Elopements

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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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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Mountaintop Elopement in Shenandoah National Park

Jonathan & Maguire met while volunteering in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone. Their villages were 6 hours apart but they were able to see each other once a month. They are both currently in grad school in DC and wanted, in Maguire’s words, “an aspect of our wedding that was just between the two …

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Spring Engagement at Sky Meadows

Rachel and I connected back in February. She found me on Instagram and said she loved the “rich, deep colors and light” in my photos and would like to have a special engagement session for her and her fiance since they had to completely reimagine their wedding. I suggested May at Sky Meadows because I …

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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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Focus & Composition Tips for the Perfect Ring Shot

Details are an important part of an elopement or engagement session, and shots of the ring(s) are a must-have to complete these galleries! My sessions are all outside using natural light, and it’s so fun to get creative and use whatever is available for your composition. Here’s what I’ve learned to create gorgeous ring shots …

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