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I’ve been enjoying the holiday seasons, but its high time I get this sweet couple’s engagement session out for the world to see! These two suggested their church for their session, but let me tell you. This isn’t just any church. Gorgeous grounds, historic gardens, a large manor house, and an iron gate that looks […]

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[The more appropriate title for this post is, “MY DREAM CAME TRUE!” But, casual, Ali… keep it casual.] Meet Nellie and Golar. These two are working in Oahu and just recently got engaged! This is pretty exciting for me because… Nellie is my cousin and that can only mean one thing… another Zangas family wedding! […]

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I first met Andelyn when I was photographing her sister’s wedding. Jordan, who is now one of my best friends, has always kept me filled in on her family – and so I feel like I know Andelyn better than I actually do. But I’m just still pretending we’re besties because she’s so stinking cool. And […]

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If you find yourself in Richmond, you’ll notice it has a subtle artistic flare. I’ve heard about and seen photos of these murals, but I’ve never explored far enough to actually find them. When Holly and Ted emailed me to photograph their engagement session, they asked if we could shoot there. YES! Finally! We decided […]

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You guys are going to just love these two. Jane and Red decided to give dating a go after being best friends throughout high school. Red went to VMI and Jane, VCU. Because most of their dating relationship took place in Lexington, they decided it would be the perfect place for their engagement session! We started […]

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Maui is by far our favorite place on the planet. For Chad’s 30th birthday, we invited some of his closest friends and their wives to to come with us HAWAII! We spent all of our time exploring. Hiking, finding waterfalls, snorkeling, surfing, swimming, whale watching… In the end, we left approximately 34 minutes for our Maui couples portrait session. Whoops! […]

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I met Morgan and Andrew at sunrise in Richmond’s Shockhoe Bottom! It wasn’t as cold as it could have been in February, but we did use my Cafe au Lait from Urban Farmhouse as a hand warmer a few times! During their session, we were sure to showcase all of Richmond, starting with an early morning […]

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If you think photographing weddings is nerve wracking, let’s talk about photographing proposals! My heart was beating so fast as soon as I caught a glimpse of these two! But, back up a few months. I got an email from Carlton who had plans to propose at Salamander, one of my favorite venues in Virginia! […]

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The first time I met Jill and John, we just CLICKED. These two are Virginians who share a love of USVI, Kenny Chesney, and anything laid back. I mean, I was basically saying, “Me too,” after every sentence of theirs. Anyway, the love story. These two got engaged after a near-deportation incident in St. John involving […]

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How did I get so lucky?? I have had the privilege of photographing some amazing love stories, and these two were no different. [Not to mention, I felt like I was photographing Jackie O!] Nancye said “Yes!” to Alex surrounded by roses in a garden while they were on a trip celebrating her 30th birthday in […]

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