Dear August

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Dear August, My “to-do list” is long already. It consists of, editing an engagement session, an anniversary session, one elopement ceremony and portraits, one entire wedding, blogging all of those that were just mentioned, four more portrait sessions just this week, second shooting a wedding with another photographer this weekend and a new client meeting this Saturday. Are you exhausted … Read More

Fernandina Beach Wedding: Katie & Ryan

We traveled to Fernandina Beach, Florida to celebrate and photograph Katie and Ryan’s wedding day earlier this July! I always feel that I want to celebrate with my brides and grooms because by their wedding day I have gotten to know them and have become friends with them. I want to share in the excitement of seeing two individuals that … Read More

A Bride’s Guide to Wedding Photography

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A bride’s to-do list can become long and stressful quickly, especially the last few weeks before your wedding day. There are a few key actions that you can take to help the flow and ease of your day which in turn allows you to enjoy every moment more thoroughly. From one wedding photographer and bride to another bride planning their wedding … Read More

7 Wedding Planning Tips from a Photographer and a Bride

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Don’t be afraid to get personal with some of your details or parts of your wedding day. You will remember more of your personal details years later more than what type of linens you rented or the color of your uplighting! All of those are beautiful additions to your wedding day but I want to encourage you to plan and … Read More

Marina Shores Yacht Club Wedding: Caitlin & Ryan

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Caitlin & Ryan are high school sweethearts! I know, we do not get to hear that to often now-a-days so I always think it is extra special when I hear this. They had class together when they were juniors in high school and Ryan nicknamed Caitlin, Cheese, which he still fondly calls her to this day. They did not explain … Read More

Virginia Beach Coastal Anniversary Portraits: Marie and Cody

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Marie and Cody met with me at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront for their anniversary sessions and today is their One Year Anniversary of marriage! That is something to celebrate on the blog!! I love anniversary portrait sessions because they give me a chance to reconnect with my couples and catch up with them. They get to tell me al about … Read More