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So, you’re engaged?!? Congratulations!!! Whether you knew about it or it was completely a surprise, this has to be an exciting time for both of you! Ok, so let’s just pretend the proposal was a surprise. After you’ve alerted everyone, shared your engagement story over and over, and alerted social media (we can’t forget social […]

Engagements, Natural Light, Wedding Wednesday

January 10, 2018

3 Reasons to take Engagement Photos

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I delight in repeat clients and the Champion Family has been just that!  From trusting me in my very early days of photography to today, this family has believed in me and made an annual appointment on my calendar!  Each year the look is a little different and I think this year was my all […]

Anniversary Session, Celebration of Love, Lifestyle, Natural Light, Personal, Photographers, Photography, Portraits

February 23, 2017

D.C. Lifestyle Portrait Photographer | The Champion Family

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This is officially wedding week for JD and Dalayna!!!  These two love birds are making the trip from their Miami, FL home back to Dalayna’s home state of Virginia to exchange nuptials at the gorgeous Ritz-Carlton in Arlington, VA.  I am excited to see what Dalayna’s best friend, Matron of Honor and wedding planner- Geomyra […]

Engagements, Natural Light, On-Location, Photography

July 19, 2016

Howard University Engagement Session | JD and Dalayna

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The setting was the cutest bookstore (BBGB Tales for Kids) in the Carytown area of Richmond, VA.  Derick is an illustrator and finishing up his degree and Lauren is in graduate school, so it made perfect sense to incorporate books into their session!  Derick even brought along one of his drawings that happened to be […]

Engagements, Natural Light, Photography

May 4, 2016

Carytown Engagement Session | Derick + Lauren

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This year was my first chance to attend WPPI.  I’ll write a separate blog post on my experience soon.  While there, several of my  friends and I got the itch to want to shoot in the desert.  We contacted a few couples but due to the hectic nature of everyone’s schedule during WPPI, we could […]

Headshots, Lifestyle, Natural Light, On-Location, Photography, Styled

March 13, 2016

An Elegant Desert Photo Shoot | Las Vegas Photographer

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Sometimes two people just belong together and that’s my exact sentiment after spending an afternoon with Jerrod and Tinita.  They are planning their 2015 wedding and Tinita took great interest in the details of their engagement session.  She brought ideas and props and we had an awesome time! I love hearing the stories of how […]

Engagements, Natural Light, On-Location

June 20, 2014

Jerrod + Tinita Engaged | Maryland Engagement Photographer

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Recently my sweet friend Randi of Divine Designs by Randi came to visit from North Carolina.  For a portion of her visit we scheduled a bridal shoot to re-introduce her line of custom handmade bridal jewelry and to launch her line of bridal belts. Randi makes custom necklaces, bracelets and earrings and has an Etsy […]

Bridal Session, Natural Light, On-Location

June 16, 2014

Washington D.C. Bridal Shoot | D.C. Wedding Photographer

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It amazes me how fast time seems to fly by these days! I wish I could press pause or slow motion on some days just to have an opportunity to cherish the moment. Sydney is the daughter of one of my dear friends, sorors and Aggie alum- Dwan. Although I have only known their family […]

Natural Light, On-Location, Photography, Senior Style

June 13, 2014

Congratulations Sydney! | Virginia Senior Photographer