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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White metal arbor with white roses decorated for wedding ceremony at Bluemont Vineyards.

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You’re on the hunt for a wedding venue with a view near Charlottesville, VA, look no further. Here are the top 10 venues to say “I Do” near Central Virginia. I’ve been photographing weddings since 2017 and these venues by far are my favorite.

Top 10 Charlottesville VA Wedding Venues

Blog graphic explaining why controlled sparkler exits are better.

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Let me tell you a little secret… You can save $ by having a controlled exit. What’s a controlled exit!? It’s where you and your bridal party (and maybe a few family members) sneak out during the reception and take photos with sparklers. Why?! So you don’t have to hire a wedding photographer for as […]

Explaining The Benefits of a Faux Sparkler Exit | Controlled Exit

Graphic for blog post written by Virginia Wedding Photographer on how long to hire a wedding photographer.

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You’re ready to book a wedding package, but you have no idea which one?! ? How long do I REALLY need a wedding photographer for? I’ll give you the rundown of what you need!

How Many Hours Should I Book My Wedding Photographer?

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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!

Graphic for sweet moments to include in your wedding day.

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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

Graphic for Basic Invites wedding invitations.

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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

Using CloudSpot to send out galleries.

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An in-depth explanation of the features in the gallery that I send out to my clients. I walk you through how to save photos on your phone, print, share, and many other features of your gallery! I use CloudSpot to host my galleries and can’t rave enough about their service!!!!

Gallery Features | CloudSpot

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Have you ever noticed that when you print at places like CVS, Walmart, or Target the photo doesn’t look the same as it does on your phone or computer? Yeah… that’s because the printer isn’t calibrated like a professional printer. I’ll walk you through why that is happening + explaining NEW features on all AE galleries 🙂

Printing Your Photos 101

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I’ve created 20 different date ideas- 10 that are social distance dates, and 10 for those who are quarantined together. Some of you are quarantined with your partner, and some are living apart. Either way, each situation brings on different stressors and obstacles to overcome. It’s important during a time like this you to nurture your relationship. You don’t have to stop going on dates!!!

How to Date During Quarantine

bride and groom summer wedding Charlottesville, VA

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I’ve been brainstorming with my couples about different options that can provide you both an elopement and a big celebration like you have planned for. I thought I would share my ideas with YOU! These ideas can even be combined all together!

Is Your Wedding Affected By Covid-19?