I'm a wedding and portrait photographer based in New Jersey. When I'm not photographing the sweetest couples around, you can find me watching the latest episode of Fixer Upper, listening to country music, or going exploring with my love, Ryan. We're always up for a new adventure!

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What do you remember the most from your days spent as a kid in elementary school? The parts that stand out to me are assemblies, field trips, science experiments, and moments when my teachers would talk about something unrelated to school — like their family vacations, pets, or something silly that their own children had […]

Using Storytelling In Your Content Marketing Strategy

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Have the details ready During our last “checking in” phone chat before the wedding, I’ll ask my brides to set aside all of their important details into a small box (shoes, jewelry, invites, perfume, family heirlooms, etc.) for me to photograph first thing when I arrive. This is a great way for my brides to ensure […]

5 Tips for Photographing Your Next Wedding

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After photographing my first few weddings during the start of my business, I quickly came to realize that I needed to be prepared for anything and everything – and not just from a photography standpoint! I like to consider myself as an honorary bridesmaid on wedding days, and as such, I’ve been bringing an emergency […]

Wedding Day Emergency Kit

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On Monday afternoon my sweet friend Kelly and I drove down to Fredericksburg, VA to join 80 other #babybossladies for The Gathering Event with Hope Taylor & Caroline Logan Raush.  They’re both two of my favorite photographers and I was casually fan girling out in the audience, haha! To say that I was blown away […]

The Gathering Event Recap

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My workflow has pretty much stayed the same since college.  I’ve made a few tweaks here and there, but for the most part we were given a pretty solid plan of attack!  Ever since upgrading to my Nikon d810, I now shoot with both an SD & CF card (side note, LOVE my CF cards…. […]

6 Step Processing Workflow

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To be honest, the thought of using on camera flash (and OCF!) used to freak me out!  I was an art/photography major in college, and the one and ONLY time I broke out my flash during my four years of schooling was when we were forced to for an assignment — and I dreaded every moment of it.  I didn’t like […]

Justin & Mary’s Lighting Intensive Recap

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