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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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It is often in the smallest and most ordinary of moments that we find the answers to our biggest questions.  For Amanda, she was sitting in her car talking to Tim about his family and his faith when she realized that he was the one she wanted to spend the rest of her life with.  […]

COUPLES

Hannah and Michael are probably the most adorable people I have ever photographed. I gave them a few prompts to play, and they ended up having their own tickle war!          

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I have read SO MANY books over the years filled with business advice, things we should do/think, how to sell, how to market, how to craft a client experience, etc. but you know what the one thing that you don’t really read too much about is? To be fearless.  If I could only tell you […]

FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

When I first talked to Hannah, she told me her favorite things about Michael: “How accepting he is and his big heart. I can always be myself around him and no one manages to make me feel any more comforted or cheer me up the way he does. He has a big heart even if […]

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When I asked Megan and Clint when they knew they had found the one they were going to marry, Megan said  “Crazy thing is – it was sooner rather than later. I would say about a month into our relationship, I could tell that he was different than any other guy I had ever met. […]

WEDDINGS

Mariam and Marwan’s Old Hickory Golf Club Wedding was one of my favorite weddings ever! Mariam’s family first reached out to me about photographing Mariam’s wedding. Her sister lives in Dubai permanently and was planning as much as she could for Mariam while overseas. We had a phone call, and talked about everything that she felt […]

WEDDINGS

Ashley and Charlie’s Delfosse Vineyards & Winery wedding was one to remember and had the BEST RECEPTION I have ever witnessed. I am so serious when I say that out of all the weddings I have photographed, I have never seen two people more excited to get married than these two. So I thought I […]

WEDDINGS

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

Heidi and Micah are one of the sweetest couples I have ever met! I first heard about them at JMU when Micah proposed to Heidi at a annual Relay for Life event. Its easy to see that this couple gives so much to the world and to the people in their lives, and it was […]

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

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