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Done is Not Perfect

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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Meet Blitz | Fredericksburg Va Pet Photographer

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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Natalie & John | Potomac River Waterfront Wedding

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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The BH Family | Snead’s Farm Fredericksburg Family Portraits

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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Aly & Bryan | Summer Navy Inn at Willow Grove Wedding

  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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