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We decided to fly to the desert…. right before the biggest conference of the year. NBD. But hey! “People over pictures” right?! Always.
We are SO excited to spend some time with our sweet friends Jordan, Amy, Anna and Caroline! We’re LOVING the desert weather since at home, there is a pile of SNOW! Again! We’re loving the sunshine and sweet hospitality. Today is “supposed” to be a work day… and we’re working on that (pun intended). Halfway through the morning we realized that Rangefinder’s new digital issue was out!!! AH!

We knew that we were going to have a little feature in this recent issue …. and the awesome thing is Amy and Jordan were featured in the SAME ARTICLE!!! We squealed and quickly flipped through the spreads searching for our page! Annamarie snapped a few pictures of us freaking out!!! We were featured in Rangefinder’s Educators “10 to Watch” article and we’re all thrilled!! What an honor!!! This is such a fun thing to celebrate right before WPPI!!!!! And what makes it even better is that we get to celebrate with FRIENDS in PERSON!!!!!!! VIEW IT HERE! 

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Freaking out over Jordan and Amy’s AMAZING spread!!!rangefinder ones to watch feature wedding photographer_8986rangefinder ones to watch feature wedding photographer_8989ALSO!! We were featured in the January issue as well in this WPPI AD! Julia, you are gorgeous!!!

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This session was just as sweet as it looks. We spent the evening with Megan and Tim in the country outside of Harrisonburg, Virginia. We were tucked away in the rolling hills in between beautiful fields and family farms. It reminded me all over again why I just love Virginia. We really have it all… beaches, mountains, history, and great schools! JMU, while it did play a role in Tim and Megan’s story, isn’t actually where it started!

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I’m writing this as we are driving back home from Trevor and Alyssa’s wedding. Michael is driving and their images are backing up. I wanted to write this while the joy of today is fresh in my mind! We spent today with the sweetest people at one of the quaintest and most charming venues. Trevor is Tyler Herrinton’s brother and so in some ways, it kind of felt like a family wedding to us. It was such an honor to capture their special day…. especially after having to push it back by a year!

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Student Spotlight May 2021

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