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For the Love of Film: Wedding

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Love of FIlm: Engagement

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Elisa Bicker Workshop


What to do after an wedding expo? Manage the chaos.

If you’re anything like me, after attending my first expo, I was exhausted. The great vendors merged with the good ones, and then even with the horrible ones.  I went from excited to plan my day to feeling stalked and saled—if there were such a word. The next day I looked at my bag of […]

Northern Virginia Wedding Photos

Rustic Virginia Weddings: Sunsets and wineries

Rustic Virginia weddings are my jam.  Not burlap or hay bales.  Think natural, rolling Virginia hills.  Chandeliers. Warm wood floors. Every year, I try take a workshop to learn new tips and tricks, experiment, and slow down to be very intentional about what and how I shoot.  When I saw Elisa Bricker was hosting a […]

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Top 6 Items to Add to the Professional’s Wedding Registry

If you’re a professional, a wedding registry can seem a little silly.  You probably have all the “stuff” from your college days. Then, you’ve slowly invested in nicer “stuff” as you’ve advanced in your career.  Gone are the days of using a registry to set up your household.  Keep reading for the Top 6 Items […]


Washington DC Maternity Photos | Phoebe

Washington DC maternity photos encompass a special time and place in my couples’ lives.  Who knows how long they will live in this area, so whether its capturing the monuments in DC or the more rural areas in Virginia and Maryland, Washington DC maternity photos are a permit way to stop time, remember the place, […]

Old Town Alexandria Engagement

Lauren & Ty | Old Town Alexandria engagement photos

Lauren and Ty LOVE the historic elegance of Charleston and grew up around DC, so it was a no-brainer to shoot Old Town Alexandria engagement photos to capture their love! Lauren and Ty have know each other since, get this… middle school!  They always knew of one another, but it wasn’t until a post high school […]


Washington DC Cake Smash Photos | Little S Turns One

Are you in Washington DC and looking for cake smash photos?!  Well, you’ve come to the right place for some inspiration.  Little S has the MOST stylish mama (always with the great shoes!), and amazing photo sessions.  We planned Little S’s Washington DC cake smash photos at my rustic estate just outside of Washington, DC. […]

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