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wedding & Senior portrait photographer

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Wedding & Senior photographer based in Charlottesville, Virginia. Here you will find a little glimpse of my life with tons of resources to prepare for your next photoshoot!

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bride and groom summer wedding Charlottesville, VA

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I’ve been brainstorming with my couples about different options that can provide you both an elopement and a big celebration like you have planned for. I thought I would share my ideas with YOU! These ideas can even be combined all together!

Is Your Wedding Affected By Covid-19?

Flowy dress for outdoor photoshoot.

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Any of you ladies stressing out about what to wear for a photoshoot? I’ve been there too. I figured I would make all our lives easier and compile a list of the best boutiques/stores for when you’re looking for a flowy dress or an outfit for a photoshoot…

What To Wear For A Photoshoot

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I love to travel and explore new places and in 2019 engagement sessions took me all over Virginia from… Charlottesville, Richmond, Williamsburg, Blacksburg, and Roanoke. I heard countless love stories. Every year I am amazed at how sweet my clients are. For me, every wedding that I get to be a part of is equally special. Engagement sessions are a stepping stone to the big day where my clients start to become more like life-long friends. Engagement sessions are one of my favorite things to photograph for that reason.

Best of 2019 Engagement Photos

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Sarah and Will are young and in love!!!! The winter weather was perfect for snuggling and nuzzling in front of the camera. Sarah and Will have such a sweet proposal story. Will had help picking out a from his brothers and Sarah’s best friend. The ring he picked shows diamonds from every angle and is simply breathtaking. After taking the MCAT, they planned a trip to the Baltimore aquarium where he proposed by the harbor. 

UVA Campus Engagement Photos

Richmond Engagement Photos

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All engagement sessions are special but this one was super special because I have known the bride for over 10 years!!!! Scarlet and I played soccer together in middle school and we’ve have kept in touch throughout high school and some in college. We’ve been teammates, classmates, and friends. Photographing Scarlet’s wedding means so much to me! I LOVE these winter Richmond engagement photos!!!

Winter Richmond Engagement Photos

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Today I am featuring Jordan from Boundless Love Events on my blog!!!! Jordan is sharing the first steps for planning a wedding. Don’t just head-first into wedding planning without a strategy. Doing these steps FIRST will save yourself from extra stress and headaches.

First Steps for Planning a Wedding

Richmond engagement session

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Within a week, Emily and Chris got engaged, had their consultation call with me, and we planned their engagement session. Talk about a productive week!!!! We just missed peak Fall but we were happy when not all the leaves had fallen yet at Bryan Park for their engagement photos in Richmond.

Richmond Engagement Session

Roanoke Virginia engagement session

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Megan and Chance were referred to me by a mutual friend and I am so excited that they found me. Megan and I met up for coffee to get to know each other and chat about their wedding! Chance and I both went to the Roanoke College but never crossed paths which is shocking because it’s a relatively small community! During their engagement session, I had fun chatting with Chance about the mutual friends we have at Roanoke College. The engagement photos took place in Roanoke, VA, which is a favorite location of mine.

Engagement Photos in Roanoke VA

rain on wedding day

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Yes, yes I know. You don’t want rain. It complicates things, makes pictures harder, you have to use your backup plans. It’s not ideal. The GOOD NEWS is that I have a rainy wedding day tip for you!!!

Rain on Wedding Day Tips

Carvins Cove Engagement Session

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This Roanoke, VA engagement session was perfect. Jordan and Collin and I had to reschedule the session at Carvins Cove once because of rain. We were worried about having to reschedule it again because the weather looked bad again… The night beforehand we decided we would risk it because it was only supposed to rain in the morning and we would deal with the mud. Well, it was not muddy or cloudy…

Roanoke, VA Engagement Session