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Ally & Clay | a Virginia backyard wedding in the woods

I’ve held off on sharing this wedding day for far too long. It’s not for lack of excitement. Possibly the opposite. I might have just have too much love for Ally and Clay and their beautiful celebration that it feels way too special to let it go out into the world. And that’s because every […]

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Jul 12

Amanda & Robby | an Inn at Vint Hill wedding

Here in Northern Virginia, it’s beginning to look a lot like summer. After enduring some bitter cold days in the first month of the year, February seems determined to jump right past any sort of winter finale or spring transition and dip us right into the enveloping warmth of a 78-degree day in early June. […]

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Feb 27

Sammy & Varun | an India destination wedding

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

Tori & Will | Martin’s Barn on Knob Creek Wedding

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

Valerie & Brian | Fort Belvoir Wedding

“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

Liz & Jeff | Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Wedding

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 | St. Simons Island Wedding

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

Meghan & David | Le Meridien Arlington Wedding

It was one of the first truly crisp and cool days of fall, but despite the slight drop in temperature, the day couldn’t have been more beautiful as I walked up to Arlington’s Le Meridien hotel. I walked into the bridal suite and after being greeted with one of Meghan’s sweet hugs, felt like I’d […]

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Nov 18

Jules & Danny | Deerfield Club Wedding

It started as nothing more than an office friendship. Chats over morning coffee and post-work happy hours with friends. Jules thought that Danny was one of the sweetest and funniest men she’d ever met, and actually tried to set him up with a few of her friends, though never considered the he might actually be the […]

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Nov 13

Lindsay & Dave | River Farm Wedding

“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