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When Rachel left the U.S. for the University of St. Andrews in Scotland to earn her Master’s degree, she never imagined that her very first week there she’d meet the man that she would later marry. James noticed her right away when she walked into his church the week that he happened to be on welcome team and he made a mental note that he needed to talk to her later. James was also a student at the University, but was born and raised in Scotland so he introduced her to everything that their beautiful country has to offer from the picturesque little seaside town of St. Andrews to the beautiful Scottish

Venice. Ahh Venice. I truly believe that it’s one of the most enchanting cities in the world. It has this air of magic to it…you can sense it as you walk along the water through the winding streets with the old, charming buildings staring down at you. If only buildings could talk…because surely they are holding on to thousands of stories of people who’ve walked by them before you. Europe is so rich in history and I think that only adds to the romance of it. As Amy and Jordan held hands and leaned against an old bridge with the light enveloping them, the pastel colors surrounding them and

I am finally back in the U.S. after being gone for close to a month, and if I’m being honest I wasn’t ready to come home yet! There’s normally this feeling of wanting to sleep in my own bed, get free water at restaurants, and get back to a normal routine that accompanies the last few days of trips to Europe for me, but the past few weeks have truly been a whirlwind of adventure…a blur of shooting in new and beautiful places, spending time with my family in Germany + my sister and different friends throughout the trip, meeting new people, and soaking up different cultures…it’s been an amazing

There is something so undeniably beautiful about photographing married love…especially the love of a military couple. Katie and Andrew have endured so much in their first year of marriage and it was such an honor to celebrate their one year milestone with them…Through Anniversary Celebration Sessions, in part my goal is always to help slow time if but only for an evening, to give a couple the chance to reconnect and remember why they fell in love in the first place. When life is moving at a million miles an hour all around you, it can be so hard to take time to refocus on what


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A glimpse into my daily life in Richmond, VA (and travels beyond) with my husband Ryan, our son Gray, and our disobedient puppy Lexie, plus the work, style and attempts at minimalism in between.