Engagement

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Your complete guide to Staunton, Virginia wedding vendors and finding great vendors throughout Virginia. Finding wedding vendors is arguable the hardest part of planning a wedding. Once you’ve decided on your date, guest list size, and general style, the vendor selection begins! This Staunton Virginia wedding vendor guide is meant to take some of the […]

bride and groom stand in an open field at sunset, noses nuzzled together, close and relaxed. Their wedding reception is going on in a nearby barn in Staunton Virginia, and wedding vendors work to create space for them to take portraits.

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It’s July of 2015, and I know my husband (I mean, boyfriend) is hiding a little black box somewhere in his dresser. The fact that I know for certain there’s an Emerald engagement ring in there is a long story for another time. And what am I doing with this information? Scoping out photographers for […]

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Meet Mathew and Teresa, soon to be Mr. and Mrs. Droneburg! We spent a really beautiful spring Saturday together exploring all things Baltimore for their engagement session. These major Orioles/Ravens fans got the in-depth historical tour of Camden Yards and Oriole Park, took a walk down Eutaw Street to M&T Bank Stadium to touch Johnny Unitas’s […]

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Why do a first look? First looks are becoming more and more popular—and for great reasons! Couples are choosing to forego tradition in exchange for a private moment together before their wedding. Many exchange sweet letters, pray together, or have their portraits taken before the ceremony to speed up the timeline. On the fence about […]

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It’s officially engagement season!   One third of proposals each year happen between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, and 43% between November and February. The MOST popular day to propose is Christmas Eve, so we are in the height of engagement season. Yes, everyone you know DID just get engaged.   If you’re planning a […]

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Picking an engagement session location can be a tough decision. There’s literally endless spots out there to choose from, and you want a place that’s meaningful to you two, photogenic, and fits with your style and wedding theme. A good photographer can make any location look great, so pick the spots that are most meaningful […]

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Alora and I come from the same little community in central Virginia, and we graduated from the same the tiny high school. So, when she contacted me about shooting her wedding, I was THRILLED to be working with another Grace grad. We share a love for blush and gold, and I am so lucky to […]

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