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This past month, I had the privilege of hosting a whimsical Spring wedding editorial at The Estate at River Run in Richmond, Virginia. The entire setup, curated by All The Dainty Details, was blossoming with delicate details inspired by romance and Spring blooms. Whimsical Spring Wedding Invitations The team at All The Dainty Details selected […]

Posted in: Weddings

April 21, 2023

A Whimsical Spring Wedding Editorial in Richmond, VA

Seasons of Love: Meaningful Spring Senior Portrait Sessions for Parents This blossom filled spring senior portrait session in Richmond, VA reminded me of the bittersweetness that is parenthood. As a mother, I know all too well the heartbreaking, breathtaking beauty of raising little ones. The years we spend pouring our hearts and souls, our attention […]


April 10, 2023

A Spring Senior Portrait Session in Richmond, VA

Kiera and Ellen, dressed in pastel dresses, sit on the grass beneath the cherry blossoms in RVA

Between budgeting and booking vendors, to tastings and seating charts, planning a wedding is most certainly one of the most stressful experiences of a young couple‚Äôs pre-married life. Here are 20 tips to help you curate the stress free wedding of your dreams. The Planning Process Can Help Create a Stress Free Wedding 1. Prioritize […]

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March 2, 2023

20 Tips for the Stress Free Wedding of Your Dreams | Emily Bartell Photography

This past December I had the privilege of touring a new premiere wedding venue at a historic estate in Powhatan, Virginia. Sara Taylor, who co-owns the estate wedding venue with her husband Chad, ushered me throughout the bucolic grounds at Historic Whitewood. Charmingly situated in the countryside of Powhatan County, just west of Richmond Virginia, […]


February 6, 2023

An Estate Wedding Venue in Powhatan, VA

Katelyn & Curtis celebrated their nuptials on a beautiful summer day with a sophisticated ranch wedding in Virginia Beach.

Posted in: Weddings

January 10, 2023

A Sophisticated Ranch Wedding in Virginia Beach

Kelly and Mitchell were married this past July in a classic southern wedding in Richmond, VA. The Love Story After chatting for awhile on a dating app, Kelly and Mitchell agreed to meet at a bar. Kelly spotted Mitchell first, and was instantly struck by how cute he was! The pair have been together ever […]


December 12, 2022

A Classic Southern Wedding in Historic Richmond, VA

Bride and groom share kiss before classic southern wedding ceremony

Thinking back to this perfect day and all of the joy and excitement that was had, I am thrilled to finally share Andy & Blair’s Summer Alturia Farm wedding! This incredible couple initially met in high school, starting from an initial attraction, to becoming friends, and finally building a romantic relationship. They continued their relationship […]

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October 11, 2022

Blair & Andy | Alturia Farm Wedding

Q&A with fellow wedding vendor, Tori Hance of Fleuressence Floral Design


May 25, 2022

Q&A With Tori Hance of Fleuressence Floral Design

I met Monroe at the VMFA this Spring for her Richmond Virginia Senior Session. It was such a beautiful evening, and the azaleas were in full bloom. I love Springtime for senior portraits because flowers make for the perfect backdrop!

Posted in: portraits

May 10, 2022

Monroe | VMFA Senior Portraits

I met Dallas on Monument Avenue for her Senior Portraits. She came prepared with an array of beautiful outfits, and all of the excitement that comes with senior year and graduation.


May 2, 2022

Dallas | Monument Ave Senior Portraits


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