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Hahn Horticulture Garden Wedding | Robyn + Nick

One of the biggest compliments you can get as a wedding photographer is when one of your couples refers you to a close friend or family member. Robyn was the maid of honor at our past bride Kala’s wedding, so I was thrilled when she emailed me saying she was engaged and looking for her wedding photographers!

She first reached out more than a year ago about their May 2016 wedding at Hahn Horticulture Garden in Blacksburg at Virginia Tech and after getting to know both Robyn and Nick over the course of the last 16 months or so, I was so excited for their wedding day to finally arrive! I think this will go down as one of my favorites because the entire day was such a sweet, emotional event that felt intimate despite the fact that they had over 100 guests attend. So many happy tears!

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Venue: Hahn Horticulture Garden // Coordinator: Teresa Starkey // Flowers: Best Wishes Flowers // Cake: Orange Bandana // Catering: Personal Touch Catering // Music: DJ Squirrel // Hair: Kendra with Tivon Salon // Paper goods: designed by the bride // Bridal gown: David’s Bridal // Bridesmaids dresses: Renz Rags // Men’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse //


Airlie Wedding Photos | Emilee + Jonathan

Can we talk about how crazy the weather this year has been? It’s been one of the wettest years I can remember. After weeks and weeks of dealing with the rain, we were so glad to have a beautiful, sunny day for Emilee and Jonathan’s wedding at the beautiful Airlie Center in Warrenton! It was so nice after having been rained on at many of our Spring weddings so far!

There were so many things I loved about Emilee and Jonathan’s wedding day…I loved the floral bridesmaids dresses from BHLDN, the calligraphed love quotes on each of their reception tables, and that Emilee and Jonathan just seemed so relaxed and happy all day! Enjoy a few of my favorite images!!

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During the first look they read notes they’d written for one another and Emilee gave Jonathan a friendship bracelet she’d made!

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Venue: Airlie Center // Coordinator: Victoria Katelyn Events // Flowers: Maryam Flowers // Cake: Gateau Distinctive Cakes // Music: Horizon Entertainment // Makeup: Gussied Up with Whitney // Hair: Randy Ramey // Invitation Suite: Paper Source // Bridal GownEugenia Couture from Soliloquy Bridal // Groom’s Suit: Enzo Custom // Calligraphy: Yao Cheng Design //


Purcellville Wedding Photos | Lauren + Mike

We love all of the couples that we get to work with, but Lauren and Mike will always hold a special place in our hearts just for the very fact that they got married on our fifth anniversary! We couldn’t have imagined a better couple to share our wedding date with, or a better way to celebrate our anniversary:)

Lauren’s aunt’s farm made the perfect backdrop for their ceremony and reception. Though it was rainy and wet almost all day, these two made the best of it with clear umbrellas all around for outdoor portraits. And luckily, the rain stopped just as the ceremony was about to begin, so they were still able to do it outside as planned!

This was such a sweet, heartfelt day from beginning to end!  I hope you enjoy a few of my favorites!!

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Virginia Beach Engagement Session | Lindsey + Steve

Over the past couple of months, I can’t even tell you the amount of times we have had to reschedule sessions or rearrange our schedule because of bad weather! Lindsey and Steve’s session was initially postponed due to rain and I worried that might happen again, but we lucked out with one of the only sunny, nice days last week! Though it looks like our weather has finally turned the corner into spring, I was so glad to have a nice break from the rain for their engagement session!

Lindsey and Steve live in Virginia Beach and spend a lot of time together at First Landing State Park, so we met them there for their engagement photos! I loved that they brought their cute pup, Libby along too! Engagement sessions with pets are my favorite!!

Here’s a look at their session 🙂

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Purcellville Wedding Sneak Peeks | Lauren + Mike

Can we talk about how crazy it is trying to run a business and move your whole life across town during your busiest time of year? Add to that your husband is still recovering from surgery and you have a very tired Katie! The move is going great, just lots slower and the rain is not helping much! Can someone please apologize to Mother Nature for whatever they did to make her so mad??

This weekend was a true first for us! We photographed Mike and Lauren’s wedding at her aunt’s home in Purcellville on Saturday, which also happened to be our five year anniversary! In five years of shooting weddings, I’ve never shot a wedding on my own anniversary, but it was so much fun (even with all of the rain!). I also couldn’t think of an better couple to share an anniversary with now! 5/21 is an awesome day, guys. Just saying! We also celebrated again on Sunday by going to the Jefferson for brunch and then making an Ikea trip for lots of house things.

I can’t wait to share more on the blog later this week, but for now, here are some sneak peeks from Lauren and Mike’s wedding day!!

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Hope you guys have a fantastic (and dry) week!!


Such beautiful sneak peeks! 🙂


These are beautiful! Can’t wait to see more.