I’m so excited about featuring Tamara’s brand shoot today. I’ve had the opportunity to work with Tamara a few times over the past few years. She was one of my 2017 brides and I even had the honor of photographing her doctoral portraits in 2018. Tamara is a health and wellness coach based in Charlottesville, […]

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Charlottesville, Virginia Branding Session | Health & Fitness | Tamara

Kayla and Cam’s micro-wedding at the Linden Row Inn in Richmond, VA was the perfect intimate summer wedding! Kayla & Cam got married in 2019 and this special ceremony was a way for them to declare and celebrate their love in front of their family. The ceremony took place in Linden Row’s courtyard; I love […]

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Linden Row Inn Microwedding | Richmond, VA | Kayla & Cam

One of my goals for 2020 was to visit new wineries and coffee shops in my state since those are two of my favorite places to hang out. Then, coronavirus happened. While coffee shops are still out of the picture (don’t worry, I’m still doing lots of grab & go from my local coffee shops, […]

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Morais Vineyards Winery Visit | Jontell Vanessa Travels

Words can’t accurately describe how excited I am about sharing this styled shoot on the blog today. I love styled shoots because they allow creatives to collaborate and create beautiful work that will inspire future couples as they plan their dream wedding. The shoot highlights all things special to Virginia and embodies that “Virginia is […]

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Weddings

Main Street Station Wedding Inspiration | Richmond, Virginia

I often see people mislabeling brand photography. Since brand photography requires a strategic plan and also time + monetary investment, it’s important understand what to expect when you’re booking a session. I’m breaking everything down with definitions, an explanation of each type of session, and some photo examples from different sessions. So let’s get started! […]

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Brand Photos vs. Traditional Headshots

Kateri & Peter’s Arbor Haven wedding in Fredericksburg, Virginia was the perfect Fall celebration! The amount of joy that surrounded these two on their wedding day was incredibly heartwarming. These two are the SWEETEST couple. Seriously, their love for one another and love for their families will put a smile on anyone’s face! Their day […]

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Arbor Haven Wedding | Fredericksburg, Virginia | Peter & Kateri

I’m excited to share today’s post because it’s a little different than my usual branding sessions. Gohar and I connected during a styled shoot a few years ago; she’s a brilliant makeup artist and fashion designer. She has such a kind spirit and she’s one of the most talented yet humble creatives I’ve ever met. […]

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Makeup Artist Editorial Branding Session | Charlottesville, Virginia | Gohar Makeup

You are going to love today’s blog post! Sonchari and Kartik’s elegant and colorful wedding celebration was a ton of fun and I’m incredibly thankful that they trusted me to be a part of it. We started the wedding weekend with a traditional Indian wedding ceremony at Kentlands Mansion in Maryland and concluded with an […]

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Weddings

Indian wedding couple walk down staircase

Potomac View Terrace Wedding | Washington, DC | Sonchari & Kartik

What is brand photography?  This question is at the top of my FAQ list! Most people have heard some buzz about brand photography, but they aren’t quite sure what it is or why they should care. Well, luckily, the answer isn’t too complicated. To put it simply, brand photography consists of photographs focused on brands. […]

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Branding

What is brand photography?

Over the next few weeks, I want to share some wedding inspiration on the blog. I’m lucky to have such stylish couples and I hope that their weddings can help inspire other couples who are currently planning the wedding of their dreams. Today’s wedding inspiration: Chris and Amy’s Old Metropolitan Hall Wedding in Charlottesville, Virginia! Old […]

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Weddings

Wedding couple walking in front of mountains

Old Metropolitan Hall Wedding | Charlottesville, VA | Amy & Chris