One of the best spots in the Shenandoah Valley for mountain engagement photos is Cole Mountain. Cole Mountain is one of those spots that is kind of a local gem. I wouldn’t call it “hidden” since there always lots of people there, but the space is so wide open you feel like you have it […]
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.
Arielle and Mark were originally planning an intimate wedding at Lake Tahoe. But like many 2020 couples, COVID interfered with their plans. So they decided to elope in Shenandoah National Park instead. I don’t often work with a wedding planner for elopements, but for couples who really just want to show up and enjoy the […]
I want to talk a little bit about something I’m super passionate about: printing your photos. I cannot emphasize this enough: A digital file should NOT be viewed as the end-product of your session. A printed photo or album needs to be. Here’s why: A couple of years ago when I was working as a […]
This summer has been one wild and crazy ride — mostly because it was my busiest wedding season ever and, simultaneously, I was in the final months of pregnancy. I’ve been really lucky with my pregnancy in that I’ve been healthy, had relatively few symptoms, and have been able to remain active for its entirety. […]