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Annie and Ben dance at Moss Vineyards after their intimate wedding

Experience has given me this little secret when it comes to picking a micro wedding venue. The best venues are often not venues! At least, that’s not their primary role. That’s because dedicated event venues tend to be designed to accommodate large groups of people and can feel overwhelming for a smaller group.

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Winter Charlottesville Elopement

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Central Virginia doesn’t get a ton of snow – usually one good one a year, but a cold front came in a few days before Jessie and Sawyer’s elopement and dumped snow and ice through the Piedmont region and into the Shenandoah Valley.  It ended up creating this incredibly beautiful winter wonderland! An Intimate, Relaxed […]

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How to Elope in Shenandoah National Park While Practicing Leave No Trace

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Leave No Trace is a series of principles developed by the Center for Outdoor Ethics about how to use outdoor spaces without “loving them to death.”  This means preventing outdoor places from getting super crowded and trashed until they really aren’t the beautiful wilderness places they once were. The ecosystem is damaged and wildlife starts […]

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What a Full-Day Elopement Looks Like

Elopement Planning Tips

I have three elopement packages currently. They start at four hours of coverage and go up to eight. My most popular package is six hours. Which for some people sounds absolutely crazy. What do you DO for an eight-hour elopement?? The short answer is “Whatever you want!” Here’s the thing — for most of my […]

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How to Plan a Micro Wedding That Doesn’t Feel Like a Downgrade

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If you’re reading this, I’m hoping that a micro/intimate wedding was always your dream. But if it wasn’t, and you’re considering this as an option because coronavirus crashed your traditional wedding and blew it to smithereens, I’m here to tell you, a micro wedding is NOT a downgrade, your wedding has NOT been ruined, it’s […]

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Insha + William Pinnacles National Park Elopement Inspiration

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It’s rare that I shoot photos just-for-fun in the middle of wedding season, but in late May my husband Austin and I flew to California for a week-long vacation in the Monterey/San Francisco bay area.  Austin loves to plan trips. Every few months a new guidebook comes in the mail for a destination we’ve only […]

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