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What a year it’s been! 2021 has been a year of the highest highs and lowest lows. There have been breathtaking wins, heartbreaking losses, and so many lessons learned along the way. As we wrap this year up and look to the future, it felt like the perfect moment to reflect on all that’s happened […]

2021 Year in Review

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Ahh, the “unplugged ceremony”. This is a phrase that’s universally understood in the wedding world now, but that didn’t really exist – or need to exist – until the last fifteen years or so with the rampant rise of cell phone usage. Today, I’m going to dive into what unplugged ceremonies are, why so many […]

How to Avoid Cell Phones During Your Wedding Ceremony

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Engagement season is upon us, and that means newly engaged couples everywhere will soon begin wedding planning! This exciting process typically begins with choosing a wedding venue. The venue typically represents not only your largest financial investment, but also influences every other facet of your wedding day. Needless to say, it’s a HUGE choice! Here […]

How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Venue

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Laura + Andres Watching Laura and Dre’s love story unfold has truly been one of the highlights of 2021 for me! Dre first reached out to me in February to plan the perfect DC proposal, and a few weeks ago I had the honor of photographing their wedding. It was an intimate affair in northern […]

An Intimate Black Tie Wedding in Northern Virginia

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Maren & Justin I’ve been looking forward to Maren and Justin’s Red Fox Inn wedding ever since they first booked me as their wedding photographer earlier this year! As the day approached, the forecast wasn’t what any of us hoped it would be. Steady rain and storms were predicted all day long in Middleburg, Virginia, […]

An Intimate Autumn Red Fox Inn Wedding

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Chris & Courtney Autumn is in full swing and I am so here for it! Chris and Courtney’s Baltimore Country Club wedding was the perfect balance of elevated fall tones and fun, personalized details. Julie of Partridge Avenue Events absolutely nailed the design, creating a celebration that perfectly represented this fun and kind-hearted couple! Chris […]

An Elevated Autumn Wedding at Baltimore Country Club

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Erin + Vince Can you feel it? We’ve officially shifted into autumn! Erin and Vince’s wedding was the first of season that truly felt like a fall wedding day. A beautiful burnt orange and navy color palette, trees starting to show just a bit of changing color, and brisk temperatures once the sun set were […]

A Fall Wedding at the Family Farm

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Chris & Chelsey We couldn’t have ordered up a better wedding day for Chris and Chelsey if we tried! They were married on a stunner of a September day – temperature in the mid 70s and not a single cloud in the sky. The Annapolis Waterfront Hotel treated all of us to those beautiful downtown […]

A Classic Annapolis Waterfront Wedding

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One of the most common questions I get from my couples is: where should we have our engagement session? That’s a loaded question, because the options are literally endless in the DMV area. Whether you’re looking for the beach or the mountains, city vibes or open grassy fields, it’s all here within a short drive. […]

Best Engagement Session Locations in DC, Maryland, and Virginia

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Katie & Jacob All of you plant-lovers out there will LOVE this wedding! Katie and Jacob were married on a beautiful August day at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, which has to be one of the most unique and beautiful reception spaces I have EVER seen. The venue is actually an atrium nestled among a sprawling garden […]

A Classic Summer Wedding at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

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