Julie and Shane are one of a kind. These two love birds are so charismatic in front of a camera that I could photograph them for years and years! While this shoot was the perfect elopement inspiration, these two are actually expecting their first kiddo this year! I also had the pleasure of photographing them in France last summer so looking at these images gives me all the feels.
March 11, 2019
Today I want to share a less glamorous part of my job: behind the scenes. I have to admit, on wedding day… I WORK. I sweat, I run, I sometimes trip and fall. But I will pretty much go to any lengths to get the perfect images for my couples. Every year, I create a folder of behind the scenes images from my second shooters. This year, I decided to share some of my favorites. While I don’t look my most glamorous on the job, you can see the joy my work brings me in almost every image.
February 12, 2019
This year was surreal. I built my business in ways I never thought possible. I photographed 29 weddings, 61 engagement & lifestyle sessions, 10 boudoir sessions, 2 proposals and 21 mini sessions. I traveled to abroad to Cuba, Tulum, Montreal, cruised Alaska and slept in a car in the Great American West.
December 29, 2018
This couple right here has my heart! They have a sweetness about them that is unrivaled. They actually met in 6th grade and have been dating for over 9 years… and it shows! They have an easy nature around one another that can only be developed by time. They have a deep history and spend lots of time with family. Vincent even proposed at the Jersey Shore surrounded by siblings and family!
December 16, 2018
When two hand written vows have the same opening line.. you know it’s love!! Stef & Mark have a love that you know will last a lifetime. You can see it in these images… the way mark changes her shoes, the way Stef wrinkles her nose when she laughs at his jokes every single kiss ended with a smile. This fall wedding was one of my all time favorites because this pair was a match made in heaven.
December 12, 2018
When Ashley told me that she was going to have her wedding at a private home, I figured it would be a modest affair with a backyard vibe. When I drove up to Whistling Ridge Farm I was blown away! The views of the rolling Virginia mountains were just incredible! Their ceremony looked over the sunset and their reception was all outdoors under twinkle lights tucked away between the property. Hello, dream wedding!
December 3, 2018
Kelly & Jordan have been planning their engagement photos for months! They knew they wanted fall inspired photos and decided on Great Falls because they love to wander and hike together. Since they are getting married in St. Louis, they decided to snap pictures of a place that reminds them of their love at home here in VA.
November 14, 2018
The best way to described Abby and Mike is through the last 10 minutes of their wedding day. Sweaty and excited from dancing, they were the last two on the dance floor thanking the vendors and hugging their drunk friends who were lingering the longest. A jacketless Mike and a balero-less Abby requested one last photo with the mutual friend that introduced them as a couple. Before running through their sparklers, Mike had me shove late night Taco Bell Burritos in his suit before booking it to their after party.
October 11, 2018
Alright folks, this post was a long time coming. Today I want to talk to you about FILM. No, not video… shooting in real honest to god physical film like your parents had on their wedding day. I started shooting film in college when I had my first ever dark room class. I was able to develop my own film (with chemicals that the Duke Lab paid for). I loved it then but in the age of digital, I never thought I would return to it.
October 3, 2018
Tory and Andrew… what a pair. If there was ever a lucky wedding day, this was it. The forecast said rain for DAYS but when it came time for these nuptials, we got even light and perfect temps! We even got a double rainbow at the end of the night! These two big Italian families had a beautiful day starting with champagne in the morning and Blue Valley wine at night. The affair was made even more special knowing that Andrew has a deployment coming up. Everyone got to cherish seeing these two celebrating the happiest day of their lives’ together in front of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
September 20, 2018