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Merriam and Garry’s spring black tie wedding at Montalto was a perfect full circle moment for the couple. Although these two both went to the University of Virginia, it wasn’t until a Z Society soiree years after their undergrad years that they got connected. And Montalto was the very venue where that happened!  I love […]

groom lifting bride and holding her through field

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Dana and Anthony’s spring Dover Hall wedding was a beautiful celebration of families coming together. The estate’s natural grandeur was the perfect backdrop for the burgundy and blue theme of their wedding. After a postponement from their original fall 2020 date extended their engagement to 3 years, the couple had plenty of time to work […]

wedding couple kissing during outdoor portraits at Dover Hall wedding venue

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Zoey and Andy’s 12 Ridges Vineyard wedding was a long awaited day for these high school sweethearts. The couple live in Seattle but decided to celebrate their wedding out here with family. Zoey and Andy’s day was filled with emotional moments, carefully planned details, and memories that will be shared for a lifetime.  The couple […]

bride and groom holding hands and walking through grassy field during outdoor wedding portraits

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“We will forever be your super fans from attending our friends’ wedding that you photographed, but we’re even more impressed with you and your work after this past weekend. Thank you, Xiaoqi, for doing a spectacular job photographing our big day!” -Emily & Will     Emily and Will’s Wool Factory wedding was an event […]

bride and groom seeing one another for first time on wool factory wedding day

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Hannah and Ryan’s Jefferson Hotel wedding has been a long awaited day for many, including myself! This sweet couple had been together through high school and college. It was such a joyous day for these high school sweethearts who had been together for over 10 years to finally tie the knot! The couple toasted using their Maggie Walker Governor School champagne glasses as an homage to the beginning of their story. The black tie event was filled with emotion, celebration and the union of two incredible people.

bride and groom walking out as husband and wife