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The temperature is dropping, leaves are starting to turn yellow, and Starbucks has released their pumpkin spice lineup. It’s fall y’all, and that means it’s one of my favorite times of year: FALL MINI SESSION TIME! Imagine us walking along a gorgeous brick path, crunching leaves under our shoes, while you and your friend or […]

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I’ve known Meagan and Alex for years now and they are two of the sweetest people you could ever meet. They’re also soul mates. Quite literally. Their love story is one for the books, and I hope you get to know all of the details one day! It involves lots of prayer, prophetic dreams, and […]

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Brittany and Jacob got married on the PERFECT Saturday in September under a big oak tree with her horse nibbling on grass in the pasture behind her. The temperature only rose to the low 80s and was paired with partly cloudy skies and low humidity. It was such an idyllic setting as the sun set […]

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YAY you’re engaged!! Get ready because the next few months will be a whirlwind! You’re probably wondering what you should do next so FIRST: CELEBRATE! Grab a glass of champagne, go out for a delicious dinner, and enjoy each other’s company before spreading the news!! Then what? Insure your ring if you haven’t yet! Most […]

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I was a bride once and I TOTALLY understand the stress of finding the perfect photographer. You dream about your wedding day and spend way too much time on Pinterest planning it, so you want it to be documented beautifully. But what if it rains? What does a retainer mean? WHEN will I get my […]

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Are you interested in sharing a first look with your significant other on your wedding day? If not, there are SO many benefits to consider as you make this decision! I have an entire blog post dedicated to why it’s worth it, and you can read it here. If you know you want to do […]

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Brides, if you have never seen your man cry or get emotional, you can’t expect him to be overly emotional on your wedding day. Some guys shed tears and some guys just embrace their brides and never cry…and that’s OKAY! Enjoy this amazing day and try not to put any expectations on him. That being […]

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Brides dream about the moment when their groom sees them for the first time in their dress. Traditionally, it happens when the bride is walking down the aisle during the ceremony, but what if I told you there was a BETTER time for this moment? What is a First Look? Some brides love traditions (I […]

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How often have photographers prioritized the bride on wedding days and neglected the groom? Most of our conversations are with the bride, but the day is just as much about the groom! I remember earlier this year I tagged along and second shot for one of my photographer friends and had one of the best […]

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I am SO EXCITED to be able to do Spring Mini Sessions during Washington D.C.’s peak Cherry Blossom bloom again this year! The National Park Service has predicted peak bloom to occur in Washington D.C. around the tidal basin from March 20-24, so that means I’m scheduling mini sessions the weekend during peak bloom, and […]

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