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WEDDING & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY

Ally & Clay

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

Adrienne & Matt

What would you do to be with of the love of your life? Would stay up into the wee hours of the night baking cookies with him even though you had assignments due the next day? Would you have your newspaper purposefully delivered to her address just so you had an excuse to see her […]

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Mar 12

Amanda & Robby

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

Ally & Clay

I believe that the universe, that big G God, conspires to bring us exactly who and what we need, exactly when we need it. You see it all over Ally and Clay’s story. The pair who met by happenstance at a folk music festival. Who decided to trust fall into the open arms of each […]

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Feb 8

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

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

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

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