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This is the space where I tell the love stories, and also share resources for brides, seniors, and aspiring photographers. 

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I am so excited to share this very special love story today. This one is near and dear to my heart because it is the first wedding I have ever photographed at my very own college, JMU! But more importantly, Julie and Thomas are two of the kindest people I have ever met and I […]

WEDDINGS

Brittany and Rob’s Old Silk Mill Wedding was one of my favorite weddings to date. When I first talked to Brittany on the phone, I asked her to tell me about her and Rob, and she said “We both like to laugh a lot.” She told me how they got engaged, and how Rob hid […]

FOR BRIDES

Lets talk about using Instagram stories for business! They are essential to any business, especially those that are service based! SOO if you follow my Instagram you know I make stories basically every day! I am always on there talking, asking questions, doing alllll the things. I make stories honestly because I love it. I […]

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Alyssa and Chris met in college. Chris saw her sitting in the cafeteria and asked if he could sit with her, and that was the beginning of their love story. They got married at a nearby church, and then celebrated the rest of their 1757 Golf Club wedding in Dulles, Virginia. Both Alyssa and Chris […]

WEDDINGS

A few weeks ago my dad called me and said a friend of his at the restarutn he works at was pregnant and looking for a photographer. He gave her my information, and a few days later I received a call from Tatyana. She told me about herself and her beautiful family, and explained that […]

FAMILIES

Here all on my tips on how to build a business and work full time! So this is a blog post I never thought I would write simply because working full time while building my business kind of felt like I was never able to quite keep up for a while. I felt like I […]

FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

This Alexandria Couple Portrait Session was one of my favorites to date! Danyah first told me about Mohammed when she asked me to photograph her wedding, but at the time I was living in Belgium and so I wasn’t able to. Fast forward a year later, I moved back to Virginia and her and Mohammed […]

FOR BRIDES

Medina’s Stonewall Golf Club Bridal Shower was such a beautiful event. Medina was one of my beautiful 2018 seniors. Her senior session was so memorable to me specifically because our conversations were something I truly cherished. During her session I talked to her and Aladdin a lot about what it is like to get religously married […]

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Emma and Jon’s Rockledge Mansion summer wedding was probably my favorite wedding to this day. When Emma first contacted me, she told me she swore she would book a photographer that went to JMU for her wedding. We planned a 15 minute phone call, and ended up talking on the phone for about an hour. […]

FOR BRIDES

When Courtney reached out the first thing she said was that she wanted something ‘artsy’. She was looking to develop her personal brand as an aspiring writer, self love advocate, women empowerment advocate, and spirtuality teacher. Courtney said she wanted photos that reflect the avenues of careers and self she is persuing. She is an […]

PORTRAITS

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