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Sierra Vista Wedding Photos | Sarah and Chris

Over the past six years I’ve met a ton of really amazing engaged couples and just as many talented wedding photographers. I’ve also been lucky enough to get to call many of them friends.  Sarah started out as an industry friend (she’s a wedding photographer, too!) but quickly became a travel buddy and “regular life” friend. From road tripping to Charleston with her last year, to eating at the world’s best buffet in Vegas with both Sarah and Chris last year, to celebrating my 30th with them on a beer and wine tour of Richmond, we’ve shared a ton of fun times together! When she and Chris got engaged and asked John and I to be a part of their wedding day, we were SO excited. Honored doesn’t begin to cover it. It’s always a huge responsibility to photograph a wedding day, but to work for a fellow photographer is something that makes me feel equal parts thrilled and riddled with anxiety!

Luckily for me, Sarah and Chris are incredibly laid back people. Their main focus on their wedding day was making the most of the time that they had to spend with the people who came from all over to celebrate with them. I never saw either one of them stress out about the possibility of the rain (which ended up holding off until after the ceremony AND all of our outdoor portraits!) or any of the other details of the day. Their wedding ended up being so perfect and so THEM. It was truly an unforgettable experience and the MOST perfect way to end yet another great season!

Enjoy a few of my favorite images and be sure to scroll to the end to see all of the talented vendors who played a part in putting together such a fantastic day!!

Vendor Team:
Venue: Sierra Vista // Coordinator: A Little Party Events // Styling & Design: Max & Dexter // Rentals: Happily Ever After Event Rentals // Florals: Canopy Floral Co // Makeup: Makeup by Ashley // Hair: Jessica Comisky // Bridal gown: Gossamer // Men’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse // Pies: Miller’s Country Store // Food: Piggin Out // Music: Barry Tosh // Video: Amative Creative


Sierra Vista Wedding Sneak Peeks

This past weekend marked the end of our 2017 season! This year held so many amazing weddings, but I feel like the best was saved for last! Our friends Sarah and Chris were married Saturday at Sierra Vista, in Lynchburg, Virginia. I loved being a part of their wedding day, which was focused on the family and friends that gathered to celebrate!

I have much more to say about their wedding day and how much I love these two, but we’ll save that for the full blog post 😉 For now, here are a few sneak peeks!!

On a side note, does anybody feel like the time change makes them feel simultaneously more productive AND exhausted? I woke up two hours earlier today and have gotten SO much done already, though I’m predicting a record early bedtime for tonight…ha!!

Happy Monday!!


Albums – Laura and Will

I’ve had a busy wedding season this year, which means I’m a little bit behind on sharing some of the beautiful albums that have gone out over the past few months! I’m super excited to share Laura and Will’s album today, now that I’ve finally set aside some time to put together this post!!

I’m obsessed with how the detail and portrait spreads turned out!! I think my favorite thing about this wedding was how beautifully all of their wedding day photos really told such a seamless story of the day! I’m always working to photograph each wedding in a way that really blends well and tells a story and Laura and Will made it SO easy!!

Enjoy a few of my favorite spreads!!

Album design by Align. Album by Madera Books.


Old Town Alexandria Engagement Session

Old Town is one of the most popular spots for an engagement session, which really makes so much sense when you see how pretty it is! There are photogenic spots around every corner! I love photographing there…especially when I’m working with a couple who’s as much fun as Karen and Dave are. We started the afternoon of their shoot by visiting their wedding venue, a historic RIVERBOAT (!!!) and then spent the rest of our time together exploring Old Town!

I loved how up for anything Karen and Dave were and how excited they were for the photos! It is always so much fun to work with people who are as invested in the process as I am 🙂 I really loved getting to know these two a bit better and can’t wait for their wedding next June!!


Panorama Farms Wedding | Catherine + Kevin

I get excited for every event that I get to be a part of, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t get at least A LITTLE more eager for certain clients to get married. I was SO looking forward to Catherine and Kevin’s wedding day, but also slightly sad because it meant that our time working with them was drawing to a close! I have really enjoyed all of the emails and prep with Catherine leading up to the big day…she’s been so excited about her photos, which in turn makes ME excited for the photos.

Their wedding day turned out to be so wonderful! Catherine and Kevin said their vows to one another on the sunny hilltop at Panorama Farms on an unseasonably summer-y October afternoon. My favorite moment was when Catherine surprised Kevin with his wedding band during the ceremony! She’d ordered a ring for him with elk antler in it (hunting is one of his favorite things) instead of the more traditional one they’d bought together. The “surprise ring” became a huge talking point of the day!!

Catherine and Kevin’s wedding ended up being one that reminded me why I love doing what I do so much! Hope you all enjoy some of my favorite images!!