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Zach and Camille had one of the most charming wedding days at The Manor at Airmont. Despite scattered bouts of heavy rain, they truly made the most of every second and enjoyed a day full of love and warmth surrounded by their dearest relationships. No bride wants to wake up to forecast of rain on […]

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Joey and Mary got married a year minus one day after Kevin and me. So we share an anniversary weekend forever! But just like it poured on our wedding day, so did it pour at Joey and Mary’s first engagement session. So much so that we were forced to quit halfway through and reschedule for […]

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The minute Alex’s bridesmaids came in with a portable speaker and played her Taylor Swift playlist, I knew it was going to be a GOOD day. A mash-up of Lover, Lavender Haze, and Love Story was on repeat in my mind as Calvin & Alex made micro- and macro-memories in front of my lens. Their […]

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As a Virginia wedding photographer, there are often parts of my business that feels so behind-the-scenes that I assume nobody would care about. But then I remember that some of those systems come handy in my personal life as well! One such example is how to safely store your wedding photos. Boring – I know. […]

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Shawn and Amanda’s modern farm wedding started with a calm morning. 4 Lucky Ducks Farm, while not a wedding venue typically, made for a quaint and stylish location for their intimate wedding day. This beautiful bed & breakfast belonged to Shawn and Amanda’s boss, Angela. She was so kind to host them and their families […]

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If love and follow wedding magazines and blogs, then you are in for a treat. This wedding has actually been featured on Style Me Pretty! And it’s one of my proudest achievements to date to be a part of Caroline & Ryan’s special day and help it get recognized from some of the most fashionable, […]

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As a Virginia wedding photographer, I’m used to blending into the background on a wedding day to capture memories as they occur. But for Gunnar and Paige’s Rose Hill Manor wedding, I couldn’t do that if I tried. Everyone was so warm and welcoming! I was sharing in laughter and happy tears right alongside this […]

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In my nearly five years of being a D.C. wedding photographer, I’ve come to really appreciate the gorgeous architecture and style of Catholic cathedrals around the city. Not only do they make for such beautiful church wedding venues in D.C., they also seem to make ceremonies feel more reverent and sacred. Ian and Sarah’s classic […]

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The day of their Bon Air Rose Garden engagement session, the air was thick with smoke. Canadian wildfires had caused pretty intense air pollution in the DC/Northern Virginia area that week. I wondered how an engagement session might be impacted. Would the light fade? Would my clients breathe comfortably? But as the day went on […]

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Wedding days can be stressful, but they don't have to be. One of the number one causes of wedding day stress is a disorganized, tight timeline. In this guide, I'm sharing a sample wedding day timeline I use to craft all my brides' wedding day timelines, as well as diving into some pro tips only a photographer might know.


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