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

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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 […]

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December 12, 2022

A Classic Southern Wedding in Historic Richmond, VA

bride and groom share kiss while wedding party flanks them for a portrait before classic southern wedding

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

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May 25, 2022

Interview with Tori 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!

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May 10, 2022

A Classic Senior Session in Richmond, VA

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.

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May 2, 2022

A Gorgeous Spring Senior Session in Richmond, VA

Today more and more couples are opting for a first look. Some for the sake of efficiency, and some who just want those dreamy, romantic portraits. No matter the reason, they never regret the decision because, in the end, it achieves both and so much more. I would never want to pressure anyone into a […]

Weddings

March 13, 2022

Reasons To Consider a First Look on your Wedding Day

As a to-be-wed, you are probably aware of the basic tasks a wedding planner is responsible for: keeping track of your budget and helping you stay organized. I am here to tell you that a planner is so much more than that! Before diving in, I want to mention that a venue coordinator does not […]

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March 13, 2022

The Benefits of Hiring a Wedding Planner

Sydney & Josh met in May of 2018 right after graduating from their Masters program. They quickly became close friends and have been together officially since February 2019! Josh proposed to Sydney at Georgetown waterfront which is where they had their first date. He surprised her by saying they were going out for drinks, but […]

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March 13, 2022

Sydney & Josh | Maymont & VMFA Wedding

Brooke and William’s Winter wedding at Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards included a beautiful ceremony overlooking the blue ridge mountains. The theme of the day was understated elegance, emphasizing the natural beauty of the venue.

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March 13, 2022

Brooke & William | Pippin Hill Wedding

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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, […]

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February 6, 2022

An Estate Wedding Venue in Powhatan, VA

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