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Hi there! Welcome to the blog, a journal about our lives, travels, and clients' love stories. Stay a while and say hello!

Hi, I'm AMANDA.

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Warning up front: this blog post is more geared towards photographers, and is rather technical in nature! I’ll try to explain everything in laymen’s terms as much as I can and please keep in mind – this is just my opinion and works best for me and my business. If you love film, by all […]

Why I Stopped Shooting Film

May 26, 2020

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Back in action and it feels SO GOOD! After three long months without sessions thanks to COVID-19, Emma and Nick’s engagement session was good for my soul. Quarantine has a way of making you realize what matters most, and one thing is for sure – I absolutely LOVE what I do. So thankful to be […]

A Greenwell State Park Engagement Session | Emma & Nick

May 22, 2020

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As I write this, we’re on day 34 of The Great Pause of 2020. The coronavirus has literally forced my workaholic, Enneagram 3 self to slow down and actually examine the life that I’ve created, and to find the things that fill me with joy and purpose OTHER THAN work. Like: -my sweet, sweet family. […]

What I’ve Learned in Quarantine

Apr 16, 2020

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I may not be able to photograph weddings or portraits right now thanks to COVID-19, but that just means I FINALLY have time to devote to my home office! As you may know, this space also served as an in-home studio for the first two years of my business. While I no longer photograph clients […]

Home Office Update

Apr 8, 2020

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If you’ve been forced to reschedule your wedding due to coronavirus, you aren’t alone. Thousands of couples are now in this stressful and unprecedented situation, including my two of my clients, Megan and Evan. I asked Megan if she’d share their experience with you, and she agreed! Megan and Evan’s wedding was planned for March […]

Stories from Real Couples Impacted by Coronavirus | Megan & Evan

Apr 1, 2020

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Confession time … I’ve been stalling on blogging this session. Why? Because it’s the last session of my way-too-brief spring portrait season, thanks to coronavirus. With DC much less crowded than usual, the cherry blossoms at peak bloom, and a super sweet couple, I could’t have asked for a better engagement session! I met Nicole […]

A DC Cherry Blossom Engagement Session | Nicole & Andy

Mar 31, 2020

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It’s hard to believe it’s only been 10 days since this gorgeous styled engagement shoot at Rosewood Farms! So much has changed in the world since then, thanks to coronavirus. As fears mounted about the virus and impending economic impacts on small businesses, this session was such a ray of sunshine in a dark time. […]

A Rosewood Farms Engagement Session

Mar 23, 2020

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With the CDC’s recommendation to cancel gatherings of 50 or more people and a growing number of cities on total lockdown, it’s clear that the wedding industry is about to change in a significant way. First and foremost, if you are in the position of having postpone your wedding plans, I want you to know […]

Coronavirus and Wedding Planning

Mar 21, 2020

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With all the craziness in the world right now, we could use some pretty to scroll through, right?! A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend a styled shoot at the Liriodendron Mansion in Baltimore. The result was a set of gorgeous images that I can’t wait to share with you. If you’re […]

Three Reasons to Consider an Elopement

Mar 17, 2020

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Pinterest is so much more than a social media platform – it’s a visual search engine. Everything from recipes to workout regimens to home design ideas can be found there, and it’s no secret that couples love Pinterest for wedding planning too! However, it’s so important to use this powerful tool effectively. Read on for […]

How to Use Pinterest Effectively to Plan Your Wedding

Mar 8, 2020

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