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Engagement sessions have become almost like a tradition for engaged couples in the wedding planning process. But lately, I have met a few couples who just don’t understand the need for an engagement session. And there’s no shame! I think wedding photographers have not done a good enough job explaining the importance of this seemingly […]

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The bridal suite is an often overlooked room at a venue that I believe deserves a fresh perspective. Not only is this the room I start my work in, but it’s the place where many of your first wedding day memories happen. From getting your makeup done to getting in the dress, this room will […]

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If you are a Virginia bride, you already know that there are so many talented Virginia wedding photographers to choose from! How can you possibly choose the best one to capture your day? I recommend scheduling a pre-booking wedding photography consultation with all your favorite options. I offer free consultations with inquiring couples before they […]

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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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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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When I was getting my bachelor’s degree, I kept hearing in my classes that “print is dead.” I believed it. I was studying all things digital, convinced that printing photos or flyers or mailers were a thing of the past. Then I became a photographer. I fell in love with delivering galleries jam-packed with gorgeous, […]

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