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Jul 11, 2017

What do you get when you combine Katelyn James, a team of AMAZING Virginia vendors, the cutest couple ever, and unruly weather? Pure awesome-sauce and amazing education!! This Backyard Garden Style Wedding styled shoot was right up my alley! A little while back I wrote about my experience at The Workshop Experience with Katelyn James and […]

Apr 11, 2017

While down visiting my parents and doing a series of engagement sessions not too long ago, I saw a post from one of my dear friends. The poppies were blooming, and this year they covered the hillsides! We couldn’t not set something up! So pretty quickly we had a headshot swap all scheduled and we […]

Mar 1, 2017

If you caught yesterday’s post, you know all about what hits the blog here in this post today! I’m excited to get to share my photos with you of the styled shoot. This styled shoot was a first for me. I’ve only participated in one other styled shoot and helped come up with the general theme. […]

Feb 28, 2017

Looking at photos of styled shoots is so mesmerizing! What started as a marketing strategy has turned into a movement of collaboration, community, artistic expression, and creativity. What is a styled shoot? Think of it as a mock wedding! Vendors (bakers, hair and makeup artists, florists, photographers, stylists, calligraphers, dress boutiques, etc) all come together […]

Feb 1, 2017

“How many?” “There will be 4 or 5 of us I think. I’m not 100% sure how many are coming.” “No problem! What are their names, we’ll send them over.” And then I realized for the most part, I didn’t know who I was meeting with. I could tell the hostess their Instagram names, but […]