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Category Archives: Engagement

Guess who got married last weekend?!?!?  Yep Kelsey and Andrew!!  Since I’m going to make you wait till next week to see their wedding photos I thought I’d tide you over by sharing their Richmond Virginia engagement session.  We shot this session last fall at Belle Isle and it was perfect!  There was water and…

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It all started with a party at college, he asked her to dance and she said yes.  That dance led to the first of many late night talks and eventually a heart shaped dog tag with the words “Will you marry me Jena?”!  I have been so excited for Jena and Matt’s wedding especially after…

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“It’s Adam not Matt”, I felt my face flush as he gently corrected me with a smile.  It’s every photographers nightmare, calling your clients the wrong name.  Sometimes on my way to sessions I’ll say their names over and over to stop myself from calling them the wrong names.  I asked him if I had…

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One reason I love to live in Virginia is that we actually get 4 distinct seasons!  With each season comes a different look which makes my job a bit easier when using a location more then once for my shoots :).  Of course I try to use different spots for different couples so they don’t…

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I’m so excited to share this engagement session with you!  It included an adorable puppy, an antique tractor, a vintage tandem bike and two beautiful ladies, Mary & Carrie, who are tying the knot this weekend!  Set against the gorgeous backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains at Carrie’s parents farm I couldn’t have asked for…

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