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bride and groom nuzzling in front of a pink fenceKelly and Perry’s coral reef and malibu blue wedding was simply amazing, to say the least! I mean, they had me at coral reef and malibu blue. I just love it when brides decide to do something fun and add a pop of color to their big day!

On the morning of the wedding, Kelly and I ran into each other at breakfast. Without knowing it, we had spent the night at the same hotel. If you follow me on Instagram, you might remember that I posted about being evacuated from our hotel room about a week ago. It all happened the night before Kelly and Perry’s wedding! Around 1:20 a.m. that morning the fire alarm at the hotel went off. Everybody gathered in front of the hotel until we were allowed to go back to our rooms. Thankfully, it was a false alarm. There was no fire and no one was harmed. View full post »

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  • June 21, 2017 - 2:06 pm

    Nicole Tibbs - Kelly – the photos are absolutely beautiful =)ReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2017 - 2:16 pm

    Colleem poole - Kelly min dys pictures are beautifulReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2017 - 2:44 pm

    Aubree - Beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2017 - 2:57 pm

    Amanda Bousman - Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple!ReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2017 - 2:57 pm

    Rebecca White - Your photos are fabulous! I absolutely love the colors you used in your wedding!ReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2017 - 3:06 pm

    Carolyn Coffey - Kelly, Love your wedding pictures!ReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2017 - 4:10 pm

    Joy Snyder - It was definitely a magical evening, and the wedding pictures captivate every special moment!ReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2017 - 4:18 pm

    Robin Reeves - Beautiful pictures!ReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2017 - 4:18 pm

    Hillary Crenshaw - Beautiful photos!!!ReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2017 - 4:20 pm

    Kelly Perdieu - Kelly and Perry are two of my most favorite people in the world. Kelly has had a lifelong impact on my son and I will always cherish her for that. I wish this amazing couple many years of happiness.ReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2017 - 4:39 pm

    Paula Tutor - Beautiful Bride and a Beautiful wedding.ReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2017 - 5:20 pm

    Polly Hanson - Absolutely beautiful pictures! Kelly looks so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2017 - 5:42 pm

    Amy McMurray - What a gorgeous wedding!! These images are going to be something you treasure for years!!ReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2017 - 5:47 pm

    Mary Mitchell - Wonderful photos! Love the colors too . Beautiful wedding.ReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2017 - 5:59 pm

    Julie gertug5 - Absolutely stunning photography, i will keep you in mindReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2017 - 6:35 pm

    Robin Reeves - GorgeousReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2017 - 6:51 pm

    Pauline Vrbanic - Gorgeous photos of a gorgeous bride and her handsome groom!ReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2017 - 7:20 pm

    Julie - Absolutely beautiful Kelly! It looks straight out of a bridal magazine!ReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2017 - 11:45 pm

    Julia McClurg - Just stunning! What a gorgeous wedding! Miss you already!ReplyCancel

  • June 22, 2017 - 9:55 am

    Meredith Fears - Wonderful wedding photos!ReplyCancel

  • June 22, 2017 - 10:36 am

    Ista Palmer - Wonderful wedding pictures!ReplyCancel

  • June 22, 2017 - 12:13 pm

    Hannah Vaughan - Beautiful photos that seemed to capture such happy emotions!ReplyCancel

  • June 24, 2017 - 1:28 am

    Marsha Hill - Absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

mountain engagement photoI could shoot mountain view engagement photos for days! I never get tired of shooting with the mountains in the background! I am so excited that Adriane and Patrick chose Sierra Vista as their engagement session location.

We planned for a mid-afternoon session when the sun was still high in the sky, and let me just tell you: I’m a total fan! It’s no secret that I love me some gorgeous natural light for my sessions. I’ll take sunny over cloudy all day, every day!  Before I continue on with how amazing their session was, I want to introduce you to this sweet couple.

Meet Adriane and Patrick! They are seriously such a dream couple to work with! To say that I am looking forward to their wedding at Glencliff Manor is a total understatement. View full post »

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bride wearing dress from celebration bridalLet me start off by saying that this is not your average white barn wedding! The Old Mill Farm in Bedford, Virginia certainly outdid themselves with this gorgeous wedding. The venue has an amazing modern white barn to host every reception. It’s truly every photographer’s dream! To be honest, I’ve been looking forward to Lauren and Erik’s wedding day ever since I took their engagement photos at the Old Mill Farm.

Erik and Lauren met back in 2012 while they were both working at a summer soccer camp in Erik’s hometown of Radford, Virginia. After spotting each other on the second day of camp, Erik and Lauren spent the next few days learning more about each other. Throughout the week, Erik asked Lauren out a total of three times, but had no luck. View full post »

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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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  • June 29, 2017 - 7:27 am

    Sue Howell - Enjoyed the pictures-Beautiful wedding in a beautiful settingReplyCancel

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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