The Dudley Family // Lifestyle Newborn Session, Fairfax, Virginia

I am honored every time a family invites me into their home to capture their growing family. And when my client is my family, the session gets just that much more special.

As cousins who were lucky enough to grow up near(ish) to each other, Julianne and I grew up having sleepovers at Gramma's house and wreaking havoc on her neighborhood. Oh, and eating all the gooseberries off the bush in her yard. We have lots of memories together, and so of course I was absurdly excited when she asked me to come photograph her and her husband Trey, and their sweet baby boy Robert. Their morning session was perfect, and the rain even stayed away just long enough to let in some absolutely perfect light.

2017

2017

I don't know about you guys, but I cannot believe we're nearly to 2018, and just a few more hours of 2017 are left! It's been a whirlwind of year. I'm lucky and blessed to be able to do what I love, and I couldn't do any of it without YOU.

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Kate & Jen's Engagement Session // Harrisonburg, VA

Kate & Jen's Engagement Session // Harrisonburg, VA

I met up with Kate & Jen in October to photograph their engagement session. From the moment they stood in front of my camera, I knew we were going to make some magic happen together. And now their wedding is next month and I couldn't be more excited for it to be June already! For real, just look at these two. Let's get to the good stuff! Crazy perfect together, right?!

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Kiki & Matt's Eastern Market Engagement Session

With Kiki & Matt's wedding coming up, I thought it was the perfect time for their engagement session to hit the blog!

Okay, can we just talk for a minute about how much I seriously adore these two?! The moment we started talking engagement sessions, the idea of color powder came up! Um, hello, of COURSE!

And it really was as awesome and hilarious as we expected - not just the color powder, but the whole session!

Check it out!

PS - Kiki & Matt - did I MENTION I'm super freaking excited for your wedding?! It's going to be epic. You two are ridiculous amounts of awesome.

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And then it happened...

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Fernanda & Matthew's Fredericksburg Wedding, 12.28.2015

Oh my gosh, these two. Seriously, they were so cute together (AND such troopers, but we'll get to that later).

Their venue was Lavender Heights Bed & Breakfast and oh my gosh how cute it was! I was so impressed by the venue itself, as well as the lovely innkeeper Jenny who greeted me at my car with details about the day.

And then I met Fernanda, and I couldn't get over how lovely she is. And so excited to be getting married to Matt!

I absolutely adored this couple and their sweet little December wedding. I also appreciated their willingness to hike through rainy (and I do mean RAINY) downtown Fredericksburg pre-reception (at Renato's) to take a few photos at Hyperion and in whatever light we could find!

Fernanda & Matt, your wedding was lovely, as are both of you! I wish you the happiest of happiness in your life together! :)

Enjoy!

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Ashley & Dan's Great Falls Engagement Session

These two. Seriously. I adore them. Ashley & Dan are two of my favorite people ever to photograph. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about them! They are totally awesome, super laid-back (my favorite) AND ridiculously cute together. I literally could have dragged them around Great Falls all day long. And needless to say I can't WAIT for their May wedding!

 Left: official bling. Right: the real engagement ring.

Left: official bling. Right: the real engagement ring.

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They joked at the beginning of the session that they should have their phones on them for a few photos. We got back to the parking lot and decided to do it! :)

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Engagement Session Giveaway!

Hey! So exciting - I'm giving away an engagement session! Yes! A full engagement session! You can now enter via Instagram (HERE) or Facebook (HERE)! Winner will be announced on January 1st, 2016!

WHAT YOU GET:
- a two-hour engagement session
- an online gallery containing all final, edited photos, sized low-resolution for web/social media use

THINGS TO KNOW/RULES:
- Prints & High-Resolution digital files (along with printing rights) are sold separately.
- One entry per person.
- Session is non-transferrable.
- Entries must be submitted by 11:30pm EST on Thursday, December 31st, 2015.

HOW TO WIN:
- follow me on Instagram
- Tag at least 5 friends in my Instagram post.

Good luck! :)

This giveaway is not affiliated with facebook, instagram, or any other company.

Amber & Cary's Georgetown Engagement Session

Now that my wedding season is winding down, I can catch up on more of my awesome e-sessions from this fall! I met up with Amber & Cary to shoot their e-session in Georgetown on a perfectly beautiful day in October. They even brought their two fur babies with them! Perfect, right?

Amber & Cary - the moment I found out you met playing World of Warcraft, I knew we were going to have a great time! I absolutely loved meeting you guys. It was clear how happy you make each other.

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