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Unplugged weddings are always a hot topic in the wedding industry. Some love them, some don’t. As a photographer, I believe that guests should be more present during the ceremony instead of hiding behind their devices. There’s nothing more obstructive than blocking the groom’s view of his future wife walking down the aisle with phones, cameras, etc. Today, I am happy to have Jenna from Nations Photo Lab talk about this subject on the blog. If you haven’t heard about Nations Photo Lab before, they are a full-service, high quality printing resource based in Baltimore, MD that specializes in photo prints and gifts. Make sure to check them out! View full post »

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morven park engagement sessionMackenzie and Josh’s Morven Park engagement photos were everything I could have hoped for and more! They are such a sweet couple and working with them was an absolute blast. After days of pouring down rain, the sun came out for their session and we had the most beautiful evening at the Morven Park.

I want to back up just a bit to introduce you to their story as it is truly beautiful! Mackenzie and Josh met during freshman year of high school at a Friday night football game. They briefly talked, and started dating three weeks later. They dated throughout high school and college, although they attended different universities. Looking back, Mackenzie says that they would have never guessed they had met their future spouse at the age of fourteen! View full post »

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rust manor house and nature sanctuaryRust Manor House is an incredible wedding venue in Leesburg, Virginia! I recently had the opportunity to tour this gorgeous venue and I was amazed! If you are a photographer, you are going to love the beautiful white walls… every photographer’s dream, right?! If you are a bride, you are absolutely going to swoon over the bridal suite Rust Manor offers. It’s light, bright and spacious with a floor to ceiling mirror that is simply spectacular.

I am so incredibly honored to feature an interview I did with Rust Manor House below! So keep on reading if you want to find out more about this gorgeous wedding venue in Leesburg. View full post »

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JMU engagement photosI am so excited about these JMU engagement photos! Kendall and Nathan’s story is one of a kind. They became friends during their junior year of high school and started dating during their senior year. Afterwards, they both ended up going to James Madison University, where Kendall is currently completing her Grad School. When I asked Kendall to tell me how Nathan proposed, she said that he proposed in the best way! He had her go on a scavenger hunt through their home town that led her back to the football field of their high school where he got down on one knee and popped the question. It doesn’t get much better than that, friends!! View full post »

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groom nuzzles in brideAdriane and Patrick’s navy blue wedding at the beautiful Glencliff Manor last weekend was simply a dream! They sure picked one of the most beautiful summer days to get married! The couple met at the Blue Ridge Community Church where they served together at the Welcome Center. They became friends and started talking every Sunday until one day Patrick asked Adriane out. He told her how he felt about her at the Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine, while overlooking Lynchburg.

They had been dating for two months when Adriane moved to Colorado for the summer. View full post »

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birthday girl playing in her white nurseryEmma’s floral birthday party last weekend was amazing! We loved celebrating this cutie who turns ONE today. Seriously, how did that even happen?! It feels like just yesterday I was on the way to the hospital to welcome this sweet baby girl into the world. Her birth story was pretty incredible. She arrived about an hour and a half after we got to the hospital. Talk about fast!

She is full of energy and brings so much joy to our lives. We literally could not imagine our lives without her! We love you so much, sweet baby girl! View full post »

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family of three smiling at camera at the airportI had a blast taking these family photos in Loudoun County for our sweet friends, Angel and Kevin! When we moved to Leesburg, Va a few months ago, Angel talked to me about how she would love to have some photos taken of her little family. I was, of course, excited to help out!

Kevin is a flight instructor so it goes without saying that we had to incorporate planes in their session. We were able to use the Leesburg Airport for their session and I absolutely love how the pictures turned out. Photographing a gorgeous family is definitely an added bonus :) View full post »

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engaged couple kissingThese beautiful Purcellville engagement photos are the first images I got to photograph in Northern Virginia since our move here a couple of months ago. Katie and Josh traveled all the way to Purcellville, Virginia for their engagement photos and I had such a blast getting to know the two of them. They are getting married in October and I couldn’t be more excited for them.

I actually heard about Katie for the first time from one of our new friends in NoVa. When Katie asked if I were available on her wedding day, I was so excited to let her know that I would be honored to photograph her wedding. View full post »

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bride and groom photo at barn wedding venue in virginia

Looking to have your wedding at one of the most beautiful barn wedding venues in Virginia? Sorella Farms will make your wedding day run flawlessly, no doubt about it! The staff certainly outdid themselves for Anne Claire and Jon’s wedding this past weekend.

