I'm a published wedding and portrait photographer located in a small town outside of Charlottesville. In addition to capturing beautiful images, I love spending time with my family, am freakishly good at word games (Hey Wheelmobile!), love an ice cold can of Coke or Dr. Pepper, know every line to Hocus Pocus and can never pass up a Chick-fil-A waffle fry or a trip to HomeGoods. 


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Elizabeth + Conner | Octagonal Barn Wedding

Elizabeth and Conner were married on a perfect October day at the Octagonal Barn at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton. Fun little fact about the barn itself, it was built in 1905 and as of 1993, was one of only two such barns in the state. Beside the shape, it’s also unique in that […]

January 15, 2021

Charlottesville Area Weddings, Virginia Weddings, Weddings

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Rachel + John | Richmond Elopement

The current COVID-19 pandemic may have halted some large scale celebrations, but it hasn’t cancelled love as evidenced by Rachel and John’s backyard Richmond elopement. July 25 was chosen for their wedding date because it was the closest Saturday to their dating anniversary, so when regulations began changing regarding events, they chose to have a […]

August 18, 2020

Richmond Area Weddings, Virginia Weddings, Weddings

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Katie + Adam | Pavilion on Lakeland Farm Wedding

In his speech, Katie’s dad said he “loves the way Adam loves Katie” and I admit, I do too. During their wedding day at the Pavilion on Lakeland Farm, their love for each other way on full display. They laughed, occasionally cried and made their day their own, which is something I always love. From […]

September 26, 2019

Charlottesville Area Weddings, Virginia Weddings, Weddings

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Laura + Jimmy | Wolftrap Farm Wedding

Laura and Jimmy wanted to get married outdoors with mountain views and their Wolftrap Farm wedding definitely fit the bill. Jimmy is originally from Georgia so outdoors was a must. He and Laura met at a local bar when he was in Virginia for work. A little over a year later, he relocated to Virginia […]

June 17, 2019

Charlottesville Area Weddings, Virginia Weddings, Weddings

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Finding Your Venue | Tips for Brides

Now that you’re engaged and you’ve been thinking about what you’d like in a wedding, it’s time to find the perfect venue to bring your vision to life. 1. First things first Hopefully, by this point you’ve already created a draft budget. If you haven’t, as a popular wedding song says, REVERSE REVERSE! Draft your […]

March 16, 2019

For Brides

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

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 […]

May 6, 2017

Fredericksburg Area Weddings, Virginia Weddings, Weddings

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Shoot and Share Photo Contest | 2017

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 […]

March 29, 2017


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Edwards Wedding | Retreat at Cool Springs Wedding

Carie and Troy were married on one of the most beautiful September days at the Retreat at Cool Springs, a historic home that has been renovated to encompass modern comforts, but with an authentic vibe. The entire house was decorated, with flowers in the front entrance and in all of the main downstairs rooms. Each […]

October 11, 2015

Northern Virginia and D.C. Weddings, Virginia Weddings, Weddings

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Wedding Wednesday: The Proposal

With the weather warming up and lots of brides putting the finishing touches on their summer or fall weddings, I’m feeling inspired to share my wedding planning experience. Keep in mind this was almost five years ago and definitely pre-Pinterest, says the Pinterest addict. I’ll share what I did well, what I didn’t do so […]

May 6, 2015


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