Little Craftsman Bedroom Makeover

Before we bought our house last year, we had only lived in 1-bedroom apartments. So our bedroom was not only a bedroom, but also where all the junk that we couldn’t fit anywhere else was stored. So we never had the nice calming bedroom to turn into at night. So when we bought this house last year, I was so excited to turn our bedroom to a room that was just a bedroom, nothing else! 

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July 13, 2017

Chippokes Plantation State Park Engagements

This past week has been full of surprises and excitement for Wes and Amanda. Wes is in the Marines and stationed in New Orleans while Amanda lives here in Virginia. Last week, Wes came home as a surprise to Amanda! Imagine her surprise when he strolled into a family 4th of July picnic and after they excitedly embraced each other, he gets down on one knee to propose! And the surprises didn’t end there! 

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July 12, 2017

5 Way to Make Your Online Presence Inquiry Friendly

One of the downsides to being in a business like this is the lack of security. It’s never a sure thing that the inquiries and bookings will come like you expect them to. And when you’re having a period where the inquiries are slow to roll in, how do you know what the issue is? Are my prices too high? Is my work not good enough?

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July 10, 2017

Fort Monroe Hampton Virginia Engagements

Couples like Katie and Thomas make my job so easy. You can tell that these two have never met a stranger. Their engagement session was our first time meeting in person, but I immediately felt like I had known them for years! And they are also just so much fun! They had fun with every pose and direction I gave them! It’s not often that I fill up a whole memory card during an engagement session, but for this one I did just that and then some! 

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July 5, 2017

Weekend Update

How is it already July??!! Summer is officially in full swing and it looks the heat has come with it too! July is a special month for me because it is my birthday AND wedding anniversary month! This month I’ll be turning 27 and celebrating 5 years of marriage! At what point are we no longer newlyweds?? We’re practically an old married couple now! I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend! Here’s a few thoughts and happenings from mine!

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July 3, 2017

Weekend Update

This weekend update is going to look a little different than usual because I did not have a wedding this weekend! What?? After several back to back weddings this season, this break was definitely appreciated! This was also the first weekend that both Branden and I had off in a good while! With the line of work we are each in, we both work a lot of weekends and those weekend schedules don’t always line up nicely. So my weekend off doesn’t often coincide with his weekend off. But every now and then, like this weekend, they do! And it was perfect timing because my family’s annual beach week trip to the OBX was this past week, so we got to spend the weekend in Corolla with my family! So here are my random thoughts and events from the weekend! 

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June 26, 2017