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A year of weddings in Virginia and beyond.

In 2017 weddings took me all across the state of Virginia, twice to the Outer Banks of North Carolina and for the first time to Spartanburg, South Carolina. Having photographed weddings for the past twelve years now, you might think that I’d seen it all, but new venues, lovely couples and a passion for telling unique stories keep me going through the intense wedding seasons. As always, I’m touched by the families who invite me into their lives to document their most cherished memories. Can’t wait to kick of the 2018 season.

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Les and Kelly at Riverside Weddings by Clore in Fredericksburg, VA
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Adorable attendants at Rockhill Plantation in Stafford, VAMy_New_Project_03My_New_Project_04My_New_Project_05My_New_Project_06My_New_Project_07

Verena getting ready at Glen Gardens in Stafford, VAMy_New_Project_08My_New_Project_09My_New_Project_10My_New_Project_11My_New_Project_12My_New_Project_13My_New_Project_14My_New_Project_15

Emily at Kenmore Inn and Bridesmaids at the Marine Corps MuseumMy_New_Project_16My_New_Project_17My_New_Project_18My_New_Project_19

Taylor hugs her mother at the Mary Washington House in Fredericksburg, VAMy_New_Project_20My_New_Project_21My_New_Project_22

Ashley and Verena at Glen Gardens in Stafford, VAMy_New_Project_23

Kyle and Sabrina at Khimaira Farm in Luray, VAMy_New_Project_24My_New_Project_25My_New_Project_26My_New_Project_27My_New_Project_28My_New_Project_29My_New_Project_30My_New_Project_31My_New_Project_32My_New_Project_33My_New_Project_34My_New_Project_35My_New_Project_36

Kim and Scott at the First Colony Inn in Nags Head, NCMy_New_Project_37

Elizabeth and her father at Fredericksburg SquareMy_New_Project_38My_New_Project_39My_New_Project_40My_New_Project_41My_New_Project_42My_New_Project_43

Melony Star Kiesau - Your photos convey the pure joy and love of these new families on one of the most beautiful days in each of their lives. Somehow you take pictures of everyone in which they look beautiful and comfortable—it’s almost as if you let us see a person through the eyes of those who love them.
Thank you for all of your work and the memories of such an amazing day for Augusta and Tyler. I appreciate you and Lisa being part of their wedding day…in July…in South Carolina.

2017 Portraits

With a few days off this winter I’ve begun looking back through the work I created in 2017. Hope you don’t mind if I share some of it here. We’ll start with a sampling of the portraits I created this year. Lots of new faces stepped in front of my camera for 2017, and quite a few familiar ones. I’m grateful for both and can’t wait to create with you in 2018!

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Natasha. Riverbend High School Senior. Hair and Makeup: Bobby Pins & Blush

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The Payne family.

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Left: Charlotte in Richmond. Right: Samaria. Colonial Forge Senior

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Images for Jordan’s comp card.

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The Johnson twins.

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The Greenes.

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Left: Natasha’s prom look. Right: One of Natasha’s dance costumes.

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Clockwise from left to right: Jennifer and Chris. The Nelson Family. Brad. Karen and Jack.

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Left: Kayley’s Prom photos. Right: Natasha’s prom look.

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Marking Ashley’s 30th birthday.

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Left: Charlotte. Right: Kari’s prom look.

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Left: The Skelly brothers. Right: Huck goofing around.

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Left: Skelly Brothers. Right: The Payne Family

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Owen and Will

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Cheyenne

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Left: Cheyenne. Stafford High Senior. Right: Mady. Colonial Forge Senior

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Megan and Trey

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Left: The Johnsons. Right: The Green family pup.

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Naomi being Naomi

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Left: The Green Family. Right: The Wolffs

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Kaya getting some love from mom and dad.

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Mother and daughter.

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Left: Natasha Right: Will and Stacey

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Left: Jennifer’s maternity photo. Right: Erik’s senior portrait

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Beauty test for Bobby Pins and Blush

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Charlotte on the bride to Belle Isle

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The Curtin Family

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Left: Jay and Mary. Right: Braxton’s first photos

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Camden’s first Christmas

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The Greens

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Jeremy and Brandy

Brandy and Jeremy were married in Fredericksburg, VA last summer at the historic Kenmore Inn. The Kenmore has such a gorgeous courtyard for an intimate ceremony! I always love photographing weddings here in my back yard. Hope you enjoy some images from their wedding as we approach their one year anniversary!

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Natasha’s Prom Session

It’s prom season here in Fredericksburg, and what better time to capture some awesome portraits of your high school junior or senior? Natasha scheduled a trial run for her hair and makeup with Bobby Pins and Blush, and we coordinated times to create some stunning portraits of her after her appointment with Teddy. If you couldn’t tell, Natasha is an awesome dancer. She’s headed to Virginia Tech next year!

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