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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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Five Tips for Enjoying Your Wedding Day

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My 2019 season was mostly made up of two kinds of weddings — very intimate micro weddings and huge gatherings filled with a couple’s friends and family from all over the country and even the world. Katie and Stephen’s wedding was the latter. No matter what kind of wedding you choose to celebrate your love […]

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Five Historic Venues to Consider for Your Intimate Virginia Wedding

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Samantha and Corey originally planned on getting married at one of West Virginia’s state parks. But after some logistical challenges with the park, they ended up switching to Adaland Mansion in Philippi and I’m so glad they did.  Adaland is a Greek Revival mansion built in 1870. It has been preserved as a historic home […]

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Hilary + Garret’s Wedding at Snowshoe Mountain Resort

Wedding Planning Tips

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. […]

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Sample Wedding & Elopement Timelines

Wedding Planning Tips

I shoot three types of weddings – traditional, intimate and elopement. Everyone has different definitions for what these are, but for me traditional weddings are anything with more than 50 guests, intimate weddings have 16-50, and elopements are either just the couple, or the couple and up to 15 guests. Generally the three types of […]

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How to Plan the Perfect, Stress-Free Wedding Day | Virginia Wedding Photographer

Wedding Planning Tips

I’ve always been a lists person. When I was little, I used to make lists of what I would need to pack for Hogwarts when my letter came (thank you J.K. Rowling for making my 11th birthday the most disappointing of my life). As an adult, I have todo lists, goal lists and bucket lists […]

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Why You Should Invest in a Wedding Album

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When my parents moved, my dad had stacks and stacks of black floppy disks in his office. Who knows what was on those disks because they all went in the trash — none of our computers had the capacity to read them anymore. Actually, my laptop doesn’t even have a CD rom or USB port. […]

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Your Guide to Making A Wedding Day Timeline | Charlottesville, Virginia Wedding Photographer

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I’ve always been a lists person. When I was little, I used to make lists of what I would need to pack for Hogwarts when my letter came (thank you J.K. Rowling for making my 11th birthday the most disappointing of my life). As an adult, I have todo lists, goal lists and bucket lists […]

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