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the couple Fall Stover Hall Wedding – I love that by the time I photograph my couples saying I do they aren’t just clients to me! Instead they are friends and I’m as thrilled as any guest seated when they are pronounced husband and wife. This wedding was different though because Anthony has been a friend of David’s…

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  • Andrea HerrellNovember 10, 2016 - 6:24 pm

    You did a wonderful job of photographing Jess and Antjonys very special day.

From the moment I saw the tent at Hobby Lobby I knew I wanted it! I pulled up my trusty 40% off coupon and headed for checkout with dreams of an adorable photo session with my boys. This was going to be so much fun, we could pretend they were camping and they could read…

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Meadow Event Park Wedding I’ve photographed a lot of weddings over the years and heard a lot of love stories but what stands out to me the most in Bryan & Amber’s love story is how much their friends are a part of it. They are true believers in the love that Amber & Bryan…

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Nautical Northern Neck Wedding Remember that time I posted to Facebook that we had a 6ft long party crasher at one of my weddings and I stepped right over him without realizing it? Yep that was Paige & Matt’s nautical Northern Neck wedding that it happened at! Have I mentioned that I have one of…

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From the moment I met Paige & Matt and their families I felt like I was immediately a lifelong friend! After their engagement session we went to Merrior for dinner, Paige told me they were planning to have the rehearsal dinner there so it was the perfect opportunity to check out the space and sample their…

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