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When Amanda first contacted me for anniversary photos I was so excited! David and I are going on 9 years and I’m realizing more and more how important it is to stop and take time out to celebrate and remember our love. So I love that Amanda wanted to mark their 1 year anniversary with…

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I’m back with installment 3 in this series for pregnant wedding photographers! If you are new to the blog check out the other posts in this series to catch up : Congrats Your Pregnant! Now What? Shooting Weddings While Pregnant So this time let’s talk about maternity leave and how to prepare. I’ve done both routes,…

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I’m still plugging away on the new website kinks but I wanted to share a little bit of my heart behind my business and what my version of specializing looks like. Everyday I hear that to be successful  I should pick one genre and focus all my efforts on that area. Meaning I should just…

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It’s my birthday week and to celebrate I’ve got a new website!!! I had lots of plans to do a big reveal and giveaways but let’t get real for a moment, things don’t always go as planned. Like when I realized due to a glitch last week that my new site was actually live and it…

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Fredericksburg Va Pet Photographer As we loaded up the car I just kept telling myself if he is still there it is meant to be and if he isn’t then it’s not. It had been about 15 min since I had called the animal shelter after seeing their Facebook post about a German Shepard mix…

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I’m Melissa Arlena

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