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This year I had a new and exciting conference experience…enter Creative at Heart. C@H is a conference for all creatives founded by Kat Schmoyer. When I received the opportunity to lead a breakout session I was excited for the opportunity but unsure of what to expect because my previous speaking events have all been at […]

Events, Workshops

November 29, 2018

Creative at Heart 2018- Round 8


Wedding planning and communication is made so much easier by email.  One of the things that I make a priority is responding to client emails a few times a day so that I don’t encounter a backlog.  With technology the way that it is today, email can be just as fast in getting information than […]

Education, Weddings, Workshops

March 13, 2017

Tips for The Wedding Day Custom Email


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


Gorgeous and perfectly landscaped grounds in the heart of Washington, DC better known as Meridian Hill Park.  The most gorgeous models that displayed a chemistry so natural that it’s amazing they’re not married in real life and flowers that made my heart smile are the best ways that I can describe the styled shoot portion of […]

Wedding Wednesday, Weddings, Workshops

April 20, 2016

Meridian Hill Park Styled Shoot


During the conference I was able to shoot in a break out session with Reg Campbell.  Reg is an amazing film photographer based in San Antonio, Texas.  As he showed his work during his presentation, I was amazed by how he captured genuine moments with his couples.  I aim to do that as well with […]

Engagements, Workshops

January 25, 2016

Part 2: Blink Conference 2015- Austin, TX | Virginia Wedding Photographer


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


On this last day of the year, I am choosing to reflect on all the ways God has blessed my business and boy am I amazed!  Thank you for participating in this journey with me as I would be nowhere without the continued support of every friend, family member, mentor, and client around me!! While […]

Featured, Personal, Photography, Weddings, Weekend Wrap-Up, Workshops

December 31, 2015

Fifteen in ’15 | Virginia Wedding Photographer


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