The Floral Palette | Wedding Flowers Fredericksburg Va

Some days I walk into the reception space at a wedding and I am literally stopped in my tracks by how beautifully it is decorated! Chris & Ashley’s wedding reception was one of those days! Jean from The Floral Palette and her crew were bustling around the room transforming it into the most elegant and...

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5 Tips for Picking the Best Wedding Shoes

Now that you have picked out the perfect dress, it’s time to think about what shoes you are going to choose for your special day. Picking the perfect pair of shoes makes all the difference and I have compiled 5 tips to help you pick the Best Wedding Shoes for your day! Don’t wait Some...

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New Baby Sister | Newborn Photography Fredericksburg Va

  As most of you know I’ve expanded from just doing weddings and engagement sessions to taking on lifestyle newborn photography in Fredericksburg, Va too! I’ve actually fallen head over heels in love with it just like I did weddings all those years ago. I love seeing my clients gorgeously decorated nurseries and getting to...

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Latest Trends in 2018 Wedding Dresses

“/> Now that you have got engaged, there are so many details to think about. One of the most important is the dress! It’s always an exciting time trying to figure out what dress you want to wear on your special day. Let’s look at what the 2018 wedding dress trends! Lace One trend that...

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5 Best Wedding Planners in Fredericksburg Va

Whenever I’m asked what is the best wedding advice I can give as a wedding photographer I always say ” Hire a Wedding Planner!”. I wish I had hired one for my wedding because I’m pretty sure she would have stopped me from spending money in not so smart areas and taken care of the...

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I'm a Virginia born and raised photographer, DIYer, and educator sharing life, love and all my latest projects with you! Ready to chat about your photography needs - just click here!

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