Hi I'm Maddy and I'm a Virginia wedding and senior portraits photographer. I'm a London loving, cat snuggling JMU alum who thrives capturing vibrant, romantic and joyful photos for the amazing high school seniors and couples in love I get to work with. More than anything I love history, storytelling, and documenting special moments. You can explore some of my favorite stories below! 

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Mar 7, 2018

This week I’m sharing another new For Brides blog! Specially written for the newly engaged couple, I’m sharing wedding planning advice and guests articles by wedding vendors to help make your wedding planning easier. Today’s post features one of the very first vendors couple’s book- a wedding planner! Aimee Griffin of A. Griffin Events joins the blog […]

Feb 21, 2018

You’re engaged! The weeks after getting engaged are one of the most exciting times. But they can also feel like the most overwhelming. As soon as you share the news, friends and family are probably beginning to bombard you with questions about the wedding. What’s the date? Who’s your photographer? Have you picked colors? It’s […]

Feb 11, 2018

While I love seeing how my brides bring their wedding day to life there’s something special about creating for yourself. When I got the opportunity to create this black and berry wedding inspiration last fall I was so excited! Most of the time I capture other people’s visions– which I love to do! Styled editorial […]

Feb 1, 2018

Anyone who knows me will tell you I am not a morning person, but Caitlin and Jackson’s D.C. engagement session was definitely worth the early morning wakeup call! Last weekend I met these two at the Jefferson Memorial right at sunrise for their chilly morning portraits. They (along with Caitlin’s mom, sister and pup) braved […]

Jan 26, 2018

Katrina and Michael’s Great Falls engagement session is the first one of 2018! From the first time Katrina emailed me she was talking about a winter engagement session, so we picked a day right at the beginning of the year and crossed our fingers for snow. Somehow we ended up with quite the opposite– a […]

Jan 16, 2018

Lindsay and Bobby got married on a beautiful fall day at Shadow Creek Weddings and Events in Purcellville, Virginia. I loved shooting this wedding with Corrin Jasinski Photography. These two were so sweet, and their excitement to get married was so visible! Not only were they wonderful to work with, but all of their friends and […]

Jan 2, 2018

The holidays are officially wrapping up! This year with all the festivities came a ton of engagements! If you’re one of the future brides who recently got a ring congratulations! One of the first decisions you need to make (besides the venue and the date) is how to choose your wedding photographer. If you’ve done a […]

Dec 28, 2017

With only 4 more days left in 2017 I feel like now’s the best time to share the biggest blog post of the year– the 2017 recap! With each year I’ve been amazed at the number of people I’ve gotten to meet and work with, the beautiful venues I’ve gotten to visit and the growth […]

Dec 17, 2017

It’s been almost nine months since this woodlands anniversary session!  Today, I’m finally sharing the last of the Kayla Coleman Workshop. Back in April I got lucky enough to head down to Wilmington, North Carolina for Kayla’s workshop and it made such a huge impact on how I approached my  2017 wedding season. Kayla’s advice on everything from […]

Nov 20, 2017

Tucked away in the countryside, Goodstone Inn and Restaurant is a romantic bed and breakfast located in Middleburg, Virginia. It also happened to be the perfect backdrop for Lauren and Shane’s engagement session! Goodstone Inn has a cute courtyard, winding paths, ivy walls and some big open fields. We originally had picked a location closer to […]