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There are a few wedding venues in my past experiences that could be voted most likely to want to shoot at again, Trump National Golf Club is definitely in the top 5! And these photos will soon show you why. Let’s face it: I’m a sucker for a luxurious country club. Northern Virginia has some […]

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I’m pulling out an “oldie but a goodie” in my portfolio of weddings to share Katie and Kyle’s wedding day at Mount Ida Farm in Charlottesville, Virginia. I second shot this wedding with Chelsea Schaefer in 2019. But their wedding was beautifully timeless and I still see so many details that are trending in weddings […]

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The wedding processional typically involves more than just your bridesmaids and flower girl. The processional actually begins when VIP family members are escorted to their seats, and ends with the bride (and her father, traditionally). So who walks down first? Who escorts who? I’m a Virginia wedding photographer who has captured dozens and dozens of […]

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In 2021, I had the opportunity to shoot at some beautiful wedding venues in the DMV. One such venue was this Royal Sonesta wedding I second shot with my dear friend, Alexandra Crawford. Jamie and Michael are my kind of people. They are huge board game fanatics (like me and my fiancé). Michael even proposed […]

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Often the first sign of wedding day drama comes when you find yourself googling, “how to choose your bridesmaids…” This should be simple and easy — until you have to do it. Maybe you have a lot of girl friends who hold the same level of closeness and friendship to you. Or maybe you have […]

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Wedding invitations seem like a minor detail, right? That is, until you have to send them. As a Virginia wedding photographer, I’ve captured beautiful stationery and wedding invitation suites, but I had no idea that there was proper etiquette to how they’re written and assembled. Now that I’m a bride planning her own wedding, I’m […]

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Being a wedding photographer is about more than just taking professional portraits. I’m there to tell the story of your wedding day, and your future family. In a way, your wedding is the first chapter of your story together. That’s why photographing your bridal details are an important part of my job. It tells the […]

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I never thought this day would come… I’m officially past the 6-months-to-go mark for my wedding day! Now I’m starting to really feel the pressure my past brides talked about. There’s so much to do, and so little time left. But, as a fellow bride, I am also learning ways to keep organized that I […]

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*Soft bells start jingling in the background* Friends, I am absolutely GIDDY about sharing John and Sarah’s wedding day with you all! I hope you are reading this from in front of a fireplace or cuddled up on the couch with hot cocoa because you’re about to see THE MOST Hallmark-worthy Christmas wedding. That’s right, […]


An event like this calls for celebration, adorned with every elegant detail – but luxury services don't have to leave out laughter and emotion. You want images that fit to your romantic taste, while also telling the greatest love story ever told – your own. 

I believe in marriage, first and foremost. Being chosen to document the day your family and legacy begins is a great honor. But creating memories WITH you – now that is a treasure.

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