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bride and groom walking at their garden weddingHunter and Karen had a gorgeous garden wedding reception and ceremony at Glencliff Manor! I had been looking forward to their wedding for the past few months because, after photographing their engagement session, I knew their wedding was going to be absolutely amazing. And it truly was a special celebration! Their family and friends all gathered together at the beautiful Glencliff Manor in Rustburg to celebrate Hunter and Karen’s big day.

What I love the most about Glencliff Manor is that it is the perfect venue for an intimate garden wedding reception. The english moss and the outdoor lights hanging from the trees make this Virginia wedding venue a dream location for brides who love outdoor weddings. Just take a look at this gorgeous ceremony site below and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about! View full post »

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Am I the only one excited about spring engagement photos?! Spring is finally here, and so are the engagement sessions! My photographer heart is so full. I’ve been looking forward to warmer weather so I could start scheduling engagement sessions before the wedding season starts in full swing.

I met Anne Claire and Jon at Sorella Farms for an evening engagement session the other day. It was a gorgeous day with an even more gorgeous golden light. What I love about Sorella Farms is that, even though I shoot weddings and engagements there often, I always find new spots to photograph at and no two sessions look alike.

We started the session in this cute spot by the farmhouse where the light was so dreamy, then did an outfit change and went down to the pond. View full post »

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engagement photos with dog in Lynchburg vaI am seriously so excited to share these pictures from Karen and Hunter’s engagement session. I find myself shooting engagement photos with dogs all the time and they turn out to be some of my favorites. My sweet couple brought along their friend, Charlie, who did so well in front of the camera.

For their engagement pictures, we met at the Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg, which is one of my absolute favorite locations to photograph at all year around. There are so many beautiful spots, all in one location, that no two sessions look alike. The sessions look so different and unique.. ahh it’s just so beautiful. If you ever find yourself in Lynchburg, you have to visit this place. View full post »

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photo of child and chuck e cheese in roanokeKenneth’s Chuck E. Cheese birthday party was so much fun! We usually pick a birthday theme each year and have the whole family over to celebrate. With us moving to Northern Virginia at the beginning of March though, we didn’t have a lot of time to plan a party in Lynchburg this year. Since Kenneth has been asking us to go to Chuck E. Cheese’s a lot recently, we thought that a birthday party at the best place on earth would be a great idea. And it sure was! Kenneth had SO much fun!!  View full post »

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how linktree works Are you struggling with having to change the link in your Instagram bio every time you want to share something new with your followers? I feel you! For the longest time I had to go back and forth between linking to my wedding portfolio and photography educational content. When I heard Natalie Franke talk about Linktree, I was like Yesss!! This is exactly what I needed.

Want to know how you can add multiple links to your Instagram bio? This amazing new tool is my new favorite thing! And it’s super easy to use. Here’s how it works! View full post »

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Today you turn three! Three!! You are no longer a baby, you are a little man now. Where has time gone? It feels like yesterday we brought you home from the hospital and started our journey to parenting. I still can’t believe they trusted US to leave the hospital with you. I remember that feeling quite vividly. The feeling that we were now responsible for a little baby boy’s well being. We were responsible to nurture you and keep you safe. Oh, how we cherish those moments as brand new parents! Being your parents has been one of the most rewarding things we have been blessed with. View full post »

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blue ridge mountain view engagement photosSierra Vista is one of my favorite wedding venues in Bedford, VA. When Hoa asked me to photograph her engagement session at Sierra Vista, I couldn’t have been more excited.

Although the weather had been pretty cold in the days leading up to the session, the day of the shoot was unbelievably warm, and the light was amazing too. Needless to say, the mountain background didn’t disappoint this time either. The Blue Ridge Mountains make the views at this outstanding wedding venue in Bedford to die for! View full post »

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I am so excited to have Angelaangela hudson cakes
Hudson Cakes on the blog today! She is always such a joy to work with at weddings, and personal projects alike.

Her wedding cakes are not only stunning, but very delicious too. Trust me, with the amount of weddings I photograph in the Lynchburg, Virginia area each year, I get to taste a lot of her cakes.

If you’re curious to learn more about Angela and her passion for baking, make sure to keep on reading. Below is an interview I did with Angela of Angela Hudson Cakes. View full post »

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We are selling our cute little house pictured on the right, and moving to Northern Virginia!!

It’s crazy! We are days away from packing up our lives and moving across the state. It still hasn’t hit me that by the end of the week we’ll be living in a whole different city, a few hours away from Lynchburg. While we are excited about the move, this is a huge step for our family!

It hasn’t been an easy decision to make, but we feel that this is where we are supposed to go next. Tim has accepted a job as a youth pastor at Heritage Baptist Church in Ashburn, VA. We cannot wait to meet the teens there and get to know them better and serve them! 2017 is going to be a fun year! View full post »

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vintage cars for weddingsAshley Grace is one of my favorite Lynchburg bridal shop in Central Virginia, no doubt about it!! You can only imagine my excitement when they asked me to help out with their photo session. I mean, they had me at vintage red car and lace wedding dress. Yes, please!! The gorgeous bouquet made by Carla Bruce at Bella Rose Floral and Designs was to die for. I can’t wait for you to scroll down and see more!

This photoshoot put together by the Ashley Grace Bridal staff turned out beautifully. Of course, having gorgeous real life husband and wife models helped too. Kenzie wore a delicate lace wedding dress by one of the top designers this exquisite wedding salon offers in their store. If you are not familiar with this brand new Central Virginia bridal shop, feel free to take a few minutes to read our blog post about Ashley Grace Bridal. View full post »

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