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A.C. & Kierstin

Somewhere on the list of The Top Five Things You Should Probably Know About Steph Dee is this: I. freaking. love. surprises. Getting surprised, giving surprises, I don’t care as long as there is some joyful secret involved. As a kid, I knew where my mom hid all of our Christmas presents (in the same […]

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Jan 31

Sammy & Varun

SAMMY & VARUN: part ii of iii Let’s go back in time to taste some magic—some Sammy and Varun magic—shall we? It was a Tuesday morning in October of 2016, and we’d just wrapped shooting one unfairly beautiful engagement session in the middle of a perfect Washington D.C. sunrise. As we walked back towards our […]

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Jan 23

Jen & Donnie

“I’m off to a date with Donnie!” Jen would joke to her roommates. In reality, she was just headed to work on a group project for their marketing class at Bloomsburg University. Donnie wasn’t single, but Jen had a huge crush and a girl can dream, right? She sure could, because after a year of group […]

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Sep 20

Amanda & Robby

Growing up in my little hometown of Nokesville, Virginia was so much more of a blessing than I ever knew or realized. Situated just on the edge of Northern Virginia, quite literally straddling the line of Washington D.C. Suburbia and Rural Virginia Farmland, I knew the best of both worlds. But Nokesville is more than just […]

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Aug 1

Sammy & Varun

SAMMY & VARUN: part i of iii A bright, sunny, wonderfully excited email from Sammy first landed in my inbox in October 2015. She and Varun had been engaged for a year already. Sammy was living in Richmond, Virginia, fully entrenched in the vicious cycle of pharmacy school that goes a little something like studystudystudyTEST, studystudystudyTEST. […]

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Jul 14

Tori & Will

The greatest stories, the stories that stick with our hearts the longest and transform our souls the most, are almost never the simplest stories. Great stories are made from the unexpected moments. The twists and the turns, the mountains and the valleys, or, for Tori and Will, the weather and the bus. Over 5 years […]

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Jun 27

Lex & Rane

If you happen to be a gym go-er, then you know how important it is to find a great swolemate. Whether you need a little extra push to get through one last rep or a some accountability to make sure you’re putting in enough gym time, a swolemate is there through thick and thin. Lucky […]

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May 6

Valerie & Brian

“It was always you.” Displayed prominently in the midst of a sea of photos that told the tales of their families’ long and storied loves, were these words. And I’m not sure if these four words have ever fit a pair more beautifully than they fit Val and Brian. When they were growing up down […]

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Apr 22

Steph & David

We had plans. The best laid plans. But you know what they say about the best laid plans. Mice come and steal them away or something like that? I don’t know, I’m not great with adages. Steph and David are east coasters who are currently living the west coast dream. Meeting in school at Virginia Tech, […]

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Apr 5

Casey & Evan

I’m just gonna come out and say it: Evan and Casey’s relationship is the embodiment of most of my very favorite things. 1) Wild adventurousness. 2) Adoring sass. 3) A deep and abiding love of doughnuts. So, clearly, when we first got together to chat about their wedding day, it was basically love at first […]

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Mar 11