Welcome to my corner of the internet where I share a glimpse of my life in front of and behind the lens. The blog is home to my recent weddings and senior sessions. Feel free to read about my couples love stories (I'm obsessed with them too). And if you're in the mood to binge-read head to the wedding resources and start planning your stress-free wedding!

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Sunset portraits of bride and groom during summer time at Big Spring Farm Hilltop.

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A perfect early Fall in Lexington, VA at Big Spring Farm event was filled with white and sage florals, blue skies, and a perfect breeze. Shannon & Phillip tied the knot under gorgeous trees followed by epic sunset photos overlooking mountains.

A Big Spring Farm Wedding in September | Lexington, VA

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You spend months (maybe even up to a year) working with your wedding planner to curate the perfect details. You have the best florals, beautiful centerpieces and tablescapes, your invitations match perfectly with your wedding colors… But your timeline doesn’t allow your photographer to photograph these special details 😰 YIKES. There’s also a FREE template at the end of this blog post!

Wedding Timeline… You’re Forgetting This Detail!

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Real talk for a second. Running a business is exhausting. It’s 10% photographing and 90% back-end work. I’m sharing the 9 tools that my photography business thrive on! I couldn’t live without these.

9 Tools That Help My Photography Business

Bride and Groom portraits with veil flying in Northern Virginia.

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I kind of felt like I was living in the dreamiest and most joyous Hallmark movie. This wedding blog post is a MUST READ. I’m just going to leave it at that. Their story is one of my favorites.

Rustic Northern Virginia Wedding | VA Wedding Photographer

Bride and groom portrait in Shrine Mont.

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Chris and Emily’s elopement screams Folklore vibes and I LOVE IT! Their day was magical and dreamy with tons of personal touches. Wait until you see Emily’s bouquet, you’re not going to believe that it was made by Chris’s mom!!!

Elegant Wedding with a Folklore Aesthetic | Charlottesville Weddings

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Stop wasting your time creating content that doesn’t convert!!!! I’ve spent countless hours wasting my time writing blog posts and creating pins that rarely get views. Finally, I nailed a Pinterest marketing strategy that gets me over 200k impressions a month!!! This has worked for SO many of my blog posts!

Pinterest Marketing & Analytics | SEO Tips

Couple posing for photo in Blue Ridge Mountain and venue called Pharsalia.

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My dreams came true! A wedding venue in the Blue Ridge Mountains with a mountain and vineyard view! You’re not going to believe that we had to wait over an hour in our car for a treacherous summer storm to pass.

Pharsalia, Tyro VA | Virginia Engagement Photos

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This is for any hopeless romantic bride looking forward to having the emotional moments captured! Girl, I am such a hopeless romantic and have an eye for catching all of those extra special moments. Over the last three years I’ve noted what little moments are so special to include in your wedding timeline and I’m sharing my 5 top moments to include!

Emotional Wedding Moments to Capture & Plan for

Bride and groom dancing in vineyard for portrait at Market at Grelen.

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90+ degrees, mid-day, and Andrew wore a suit the whole time,… When I say my AE Brides and Grooms are the BEST, I mean it. Two whole hours flew by and we didn’t even go to ever location- that’s how amazing Market at Grelen is! The wedding venue has ENDELSS variety for photos. The blooms are some of my favorite!

Market at Grelen Photos | Charlottesville Engagement Photos

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Photographing details like the invitation suite, rings, heirlooms, and florals is actually one of my favorite things. I think that the details give you a little peek into the bride and groom’s personality and capture the essence of the wedding day that is ahead! So why not choose a wedding invitation that you can customize to make it feel unique to YOU?!

Basic Invite | The Best Wedding Invitations