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Handley Library – Winchester Virginia – Old Hollywood Glam Engagement Session Sometimes the stars align and an engagement session goes better then you could have even hoped for!!! This was one of those! A gorgeous bride to be in a gold sequin dress along with her dapper groom in a suit plus a stunning backdrop that could…

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Glasgow Farm Wedding Style Shoot Last April I teamed up with Becca from Becca Bee Events to plan a garden party wedding styled shoot at Glasgow Farm! Styled shoots can be fun because you get to come up with an idea and then plan a mini wedding around it. I love working with planners on…

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Have you ever had a dream that seemed too big and too far out there to ever be possible of achieving? Something that weighed on your heart but you really didn’t even know where to begin? When Rob was born it was such a whirlwind of unexpected things. I was due for a c-section but…

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It’s the story of our fireplace bookcase built ins! This post is long with lots of photos, if you love DIY then you will love this :). There is a mix of in progress iphone photos along with final finished product photos at the end. From the moment I first saw the listing for our…

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Guys I owe you a huge apology…… I have been holding out on you a FABULOUS sparkly fall Stevenson Ridge wedding I did back in October 2013.  Yes you read that right 2013 :(.  Don’t worry Caitlin and TJ got their images about 4 weeks after to wedding so I didn’t hold out on them….

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I’m Melissa Arlena

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