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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Melissa & Claire's Engagement Session

When I first met Melissa & Claire, it was for coffee. And when we laughed our way through the entire meeting, I knew I was going to adore these two. I was totally right! We spent an awesome evening wandering around Jerusalem Mill in Maryland, and these two can't be any more cute together! So I thought I'd put them up on the blog and let you sneak a peek at the cuteness!

Melissa & Claire - I can't wait to shoot your wedding! It's going to be so perfect.

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Taylor & Tristan's Shenandoah Woods Wedding, 10.17.15

Taylor & Tristan are high school sweethearts, and they tied the knot at the absolutely beautiful Shenandoah Woods pavilion in Stanley, Virginia. The weather was gorgeous - blue skies, sunshine, and cooler October temperatures. The day was filled with love, laughter, and the sweetest people imaginable.

Taylor & Tristan - you two were wonderful. I loved your wedding so much and wish all my clients were as laid back and happy as you two are! The minute I met you guys I could see how much you two love each other.

Take a look!

Vendors:
Second Photographer: Leah of Feather and Oak Photography
Venue: Shenandoah Woods
Coordinator: Beverly Wakefield
Hair & Makeup: Kelsea Dayberry
Caterer: Horse & Hound
Cake: Brooke Fedora of Horse & Hound
Invitations: Minted

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Happy 2nd Anniversary, Laura & Mark! Negril, Jamaica 11.16.2013

Today is the 2nd wedding anniversary of my lovely cousin Laura and her awesome husband Mark. I thought we'd celebrate by reliving their wedding on the blog today! Their wedding was tropical, so think warm thoughts as you peruse further. :) This might help:

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In July of 2013 I photographed a wedding down at Sandals Montego Bay in Jamaica and my awesome cousin Laura came along to assist not only in the carrying of my gear, but also in the drinking of pina coladas. At that point I had no idea that I'd be back to Jamaica that same year to photograph HER wedding.

In September of 2013, while on a family vacation, what started as my Aunt Joyce taking a "few photos of the two of them" turned into an engagement session when I commandeered the two of them for engagement photos on the beach at sunset.

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Then, in November, we arrived at Sandals Negril two days prior to the wedding. Laura & Mark spent their time leading up to the wedding doing what every bride & groom SHOULD be doing before their wedding - lounging on the beach. In fact, up until two hours before the ceremony, they were still there.

It was the most gloriously relaxed wedding I've ever been to, both as a photographer and as a guest.
 

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 A friend of Laura's couldn't make it to the wedding but was there in spirit, in the form of a coconut.

A friend of Laura's couldn't make it to the wedding but was there in spirit, in the form of a coconut.

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 Not big fans of cake, they opted for the tiniest piece of cake I've ever seen.

Not big fans of cake, they opted for the tiniest piece of cake I've ever seen.

 Laura is also not a huge fan of champagne... :)

Laura is also not a huge fan of champagne... :)

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 The resort held a very cute little reception for everyone involved.

The resort held a very cute little reception for everyone involved.

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 Then we got to play in the water! These are my favorites I think.

Then we got to play in the water! These are my favorites I think.

 They even put their wedding attire back on the next morning for more photos.

They even put their wedding attire back on the next morning for more photos.

Laura & Mark, I love you both, and I'm so happy you found each other! Happy Anniversary!