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2017 Wedding Favorites

It’s hard to believe that not only has another year of shooting weddings has come to a close, a new one has already begun! I may have photographed my first 2018 wedding a couple of weeks ago, but it’s still taken me almost an entire month to go through all of the images I delivered last year picking out a few favorites to share a wrap-up. Every year I find it harder and harder to narrow down my favorite images into a cohesive post, but I think this year was especially tough! I photographed so many places I’ve always wanted to work, from the always beautiful Pippin Hill Farms to MEXICO, and made so many lasting memories with my 2017 couples I know it will be a difficult year to top!

To my dear clients, thank you so much for letting me into your lives and for letting me become a part of your wedding day stories! I have loved every minute of it:)

Here are a few of my favorite images from 2017!


Washington DC Engagement Photos

When it comes to scheduling a winter engagement session you never really know what you’re going to get as far as weather, but we lucked out for Brittany and Alexander’s DC session just a little while back! Although the past January has been one of the coldest I can remember, we were surprised with an unseasonably mild day for their photos, which is always a welcome treat!

One of the things I really love about shooting in the winter is how different the light is this time of year…there’s something really cozy and inviting about it that I can’t quite explain. And DC is always so much fun, but this tends to be a great time of year for sessions there, since it’s a lot less busy!

I loved Brittany and Alexander’s crisp, classic style and how at ease they were in front of the camera…they were so much fun to work with! Here are a few of my favorite images with them:)


Albums – Mary & Simon

I’ve been working on wrapping up a few albums and I realized that I’d yet to share Mary and Simon’s wedding album! When they booked their wedding, they chose to order not just an album for themselves, but two parent albums as well. The parent albums are copies of the couple’s album and are a perfect way for them to relive and enjoy the day. Parent albums make wonderful gifts and are a great way to say thank you!

Mary and Simon chose the gray linen cover that seems to be most popular among my couples…no surprise there…it’s my favorite too! It’s a timeless color that won’t go out of style anytime soon…and it goes pretty well with everything and looks great on a living room coffee table!

Here’s a little peek inside of their album!






A Styled Experience with KNP Gay Wedding Shoot

I’m excited to share a fun project of mine from last year! Last Spring, I hosted a styled wedding shoot for a small group of fellow wedding photographers. Feedback I got from workshops I’ve hosted in the past was that the attendees always really enjoyed the styled shoot portion of the day, so I thought it would be fun to host an event focused on just the shoot!

Throughout all of the planning for my workshop shoots, it’s always been a big priority of mine to have the shoots be more unique than some of the things we typically see at other workshops and shoots in the area. I’ve loved basing the themes and ideas around the shoots on things that really inspire me creatively. From the modern, industrial shoot from the first KNP workshop, to the New Year’s Eve wedding shoot, and the Geometric Romance theme, they’ve always been fun shoots that I felt people would really enjoy participating in!

For the first Styled Experience, I really enjoyed working with a few of my favorite Richmond area wedding vendors on bringing my vision to life for this shoot. I had it on my mind to put together a gay wedding shoot for quite some time…I’m a big proponent for marriage equality and I thought that some of my industry peers who feel similarly passionate about it would love to have some styled images to use in their portfolio to attract more LGBT couples! The shoot, styled by my friends with As You Wish, turned out beautifully!! Scroll through to the end for a full list of vendor credits 🙂

Vendor Credits: Planning and Styling: As You Wish // Venue and Rentals: Paisley and Jade // Cake: Sweet Fix // Stationery: Ceindy Doodles // Flowers: Ginger and Blooms



King Family Vineyards Wedding | Heidi + Joe

After meeting online, moving to New York (and then back to DC) together, and many other adventures in between, Heidi and Joe were finally married at King Family Vineyards earlier this month!! Being a part of their wedding day was so much fun for me because I could see not only their visible excitement about finally getting married, but also that of their friends and family! It was truly a day filled with lots of things that the best weddings are full of…lots of laughs, a few happy tears, and full glasses of wine.

This was my third time photographing a wedding at the always beautiful King Family Vineyards, but I loved getting to experience this beautiful place in the winter time! There was something so magical and golden about the light that made up for the wind and frozen fingertips. I also really loved working with some of my favorite vendors, Amanda Burnette (one of my past brides!), having my 2017 bride Sarah assist, and seeing my 2013 bride Ann Carlisle!!

Enjoy a few of my favorite images from Heidi and Joe’s wedding day!

Venue: King Family Vineyards // Planner: It’s Your Day Weddings & Events //Florals: Amanda Burnette //Cake: Sweet Haus //Catering: The Local // Band: E3 Band // Hair & Makeup: True Kuhler Hair Design // Stationery: Minted