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WEDDING & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY

Lindsay & Dave

“You had me at, ‘Lindsay, get in here!’” One of my favorite things about weddings it that while, yes, they are first and foremost the melding together of two separate lives, they are also the merging of two separate families. Two sets of history, two sets of traditions, two separate units coming together with the […]

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Nov 10

Sophia & Brandon

“I’ll always do the work.” There wasn’t a dry eye left in the entire room, including my own. Sophia and Brandon are two musical souls who are the definition of “made for each other.” It took Sophia a little while to realize that Brandon was more than just her best “music friend”; they would talk […]

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Oct 13

Tori & Will

Pay attention, boys, this post contains some important information for you especially. We all know that we live in an era of texts and snapchats and—shudder—Facebook messages. There are a million ways to quickly have a “conversation” with another person, but sometimes at the end of the day, none of them really end up feeling […]

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Oct 6

Wendy & Tomer

“Your eyes are green when you’re happy,” he began. “I love that I know that about you.” And then there was not one dry eye left in the crowd at Wendy and Tomer’s ceremony. The sun sparkled through the tall trees in that magical way it does right at the precipice of fall and their […]

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Oct 1

Lindsay & Nick

She sat there, relaxed—watching her beloved Michigan Wolverines football and sipping a mimosa—knowing that in just a few hours her father would be escorting her down the aisle to the man of her dreams. Everything was taken care of, the details done and the timeline as well mapped out as it could possibly be. Now […]

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Sep 29

Kate & Morgan

There are wedding days, and then there are wedding celebrations. For Kate and Morgan, it was never going to be anything less than a celebration. Over a decade in the making, for me to say that this day was held in anticipation for a lot of people would be just a slight, tiny understatement. Kate […]

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Jun 15

Hailey & Stephen

It’d been a few weeks of trying to nail down the perfect location for their engagement session, and we weren’t having much luck. In fact, it wasn’t until the morning of their session that we confirmed permission at the beautiful Afton Mountain Vineyard in Charlottesville, Virginia, but once we got the go ahead and I […]

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May 21

Juna & Matt

“Over the summer I was on a flag football team and I truly met the person that completes me and the one I want to spend the rest of my life with. Her name is Juna.” It’s not every day that I get emails like this from soon-to-be-grooms. But then again, it’s not every day that you […]

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May 1

Lindsay & Dave

When I first “met” Lindsay via the future-magic that is Skype, she explained to me the continent-crossing map that is hers and Dave’s history. She grew up in Virginia, Dave grew up in San Francisco. They met in Los Angeles, Dave’s family moved to Virginia, Lindsay and Dave moved to New York, where they now […]

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Apr 14

Katie & Joe

The best stories, you know, they’re never told in a straight line. Some stories are, sure, but not the best ones. The really good stories, the ones that speak to your soul and open up a new part of yourself that you never even knew was there, they have twists and turns, subplots and anticlimax, […]

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Oct 27