth it!  I have […]


Meredith & Steven: Colonial Beach VA Engagement Photos

Filed in : Engagements

I can’t even tell you what a tease it was to get to SMELL the salty ocean air!  When Meredith suggested we go to Colonial Beach for hers and Steven’s engagement photos, I wasn’t sure about it.  I had never been there, and they hadn’t, either!  But we took a risk, and I think it […]



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