Category Archives: Weddings

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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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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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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