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June 11, 2019

On Saturday, June 8th, Katherine and Daniel were married at Chatham Hall in Chatham, Virginia. Although it rained almost all day, their wedding was basically a dream! The venue (An all-girl boarding school in VA) had plenty of beautiful spots to take portraits! Luckily, we knew all the good spots because Katherine and Daniel chose […]

June 4, 2019

This past weekend, I had the greatest honor of photographing the wedding of my two friends, Jessica and Matt. I met Jess my sophomore year of high school at a church organization. Even way back then, she was dating Matt. In fact, they’d been dating even before I met either of them. In total they’ve […]

March 19, 2019

On Saturday, March 16th Leilani and Gustavo got MARRIED! They were married at Alegria Mango Farm (one of my favorite wedding venues!) While the weather was a little iffy all day, the rain held off for a beautiful ceremony, family formals, and portrait time! Leilani’s sisters, who were her bridesmaids, gave a sweet and hilarious […]

March 12, 2019

I met Jessica and Kyle at their Engagement Session in September. We hit it off right away and I was so extremely excited when they asked me to shoot their wedding! They are two of the most awesome people I know and I was so lucky to be able to spend their wedding day with […]

January 15, 2019

Hey there you Bride-to-be! I’m sure you’re so extremely stoked to be getting married, and step one is finding the PERFECT place to host your special day! So, I’m helping you narrow down the venue choices with 5 of the best wedding venues in North Carolina! These are in no particular order because they are […]

January 11, 2019

Just a disclaimer-this may be the LONGEST blog post I’ve ever posted, but you’ll quickly see why! Katie and Nathan traveled from Raleigh to Asheville for their engagement session and it. was. AMAZING!!! We ended up going to the Biltmore Estate (which was not the plan!) and we had so much fun running around and […]

January 11, 2019

This December while I was home visiting family in North Carolina, I got to meet Katherine and Daniel at their engagement session in Virginia! We were so blessed to get SNOW in early December, which made Katherine and Daniel’s session so magical and winter wonderland-y! Even though there was snow on the ground, the weather […]

November 2, 2018

I was a little skeptical when Cristina told me she wanted to have their engagement session at the Ancient Spanish Monastery in Miami. The pictures I saw online were all super dark and as a natural light photographer, dark is a little intimidating! BUT I know how to make the best of every situation and […]

October 31, 2018

Sally and Josh scheduled their session for this past Sunday, which if you live in Florida you know was the most GORGEOUS day that’s happened recently. It was so great to be outside, especially on the beach. They chose to do their session at Fort Lauderdale Beach because that’s where Josh proposed! (You can catch […]

October 9, 2018

When I first heard from Rebecca I was super psyched because obviously, all people named Rebecca are super cool! And then I learned her fiances’ name is TJ and one of my best friends name is TJ! (Shoutout to TJ! If you’re reading this, miss you!!) Both Rebecca and TJ are from New York but […]