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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


Charlottesville Engagement Photos | Bari + Kyle

Sunrise sessions are always so much fun, even when the sun tries its best to hide from us. One huge benefit to choosing to have your engagement session at sunrise is having pretty much any location you choose to yourselves! Rather than battling a ton of people out during the day, most locations are fairly quiet during the hour or two right after the sun comes up. This was why Bari and Kyle chose to have their session at sunrise! They wanted to meet at Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall, which can be bustling and busy on evenings and weekends, but it was perfect on a Wednesday morning!

John and I enjoyed meeting the two of them at their session and are even more excited for their wedding next year at King Family Vineyards!! Enjoy a few favorites from their session!!


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Wow! These photos are fantastic! You guys look fabulous! xOx

Virginia Beach Wedding Photos | Lindsey + Steve

Lindsey and Steve are one of the most laid back couples we’ve ever had! Spending the day with them felt like spending the day with close friends and family. I loved that they incorporated so many fun things that represent the two of them into their wedding, especially their adorable puppy, Liberty. Her flower collar by Isha Foss was the cutest thing! I would have taken a million pictures of her if I could have!

Huge thanks to Antonia Christianson Events for making sure everything went smoothly! We are so thankful to have gotten to be a part of this beautiful wedding day. Enjoy a few of my favorite images!



Venue: The Founders Inn and Spa
Planning + Coordination: Antonia Christianson Events
Florals: Isha Foss Events
Cake: Flour Child Bakery
Music & Photo Booth: Boardwalk Entertainment
Bridal Gown: Pure English Couture Bridal


Albums – Emilee + Jonathan

Emilee and Jonathan’s album of their wedding day at the Airlie Center is one of the most unique ones we’ve sent out so far! They chose to upgrade from the linen album we offer to the burgundy leather, which they picked as a nod to their Virginia Tech roots! I was also so proud of how quickly they finalized the design! Sometimes it can take months, but they did it so fast!

I’m in love with how beautiful this book turned out thanks to Madera Books and Align Album Design and I’m so excited that they’ll have this to share with their kids and grandkids someday 🙂

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If you’re one of our clients and you’ve got questions about albums or you’re thinking about adding one to your wedding collection, shoot me an email!


Georgetown Engagement Session | Mary + Simon

You don’t normally think of the end of September as being humid and hot, but this past Sunday for Mary and Simon’s engagement session, it was a lot more like summer than fall! I was surprised at how lush and green everything was still for their photos at the canal!

Despite the heat and the clouds, Mary and Simon were so wonderful to work with! I loved spending time with them hearing about their favorite HBO series and how they met at Georgetown and got engaged in Philly, where they live now! They are such a fun couple and I can’t wait for their wedding next year! Enjoy a few of my favorites from our session:)