Magnolia Plantation: Charleston, South Carolina Wedding Venue

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Over the summer we took a family trip to Charleston, South Carolina and one of the days there we visited the gorgeous, Magnolia Plantation. You can see a few more photographs from where we stayed in my post about our summer: Sundays of Summer. Like most people, I fell in love with Magnolia Plantation almost instantly. It wasn’t just because … Read More

2017 Best of Wedding Portraits

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Cue the confetti and get ready for a recap of my favorite portraits from this past year’s wedding season! All of these portraits were taken throughout Virginia, and on the most special day(s) for each one of my couples this year. I think each one of their wedding day(s) was perfect for them and they truly planned their day around … Read More

Truth is, a lot of life has happened in six years.

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I was moments from walking down the aisle to marry my best friend. It was in this moment that I was pulling my veil around my shoulders, adjusting my belt and I caught a glimpse of this bracelet on my wrist. I wanted to wear this bracelet, I had the idea of this bracelet and had a jeweler from Either … Read More

The Sundays of Summer

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Summer may be over and Fall is right around the corner, which I am excited about too, but I wanted to share our Sundays of Summer with you and how they came about. As a wedding photographer my weekends are packed full with weddings and portrait sessions. I do weekday portraits as well but the average person works Monday-Friday and … Read More

Excellent Marriage Advice from an Uber driver

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Six weeks before my wedding day, I got unexpected love advice from an Uber driver. Here is what happened: Roosevelt, the Uber driver introduced himself and asked where we were coming from. I proudly told him, ‘my best friend’s wedding!’ This was the morning after Nicole and Tyler’s wedding and we had just finished up our brunch with them and … Read More