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Eric & Lindsay had their very first date on July 27th, 2014. They met at the fountain in Old Town Alexandria, and spent the evening getting to know each other, walking through Old Town and eating pizza ;) 

Exactly two years later, I met them in Old Town Alexandria, and they had their engagement session! It was so special getting to spend their anniversary with them, capturing their love for each other! Their engagement session in July was extremely hot and sticky (we’re talking 100* here!), but they were troopers and they didn’t let the heat stop them from being perfect models ;)

Their October wedding had the most amazing weather – not hot at all! It was such an honor being chosen to photograph their special day, and get to know their wonderful families. Lindsay’s dress looked like it was made just for her, and all of her details were to die for! Eric’s classic black suit and bowtie brought the whole event together.

Congratulations, Mr & Mrs Black!

Scroll to the end for the list of vendors that helped make their day amazing!


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Someone please explain to me why it is 80* in October?? It actually makes me kind of angry. I hate the heat in general, but I especially hate it when it messes with the best month of all time…

Thankfully, it’s supposed to literally drop 20* overnight on Thursday, and not get above 66* for a while. My wedding on Saturday is going to be cold, with a high of 57*! I might actually be wishing for a little warmer weather, so I probably shouldn’t complain now ;)

So far, this week has been just as crazy as I predicted. There has been a lot of traveling, sessions, emails flying about, and a wedding to edit. That beautiful fall wedding is coming to the blog very soon though! I am so excited to share those pictures!

Last Friday I photographed Lexington & Monica’s engagement session, and Hannah got to come along! She has always wanted to see me working, but she can’t exactly tag along to my weddings ;) This engagement session was the perfect solution, because I needed somebody to make sure my bag wouldn’t roll down the cliff! I absolutely loved having her there, and she also took about a hundred pictures of me working – which was the best because I never have any pictures of me at engagement sessions!

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What a whirlwind this week has been, and it’s only Tuesday! I love being busy, and October is certainly that! I wouldn’t want it any other way :)

Friday I got to meet up with Lexington (yes, coolest name ever) & Monica for their engagement session! They were brave enough to hike a mountain in their fancy clothes, but I know they’d say it was worth it!!

These two are truly some of the most genuine and kind hearted people that I have ever met! And Monica’s hair is the most amazing red, and it was highlighted perfectly in the sunshine! I am so excited to share this beautiful fall engagement session with you guys :)


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  • Elizabeth - Gahh, these are gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

    • Emily - Thank you, Elizabeth!! You are the sweetest <3ReplyCancel

  • Ariel - The ones at the top of the nountain are my FAVORITES!! Dumb question, but did you have to him there first? I feel like I would have been a sweating mess! So so stunning, love the posing and colors and the landscape!! ❤️ReplyCancel

    • Emily - Thank you! And yes, we did hike all the way up! It was only about a mile, and thankfully pretty chilly, so not too much sweating! :) We also took lots of stops along the trail, so we got lots of breaks!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie Franke - This is the sweetest autumn engagement session! The light, the couple, the views… everything is perfect!ReplyCancel

    • Emily - Thank you, Natalie! They were an amazing couple <3ReplyCancel

  • Misty Prewitt - Your work is beautiful – and that scenery is incredible!ReplyCancel

    • Emily - Aren’t the mountains gorgeous?? Sometimes I can’t believe that I live here! Thank you so much <3ReplyCancel

  • Emilie - That shows some commitment! Would not want to hike with those shoesReplyCancel

Every year Joelle and I make a big deal about pumpkin day! We go pick out our favorites, go home and carve/paint/decorate them, and of course take lots of pictures along the way!

This year we found a new stand along the side of the road, and it’s the cutest thing ever! The entire time I just kept thinking “I need to photograph a couple here!!”. It would just be too adorable!

Fall colors are slowly but surely creeping their way into the Valley, and I’m praying that it won’t be long until we’re just completely smothered in red, orange, and yellow leaves!


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