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Paige & Matt | Nautical Northern Neck Wedding

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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Paige & Matt – Merrior Rehearsal Dinner Northern Neck Wedding

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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Katie & Cliff | Belmont Country Club Wedding

Belmont Country Club Wedding Initial client meetings always leave me a sweaty nervous mess, I’ve never been a super outgoing person.  In fact I used to be accurately described as a wall flower in high school, the girl whose 11th grade English teacher decided to help me get over my fear of public speaking would…

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My Life : Tips to Lose Weight

So this might seem like an odd topic to talk about on a photography blog but I have always loved sharing my journey in life in the hopes that it speaks to others like me! Plus I know so many brides are looking to lose weight before their wedding so I thought my experience might be…

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Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from my family to yours! May 2016 be full of blessings for you all :).

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