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hey friends i'm Heather! 

Wedding & Brand Photographer serving Central Virginia! 

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Richmond engagement session location at Belle Isle Park

The Top 5 Waterfront Engagement Session Locations in Richmond | Virginia Wedding Photographer

When it comes to planning an engagement session, choosing the perfect location that fits your style is key. If you’re in Richmond, Virginia, you’re in luck because this city offers a plethora of stunning backdrops for your portraits. I’ve had so many couples through the years searching for the perfect waterfront backdrop. Luckily with the […]

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Micro-Wedding Benefits | How to Personalize Your Guest Experience

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Everyone thinks of micro-weddings as a purely budgetary decisions. Yes, inviting less guests, is the easiest way to save money when wedding planning. However there are a ton of extra benefits to having a smaller guest count. My favorite perk is the incredible flexibility to make your wedding day your own! In this blog I’m […]

Richmond Date Night Ideas | Inspiration from a Virginia Wedding Photographer

After moving to Richmond, Virginia in the middle of a pandemic it’s taken a bit of time to find my favorite local spots! I’ve had so much fun checking off my local bucket list with my significant other this year, and continue to be amazing by all Richmond has to offer! In honor of Valentines […]

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The Top 5 Tips to Prep your Second Shooters OR Associate Team before Wedding Days

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One of the biggest complaints I hear from my photographer friends is how difficult it is to find consistent second shooters who match their style! They often find themselves scrambling on wedding days to answer questions OR frustrated by the out of focus images or angles that their assistant missed. Most often, this comes from a […]

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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Bride and Groom with colorful Fall leaves and Virginia mountain backdrop at King Family Vineyard

Wedding Photography Packages | How many hours of coverage do we need?

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When you start searching for your wedding photographer, it can become an overwhelming process of comparing prices, packages, and styles. This is why shopping for photographers can be tricky! Even when looking at websites, some photographers may list their full package breakdown, while others simply state a starting price.  Here’s why price is deceiving… There […]