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Barren Ridge Vineyards Wedding | Emily + James

We started out the last double header wedding weekend of the year by celebrating with Emily and James in Fishersville at Barren Ridge Vineyards! Out of over 120 weddings, I’ve only photographed a handful of venues more than once (and an even smaller group of venues more than twice!). We photographed a gorgeous wedding at Barren Ridge Vineyards last year, though, and we were so excited to go back for Emily and James’ wedding!!

I loved so many of the elements of this wedding day…from their stationery suite with it’s cool blue tones and modern twist, to the matching bow ties the ring bearers and their pup Chief wore, everything was so well thought out! The best part, though, was how heartfelt and emotional the day was! From the tears shed at their first look to the joyous sparkler exit, it was so full of love and it reminded me how much I love my job!

Here are a few favorites from their day!!



Venue: Barren Ridge Vineyards // Wedding Coordinator: Real Southern Accents //Flowers: Honeybees Florist // Catering: Hank’s Smokehouse // Cupcakes: The Cupcake Company // Music: Black Tie Entertainment // Hair and Makeup: Lou Stevens Glam Squad // Rentals: MS Events //


Williamsburg Wedding Photography | Christine + John

I’ve been looking forward to Christine and John’s wedding for months! Though they live in Nashville now, their wedding was in Colonial Williamsburg, where Christine is from. We live fairly close to Williamsburg, so I was really excited to photograph a wedding so close to home! It almost felt like a vacation!

Although Matthew tried to rain on their parade, Christine and John didn’t let it dampen their spirits (pun intended!). Jess of the Wedding Company of Williamsburg and the entire vendor team worked so hard to make sure the party was still a seamless event and it ended up being such a wonderful day!



Planning & Coordination: Wedding Company of Williamsburg // Venue: William and Mary Alumni House // Flowers: Williamsburg Floral //Cake: Carrot Tree Kitchens // Catering: Williamsburg Occasions // Hair: Elle Style Studio // Rentals: Williamsburg Event Rentals // Bridal Gown: Romona Keveza //


Alexandria Engagement Photos | Mica + Conor

It’s just now starting to feel like Fall, and with Fall comes engagement session season! This is the most popular time of year to do engagement photos because the weather is so beautiful. I love it because the light is just so warm and perfect this time of year!

Mica and Conor both love the outdoors and getting out of DC together, so we met them at a little park near Old Town that none of us had ever been to and wandered around looking for pretty places to take photos! It was fun exploring a new place! We did half of our session at the park and then headed to one of my favorite areas, Old Town Alexandria. I could shoot there weekly and find new spots. I love it!

Enjoy a few of my favorites from our time with Mica and Conor! Can’t wait to photograph their wedding next year at Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards!



Washington DC Wedding Photographer | Amy + Reid

There are so many cool little pockets where you can get a great view of the monuments and DC skyline from the surrounding areas and Amy and Reid introduced me to a new one on their wedding day! We met at Whipple Field on Ft Myer, an Army base in Arlington. They reserved this for their first look because of the beautiful view, but I also loved how quiet and somewhat private it was!

Amy and Reid had such a fun wedding day filled with friends, family, and lots of laughter. They made their day about what matters most to them, which at the end of the day is all of the incredible people in their lives! I was so glad to be a part of their celebration and I’m excited to share a few of my favorite of their portraits at gorgeous Whipple Field!



Boho Safari Wedding Inspiration Shoot

My friend Brandi and I have yet to get to work together on a real wedding, but we did get to collaborate on this absolutely beautiful Safari themed wedding shoot earlier this year! She and I were discussing random shoot ideas we had and I mentioned how I’ve been wanting to shoot a Safari styled wedding. Brandi took the idea and ran with it! She was able to turn a random idea into something beautiful and genuinely unique! I’ve been so lucky to work with lots of awesome people on some really amazing shoots over the past few years (like our New Year’s Eve workshop shoot and Modern Geometric Romance workshop shoot!) and this one was no exception. I really believe that when you put together a styled shoot, it should really be something different and Brandi and the team of vendors who worked together to create this shoot totally knocked it out of the park!!

I think my favorite part of this whole thing (besides photographing Brandi’s work and our hottie pals, We Are the Mitchells) was shooting at the zoo! We photographed this after hours at the Virginia Zoo and it was like having a private tour of the zoo! Plus, did you know you can really get married here? Someone, take this whole shoot and make it your real wedding, please!

Here are a few of my favorite images from this shoot, which was featured on RuffledBlog yesterday! Be sure to scroll to the end to see a list of all of the talented vendors who worked to make this shoot a success!

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Design & Coordination: As You Wish Weddings and Events // Rentals: Mad Hatter Vintage Rentals and Styling // Florals: Kathy Forrest Design // Venue: Virginia Zoo // Hair: Flawless on Site // Makeup: Blush Tones //Gown: Dream and Dress // Desserts: Bite Sized // Invitation & Calligraphy: Letterlyn Studios // Models: We Are the Mitchells