Winter Wedding Inspiration | Raspberry Plain Manor, Leesburg, VA

January 4, 2018

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There’s something about winter light that I love and Raspberry Plain Manor in Leesburg, VA is full of it. Although it feels like we don’t get many hours of sunlight in winter, what we do get is glowy and gorgeous especially in the afternoons. This shoot, organized by Shannon Ensor Photography, definitely took advantage of […]

Colorful Beach Wedding Inspiration | Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, NC

September 2, 2017

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I love all things beach, especially the Outer Banks. My husband and I usually visit a few times a year–once in the on-season for a week with family and then again for a few days in the off-season, either spring or fall. It was during one of our fall trips that I was able to […]

Welcoming Hartley Grace

August 22, 2017

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Just over three weeks ago, Hartley Grace entered our lives. I feel I should start off by noting that my labor and delivery experience is not the norm, so if you’re thinking about having children or even awaiting the birth of your first, please don’t let my story scare you away. That said, I had […]

Fiesta Wedding Inspiration | Snead’s Asparagus Farm, Fredericksburg, VA

May 6, 2017

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It’s Cinco de Mayo and what better way to celebrate than with a fiesta? I’m a taco girl and I love bright colors so this fiesta wedding inspiration photo shoot was a dream come true. The shoot was held at Snead’s Asparagus Farm in Fredericksburg which is one of my favorite places. If you’ve never […]

Shoot and Share Photo Contest | 2017

March 29, 2017

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Like 9,999 other photographers, I entered photos into this year’s Shoot & Share Photo Contest. The contest is held each year and is based on peer voting. It’s nice because photos are uploaded into categories with each photographer allowed a maximum of 50 entries and then once voting begins, they are randomly grouped into grids […]

Chelsea + Quartez | Fredericksburg Wedding

September 1, 2016

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Chelsea and Quartez had a beautiful Fredericksburg wedding on a gorgeous June day at the Spotsylvania American Legion building in the Fredericksburg area. The two said “I do,” in front of family and friends before dancing the night away under a sea of twinkling lights. Chelsea and Quartez’s wedding was a long time coming for […]

Stephanie + Rob | Fredericksburg Portraits

August 11, 2016

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Earlier this summer, I was contacted by good friends, Rob and Stephanie, inquiring about a portrait session with their sweet pup, Wyatt. I’ve shot a few weddings with Stephanie and being a dog person myself (Hey Buddy!), I love when people include their pets in their family portraits. They’re a member of the family, too, […]

Sarah + Will | Surry Virginia Wedding Photographer

June 6, 2016

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My first communication with Sarah was via email back in April. She was planning a wedding in Surry the first Saturday in May and was seeking a photographer for herself and her fiancee, Will. She said they’d been together nearly a decade and that her favorite photo was of the groom seeing his bride coming […]

Foodie Friday: Strawberry Cupcakes

June 3, 2016

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The best part of picking fresh fruit is turning it into something delicious. I recently used a portion of the fresh strawberries I picked a few weeks ago at Chiles Orchard to make fresh strawberry cupcakes. They were delicious! I found a recipe for easy strawberry cake via Pinterest from a site called “Call Me PMC.” […]

When it rains, it pours…

June 1, 2016

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If you read my most recent Travel Tuesday post, then you know a few Sundays ago, my husband and I were in a car accident. Thankfully, no one was injured and it wasn’t our fault (please yield before making a left turn!), but what we thought was a fairly easy, yet expensive fix to my […]