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west virginia / engagement / photographer / golden hour

June 8, 2022

It was the perfect evening for Olivia and Joe’s West Virginia engagement session. I was so excited when Olivia messaged me and told me they were engaged! I’ve photographed them a couple times, but this time was a little extra special with her beautiful ring on her finger! We met at a park in West […]

old town alexandria / virginia / engagement / photographer

May 30, 2022

It was a beautiful, sunny evening in Old Town Alexandria for Kylie and Brett’s engagement session. I think we chose the hottest day of the summer so far for their session, but that’s okay! We made it through and these two were so wonderful – including their adorable dog, Dude. A few years ago, I […]

washington dc / engagement session / photographer / washington monument

September 28, 2021

It was a cloudy, yet beautiful evening for Karys and Blaine’s Washington DC engagement session. The storms were rolling in, but we managed to fit in their session just in time. With the clouds and the storms rolling in, this meant less crowds! As much as I love a sunny session, the cloudy ones can […]

sky meadows state park / virginia / engagement / photographer

August 16, 2021

When I arrived at Sky Meadows State Park for Sarah and Pat’s engagement session, I was so happy to see that the storms had gone around. On my way to their session, there were dark clouds in the distance and storms all around. I thought for sure we were going to get rained out. Sarah […]

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia Engagement

August 6, 2021

Autumn and Daniel’s Harper Ferry, West Virginia engagement session is one that I will never forget! Not only was it beautiful, it was also a little extra special because I have known Autumn since we were in church youth group together. Autumn text me in April asking if I was available October 30th. I had […]

winchester / virginia / engagement / photographer

June 15, 2021

It was the absolute perfect June evening for Olivia and Joe’s session in Winchester, Virginia. They wanted a field and country feel to their photos. I immediately thought of the Third Battle of Winchester Trail. It is the perfect hidden gem. The trail is never crowded and it has the prettiest open fields with trees. […]

Old Town Alexandria Engagement

June 11, 2021

Christina and Allen’s engagement session in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia was the perfect way to kick off my busy season! The weather was perfect, the light was beautiful, and Christina and Allen are precious as can be! From my first conversation with Christina, I just knew I was going to love working with her and […]

The Barn at Willow Brook Wedding

June 11, 2021

Vivian and Mike shared the most fun and memorable wedding celebration at The Barn at Willow Brook in Leesburg, Virginia. They eloped in Colorado in March 2021, but still wanted to be able to celebrate with their family and friends. It was a beautiful, spring evening at The Barn at Willow Brook in Leesburg. I […]

June 11, 2021

I received an email from Jasmine just a few weeks before her and Daniel’s intimate wedding ceremony at Breaux Vineyards. With Covid causing so many ups and downs with their wedding plans, they finally decided to elope in Mexico. However, they wanted their families to still be part of their special day. They decided to […]

Berryville Virginia Wedding

March 25, 2021

I feel like most of my blog posts for the past year have started out with “due to Covid”. Anybody else feel like the majority of their conversations have started with “Covid”? I’m not alone? Okay, good. Glad we have that cleared up then. Well, it wouldn’t be a blog post in the year we’ve […]