Virginia State Park Engagements: Kristina and Steven

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Kristina and Stephen’s Virginia state park engagement session was taken at First Landing State Park this winter! During their engagement portraits we went in search of the Spanish Moss that is in the state park, and boy did we find it! Kristina and Stephen were up for anything. They climbed onto fallen trees for me, sat in the damp and … Read More

Historic Yorktown, Virginia Engagement Photography: Taylor and Jonathan

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Taylor and Jonathan met me in historic Yorktown, Virginia for their engagement photography session. They were another couple that were troopers in the cold during their winter engagements this year. Yorktown had all of the old architecture and gardens that Taylor loved, even in the winter. This gave them lots of variety to have from their summer beach wedding coming … Read More

Hermitage Museum and Gardens Engagement Photography: Sharon and Phil

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Sharon and Phil met me at the Hermitage Museum and Gardens for their winter engagement portraits a few weeks ago. I was pleasantly surprised to see some of their Camellias in bloom and then I remembered that my Sister-in-law’s backyard in Florida has Camellias and she told me this is the time of year that they bloom. So we were … Read More

Sam and Tim: Anniversary Virginia Photographer

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Sam and Tim’s anniversary photography session was on their own property in Smithfield, Virginia. They moved down here from D.C. and have enjoyed spending their time together by the river. So when they wanted to plan an anniversary session and include a Celtic Rope Ceremony during it I thought the place where they spend everyday together would be the perfect … Read More

Year 2018 in Review: Virginia Wedding Photography

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2018 Wedding season was one for the books! I loved each and every wedding day that I got to play a part in and truthfully, I don’t want to ever stop sharing the photographs from these Virginia wedding days. Here is a round up of just some of the highlights from each wedding day that I was graciously asked to … Read More

Katie and Chase: Blue Ridge Parkway Adventurous Engagements

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I want to be in the mountains everyday, on the Blue Ridge Parkway, photographing adventurous couples, like Katie & Chase, who are deeply in love with each other! Elopements, anniversaries, engagements, you name it! Let’s hike together, have an adventure and photograph you two while we’re at it! Katie and Chase choose the Blue Ridge Parkway for their engagements because … Read More