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WEDDING & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY

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

Arlene & Cody

Imagine: for your birthday, your boyfriend—the one who you grew up with you, who endured 1,000 miles of long distance between Radford, VA and Lincoln, NE with you throughout college, who now shares your home and adorable dog child, the one who is undoubtedly the love of your life—gifts you the best present you could […]

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Feb 25

Tori & Evan

Tori and Evan were the last couple in front of my lens in 2015, and I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. At one point during our shoot, I asked Evan to look at Tori and give her his best flirty face, as if he’d just seen her across the room and was trying […]

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Jan 6

Kim & Phil

These days, I’m honestly quite fortunate to have most every session I shoot feel like a reunion with old friends. Somehow I’ve been lucky enough to meet and work with clients who are just as weird and wild and in love with terrible jokes as I am, and it makes capturing their love on camera an […]

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Dec 23

Liz & Jeff

It was a cold one. In fact, arguably the first Saturday of the year with a decent chill in the air. But looking back at these images, and remembering the love that filled the Atrium at Meadowlark, all I can seem to remember is the warm joy that followed Liz and Jeff everywhere they went. I […]

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Dec 4

Laura & Cole

I’m still not sure that this entire day wasn’t completely a dream. First, there’s the location: a wedding on Saint Simon’s Island, Georgia. It’s the place where Laura’s mother grew up and where Laura spent her summers as a child and now where Laura’s parents call home. I’m not sure if it’s possible to stand […]

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Nov 24