Michelle + Rudi | Florence, Italy Villa Viviani Destination Wedding Photographer

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I don’t really have the words to describe what photographing Michelle and Rudi’s Italian destination wedding in Florence meant to me. I hope and pray that my images will do this beautiful country, gorgeous wedding venue, and thoughtful and kind couple justice.

Gabrielle + Jason | Afton, Virginia Raven's Roost Engagement Photographer

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Last week I got to travel to Charlottesville for the first time since living in Virginia (it only took me 3 years!) to photograph Gabrielle and Jason’s engagement session at Raven’s Roost. I stayed at the sweetest bed + breakfast in Afton (right next to all the breweries and wineries!) called Ridgeside (I highly recommend it if you’re ever in the area!) The couple chose this mountaintop location because this is where they’ll be having their teeny tiny wedding next year with their closest family and friends! I feel so lucky that they chose me to capture this special season of their lives together and I cant wait for their wedding day!

Aileen + Clinton | Leesburg Virginia Rust Manor House Wedding Photographer

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I had the loveliest time photographing Aileen + Clinton’s minimally designed, beautiful wedding at The Rust Manor House this summer. (Not that I’m surprised- did you see their at-home lifestyle engagement session? They have impeccable taste.) They wrote their own vows which they professed in front of their closest family and friends (and some adorable babies- you’ll see) and then partied the night away with one of my favorite local vendors, Bad Ass Photo Booth.

Patty + Killian | Washington DC Oxon Hill Manor Wedding Videographer

Back in March, my Lead Associate and I had the privilege of shooting our very first wedding film for one of our most favorite couples, Patty + Killian. With me on stills and Mariah on video, we had an absolute blast with this couple and their beautiful friends and family at Oxon Hill Manor in Maryland. We are so excited to offer wedding videography to our future couples and thrilled to see where this new and exciting journey takes us! And a huge thank you to Patty + Killian for trusting us with their absolutely stunning day. We feel so lucky to have worked with the both of you and honored to now call you friends. <3 

Patty + Killian // Oxon Hill Manor // Wedding Film

Angelina + Michael | The Vineyards New York Wedding Photographer

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Last month we flew to New York to photograph Angelina + Michael's winery wedding at The Vineyards in Riverhead out on Long Island. We were there earlier this summer to photograph their engagement session at the beach and we also had the chance to photograph another of our favorite couple's engagement session this time around in New York City! (Check out Alex + Trevor's e-session here!) We always love getting to shoot on Long Island because that means more time spent with my parents in the town I grew up in. They'll be retiring soon and moving closer to my sister and I in Washington DC so the opportunities I have to spend time there are less and less. Hoping that more New York weddings come my way so that I can continue visiting this beautiful place! 

Alex + Trevor | Central Park New York, NY Engagement Photographer

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Last week I got to spend some time with one of my New York couples hanging around Central Park, just a hop, skip and a jump from where they live! These two have such a fun, warm energy and I feel so lucky that they've chosen me to document this season of their lives together!

In Alex and Trevor's initial email to me, Alex told me that from when she was a little girl, she would look at her parents wedding album over and over and never grow sick of it. "I would love for my kids to do the same; to look and ask about my dress and the people in our wedding, what the day was like." I am so excited to help this amazing couple preserve these memories for them and their families now and at their wedding next fall in Cape May, New Jersey. <3 

Brooke + Matt | Norfolk VA Hermitage Gardens Wedding Photographer

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There were so many touching moments during Matt + Brooke's wedding at the Hermitage Museum and Gardens that it was hard for me not to choke up while editing this set. From the watercolor Matt had painted of all their important milestones in their relationship to the Father Daughter Dance Brooke shared with her dad at sunset, I pretty much had trouble keeping it together throughout their entire day. I admire Brooke + Matt for how they carefully and intentionally love one another and how they make everyone around them feel that love, too, including me. I feel so lucky to have been a part of their day and I am humbled that I was able to capture it for them. <3 

Angelina + Michael | Bellport, New York Engagement Photographer

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This past week I got to head back to my hometown of Bellport, New York to photograph Angelina and Michael's waterfront engagement session at Ho Hum Beach. This is the beach I grew up going to as a kid- we'd take the ferry over with all of our friends and spend the day swatting away green flies , sunbathing, and building sand castles. It was such a treat to spend a couple of hours there with this gorgeous couple (and major kudos to them for following all of my tips and tricks in preparation for their session!) If you're one of my couples and you haven't read through my Engagement Session Prep Guide yet, be sure to do so a few weeks before your session! I promise you, it will make ALL the difference! <3