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Just like putting together your coolest outfit, fun and stylish wedding photos take more effort to plan than it seems on the surface. Luckily, I've brought together tips from over 100 weddings to give you the inside scoop.



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Cheat-sheet to stress free cherry blossom photos

Everything you need to know before booking cherry blossom photos in Washington DC! The DC area truly comes alive during cherry blossom season – especially for sunrise at the Tidal Basin! As soon as the predictions for peak blooms were released, local Facebook groups were buzzing with the rumors that this 2022 season was predicted […]

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Spooky Boudoir | Alexys

With a Facebook community named The Coven, you already know how excited I was for this spooky boudoir session with Alexys! One of the things that I love most about boudoir is the ability to tailor each session to my client so that every human who comes into my studio can see themselves thriving in […]


Sailboat Wedding on the American Rover | Monica + Hunter

If you are on the hunt for the most unique intimate wedding venue in Virginia Beach, the American Rover should be at the top of your list! As a privately chartered sailboat, the American Rover made a lasting impression on Monica and Hunter’s guests as we sailed the Hampton Roads waterways while they said “I […]

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What to Expect During Your Boudoir Session

When you’re getting ready for your first Virginia boudoir photography session, you may be feeling—understandably!—a little nervous about what to expect. Trust is key in any new situation but especially in the boudoir world, so I want to pull the curtain back and give you a sneak peek into what you’re experience will be like […]

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What’s the big deal about wedding details?

What’s the big deal about wedding details? While planning your wedding, you likely started with the big picture: How many people should we invite? What venue can host our guests? How about the colors? The weather? Once you’ve got the macro level logistics figured out, you may want to start thinking about the little details […]

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Timeless Engagement Session At The Kennedy Center

When it comes to a timeless feeling engagement session, you truly can’t top a location like The Kennedy Center. The mid-century modern twist on classic DC architecture is a backdrop that adds character yet doesn’t distract from portraits, which is harder to find than you would think! Plus, there’s just something special about photographing as this […]


Spring Mountainside Wedding at the Irvine Estate

When so many of my couples rescheduled due to COVID, I eagerly watched their new dates approach on the calendar, knowing how much this meant to them! When Kelsea and Bradley’s day finally arrived, I just knew it was going to be a blast. They’re both hilarious and always looking to make everyone around them […]


Top Engagement Photo Locations in DC

If you’re engaged and you live in the DC metro area, you may be looking for the very best places to get your engagement photos taken. Engagement photos are a unique opportunity to get beautiful portraits of you and your fiancé that express your partnership and relationship dynamic, not only to use in Save the […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Virginia Wedding Venues

You’ve found a partner who makes you feel like you’ve hit the jackpot, now it’s time to see which Virginia wedding venue will be your perfect fit! As a Virginia wedding photographer, I’ve compiled this detailed guide based on my years of experience to showcase over 50 of Virginia’s best (and most photogenic!) venues to […]

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