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The second Kailey inquired, I knew she was the bride for me. This gal is a vlogger, chic fashionista and has the same taste in movies (SO many Notebook references made on wedding day). She and Ryan were high school sweethearts and Ryan knew from their very first phone conversations that Kailey was the one. […]

July 20, 2019

Great Marsh Estate Wedding | Virginia Wedding Photography | Kailey + Ryan

Brian and Rachel tied the knot in an intimate ceremony at Great Marsh Estate this May and I cannot handle how perfectly the day went. I don’t like using the word perfect because I feel like it devalues the word as it gets used too frequently, but this wedding you guys!!!! Rachel & Brian were cool as cucumbers all day because they have known this day would come since they met in ELEVENTH GRADE. Their families were incredible, their friends looked like models but were extremely helpful and kind.

June 18, 2019

Great Marsh Spring Wedding | Northern Virginia Wedding Photos | Rachel + Brian

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 12, 2019

DC Film Wedding Photographer | Rust Manor Wedding | Julie & Shane

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

2018 Behind the Scenes | Virginia Wedding Photographer Life | Personal Post

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

Blue Valley Vineyard Wedding | Virginia Wedding Photographer | Victoria & Andrew

 
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It’s super rare that I accept maternity clients but when a local photography pal of mine reached out to say how darling this couple was, I couldn’t help but say yes! Adleigh & Chace are a photographer’s dream. They trusted any pose that I put them in and had fun with each other! We played around a lot with the potential locations but eventually decided on St. John’s Ruins in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. This gave the two a natural backdrop with the option for a few water inspired snaps at the end. 

March 15, 2018

Northern Virginia Maternity | Harpers Ferry Maternity Photos | Adleigh & Chace

I cannot say enough about this couple right here. They are kind, caring and fun-loving people who genuinely care about everyone around them. The first thing that happened when I showed up to this wedding was Caroline giving both me and Jenny (the planner) matching gifts! I am currently rocking my custom Kir2ben hat while writing this post!

October 26, 2017

Rustic Virginia Wedding | Windsor Castle Park Smithfield Virginia | Caroline & Bryce

The first things most photographers shoot the morning of your wedding are the details of your wedding. This includes all the little things that go into getting ready. To make the day go smoother, you’ll want to have all these things set aside ready to be photographed! Below, I have compromise a list for both brides and grooms to have ready! 

September 9, 2016

Wedding Day Details | What to Bring to Wedding Day | Couples’ Education