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Lyndsey and Stephen actually met in Seoul, South Korea at a bar. But when they first met and exchanged numbers, they ended up losing each other’s contacts. Lyndsey wanted to find Stephen again so badly that she made an account on a dating app, and explained in her bio that she was looking for the guy […]

COUPLES

Kelly and Eduardo met here while Kelly was in the United States in an exchange program. For their first date, Eduardo asked Kelly if she wanted to go ice skating since her profile picture was of her iceskating. When they got their Eduardo told Kelly he had actually never been ice skating before, and asked […]

COUPLES

This adorable Rock Creek Park engagement session is one of my favorites to date! Danny and Sarah actually met in the FIRST grade! They have been together for twelve years, and will be getting married at Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast this month!  I love that when I asked them what their PERFECT date night […]

COUPLES

Jon and Brittany met through a mutual friend. They have been together for about 3.5 years, and will be getting married at The Jasmine Plantation in August, 2020. When I asked them what they liked to do for fun, they said “we pick on each other A LOT. But really we enjoy hiking, playing with […]

COUPLES

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

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