Engagements

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When Carla and Glenn mentioned going somewhere with classic Virginia mountain views, field, or blooms for their engagement session, I had just the place in mind. Blandy Experimental Farm is a free, expansive, and gorgeous place for engagement photos! We caught the end of the summer season, with the pollinator garden still full of color. […]

Couple poses for engagement photos in pollinator garden at blandy experimental farm in front royal virginia

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Every engagement photographer has their go-to favorite photo locations. For me, downtown Staunton and Raven’s Roost overlook are my bread and butter! The downtown area is so photogenetic and provides enough variety that all my sessions still end up looking unique and personal. Raven’s Roost is absolutely unbeatable at sunset! If you’re looking for the […]

A woman stands in a window sill in downtown Staunton VA's historic shops, facing her fiance and lifting his chin up to meet her face during their engagement photos

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Having spent most of their dating life in and around DC, Emily and Ron knew they wanted their engagement session during cherry blossom season. We opted to skip the busy tidal basin and opt for the more private, scenic Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna. Spring engagement photos in Virginia were just what I needed to […]

Couple enjoys the cherry blossom trees at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Virginia for their engagement photo session.

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It’s not unusual that the idea of proposing makes you nervous, you have no idea where to start or what to say. After all, most people do this once in a lifetime! If the topic of marriage and engagement rings have been coming up favorably, it’s time to start thinking about how you want to […]

A man is down on one knee, facing his girlfriend while standing in front of the blue ridge mountain overlook on raven's roost at the skyline drive. The girlfriend is shocked and happy, with her hands on her face. He has pulled off the perfect surprise proposal plan.

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Welcome to my venue guide! Here, I’ve compiled some of my favorite and the most popular wedding venues in Staunton VA. Virginia as a whole is filled with gorgeous wedding venues and options in every style, size, and budget. In this list, I focused specifically on Staunton, although there are many more venues in nearby […]

exterior photograph of historic staunton va wedding venue gaie lea, featuring large white porch and columns

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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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