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sierra vista engagement session

I am beyond excited to share this engagement session with you all for two reasons: I had the opportunity to photograph at Sierra Vista, one of the most gorgeous barn wedding venues in Virginia, and work with an amazing couple whose love story is very similar to ours. I’ve shot at Sierra Vista in Bedford many times before, but for the first time ever, I will be photographing Mindy and Derek’s wedding in July and I couldn’t be more excited! It’s going to be a great one, guys! View full post »

sweet momentWe are back home from our two week trip to Romania, and I couldn’t be happier to share these dreamy engagement pictures with you all. While in Europe, we had the opportunity to work with this amazing couple and photograph their engagement session. Delia-Dolores and I had planned this photo-shoot weeks before we left for Romania and put together the last-minute details after we arrived there. For their engagement pictures, Delia-Dolores and Cipri wanted something simple, yet classy so we decided that downtown Oradea would be the perfect location to take their engagement photos. View full post »

bedford engagement photos

We conquered another snow day yesterday, and rocked the cold weather with Emily and Ian at Sierra Vista! It was so incredibly cold, but so incredibly worth it.  Sierra Vista is the only wedding venue in Virginia, that I know of, that has such an impressive mountain view. I shot there last fall and I was dying to shoot there again this winter. We got some snow around here this week, so I asked Sierra Vista if we could take some photos there. Everything was so last minute, but it all fell into place perfectly. With just a couple of hours to go before sunset, we cancelled our plans for the day, found a fabulous couple to photograph, made it to Sierra Vista, and had one of the coolest (literally) sessions to date. View full post »


Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA was the perfect location for this February engagement session. Although the weather is pretty unpredictable here in Virginia, we seriously could not have asked for it to have been any better for Amanda and Ben’s photo session. We haven’t had this kind of gorgeous natural light since last summer, and I am so excited to kick off this year’s engagement season in such a fabulous way. Amanda and Ben brought along their puppy, Theo, for the session. Theo is only 8 months old and behaved extremely well. View full post »

engagement-160Meeting Addison and Chad for the first time was like meeting some good old friends. We connected instantly! We started talking… and we talked… and talked… it almost seemed like we’ve known one another for years.  I am so happy they chose us to capture their beautiful wedding in May, and I could’t be happier to photograph the biggest day in this amazing bride’s life. Their engagement session in Bedford, Virginia was styled with beautiful vintage props by Amy from I Do Events. The light was just gorgeous on that beautiful fall day, and the orange tones in the trees were just breath-taking. Ahh, Bedford, I will be back for some more amazing pictures in the near future. I kid you not, when I say that View full post »

sunset engagement photos at sorella The first time I met Sallie I knew she was the type of bride I would LOVE to work with, even more so when I found out the venue she had chosen for her wedding. Sorella Farms is just one of those wedding venues in Central Virginia that take your breath away… rustic barn with a modern touch, and those chandeliers inside – ahhh-mazing! I’m telling you guys, if you haven’t visited Sorella Farms before, you just have to! Sallie and Chris live in Florida (can I say jealous?) and came home to be with family over Thanksgiving. View full post »

engagement pictures in georgetown washington dc

When Lindsay contacted me about shooting her and Thomas’ engagement session in DC, I could hardly contain my excitement. Timothy and I decided to make a trip out of it and drove to Washington DC the day before. I was so excited to meet my sweet bride and her fiancé until I got an allergy reaction the night before their photoshoot (Oh nooo! Haha). And as if that was not enough, our GPS decided to get us lost on our way to Georgetown, where the shoot was going to take place. Good thing is that we left our hotel about 40 minutes early, as we always like to be early for our sessions to View full post »

Pictures of engaged couple at West Manor EstateChelsey and  Phillip decided to have their engagement pictures taken at their wedding venue: the exquisite West Manor Estate, located in Forest, Virginia. This was a great choice because having some pictures taken at your venue before the wedding allows both the couple and photographer a chance to find the best spots for pictures! This couple was a joy to work with. I had no idea leading up to the engagement session that they were both such huge fans of Dr. Who. View full post »

lynchburg-wedding-photographer-alina-thomas1Kaitlin and Will were a blast to capture behind our camera sat the beautiful Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg, Virginia. They met each other 4 years ago while working in theater and instantly became close friends. After being so close for 3 years, enjoying adventures, laughter, and growing together, they realized they were meant to be together and started dating. Another 10 months down the road, Will decided it was time to make this commitment permanent and asked Kaitlin to be his bride, which she describes as the best day ever! View full post »

lynchburg-wedding-photographer-alina-thomas001This photo session took place at the beautiful wedding venue Sorella Farms, in Evington Virginia, where Emily and Ian will be getting married later this year. We had a magnificent time capturing their engagement pictures. Emily and Ian were both laid back and easy to work with. We are very excited to see this couple tying the knot and couldn’t have hoped for the shoot to be any better. Between Ian’s patriotism and Emily’s spontaneous personality, this couple has everything they need to have a happily ever after life together. View full post »