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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.



Intimate Cottagecore Wedding in Virginia


Intimate Cottagecore Wedding in Virginia

When Lauren and Joe shared that the atmosphere for their wedding would feel like it was hosted in a secret garden, there really couldn’t be a better spot for this cottagecore wedding at the Market at Grelen. Nestled on the grounds of a 1,000-acre tree nursery with their guests dining on alfresco the lawn of […]

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Top 5 Secrets to a Memorable Wedding Reception

After photographing over 100 weddings as a Virginia wedding photographer, I’ve spent more than my fair share of nights partying the night away at incredible wedding receptions. Along the way, I’ve learned some tips and tricks for you to not only have beautiful photos but the best possible experience on your wedding day. (We all […]


Garden Engagement Session at Charlottesville Private Estate

When Kate came to me sharing her dream for a romantic Italian elopement that was now off the table thanks to the pandemic, I wanted to find the perfect spot for their engagement session to really infuse their photos with the feeling of being in the Italian countryside. After all, just because you can’t elope […]

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Bridgerton Wedding Inspiration | Ian + Logan

Whether a love for Lady Whistledown brought you here or a quick Google search for an LGBTQ friendly wedding photographer near me, this Bridgerton Wedding Inspiration featuring two Dukes is calling for you! Keep scrolling to see this fresh take on a timeless elegant English affair. Lavish experiences are all about the details! The Dandelion Patch […]

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The Key to Modest Boudoir Outfits (that are still Spicy!)

Sexy doesn’t always have to mean showing skin! (Enter: Modest Boudoir Outfits!) Here at Bewitch, I’m a really big believer in meeting you where you feel most comfortable. Modesty empowers some, nudity empowers others and it’s 100% up to you on what makes you feel your best! Boudoir photography sessions often have a reputation for […]

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The Easiest Way to Organize Family Photos on Your Wedding Day

Wedding days can be an absolute whirlwind; get the most out of your family photos with these organization tips! Many times, couples can get so caught up in the To-Do lists of pre-wedding planning that creating a list of family photos for their wedding falls to the wayside. Not to worry – with these organizational tips […]

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Should I Get My Nails Done For My Boudoir Session?

Boudoir photography is all about celebrating you from the tips to toes—here’s the 411 on nails for boudoir shoot! If you’re preparing for an upcoming boudoir session, there’s likely a lot of questions swirling in your mind. What should I wear? How do I pose? What do I do with my hands?! You’ll find the answer […]

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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 […]

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