Wedding 101

Northern Virginia Engagement Session Locations

Don’t want to venture into Washington DC for your session and deal with potential traffic or crowds? Northern Virginia is a beautiful area with many great engagement session locations to choose from, not far from DC. I’ve lived in NoVA my whole life and I feel like I am always still discovering new spots! Here […]



Mari & Frank | National Cathedral Engagement Session

I was overjoyed to get to capture Mari and Frank’s engagement session at one of my favorite session locations, the Washington National Cathedral! The stunning backdrop of the cathedral’s architecture provided the picturesque, chic, and romantic setting we were going for with the shoot. We started off the evening in Bishops Garden with their adorable […]


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Wedding 101: Unique Wedding Reception Styles

Sporting a unique wedding reception style is something that has become increasingly common over the past few years in the wedding world and we have loved to see it! It can be a great way to switch up your look and add an element of surprise to your special day. Here are a few reasons […]


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4 Reasons Why Your Brand Needs a Website Update

Every year during my off season, I begin the process of a website update. However, during the start of 2023, I did a total redesign that serves my brand and audience better. Today, I thought I’d share 4 reasons why I carved out the time to make these updates, and why if you’re a business […]



9 Unique Bridal Party Styles for your Wedding Day

Let’s talk about unique bridal party styles. Gone are the days where dressing your bridal party meant having to put all your people in the same exact dress or suit. We love seeing couples have so much fun with it and pick colors and styles that represent their wedding style, while also showcasing their friends […]


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Wedding 101: Wedding Fashion We Loved in 2022

One of my favorite parts about being in the wedding industry is getting to witness firsthand all of the wedding trends each year, especially when it comes to the dresses. For this week’s blog, I thought it would be fun to feature some of my 2022 brides & share about some of the fashion trends […]



New Year Business Checklist: 10 Ways to Set Your Business Up for Success in the New Year

With the new year just around the corner, there’s naturally a lot of reflection on the year past and the year to come. For me as a full time wedding photographer, this winter season is my slow season. However I’ve learned throughout the many years of running my business, this slower season is just as […]

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What to Expect as a HBP Wedding Couple

If you’re reading this you might be a current HBP wedding couple, or hoping to be one in the future – and if so, YAY I’m so glad you’re here! For most of you it’s the first time you’ve booked a wedding photographer, and there may be questions in your mind as to how it […]

rainy great falls engagement


Rainy Great Falls Engagement

Proof that even an unexpected downpour can’t ruin your engagement session if you don’t let it. There was a clear forecast this day and for Hannah and Max’s fall engagement session at Great Falls Park, yet mid-session their day became a rainy Great falls engagement! Naturally I immediately felt bad that my sweet couple was […]

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80’s Rock Bar Vow Renewal

When Lexi & Shea’s plans for a Canada destination wedding got cancelled, they eloped but still wanted to celebrate with their family and friends. So, they switched directions and pulled together a vow renewal in under 2 months to celebrate their first anniversary together with all of their people. They stripped away all the traditions […]




Ever-focused on light and the thrilling art of creation; found in the perfectly, imperfect moments of real life.

My goal every time I pick up my camera is to create an atmosphere that invites my subjects to show up as their honest and truest selves allowing me to capture the feeling of this irreplaceable moment in time. Storytelling is at the heart of it all, and being entrusted to capture that for my couples will forever be one of the greatest honors.


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