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Married: Josh + Cara, Airlie, VA

Can the weather just agree to NOT rain the rest of wedding season, please? May was the worst month for all the May brides. It seemed as though it rained EVERY weekend. But, that didn’t stop those couples from enjoying the most amazing day of their lives. And this was true for Cara and Josh […]

May 30, 2018

wedding

Engaged: Courtney + Leo

I met Courtney and Leo at Agricultural History Farm Park. It’s the park from a wedding I did with Danny + Tana last August. She saw their blog and decided from their blog that she wanted to book with me. YAY! We had so hoped for more greenery, but like you all know, the weather […]

May 16, 2018

engagement

Engaged, Rebekah + Elliot: Manassas Battlefield

Want to know a fun fact about myself and this bride? I was her counselor at a camp in New Hampshire. For realz! She and her twin sister were in my group a few years in a row and I just LOVED having both of them. They were both so sweet and so in love […]

May 7, 2018

engagement

Engaged: Rosanna + Kenneth, Oatlands Plantation

Rosanna and Kenneth have MAD dancing skills. Like MAD. How do I know that? Well, there were guests from a wedding I shot last year. I had taken a really good sequence of their dancing at Tana + Danny’s wedding that I put them in my sample album I made of that wedding. So…yeah, I’m […]

April 16, 2018

engagement

Married: Amy + Mark, Old Silk Mill

If ever there was such a joyful and laid back couple, it was Amy + Mark. Amy found me when I was at the beginning of restarting my business again on Thumbtack. I sent her a quote and then quickly deleted the app because I didn’t have much luck with it and was getting frustrated. […]

March 8, 2018

wedding

Favorite 2017 Flowers

“I must have flowers, always, and always.” – Claude Monet Who doesn’t love flowers? Who doesn’t love receiving flowers out of nowhere just because? No one, really. Flowers add so much life and color to your wedding day. They can really set the tone for the color palette and the theme of your wedding. Are […]

January 29, 2018

wedding

Get Moving

“She believe she could…so she did.” – R.S. Grey If you’ve seen my latest Instagram post, then you’ll know I’m getting antsy. January is such a SLOOOOOW month. Like, for reals, HOW is it STILL January!?? How is this month NOT over yet? Usually, every year in January I start to get antsy. I’m not […]

January 26, 2018

Personal

Maria + Brian

If you love breakfast, we can be friends. If you love Parks and Rec, we can for sure be friends. If you love Parks and Rec, breakfast, and the office we are BFFFFSSSSS for life! Maria and Brian lived out an actual Office/Parks and Rec love story. Without even watching the shows! They met and […]

January 22, 2018

wedding

Word of the Year, 2018: Peace

  Have you ever done a “Word of the Year” when starting a new year? I haven’t. This is my first year every sitting down and writing out goals or things I want to improve on whether in my business, my personal life, my family, or whatever it may be. The Word of the Year […]

January 2, 2018

Personal

That time we lived in England…

If you know us, then you know we lived in England in the years 2012-2013. We only lived there for about 10 months. We were supposed to live there for a full year while my husband got his MBA. But we found out about a month into the program, that he didn’t need to be […]

December 29, 2017

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