Miranda + Levi | Engaged

We ventured out to Shenandoah National Park for some sweet, sunset magic!  They brought along their 2 fur babies to help make a big announcement. SO SWEET!! Then we made our way to a cliff to get some amazing golden light!! 

Bailey + Christopher | Feather Barn | Virginia Wedding Photographer

At the newest venue here in Culpeper...FEATHER BARN, Bailey and Chris shared the most emotional and heartfelt wedding I have ever experienced! They wrote their own vows and seriously, I don't think there was a dry eye during their ceremony! 

All that needs to be said about this wedding is there was so much love and joy shared! Some of my favorite moments were hearing those beautiful vows spoken, seeing the true love shared between two families, the excitement in everyone's faces during the gender reveal, down to the massive partying! We had so much fun and were overjoyed to be there to witness an amazing love!

Que the tears!! 

Chris's vows

: "Today I am making the best decision of my life by marrying the woman that not only loves ME but loves my daughter Kyleigh as if she is her own. My heart is COMPLETE..that is why I am standing here today! I can tell you without any uncertainty, I did, I do and will always choose you. Bailey you are so much more than I knew to pray for. You are a true blessing from God! With my whole heart, I take you to as my wife. Faithfully and FOREVER"

Bailey's vows

: "As we stand here together in front of our family and closest friends, I want to tell you how thankful and excited I am to be marrying you. You ARE my person, my best friend, my faithful and permanent partner and, my one true love. They say when you marry, you marry family. So not only do I gain incredible family but, I also gain a sweet and sassy little bonus daughter. 

Kyleigh bird, you are my favorite little princess. As your bonus mom, I promise to always laugh with you, always be on the girls team, guide you, encourage you, teach you and love you unconditionally. You have no idea the joy you have brought into my life.

Christopher, today I join my life to yours. I make this commitment easily and with all the confidence in us and our love."

VENUE: Feather Barn Culpeper, Va 

CATERER: New Life Church 

DJ: Dynamic DJ Service

DRESS: Etsy

SUIT: Warrenton Jewerlers

FLORIST: The Posey Detail

HAIR & MAKEUP: Kourtney Yowell

TRANSPORTATION: Harmon's Horse Rides and Carriages

WEDDING CAKE: Gateau Cakes

DONUTS: Knakal's Bakery

Beau | Newborn

I decided last year not to take newborns in the studio any more but since my friend practically begged me, I couldn't say no to these precious babies! Beau was a dream to photograph and his big sister Natalie has my heart! Best big sister!

Heather & Josh | In Home Engagement | Virginia Wedding Photographer

Heather and Josh's engagement session and story is the perfect example of why a comfortable, in home environment can be the absolute BEST location for engagement photos!! 

I met these two love birds at a wedding I photographed back in June.  As I captured the reception fun, I noticed their love connection! They were so freaking adorable and so passionate. When we spoke, we immediately clicked. They were so much fun! Heather and I started connecting through social media right after. The day she shared that Josh had proposed, I was beyond thrilled for them both! I'm such a sucker for love!

It may have been a week after the engagement, I received a message from Heather! I was stoked that she was asking us to capture their love story!

Once they set a date and she reached out to me about their engagement photos, my mind was overflowing with new ideas. They are a beautiful couple and I wanted something that stood out. Something new. Something different. Something unique!

During their session, they relaxed on the couch and talked for a while. They danced to some romantic music and embraced the moment as they shared the most simplest things like a hug and a whisper of sweet nothings! So real and so true! Then, we spent a little time in their room as they cuddled and ended it all with a fun pillow fight!

Michele & Rich | Chestnut Hill Bed & Breakfast | Virginia Wedding Photographer

A beautiful, windy day turned into the most romantic, intimate wedding day for Michele and Rich! These two shed tears as their souls became one!


January 26,2017


"They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered" ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald


Karah & Donny | Meadowbrook Farm | Virginia Wedding Photographer


These two wonderful souls became Mr. & Mrs. on October 15th! Their ceremony was sweet because it included a very special little guy, Brady!! The weather was amazing and the location made portrait time magical! Enjoy the highlights from their wedding!!














