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Daniel and Tryphena’s Bealeton VA wedding was such a great way to end this year’s wedding season! It was such an honor to capture their day and everything was absolutely magical! Every detail of their wedding was impeccable… just wait until you see Tryphena’s beautiful head piece!!   As I was leaving Lynchburg that morning, […]

fall couple photos


I took these Cedar Oaks engagement photos for Jack and Becca earlier this week and let me just tell you, these two are the sweetest couple! I’ve known Jack’s family for years, and after photographing his sister’s wedding in 2015, I secretly hoped I’d get to do it all over again when he got married. […]

dancing on the farm in Bedford VA


Alex and Elizabeth’s Capitol Hill Club wedding in Washington DC is on the blog!! If you remember their Carter Mountain engagement photos from a few weeks ago, you know that I was so excited to see Elizabeth’s wedding dress as it was a family heirloom. I have to say, Tang’s Bridal and Alterations did a […]

DC monument wedding pictures


Robert and Jenny’s Lynchburg engagement photos are here!!! I had so much fun getting to know these two and I’m super stoked for their wedding next year! They are the kind of couple that you want to be around all the time because of their fun, positive personalities.   How did you guys meet? Robert […]

fall engagement session ideas


Are you looking for ways to fix bad lighting? Over the past few months, I’ve shared dozens of blog posts that walk you through how to find the best light for your photos and how to photograph in different lighting scenarios. Natural light is the best source of light because it’s free, it’s abundant, and […]

how to fix bad lighting


Some of my favorite Carter Mountain engagement photos are gracing the blog today! Alex and Elizabeth are one of the most photogenic couples I have ever met. They could easily add professional models to their resumes. Just wait until you see them pose! They’d naturally get into a pose without a lot of direction. They […]

Carter mountain engagement photos


How do you shoot outdoor ceremonies in harsh light? Let’s talk about it! We all know that when you’re shooting outdoors, the lighting is not always ideal… especially if the ceremony happens midday.   Imagine this…   It’s a beautiful summer day. The sun is shining bright in the clear blue sky with no clouds […]

ceremonies in harsh light


Natural light is the best source of light. In short – it’s free, it’s abundant, and it doesn’t require any equipment. But how can you become a natural light photography pro at weddings and engagement sessions?! Here are some tips for getting the most out of your natural lighting:   1. What is Natural Light? […]

natural light photography


What’s the best time to schedule portrait sessions for the best natural light? Is it early in the morning, late in the evening, or somewhere in between? Taking advantage of natural light is important because it’s free, beautiful, and makes your clients look great.     The best time of day for pictures is early […]

best natural light tips


One of the most underutilized Nikon camera settings is the ability to set your command dial to review images. This is huge!! This is a feature that a lot of Nikon shooters love about the Canon cameras, but didn’t know that they could set it up on their Nikon cameras as well. Using your command […]

my favorite nikon camera hack

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