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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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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 […]

FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

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

Capturing the perfect images on your wedding day is important and you want to make sure you have the right person for the job. Here are three important topics to discuss with your wedding photographer. 1. The Logistics Start with the basics. Ask about the contract, when you will receive it and how long you […]

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Hi friends! In my six years of running this business I have learned a lot and I still have a lot to learn, but I thought I would share a little bit today. Lets get right into it! 1. Establishing a mindest that I owned my business and it did not own me: When you are building a business […]

FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

We post new Instagram stories EVERY DAY! It is where we love to connect with friends and show you the behind the scenes of all that we do! 

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