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So the question is does Melissa ever do somewhat dark and moody photos?  Yes she does but only with Amanda Veronee as her subject ;)!  The snow outside reminded me that I shot this with Amanda 2 years ago but never blogged it.  So since there is once again snow outside my window I thought…

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Two secrets I will share about Katie and Cliff’s Fairfax Virginia engagement session, the first is that my camera did not like Cliff’s shirt.  It was so weird but something about the checkered pattern did not agree and when I was first editing the photos his shirt turned blue with crazy purple splotches! I freaked out…

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Yes you read that right I’m giving away free wedding albums! These are not cheap Shutterfly hard cover books either they are gorgeous 8×10 albums with linen covers and thick pages made from mounted photo paper. They are gorgeous! These albums will come with a base of 10 spreads to display all your beautiful wedding…

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Virginia Newborn Photographer I love seeing new parents during those first two weeks with their little babies, they are so in love with this new tiny human! They are in the 2 week bliss where the baby is still sleeping a lot hence the reason most photographers like to photograph new babies during the first…

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That is our new motto around the house, DIY is not DIP! DIY is of course Do It Yourself and DIP is now known as Do It Perfect. I love DIY stuff, I like planning out a project and the changes it will make to a room or to our life, I love playing with…

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