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Alyssa and Brad have one of the most unique love stories I have ever heard! Brad is from South Africa, and they met while Alyssa was in the Peace Corps there. Leading up to their wedding, I got to learn a lot about them. Alyssa told me her favorite thing about Brad is the way […]

WEDDINGS

While planning a wedding timeline is primarily a wedding coordinator or planners job, I thought it would be great to offer my perspective on the amount of time I need for each part of the day, to get photos that are great, thought out, and not rushed! So, here is the IDEAL amount of time […]

WEDDINGS

There are a lot of things that you can do to make your wedding photos EVEN BETTER than they already are! And I’m gonna break it down for you here! Detail Photos -Have all your details ready for me in a BOX or BAG when I get there! I usually photograph: your shoes, earrings, rings […]

WEDDINGS

So, Lets Talk About First Looks:  In case you don’t know what a First Look is, its an alternative way for the bride and groom to see each other for the first time, instead of at your ceremony. It’s usually somewhere secluded, private, and quiet. I HIGHLY encourage all of my couples to do a […]

WEDDINGS

This Fairmont Hotel wedding is a very special wedding that is near and dear to my heart. Elaine and Jared were referred to me through a mutual friend of hours, and from the moment we began talking, I knew we would be great friends. What I love most about Elaine and Jared is that they […]

WEDDINGS

Ean and Shelby’s indoor couples session was one of my favorite to date! I absolutely love in home sessions because you are naturally so much more comfortable in your own home, and that really comes across on camera. If you have booked your engagement session already, and aren’t sure if you should or which parts […]

COUPLES

Alexander and Katherine had the most beautiful Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards wedding. They got married in a Catholic Church, at The Chapel of Immaculate Conceptionlocated in Leesburg, Virginia. Guests arrived early, came and sat in their seats, and a few prayed while they were waiting. It was a beautiful service, the families prayed and the […]

WEDDINGS

A few months ago I had the pleasure of launching my first ever High School Senior Spokesmodel Team. I wanted to create a program that fostered a community of girls, that gave them a place to come, be themselves, where we could talk about all things self love, body image, self expression, and celebrate the […]

SENIORS

Establishing a consistent photography style is so important for many reasons but one specifically, once you are beginning to monetize a photography business is to gain trust with your clients. If a client knows exactly what they are going to receive and how their photos are going to look consistently, there is a heightened level […]

FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

This video shows you all of my equipment, everything I use to do my job! https://youtu.be/EegEVQgkoA4 CAMERAS Canon Rebel T5i:My first camera ever, highly recommend this camera for anyone who is starting out. You really just need to learn how to shoot manually. “Never upgrade your equipment until you’ve exhausted the equipment below it” Canon […]

FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

I post new Instagram stories EVERY DAY! It is where I love to connect with friends and show you the behind the scenes of all that goes into this business!

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