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hey friends i'm Heather! 

Wedding & Brand Photographer serving Central Virginia! 

bride and groom walking through keswick vineyards on their wedding day

Keswick Vineyards | Military Couple Summer Wedding | Charlottesville Wedding Photographer

Keswick Vineyards has been the home to many of my Charlottesville weddings, and this one felt extra special! It’s not very common to get a wedding inquiry only a few months away from their date… But when Natalie & Josh inquired to finalize their last minute wedding celebration before moving to Germany, I just knew I had […]

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entire wedding party celebrating the newly married couple on top of mt rainier

Mt. Rainier National Park | Destination Wedding

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Last month I got to photograph my first true destination elopement. Kyle and Casey, ditched their traditional wedding plans in Richmond Virginia and headed to Mt Rainier National Park. After years of rescheduling, they followed their hearts to create a wedding day that truly represented their relationship. Their intimate vows took place in the breathtaking […]

engaged couple cuddling and kissing their dog during engagement photoshoot

Top 5 tips for bringing your dog to your photoshoot

My answer to the question, “should I bring my dog to the photoshoot?!”, is always going to be ABSOLUTELY!!! (And not just because I love any and all furry friends) Below I am going to be sharing my Top 5 Tips to have the best possible photoshoots with your dog! If you are going to […]

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engaged couple popping champagne bottles on driveway that leads up to the cumberland estate in richmond virginia

Cumberland Estate Engagement | Richmond Wedding Photographer

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Marlana & Willam chose their wedding venue at Cumberland Estate to capture a few engagement portraits! The property is filled with endless photo opportunities. The historic estate is surrounded by views of the water, secluded gardens, and brick pathways leading through the property. We had such a blast mapping out the flow of their wedding […]

engaged couple dancing on waterfront in the freeman historic district in Norfolk Virginia engagement session

Freemason Historic District | Norfolk Engagement Session | Charlottesville Wedding Photographer

I absolutely love exploring new locations during my sessions. Julia and Jack choose the beautiful Freemason Historic District in Downtown Norfolk to capture a few engagement portraits! These cobblestone streets and views of the boat docks were perfect for a few windswept and cuddled up photos! Julia & Jack met years ago volunteering with the […]

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Bride and groom kissing under a willow tree at Amber Grove during summer wedding in Richmond, Virginia

Amber Grove Summer Wedding | Richmond Wedding Photographer

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Monika & Wes were ecstatic to finally celebrate their wedding day at Amber Grove. This was my first time visiting their venue and I could immediately see why they fell in love. Amber Grove is set into the rolling hills just outside Richmond Virginia, and was perfect for pictures at every angle. Despite it being […]