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Roanoke and its surrounding areas are one the best places in southwestern Virginia for engagement photos. You can find everything – gardens to industrial/urban backdrops to mountain views to waterfalls – all within an hour of the city.  Below I’ve listed ten places that would be stunning backdrops for engagement photos near Roanoke. Some will […]

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How to Have the Wedding You Really Want

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One thing I heard over and over from couples who were forced to shift to an elopement or a micro-wedding in 2020 was a sense of “this celebration is SO much more us.” There’s good reason for that.  Big weddings are generally about other people — NOT the bride and groom. Of course, there are […]

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Best of 2020 – Year in Review

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January 2020 seems like a different decade. It’s honestly kind of shocking to look back and realize the events that happened over the past year are all…in the same year.  Beyond what happened in the wider world, my personal experiences felt extraordinary and overwhelming. The only way to survive it was to keep my head […]

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Five Ideas for Printing and Displaying Your Photos

Wedding Planning Tips

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 […]

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How to Include Your Family in Your Elopement

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A common misconception is that eloping is just two people, an officiant and a photographer. And it CAN look like that! About a quarter of my couples who elope choose a “just us” experience. But most of my couples who choose to elope actually invite a handful of guests to be with them. Often, it’s […]

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Virginia Wedding Venues to Consider for Your Micro Wedding

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Learn more about booking your wedding! What is a Mirco Wedding Anyway?  If you Google “what is a micro wedding,” various wedding planning blogs will give you different definitions. For me, the terms micro wedding and intimate wedding are fairly interchangeable but mean a celebration with fewer than 50 guests. Some people seem to break […]

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Why You Should Skip the Traditional Wedding and Plan an Adventure Instead

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John and Miguella jump off a boat the day before their destination wedding in Tobago. A few months after their intimate celebration, they had a reception in West Virginia for their local friends and family. I’ve had a handful of clients who choose something that that isn’t typical — not yet, at least — but […]

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How to Plan Your Charlottesville Destination Wedding

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In 2019 I worked with a lot of couples who chose the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains for their destination wedding. Chris and Alessandra were in that category. Both are in the Navy and are currently stationed in California. As is the case sometimes with military couples, they had gotten legally married a year […]

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Best of 2019: Weddings and Elopements

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WHAT a year y’all. I went through more than 15,000 edited photos for this blog post ALONE (and this year in review post is just focused on weddings and elopements!) Total, I think I took something along the lines of 50,000 images that documented 20 weddings or elopements in five states (Maryland, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West […]

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Hilary + Garret’s Wedding at Snowshoe Mountain Resort

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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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