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Rachael xo

Emily and Ryan, Shenandoah National Park

Emily and Ryan, Shenandoah National Park

Emily and Ryan recently celebrated five years as a married couple and asked me to take some photos to commemorate their anniversary. I said yes with my normal amount of enthusiasm but this time it came with a side order of nervousness. Emily isn't just someone who...

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Moffat Family At Home

Moffat Family At Home

One of my favorite sessions so far this year is the family session I recently did with the Moffat family at home. I met the Moffats when they hired me to do a session in their home just outside of Winchester, VA after their oldest son August was born. Now August is...

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Engagement Session in Old Town Winchester

Engagement Session in Old Town Winchester

Something I started doing this year with my couples is having them fill out a questionnaire prior to their sessions. This helps me gather information about their personalities, their past experience with professional photography, and a bit about their relationship....

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A Colorful Family Session

A Colorful Family Session

This colorful family session is one of my favorites to date, mostly because of the family in them. I met Jacqueline ten years ago (that can't POSSIBLY be right) when we were both attending the same CrossFit gym (another factoid that hasn't aged well in my case). I...

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Hannah & Shiloh – Historic Rosemont Springs Wedding

Hannah & Shiloh – Historic Rosemont Springs Wedding

Hannah and Shiloh got married at Historic Rosemont Springs in Berryville, VA, which is one of my favorite venues. That little waterfall, those chandeliers?? COME ON. The barn was decked out for Christmas (I’m a sucker for twinkle lights) and it made it all the more...

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Hope

Hope

New Year’s Eve used to be a big deal for me. The whole world buzzing, everyone apart but together in their hope for good things to come and a readiness to leave things worthy of forgetting behind. Some of my fondest memories are from New Year’s Eves past - playing...

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