With so much focus on the bride for her wedding day, the groom is often left with a time and place to show up. He may or may not know what to bring or he may think he has packed everything but has forgotten something. Earlier this year, I was photographing bride and groom details […]

October 23, 2019

Wedding Day Check List for Grooms

Congratulations! You’re engaged! Once brides get engaged and the wedding planning begins, the venue and date are typically the first two things they check off their list. Venues book fast so your wedding date will probably be determined by the availability of your dream venue. With so many things happening at once, you may forget […]

September 18, 2019

10 Things You Need To Know Before Booking Your Wedding Venue

Now that we just had Thanksgiving, we are going to start seeing a lot of engagements this holiday season! November through February is statistically when most couples get engaged with December being the #1 month couples get engaged. Soon after you say “yes!” questions like “did you choose a date” and “did you find your dress” […]

November 28, 2018

How to find the perfect wedding photographer

When Jess first reached out about photographing her fall Shenandoah Valley Wedding, I knew I just had to photograph her wedding. Woodstock has a population of about 5,000 so it’s very rare that I have the opportunity to come back to Woodstock for a wedding. Jess and Marty shared their wedding day vision and I […]

October 17, 2018

Fall Shenandoah Valley Wedding

As brides and and groom’s plan their wedding timeline with me and get ready for their wedding day, a few questions often come up. Questions like what side does the boutonnière go on and how do I put it on? A few of these questions I hear at every wedding and others only once or […]

October 12, 2018

7 Commonly Asked Wedding Questions

SHOULD I HAVE A FIRST LOOK? I’ve received this question several times since becoming a wedding photographer. It’s 2018 and things are different in the wedding world than they used to be. Brides are ditching their veils, ditching the garter toss, having donuts instead of cake, and having first looks. So what exactly is a […]

June 1, 2018

Should I Have a First Look

In 2017, all the brides and grooms that booked me as their wedding photographer lived in other states but were getting married in Virginia. Crazy right? Couples drove from Texas, Tennessee, Ohio, etc. to Virginia for their engagement session. One couple even flew me to Minnesota to photograph their engagement photos!! Why? Because I was able […]

September 28, 2017

The Importance of Engagement Sessions

When brides inquire about booking their wedding with me I always LOVE letting them know that I can help with their wedding day timeline! It’s so intimidating trying to do this on your own since you want your day to be absolutely perfect and you’ve probably never done this before! That’s where I come in. I […]

July 3, 2017

Sample Wedding Timeline | For Brides