My busy fall shooting season has officially kicked off!!! I couldn’t have asked for a better start than Danielle and Matt’s beautiful day at Salamander Resort! I met Danielle and Matt at their engagement session earlier this spring and we had the best time. They were such naturals in front of the camera and just […]

I truly don’t even know where to start with this blog post. This couple means SO, so, so much to me. Caroline and I had our first Skype consultation months and months ago. She found me online and was considering me as her wedding photographer. Since then, we have become the BEST of friends…and it […]

In case you missed it last week, I hosted my 12th (!!!) Hope Taylor Workshop, and the last one EVER in Virginia. You can see the full recap HERE! There are so many pieces of this workshop experience that I love putting together…but the styled shoot is ALWAYS so exciting. Kat, Courtney and I have […]

Gahhh, THIS DAY!!! This wedding was my last wedding in Fredericksburg before moving to Charleston, SC. I literally packed everything up and left the NEXT morning at 8am!!! Absolute craziness…but it was the PERFECT finale. The Jepson Alumni Center is less than 3 blocks from my house…which means I literally could have walked to photograph […]

I had been looking forward to this wedding for so long. I first met Sam and Bryce at their Richmond engagement session last fall. They were SO sweet, and they live in the same exact apartments I lived in in Richmond for a short period! We had a blast together at their engagement session and I […]

I don’t even know if I have the words to start this blog post. I just loved this wedding SO much for so many reasons!!! I had not met Colleen and Michael before this past weekend. But, they decided to honor their Catholic upbringing and local Maryland family by having a special Catholic ceremony on […]

Before Candice and Michael’s wedding, I got the sweetest email from Candice’s mom. She was telling me about how excited Candice was to have me as a part of her wedding experience…and the email brought me to tears! This was days BEFORE the wedding! I knew it was going to be an incredible day. I […]

I can’t believe it’s MAY!!! Brittany and Alexander’s gorgeous wedding day was one I looked forward to for a long time. It wasn’t my first wedding of the year because I photographed one on a CRUISE back in February…but this felt like my first “normal” wedding and it was the first wedding of my busy season! […]



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