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These two just celebrated an anniversary…i just loved their wedding and loved the sweet surprise of seeing not one but two former brides!
Enjoy this beautiful wedding at The Atrium at Meadowlark Gardens

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in my opinion, if you are a professional in any way, it’s probably a good idea for you to have a headshot…
in this world driven by social media, more often then not, the first impression has been established long before two people ever meet face to face.
so lets take this a step further, a headshot should at the very least give a small glimpse as to who you are. i am not suggesting you have a picture of yourself doing something crazy or shocking but i am suggesting you get away from the boring grey or marbled backdrop and let the photographer have some creative license. there is value in a headshot. they are worth the investment. trust me.

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I have few regrets… I just don’t get hung up on “what could have been” or “what I should have done”. It’s just not worth it and I just do the very best that I can do. Always. I give credit to that freedom to my deep faith in God and knowing His plans are way bigger then mine. That being said, I had one VERY big hangup and looking back, my own insecurities robbed me and my entire family of something very precious…Memories. Pictures! I am a photographer. I KNOW lots of AMAZING photographers and yet as I take stock of my last 10 years in pictures, there are very few with me in them. I was 40 pounds overweight, I looked tired, you name it, I had an excuse. Yet, as I look at my walls, some of my very favorite pictures(and certainly my boys’ favorites are the ones where the ENTIRE family is present. I didn’t have a ton of pictures taken of our family when my boys were infants and toddlers. Sure, I have tons of them but not with their momma. I am trying to rectify that now. Still…. I missed an opportunity and I do regret it. My point to this post is simple. Don’t wait. Don’t wait until your hair has been cut and colored. Don’t wait until you shed those last 10 pounds, and don’t wait for the professional to take the pictures! Tomorrow simply isn’t promised to us. And even when we are lucky enough to receive all of those tomorrows… those babies are growing. And one day, you will wake up and your sweet little boy (or girl!) is 10. This post is to all of those brave mommies (and daddies). You rock! And you are BEAUTIFUL!

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I have had a really wonderful and crazy summer. Here is some of the wonderful. Full of love and adoration, they united, they celebrated and they danced under the stars. My heart was so full and I smile every time I think of Allison and Jeff.
The backdrop to this stunning rehearsal dinner and wedding is none other than The Inn at Little Washington.

Rehearsal Dinner
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I ran into Dana and Tyler at a wedding I shot a few weeks ago (post to come) and I started thinking about them and their special day. First let me say, I am beyond lucky because I get to have relationships with my clients that throw them into the category of “old friends”. You know, you may not see them for awhile but when you do, you greet one another with an endless smile and the biggest hug you can come up with. These two are no exception. As I drove home after bumping into them, I was overcome with memories from their wedding several years before. These two genuinely love life. Their friends are the recipients of their passion. The night of Dana and Tyler’s wedding was met with some rain showers but you would have never known by the smiles on their faces. The night was full of love and friendship and a serenade. Tyler sang to his beloved Dana. He will forever hold a special place in my heart as my own sweet husband did the same for me. Thanks for the walk down memory lane. Great wedding. Amazing people.

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