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There is so much I could say about these two since we’ve gone to the same church for a while now… They are seriously an amazing couple — and two amazing individuals on their own as well! Instead, I am going to quote them on their descriptions of each other for you to see just […]

Engagement

August 2, 2018

Miranda + Keenan – Quiet Waters Park Engagement Session

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Kat and I met a couple of years ago in Arlington while watching our favorite local cover band, 7 Deadlies (click here to check out their website… I took their photos!). We clicked RIGHT away. She had just moved to the area about a month or so before, so she didn’t really know many people. […]

Engagement

July 16, 2018

Kat + Nick – Oronoco Bay Park – Alexandria VA Engagement Session

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When I first met Jen last year, she was my go-to LuLaRoe lady! She has such an amazing and fun personality. I was honored to capture her family photos last summer. Her three girls are such a joy to be around, just like their momma! Earlier this year, Jen approached me about doing family photos […]

Family

June 28, 2018

The Barnards + Vaniks – A Summer Home Family Session

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Y’all. First looks are crazy important and amazing. And if I’m being honest, it’s my favorite part of the wedding day. Why? Let me tell you… It diminishes your anxieties and wedding day jitters. A first look allows you to feel calmer before the ceremony. I’ve seen it a hundred times: Brides (and sometimes grooms) […]

Uncategorized

June 18, 2018

Why First Looks are Important… and Amazing!

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I met Heather when I photographed her sister’s wedding! I swear we are so alike! I friended her on Facebook because she just seemed like the kind of person you’d want to hang out with. Also… she loves all things Harry Potter! When Heather and Kenny got engaged, I was SO EXCITED for them! And […]

Family, Maternity

February 23, 2018

Heather & Kenny’s Old Town Alexandria Maternity Session – Puppy Included!

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On February 13, the day before Valentine’s Day, I had the privilege of working with some amazing local vendors at a wedding expo/open house at Lake Presidential Golf Club in Upper Marlboro, MD. It was bitterly cold outside and we were all grateful for the warmth the clubhouse provided! It was a small event, as […]

Business, Education, For Brides, For Photographers, Personal, Tips, Wedding

February 18, 2016

8 Things I Did at My First Wedding Show

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Ladies, ladies, ladies! Let’s talk about our MEN for a moment! Are you the kind of woman who always feels like you want to give your husband a gift for all of those random times he’s gotten you one? For most of us women, we have it fairly easy when it comes to receiving gifts! […]

Engagement, For Brides, Personal, Tips, Wedding

February 5, 2016

10 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Groom

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Update! I can finally check off #57: Throw a surprise party for my husband’s 30th birthday! I can’t believe I did it! I threw a surprise party for my husband… and he was SURPRISED. Whew… crazy. Sometime at the end of last year, I realized I had never thrown him a party. I had been […]

101 in 1001, Personal

January 29, 2016

#57: Throw a Surprise Party for My Husband’s 30th Birthday

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Have you ever looked at your email inbox and thought, “There is way too much junk here!”? Of course you have… who hasn’t? Now, have you ever looked at your Lightroom catalog (assuming you don’t create new catalogs for every single wedding or session), and thought, “Why do I have all of these rejected photos […]

101 in 1001, Business, Education, For Photographers

January 22, 2016

#18: Culling in Photo Mechanic & A Peek into My Workflow

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Ok, so winter has been here for a while, but we’ve just experienced the very first sticking snow of this 2015-2016 winter season. It’s kind of nice, but I kind of hate it. Honestly, I just wanted to quote Game of Thrones. You see, I’m a summer person. I know a lot of people say […]

Personal

January 21, 2016

Winter is Coming!