On Sunday August 11th, Andrew and I drove down to Virginia Beach so that I could photograph these two for their engagement session! We were going to make a date day out of it: head down to the city center early and grab some juices, walk around the beach for a smidge after location scouting […]

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Engagement Session

Virginia Beach Engagement Session | Shelby & Rad

I remember swooning over Andrea’s wedding plans when we met at Starbucks one stormy afternoon. We bonded over caramel macchiatos and blush details over the course of two hours, and I think that’s when we both knew she was meant to be a #laurenthompsonbride! Andrea and James had a beautiful and timeless engagement session at […]

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Wedding Wednesday

Timeless Country Club Wedding | Andrea & James

  I am very excited to announce that this fall I will be offering some mini session slots to celebrate the GORGEOUS fall foliage we experience here in Virginia! These mini sessions are perfect for families wanting a great portrait for their Christmas cards, couples who want a romantic sweetheart session, or folks who really […]

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Portrait Special

2019 Fall Mini Session Specials!

I met Andrea at a Starbucks during a torrential thunderstorm for a potential bride consult, and what started off as a short overview about everything included in my wedding package turned into a two-hour long conversation about her wedding day dreams and plans. I think that’s when we both knew she was meant to be […]

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Engagement Session

Andrea & James Lincoln Memorial Engagement Session

Marilou and George had a simple yet elegant wedding in Tyson’s Corner on August 9th, 2019 that went by SO smoothly. I actually shot this wedding by myself and despite moving between three locations during the day, there was plenty of time to get through my schedule and play around with some film! I am […]

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Film Photography

Marilou & George Wedding Day on Film

Marilou and George tied the knot with a beautiful church ceremony at Iglesia Ni Cristo in Temple Hills, MD and an elegant reception at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse in Tyson’s Corner after a year and a half together! I first met Marilou and George on a FREEZING morning for sunrise cherry blossom portraits at Washington D.C.’s […]

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Wedding Wednesday

Marilou & George Elegant Tysons Corner Wedding

Oh where to begin? For those of you who don’t know what Creative at Heart is, it’s a three-day conference for creatives hosted by Kat Schmoyer of Dear Sweetheart Events. Kat works tirelessly to provide a safe space for growth and encouragement from the moment you arrive to the moment you step through the doors […]

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Social

My Experience at Creative @ Heart Round 9 | Winmock at Kinderton

Carmela and James and I met at one of my favorite coffee shops, Republik Coffee Bar, for a photography consult with their wedding planner and parted ways confirmed in the books! Elizabeth is a fabulous wedding planner and we bonded over our mutual obsession for office supplies and notebooks while Carmela and James arrived. Carmela and […]

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Engagement Session

Carmela and James Jefferson Memorial Engagement Session

I met up with Marilou and George for their sunrise engagement session at the Jefferson Memorial shortly after the sun rose up over the gorgeous blooms. Crowds were already appearing, but I was confident we’d find some picture-perfect spots free of tourists and fellow portrait-takers! The blooms and trees screamed spring, but let me tell […]

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Engagement Session

Marilou and George Cherry Blossom Engagement Session

Last week I shared some highlights from Lucy and TJ’s historic Accokeek Maryland wedding day, and this week I’m excited to share the portraits I took of them on my Pentax film camera! There’s just something about film that makes portraits look more romantic and I love it!! All the heart eyes emojis for these […]

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Wedding Wednesday

Lucy & TJ | Accokeek, MD Wedding on Film