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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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During my second year of business I stumbled upon a photographer named Jasmine Star.  I loved the way she told her stories, stared her knowledge and photographed her images, especially her details.  I’ve always been drawn to details because outside of the natural emotion that a couple shares with one another, their story falls in […]

Education, Photographers, Styled, Workshops

December 22, 2016

Teaching Others | Showit United Styled Shoot

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If you’ve ever been in a room where Mary Marantz or Katelyn James were giving a talk then you automatically walked away a changed person.  These two dynamic women have a special calling on their lives that moves the masses to think differently about their businesses and attempt to see past what seems seems like the […]

Personal, Photographers, Workshops

January 17, 2016

Justin & Mary Present The Event | Virginia Wedding Photographer

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This weekend was one that I’d been waiting for and while it was busy in so many ways, it was so rewarding and I am so exhausted but yet my heart is so full!  How’s that for an ambiguous build up?!?! Here’s a recap of my weekend: My weekend started with the first round of […]

Branding, Personal, Photographers, Photography, Weekend Wrap-Up, Workshops

June 22, 2015

Weekend Recap | Virginia Wedding Photographer

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Lately during wedding consultations my clients haven’t had many questions. I attribute that to the information that I put into my Client Lounge and Bridal Lounge that I invite them to review.  When someone is trusting me with the most important day of their lives, I want them to be 110% comfortable!  Over the years, […]

Photographers

December 5, 2014

Having the Proper Equipment | D.C. Wedding Photographer

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I love that I finally have a system in place when prepping for weddings and post-wedding workflow.  I’ve learned from Zach and Jody Gray that systems are necessary to remain organized and to improve speed when preparing for a wedding or preparing to edit and deliver a wedding, so I decided to share my top […]

FAQ, Personal, Photographers

September 2, 2014

Top 5 Photography Faves! | Virginia Wedding Photographer

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April 1st began a series that will allow me to be transparent about the people that have influenced my personal and professional growth. When I look at where I have achieved success, I can honestly say that I never did it alone. There was always someone there that believed in me, motivated me, encouraged me, […]

On-Location, Personal, Photographers, Photography, Watermarks on My Soul, Workshops

May 8, 2014

Watermarks on My Soul: Day 19 – Katelyn James

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  April 1st began a series that will allow me to be transparent about the people that have influenced my personal and professional growth.  When I look at where I have achieved success, I can honestly say that I never did it alone.  There was always someone there that believed in me, motivated me, encouraged […]

Personal, Photographers, Photography, Watermarks on My Soul

April 8, 2014

Watermarks on my Soul: Day 6 – Andre Dalton | Virginia Photographer