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A Stormy Shenandoah Adventure

Emily and her family drove close to 3 hours to meet me for this shoot, and it was one of the sessions I had planned as part of an overnight mentorship. My mentee Stephanie came from Texas and I couldn’t wait for our first shoot together … but when we met up in the parking …

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A Blue Ridge Parkway Anniversary Session

It makes me SO happy that we finally got to do this session – we planned it back in the spring but got rained out a couple of times. It was worth rescheduling because I can’t get enough of the cloud-filled skies and golden glow that lit up the valley!  Happy anniversary Christina & Chris!! …

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A Shenandoah Proposal

This session was definitely one for the books! Chelsea is the one who initially contacted me to schedule a session for her and Charlie, and then a couple of weeks later he messaged me and said he was thinking about proposing! I was SO excited and we put together a plan: I would take them …

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Skyline Drive Family Session

These little girls rode all the way down from northern VA with their mom and dad for these family photos and were full of energy when they arrived! I try to make sessions with little ones as fun as possible – we look for plants, bugs, and rocks, and definitely don’t stay in one spot …

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Shenandoah Summer Family Session

I always look forward to doing sessions for other photographers and their families!! Lauren and I have crossed paths quite a few times in the past couple of years – we first met at a styled shoot in Forest, VA, and then I got to know her when we took a year-long class together. After …

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Shenandoah Sunrise Anniversary

There’s nothing like waking up at 4:15 a.m., meeting your couple in the pitch dark with fog drifting in front of your headlights, and hiking up to the top of a mountain with headlamps. Is it worth it just for a photo shoot? 100% YES. When we reached the top and stepped out on the …

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Woodland Elopement Styled Shoot

How do you create a woodland styled shoot in the DC suburbs? 1. Find your inspiration. I decided on an elopement theme –  I was inspired by several couples who contacted me early this year to photograph their elopements, engagements, and micro-weddings. The small wedding and elopement trend allows a more intimate and personalized experience, …

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A Summer Micro Wedding in Old Town Alexandria

Rachel and Matt are the sweetest couple. Their warm and easygoing personalities really shine through – the first time I met them for their engagement photos at Sky Meadows, I knew they would be so fun to work with and couldn’t wait for their wedding day! As usual, the week before their wedding, I kept …

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Sky Meadows Engagement Session

Sky Meadows State Park was the perfect location for Karen and Larry’s session – they love hiking and the outdoors, and that’s where they got engaged last year! The day they chose turned out to be VERY special because it was not only Karen’s birthday, but they were closing on their first home that afternoon!! …

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