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January 8, 2018

Hope and Kirk’s Shenandoah National Park engagement session was just breathtaking. There’s something completely captivating about the time I spend in the Shenandoah mountains. The feeling of being so small amidst the grand beauty of these mountains – there are really no words to describe it. To get out and enjoy it in the winter […]

August 7, 2017

Sometimes things happen that forever change you. Things that take you down a path you never thought you’d be taking. Like becoming a wedding photographer, when all of your education says that this was never in the “plan”… …like falling in love with a sweet Southern country boy that changed it all for you… …or being […]

July 15, 2017

Back in June 2016, just before Michael’s deployment, I spent the evening photographing their gorgeous Christopher Newport University and Cousiac Manor engagement session. And guys, I’m so excited!! Today, these two get to start their forever together!!! Michael and Mallory are truly something special. The teacher and her American soldier. Mallory is an elementary school teacher […]

May 19, 2017

Back in October, I had the chance to spend the perfect evening with TJ and Emily during their Northern Virginia engagement session. We spent late afternoon in downtown Warrenton and closed out the evening at the GORGEOUS Sky Meadows State Park. You guys, Sky Meadows doesn’t disappoint. Honestly. The views of those Northern Virginia mountain skylines […]

May 6, 2017

Sometimes you meet a couple that doesn’t need a word of direction. During their beach engagement session at Smith Mountain Lake, Caylen and Liz showed me that posing becomes absolutely unnecessary when you just know how to show the camera just who you are together. This was one of the most romantic engagement sessions I’ve […]


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