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We’d been counting down the days until Julia & Brent’s Williamsburg Winery wedding pretty much since the moment we met them last year. Julia’s smile and laugh is infectious and we loved capturing how Brent looked at her (and patiently cooperated while we took pictures) during their engagement session. We knew after visiting their farm […]

Weddings

Aug 27, 2020

Williamsburg Winery Wedding | Julia & Brent | Williamsburg, Virginia

dellwood plantation wedding petersburg virginia wedding photographers

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After nearly 10 years together, MiKaylah & Will were finally married at Dellwood Plantation in Chesterfield, Virginia on May 16, 2020 surrounded by their immediate family. It was a warm spring day, but the perfect day for them to exchange their hand written vows. Forget high school sweethearts, these two have been together since middle […]

Weddings

May 26, 2020

Dellwood Plantation Wedding | MiKaylah & Will | Chesterfield, Virginia

virginia beach bridal session at regent university founders inn virginia wedding photographers

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Now that Katie is *officially* Mrs. Dove, we are super excited to be sharing her bridal portraits from her Virginia Beach bridal session! Katie glowed like an angel throughout her entire session, always making our jobs super easy. Her sweet momma accompanied her during the session and made for the best assistant, dress-fluffer, hair-fixer that […]

Bridal Sessions

Oct 7, 2019

Virginia Beach Bridal Session | Katie | Regent University

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12 Splurge-Worthy Wedding Items When it comes to wedding planning, we know that there are a million and one things to plan for, budget for and pay for. Sticking to a reasonable budget is crucial and one way to ensure you stick to that budget AND walk away from your big day with without regrets […]

For Brides

Mar 11, 2019

For Brides: 12 Splurge-Worthy Wedding Items

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Our Top 7 Reasons To Have a Bridal Session Now that it is off season for us, we are excited to dive back into our special blog series for our brides. This week, I’m talking about 7 Reasons to Have A Bridal Session Before Your Wedding Day. Bridal sessions used to be a luxury item […]

For Brides

Feb 19, 2019

For Brides: 7 Reasons to Have a Bridal Session Before Your Wedding Day

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Maggie & Evan’s love story is one of our most favorite that we have ever heard. We were so honored to be a part of their Smithfield Virginia wedding day as they finally became husband and wife. Maggie & Evan met when they were around 10 years old. Their families met due to the military […]

Weddings

Dec 27, 2018

Historic St. Luke’s Church Smithfield Virginia Wedding | Maggie & Evan

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Downtown Fredericksburg Virginia wedding | 718 Venue | Leigh Ann & Ben Would you believe that this downtown Fredericksburg Virginia wedding came together in 7 days? Yes, you read that right; SEVEN DAYS. To say it was a whirlwind of an experience would be a serious understatement. Everything came together so fluidly and perfectly due […]

Weddings

Dec 21, 2018

Fredericksburg Virginia Wedding | 718 Venue | Leigh Ann & Ben

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Breaux Vineyard Wedding | Purcellville, Virginia | Tori & Stephen As soon as we arrived at Breaux Vineyard in Purcellville, VA, we were blown away by the view. Extending up the Short Hill mountain and nestled in between the hills, Breaux Vineyard has 404 acres of private land that is just begging to be photographed. […]

Weddings

Nov 16, 2018

Breaux Vineyard Wedding | Purcellville, Virginia | Tori & Stephen

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We can’t believe that Amanda & Mike’s wedding at Vineyard Estate at New Kent Winery has already came and passed! It seems like just yesterday that we were doing their engagement session on the beach in Virginia Beach. Before we knew it, it was already November and we traveling up to Richmond, Virginia to start […]

Weddings

Nov 15, 2018

Vineyard Estate New Kent Winery Wedding | New Kent, Virginia | Amanda & Mike

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Alli & Connor’s wedding at Maymont Park in Richmond, VA last weekend was simply beautiful. From the clear, blue skies to the sweet ceremony, we loved every moment of their big day. Alli & Connor chose to forego having a bridal party for their ceremony and instead lined the rows of the Italian Garden pergola […]

Weddings

Oct 24, 2018

Maymont Park Richmond Wedding | Alli & Connor | Virginia Wedding Photographers

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