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Gratitude

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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Jodi & Michael | The Lodge at Stevenson Ridge Fall Wedding

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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Jessica & Anthony | Fall Stover Hall Wedding

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.

Will & Rob – Fredericksburg Va Teepee Mini Session

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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Amber & Bryan | Meadow Event Park Wedding

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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