Katie & Zack | Crosskeys Vineyards Wedding | Charlottesville Wedding Photographer

Katie & Zack | Crosskeys Vineyards Wedding | Charlottesville Wedding Photographer

What a beautiful day this was!! Katie and Zack got married overlooking the mountains at Crosskeys Vineyards and it was a breathtaking day to say the least!! Every detail of Katie's was perfect; down to her dress, shoes, and jewelry!!

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Allie | James Madison University 2017 Senior

Allie | James Madison University 2017 Senior

Oh man where do I begin! Allie first contacted me a few weeks before graduation wanting some senior portraits on the quad and I was so excited! Since this was my first year at JMU and first spring semester, I had never taken portraits on my beautiful campus and couldn't wait!!

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Mount Ida Farm Wedding | Charlottesville Wedding Photographer

Mount Ida Farm Wedding | Charlottesville Wedding Photographer

My first wedding of 2017 is here and it a GORGEOUS one!! Susie and Andrew got married at one of the most beautiful venues in Virginia -- Mount Ida Farm in Charlottesville, VA. The most gorgeous bridal suite and stunning ceremony views all wrapped into one!! This was my first barn wedding and I can say it is one of my favorite types of venues to shoot at. 

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Patrick and Bridget | Williamsburg Winery Engagements | Virginia Wedding Photographer

Patrick and Bridget | Williamsburg Winery Engagements | Virginia Wedding Photographer

Patrick and Bridget are such sweethearts!! When Bridget contacted me a few months back, I was so excited!! She booked me almost instantly and that makes my heart so so happy!! Patrick is finishing up law school from William and Mary and is graduating in May; they met three years ago when he first started law school! 

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Ashley & Ryan | Suffolk Backyard Engagements | Virginia Wedding Photographer

Ashley & Ryan | Suffolk Backyard Engagements | Virginia Wedding Photographer

Ashley & Ryan are the sweetest and most genuine couple!! I had the best time laughing with them throughout their entire engagement session! Ashley contacted me a few months back and I am so beyond excited they choose me to photograph their wedding; it is always SUCH an honor! 

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Danny & Sheena | Wyndham Oceanfront Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer

Danny & Sheena | Wyndham Oceanfront Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer

When I received an email from Danny looking for a wedding photographer, I was so excited!! He told me that another photographer from out of state (who I don't know personally!) referred me to him and that makes my heart happy!! At the time, Danny was living in Pennsylvania for medical school! He told me that he was coming into town to see Sheena and wanted their engagements done then; so we did only two days later!! You can see that here! 

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Kelley | The Studio Hampton Roads | Virginia Beach Boudoir Photographer

Kelley | The Studio Hampton Roads | Virginia Beach Boudoir Photographer

Boudoir is so classic and timeless; I think all Brides should invest in a Boudoir session to surprise their honey on their wedding day! Kelley was my first Boudoir client and I am so glad she took achance on me! We met at The Studio Hampton Roads in Virginia Beach and starting shooting away! I was a little nervous as it was my first Boudoir session but Kelley's laid back personality put me right at ease! 

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Wilson Family | Virginia Beach Oceanfront | Virginia Beach Family Photographer

Wilson Family | Virginia Beach Oceanfront | Virginia Beach Family Photographer

How gorgeous is this little family!? Jessica is gorgeous, Todd is quite handsome, and the girls are beautiful!! They are all around perfect and I loved getting to shoot their family session! Jessica was referred to me by our mutual friend Jamie and I was so excited when I saw her email pop into my inbox! 

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Tiffany | Conservatory Garden | New York City Central Park Headshots

Tiffany | Conservatory Garden | New York City Central Park Headshots

Hello, dream come true! About a month before heading up to NYC for 9 days, I posted in the Rising Tide Society reaching out to see if anyone would be interested in a session while I was there. Tiffany messaged me and asked if I would take some head shots for her in Central Park!! If you don't know me, know that New York is my favorite place and it is my dream to live there one day, so when she messaged me, I was so excited!

