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2016 Mini Session Favorites

Being a full time wedding photographer means that I often don’t have time to photograph things besides weddings, like families and other types of portrait sessions. Because of the personal and specialized service that I like to provide our clients means that I have to turn down other things a lot of the time. But once a year, I get to do some other fun things, (like families!) when I host my  mini session day! I can’t remember when exactly I started doing these annual mini session days, but I am so glad that I did because it gives me the chance to get to spend time with some really awesome people I might not otherwise get to enjoy!

This Fall I got to see a few old faces (including one of my couples from way back in 2012!!) and finally meet another internet friend in person! We lucked out with one of the most gorgeous days so far this month and I feel like we really used the beautiful day to our advantage! Thank you so much to all of the folks who made it out to this year’s minis and to everyone who continues to support my business and our little family! We love you guys!

Enjoy a few favorites!



Coming Soon to the Blog

Oh, hello! Long time no see! It feels like it’s been a long time since I’ve been a regular blogger, doesn’t it? For most of my business’s life, I blogged religiously, every single day, Monday – Friday. This year, though, I took a little bit of a hiatus from regular blogging and only posted when I had new work to share. With everything going on in our lives and also wanting to make my clients my top priority, the blog took a backseat, and though that was a little bit hard for me, I know it was the right choice! I’m excited to get back into things now though because I’ve missed writing here!  Now that our last wedding of 2016 is behind us and things are a bit quieter, I’ve got a ton of things to share with you guys. Here’s a look at what’s coming soon!

Amy and Chris’ wedding at Stockton Seaview in New Jersey was one of my favorites! Just look at those flowers and you can tell why! Amy has such good taste…her wedding was beautiful!


Allison and Blake are total sweethearts and their wedding day was one of the most elegant! I loved Allison’s wedding day style and how they put so much thought into carefully choosing each aspect of their wedding day, like the fact that they got married at the church that they met at!


Here’s just a small excerpt from my Fall Mini Sessions! Amber and Robert were my wedding clients FOUR years ago!!! I loved working with their family again! Lots more fun shots of them and my other mini session clients to come!


This casual session is probably one of my favorites from the entire year. My friend Sarah had her little boy not too long ago and asked me if I wouldn’t mind taking a few photos of the two of them at their home. It really was such an honor to take these photos for them!!


Last, but not least, you’ll want to get excited for Francis and Aamir’s beautiful Pakistani wedding celebration! The colors were so rich and vibrant! And the warm winter light didn’t hurt either! You won’t want to miss this one!


Besides these posts, I’m also working on some other things…some albums and fun posts for photographers! Keep an eye out!

Thanks for reading on this rainy Monday!


Flora Corner Farm Wedding | Jessi + Starski

John and I have been so excited for Jessi and Starski’s wedding day since their engagement session back in April! We are so lucky to have so many couples that we really click with and these guys are no exception to that! Starski and John both love lifting weights and Jessi and I both really love pretty details (as you’ll see as you scroll through this post! She has great taste!) so it’s no wonder we all got along so great!

Every wedding we photograph is always so different, but this one felt so special because it was such an emotional day, from beginning to end! Tears were flowing as the girls got ready and throughout the day. And there wasn’t a dry eye in the entire barn when Starski and his mom danced to “Mama” by Boyz to Men for their mother/son dance. I love when weddings are super emotional, so this one was a treat!

Enjoy some of my favorites from their day at Flora Corner Farm!
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I enjoyed looking at the pictures. They were totally awesome!

Wilton House Museum Wedding | Sarah + Brett

We got to know Sarah and Brett a bit over the summer when we photographed their engagement session in Richmond and I knew that their wedding was going to be so much fun! When I asked them what they were most looking forward to on the wedding day (besides getting married, of course!) they both said that they were looking forward to the party! And to enjoying the day with all of their friends and family. I had a sneaking suspicion it was going to be an incredible party, and it turned out that I was right! The day started with an emotional first look between Sarah and Brett and finished with an epic dance party following a delicious, alfresco meal by Mosaic Catering shared with their guests underneath twinkle lights!

We hope you all enjoy a few of our favorite images from their wedding day!

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Planning/Coordination: Ginger and Blooms // Venue: Wilton House Museum // Hair and Makeup: Emily Hudspeth // Flowers: Petals and Twigs // Catering: Mosaic Catering // Music: Dwight Ellis // Stationery: Paper on the Avenue // Wedding Gown: Maggie Sotterro from Urban Set Bride // Groom’s Attire: Jim’s Formal Wear via Urban Set Groom // Lighting: Blue Steel Lighting Design // Rentals: Paisley and Jade // Rentals: Classic Party Rentals of Virginia // Harpist: Elizabeth Fanning //


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 //