Emily + Vincent | Lydia's Barn at Evermore Farm| Virginia Wedding Photographer


Emily and Vincent tied the knot on October 1st and it was one of the best days! This place is one of my favorite venues and we could not have asked for the most perfect day! It rained 3 days in a row prior to their day which led to this amazing overcast day on the mountains. From the day I met them, I was overjoyed by their love. They are so selfless, patient, kind and so much fun to not only be around but to photograph.

I am SO IN LOVE with this wedding! Have fun scrolling because I struggled narrowing down which to share.







 












Brandon & Sara | Chestnut Hill Bed & Breakfast | Virginia Wedding Photographer



They never thought that a high school friendship would later turn into love. On the day of, Brandon wrote the most heartfelt letter to Sara 
 "Funny the journey we take...not knowing where we are going, or where we are headed...only to end up exactly where we belong."

 Sara has such a kind heart and she loves Brandon, for him.  She shared that he is genuine, strong, loyal and passionate. The love that Brandon has for her is insanely beautiful. He shared with me that she is the most patient, loving and understanding lady he's ever known and he's beyond lucky to have her as his.

"I will never stop earning you"


























Kathryn + Jared | Lydia Mountain Wedding | Virginia Wedding Photographer



An amazing day celebrated with several family and friends, we watched as Kat and Jared said "I DO!"  It was such a joy to see Jared shed some tears as he watched the most beautiful girl in his world walk down the aisle to become his FOREVER!!








































Robert + Krystle | The Farm Retreat at Willow Creek Wedding | Virginia Wedding Photographer





When Krystle reached out to me in regards to their wedding, I was excited!! Krystle and Robert are without a doubt so perfect for one another. They have such a beautiful love that is very meaningful and intimate....you know, the love that many people dream of having!

Thanks Robert and Krystle for having me be a part of your beautiful wedding!!









 















Nicole + Ben | A Rock Hill Farm Wedding | Virgnina Wedding Photographer





I remember the day I met Nicole. Her beauty was amazing but her personality and kindness blew me away!! She has the heart of gold! After spending many months with her in the office, I learned of her story and I couldn't wait for the right man to come along and give her the love she deserved!!

A year and a half has passed and I am overjoyed to share the love that Nicole and Ben have for one another. Nicole shared with me that Ben is a one of a kind passionate guy. She fell in love with the way he cares for her and her daughter and he always goes above and beyond. Ben shared that he fell in love with Nicole's heart...... "She's beautiful on the inside and out." He loves how caring and strong she is!

On the day of their wedding, not only did Ben make a vow to love and take care of Nicole, but he made that same vow to her sweet baby girl while placing a ring on her finger as well. One of the SWEETEST moments I've gotten to experience during a wedding!! Congratulations to you 3! I couldn't be happier to share this beautiful love story!






































Venue: Rock Hill Farm    Culpeper, VA
Flowers: Good Earth Flowers     Culpeper, VA
Dress: Ava Lorene    Fredericksburg, VA



Courtney | Culpeper County High School Senior | Culpeper Portrait Photographer



Courtney and I caught up around Culpeper for her session. It was pretty hot but thankfully not too humid. We took a stroll on one of the backstreets downtown and found this amazing garage door and then a trip to a red barn! Let's just say I loved her and this session!! So happy we found a couple of cool new spots!

Enjoy some of my favorites from Courtney's session!















Jaime & Fiorella Engaged | Shenandoah National Park | Virginia Wedding Photographer

These two will soon be married and I couldn't be more thrilled!! When they asked me to document it all, of course I was ecstatic!! When we discussed where they wanted to do their engagement shoot, I knew it would involve something with their love for hiking. So, we took a ride up to their favorite park. Hiked about 15 minutes to this AMAZING spot!! While hiking we encountered some thunder and some storm clouds with a little sprinkle. I was afraid we would have to call it quits but it held out for us to get some stunning photos! Jaime and Fio were the best and one of the most romantic couples! You can definitely see their love in each and every shot! 
I am beyond excited for them to become ONE!!