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Vince + Logan | Fort Story Lighthouse Virginia Beach | Couple's Portraits

Vince + Logan | Fort Story Lighthouse Virginia Beach | Couple's Portraits

My BABY cousin and her boyfriend wanted some romantic photos before he headed off to college! The Fort Story Lighthouse at the Oceanfront is a gorgeous little hidden gem and I love shooting there! Complete with the cutest walkway, gazebo, and most beautiful ocean; it is a total win location! The weather was beautiful and I was so excited to finally get these two in front of my camera!

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Danny + Sheena | Neon District Engagement Session | Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer

Danny + Sheena | Neon District Engagement Session | Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer

Danny emailed me just a few days before we shot their Engagements in Norfolk. Danny is in medical school up in PA and Sheena is a Physician Assistant working in Norfolk -- he was coming to visit that weekend and asked if we could squeeze in there session while he was in town; of course!!

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Ralph + Pam | Sandbridge Beach | Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer

Ralph + Pam | Sandbridge Beach | Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer

They said their "I Do's" with their closest family and friends by the salty sea! Ralph and Pam live out of state and were visiting Virginia Beach to get married -- what a perfect place!! Ralph contacted me a week before their wedding and I asked me if I would photograph and of course I said yes!! Anything to shoot by the sea :) 

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USS Truman Homecoming | Virginia Beach Photographer

USS Truman Homecoming | Virginia Beach Photographer

Kaleigh contacted me a few months back and asked me if I would photograph her husband's USS Truman Homecoming -- heck yeah!! This was my first Homecoming and it was one of the best experiences! Little Landon was only 13 DAYS old when Dave deployed so it was very emotional when he saw Kaleigh and Landon after 8 long months! 

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Ashley + Cole | Virginia Beach Family Photographer

Ashley + Cole | Virginia Beach Family Photographer

Oh how I love this little family!! Can we talk about how gorgeous of a couple Ash + Cole make!? They made my job easy! Ashley is a local wedding planner of Jamie Leigh Events and I met her when I did my first styled shoot a couple of months ago! She is such a sweetheart and I was so excited when she asked me to photographer her family!

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Austin Family | Virginia Beach Family Photographer

Austin Family | Virginia Beach Family Photographer

Jamie and Lee are celebrating their one year anniversary today and I was so excited when she asked me to capture some pictures of her and Lee + some family ones with Bodhi! They are such an adorable family and I jump every time she asks me to photograph them; I mean look at them!! How gorgeous!!! I took some lifestyle photos a month after Bodhi was born and I can't believe how much he has grown in just 5 months!

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Tiffany & Mike | First Landing State Park Engagements | Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer

Tiffany & Mike | First Landing State Park Engagements | Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer

Whew, it has been AWHILE since I last blogged! Tiffany contacted me about shooting her wedding back in December I am was SO excited!! Weddings are truly my passion and when brides inquire, it literally turns my day around! We met at Starbucks and they are seriously the sweetest couple; they have the biggest hearts and I know they will have a beautiful life together! 

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Bodhi Merrill Austin | Virginia Beach Lifestyle Photographer

Bodhi Merrill Austin | Virginia Beach Lifestyle Photographer

Baby Bodhi is officially one month old and he is everything sweet and cuddly! I met him, his sweet mama Jamie, Lee, and of course Roxy over the weekend and they are the most precious family! Jamie had no choice in the name as Lee had to name him Bodhi which is after Patrick Swayze's character, Bodhi in Point Break! I gotta admit, it's a pretty awesome name! Jamie owns and we became in contact recently and I swear I feel like I have known this girl for years if that makes any sense?!

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Couple's Portraits! | Personal

Couple's Portraits! | Personal

Tiago and I have been together for 5 years and this is the FIRST time that we have ever had couple's photos taken- can you believe that? This was LONG overdue but I don't think we could have picked a better time in our relationship to get these done. My beautiful cousin, Cynthia of Cynthia Tenney Photography graciously took our photos and I couldn't be more grateful for her sweet soul!

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