The couple met during Anne Claire’s freshman year at Liberty University. Her roommates talked her into going to the Block Party and Jon was there with some of his friends. They started talking  and slowly became friends. He asked Anne Claire to date him on a sunset hike one October evening, and the rest is history. View full post »

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  • June 28, 2017 - 6:33 pm

    Joy - Beautiful! The ring bearer made me cry at the wedding and the pictures of him made me cry again! You captured everything beautifully!ReplyCancel

  • June 28, 2017 - 6:38 pm

    Hannah - Beautiful pictures of a beautiful wedding!!!ReplyCancel

  • June 28, 2017 - 6:44 pm

    Kelly - Absolutely stunning photos! Beautiful bride!ReplyCancel

  • June 28, 2017 - 6:57 pm

    Robin Williams - Thank you for capturing the emotion and precious memories from this dayReplyCancel

  • June 28, 2017 - 7:06 pm

    Tammy Houck - Everything was perfect.ReplyCancel

  • June 28, 2017 - 7:18 pm

    Melissa Bagwell - Beautiful images! So happy for Anne Claire and Jon.ReplyCancel

  • June 28, 2017 - 7:24 pm

    Jordyn - Congratulations Anne Claire, absolutely beautiful wedding!ReplyCancel

  • June 28, 2017 - 7:40 pm

    Todd Williams - An amazing day! Alina thank you for capturing these spectacular images for us to relive for the rest of our lives.ReplyCancel

    • June 28, 2017 - 10:53 pm

      Alina Thomas - Thank you, Mr. Williams! It was such a privillege to be able to document this special day in Anne Claire and Jon’s lives!ReplyCancel

  • June 28, 2017 - 8:11 pm

    Skylar Gilley - Such a beautiful wedding and coupleReplyCancel

  • June 28, 2017 - 8:13 pm

    Lindy Kitchin - Beautiful wedding!ReplyCancel

  • June 28, 2017 - 8:17 pm

    Candace - Beautiful pics!ReplyCancel

  • June 28, 2017 - 8:24 pm

    Ginger Nelms Toy - Beautiful wedding!ReplyCancel

  • June 28, 2017 - 8:47 pm

    Jennifer - Amazing.ReplyCancel

  • June 28, 2017 - 9:00 pm

    Paula Loges - Beautiful bride and awesome wedding photos!ReplyCancel

  • June 28, 2017 - 10:18 pm

    Frances - Love love the pictures- the wedding and the precious couple!! 😍ReplyCancel

  • June 29, 2017 - 6:36 am

    Amy waters - Wow such beautiful pictures of a beautiful wedding!ReplyCancel

  • June 29, 2017 - 7:42 am

    Jill Williams - Thank you for the great photos of the most beautiful wedding. You captured the events and also the atmosphere of the day perfectly.ReplyCancel

  • June 29, 2017 - 8:08 am

    Ann Ess - Gorgeous picturesReplyCancel

  • June 29, 2017 - 9:32 am

    Cooper - Being the little brother of the bride made me cry because I love my Sissy!ReplyCancel

    • June 29, 2017 - 12:35 pm

      Alina Thomas - Cooper!! Anne Claire is SO blessed to have YOU as her brother! You did a fantastic job, bud! <3ReplyCancel

  • June 29, 2017 - 9:48 am

    Joy - Beautiful pictures!ReplyCancel

  • June 29, 2017 - 9:53 am

    Sylvia Strickland - You did a wonderful job capturing the love and laughter of this special time in our family’s life.ReplyCancel

  • June 29, 2017 - 10:25 am

    Cindy barnes - Beautiful wedding and fantastic pictures!ReplyCancel

  • June 29, 2017 - 10:39 am

    June - Beautiful bride!ReplyCancel

  • June 30, 2017 - 9:24 pm

    Jonathan houck - Thank you so much Alina! It was so much fun working with you!ReplyCancel

  • June 30, 2017 - 9:24 pm

    Anne Claire Houck - The pictures mean the world to Jon and I…thank you so much for capturing such an important day in our lives!ReplyCancel

  • July 2, 2017 - 4:27 pm

    Annette Nichols - This was truly beautiful!ReplyCancel

couple looking at the camera and smilingHow adorable is Casey’s floral dress? It was perfect for her Sorella Farms engagement photos! I told her that I needed one in my closet asap!!

Casey and Brandon are the sweetest couple and I cannot wait to photograph their wedding in October. I photograph sessions and weddings at Sorella Farms quite often, and I promise that every new session somehow becomes a new favorite. On top of everything, I never run out of locations to shoot here because Sorella Farms is truly the most versatile wedding venue around. From the back yard feeling, to the lake and mountain views, this Virginia wedding venue has it all in one place and easily accessible. View full post »

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