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Potomac River Waterfront Wedding – This doesn’t happen very often but I totally talked my hubby into moving a trip we had planned so I could shoot this wedding entirely based off how Natalie described her plans to me! I remember when she contacted me and told me our mutual newborn photographer had referred her…

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Snead’s Farm Fredericksburg Family Portraits – This is the session that makes me jealous and want photos like this of MY family! Of course I’m a small portion of this equation and the BH family is responsible for most of the awesomeness :). When I first started talking to Jennifer about a family session she…

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  Summer Navy Inn at Willow Grove Wedding – “Thank you for being a friend, traveled down the road and back again, your heart is true you’re a pal and a confidant”. If you are a child of the 80’s or 90’s you know you started singing 5 words into this blog post! If you…

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I’m a big tradition girl, I love holidays and the meaning behind them! Our lives are so busy, whether you are a high powered CEO with meetings all day long or a stay at home mom chasing toddlers around and wondering when you might find 5 minutes to take a shower. Finding time everyday to…

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the couple The Lodge at Stevenson Ridge Fall Wedding – I noticed it several times as I look through my viewfinder on their wedding day and it made my heart smile! It was a glow that surrounded Jodi, a happy bride glow and it swept Michael up in it’s wave. He couldn’t stop staring at her…

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