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February 12, 2018

I’m so excited to officially be in my 2018 wedding season as I write this! I also have some exciting news! Tomorrow I’ll be joining Atelier Ashley Flowers for her #tuesdaytakeover of the Washingtonian Bride & Groom’s Instagram for the day!! You might remember Ashley from my wedding at the City Tavern Club – she created the most beautiful […]

February 5, 2018

Here we are in February, and I’m still wondering how January went by so quickly. Between wedding planning, catching up on business work (like taxes), and meeting with newly engaged couples, the days flew by. I have a long to-do list ahead of me, so I’ll keep this short and sweet! Highlights from the week: […]

February 2, 2018

Today marks my one-year anniversary being full-time in my wedding photography business. And as I sit here and think about what an incredible year it has been, I can’t help but reflect on what life was like one year ago when I  ventured out on my own. My last day at work was filled with […]

February 1, 2018

Wedding Decor Colors & Official Hashtag As the clock struck midnight, we leaned in for a kiss to ring in the new year. 2018 was officially here!!! That’s when it hit me – this is the year we get married!! I had no doubt it was going to be the best year yet!! Then, moments later, […]

January 29, 2018

We’re back to Monday! My weekend flew by. Saturday was full of meetings and errands, and yesterday I had the honor of joining a Mervis Diamond event in DC! The day was so much fun, and I shared a few sneak peeks on my Instagram stories. See all the behind-the-scenes action here. Other highlights from […]

January 10, 2018

I know you get to see all the beautiful, curated photos in my wedding blog posts throughout the year. But what you don’t get to see is all the awkward, embarrassing behind-the-scene moments that make everything happen! And yes, there are a lot of those (unfortunately). It’s all part of being a wedding photographer!! So […]

January 8, 2018

Today’s Monday Soundtrack comes to you a little later in the afternoon since we spent the first half of the day flying from Chicago back to DC. In fact, I wrote most of this on the plane!! But I couldn’t post it until we were back home and Chewy was picked up from his pet […]

January 2, 2018

Happy New Year!!! Today’s Monday soundtrack comes to you on a Tuesday because I wanted to spend the first day of the year reflecting on 2017 (while relaxing on the couch). This past year has been quite the whirlwind: I went full-time in my photography business, worked with the most incredible couples, got engaged and started […]

December 22, 2017

Happy Friday!!! Our holiday festivities officially start tomorrow, and we can’t wait!! I thought this would be the perfect time to share a Friday Faves blog post with some of our top traditions. Our Favorite Christmas Traditions 1. Decorating the Christmas tree. Every year we pull out the tree and all of our holiday decorations […]

December 11, 2017

Raise your hand if you played in the snow this weekend!! We didn’t get a whole lot, but it was enough for Chewy to run around in. He loved it!!! And while winter isn’t my favorite season, I do enjoy a white Christmas (but the snow can leave after the holidays – am I right?) […]

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