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Urban Winter Engagement | Virginia Wedding Photographer

Engagement Session

“We met in college but found out we actually went to pre-school together. We also went to the same church our senior year…our paths *should have* crossed a lot more before college but somehow they didn’t” hearing their story so intentionally woven together reminded me of a promise—that the lord establishes our steps & makes […]

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The case for winter shoots

Education, Engagement Session, For Photographers, Sweetheart Session

Most of us write off winter entirely when we think of ideal portrait seasons. It’s also assumed to be a season of “photographer hibernation” amongst most people. I’m taken back by the amount of “So..Hannah, how do you spend *all* your free time in the winter??” questions I receive this time of year. To which […]

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Culpeper VA Engagement Session, Carly + MJ

Engagement Session

Culpeper Engagement Session | Virginia Wedding Photographer We met in Culpepper at Carly’s aunts house to photograph their engagement session. As we were cruising down those country roads with the golden light peeking through the rolling hills, I knew we were in for some serious portrait magic.  My sweet friend Cassie traveled with me for […]

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Carters Mountain Orchard Fall Engagement Session

Engagement Session

Carters Mountain Orchard Fall Engagement  | Charlottesville Wedding Photographer One of the most popular questions I receive in my dm’s from clients these days is: “Do you travel outside of the Northern Virginia/DC area for shoots?” my answer? heck yeah i do!  If we’re friends you know I LOVE me a sweet escape for a […]

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Oatlands Plantation Engagement Session | Scott + Cassandra

Engagement Session

Oatlands Plantation | Engagement Session | Virginia Wedding Photographer Their love story: “Scott and I met all the way back in Middle School.  In High School we were in the same friend group but were never all that close. We started hanging out more after we both graduated college and ended up back in the […]

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a in-home-session might be for you if…

Education, Engagement Session, Sweetheart Session

in-home-session, Lynchburg va   Tommy got in touch with me in the beginning of the summer about planning a surprise trip to Lynchburg for a birthday session for Liz, and I didn’t need any convincing! I just adore these two and have found so much joy getting to document such special seasons in their lives […]

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My heart for creating this resource is to help prepare others WELL  by breaking down the easy to implement action steps I teach my clients so that you too can tackle your next portrait experience  with confidence! 

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The Guide To Preparing For Your Portrait Session