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Readers, you are in for a treat! Liz and John are a gorgeous couple who wanted something different for their engagement session. Studio sessions are my favorite for many reasons, but one main reason is because they are just that – something different. I love the glamorous vibe Liz brought to this session. I felt like I was photographing Angelina and Brad. These two are so in love and I’m so excited for them to be getting married! Best wishes and congrats, you two!

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They’ll say, “Oh it’s really classy,” with a sarcastic grin when you ask them how they met, “we met at a bar.” But honestly, these two ARE classy. But also down to earth. On one of my rare free Saturdays, I met these two in Alexandria for their engagement shoot. There were so many people along the main streets, so we stuck to the side streets and the docks trying to capture the feeling of fall. The trees in Virginia were a little late to the game, but we were able to get a little bit of a glow toward the end!

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Oh how I love Rebecca’s ring!

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Everyone I’ve met from Baltimore has been crazy about their city. I’ve never explored much, but I fell in love with Federal Hill, the neighborhood Rachael and Brad had their wedding day! The row houses, the harbor, the cute old streets with festive holiday decor and bright painted benches and doors – I could have shot on those streets all day! I was so excited to be a part of this wedding. As I talked about during their engagement blog post, Rachael and I went to photography school together. Obviously, I was stoked to photograph their wedding. It was such an honor to be there and celebrate with them! Also, instead of going on a honeymoon, these two saved their money and just bought a house! Congrats, guys – excited to see what’s in store for y’all!

Church | Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church
Reception | Baltimore Museum of Industry
Florist | Local Color Flowers
Cake | Sugar Bakers
Catering | Hunt Valley Catering
Gown | Vera Wang
Paper goods | DIY
Second Shooter | Brittany Claud

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A subtle nod to Baltimore’s Ravens and Orioles. with the colors! Love it!

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This wedding may have been one of the most personalized I’ve photographed. Susan and Stephen have an amazing array of interests, all of which they included in the detailed planning of this wedding day. But before I go into all of those little things, I want to say a word about this couple’s love. Their devotion to their faith and God is evident in their general ease. They both have this supernatural peace about them, and together they truly shine. I loved spending their wedding day photographing this love. It’s inspiring! On top of that, Susan MADE her wedding cake and her getaway dress. She made all of the bridesmaid dresses, which were “Tardis Blue.” [Any Dr. Who fans?] They played “old school” music to highlight their AMAZING dance skills. Yes, I was that girl trying to figure out if I was the only one NOT ballroom trained… Everything was a representation of the two of them and it made for such a unique wedding day! Enjoy!

Ceremony | Saint John the Apostle Catholic Church
Reception | Rose Hill Manor
Videographer | EMotion Pictures Inc
Florist | Rick’s Flowers
Cake | DIY
DJ | MSE Productions
Hair/Makeup | DIY
Gown | Sincerity from Ellie’s Bridal
Paper | DIY

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These two are getting married next year at the beach, but they wanted to do some engagement photos in Charlottesville, where they met while working at The Virginian. The day of their shoot, the sun was shining here in Richmond, but when we arrived in Charlottesville, it started to sprinkle. And it never really stopped. Halfway through the shoot, it REALLY started to rain. So we shot creatively, using the porticos and awnings of UVA’s architecture. But when it started to rain so hard that we couldn’t move, I offered to finish the shoot back in Richmond on a sunny day. Don’t get me wrong, I love the rainy day images… in fact, shooting when it’s overcast is some serious advantages and sometimes I pray for clouds during shoots.  But, let’s talk about the glow you get when the sun starts to set! I’m thrilled for these two and wish them the best!

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