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maddy

For over six years, my career has been to capture the magic of weddings and the exceptional people behind them. No love story is alike, which is why I strive to get to know you and your partner and align with your priorities. My clients want a photographer who is there for more than just pretty pictures - they’re looking for a genuine connection with someone they trust to create an intentionally crafted experience. I’ve photographed almost 100 couples in love and still get excited when someone new sends me an email! The trust my couples place in me is not taken for granted, and I believe it’s a privilege to get to be a part of each wedding day.

My photography focuses on joyful, fine art images full of color and genuine emotion. I use a combination of artistic direction, dynamic lighting, and attention to detail to capture timeless, vibrant portraits that balance the composed with the candid, creating photos of moments that endure.

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lead photographer

My photography hobby quickly transformed into a business when family friends asked me to shoot their wedding when I was just 16. It wasn't long before I realized my passion for photography was the perfect way to tell stories and I begin pursuing dreams of capturing love stories. Over time, I've become inspired by romantic, vibrant images and find inspiration in the joy and friendships I develop with all the crazy in love  couples I work with.

In my spare time I love Gone Girl-esque suspense novels and biographies about queens, snuggling with my cats, true crime podcasts, rewatching my favorite shows on Netflix, trying out a new cocktail recipe, baking something chocolate, hitting up happy hour with a gang of friends or searching for cheap flights to my next destination.

My goal is to not only capture beautiful images,
but images full of heart and meaning.

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Quick facts

enneagram type

Type three

favorite show

The Office

drink of choice

Red wine

Favorite podcast

My Favorite Murder

lived abroad in

London

studied at

jmu

hobby

Cooking

Guilty pleasure

The Bachelor

hole in my pocket

Plane tickets

my best friend

i've been with

Despite both being Loudoun natives and living fifteen minutes apart most of our lives, Kyle and I didn't meet until college. After being introduced by some mutual friends we've been together pretty much ever since! Over the past seven years we've grown up, graduated and moved twice together. We recently got engaged (and eloped!) and are in the middle of the wedding planning process, just like you, as we plan our fall 2022 wedding!

for seven years

Squirrel

We have one kitten,

We adopted this cute, furry ball of energy when we moved into our second home. After growing up with Ragdolls, I was so excited to come across this cutie online at a rescue shelter in Maryland. After one month of fostering and helping her adjust to living in a home, we adopted Squirrel. While she's still skittish like her namesake, she's now our little shadow and loves to cuddle up every chance she gets!

our rescue ragdoll

jmu

I got my degree from

No offense to other schools, but JMU is the best! My heart bleeds purple and gold for James Madison and the wonderful experience I had there. Nothing beats warm days lounging on the Quad, classmates holding doors for ya and sticky nuggs from Billy Jack's! One of my favorite memories? Getting to photograph the inside of Wilson's cupola!

in interactive design

London

I left my heart in

My junior year of college I spent three months living in and falling in love with London. It became my second home while I studied, and no matter how many other European cities I explored on weekends it remained my favorite. London gave me some of my very best friends, most memorable stories, and the confidence I needed to return to the States and pursue my business.

After a semester abroad

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MY ROLE DOESN'T END AT PHOTOGRAPHER

I believe:

My top priority is capturing your memories as they unfold, but my role doesn't stop there. Your photographer is your support system. I'm ready to carry your train, fix your hair, bustle the dress, hand out tissues, and step in to assist you two with whatever you may need throughout your wedding day. 

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unposed, romantic moments are some of the best

I believe:

While I love posed photos and will happily guide you two through the portraits so you feel confident and natural in front of the camera, I also strive to focus on the moments that come organically on your day. Throughout your wedding, I'm always looking for these beautiful candid moments.

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Love is love

I believe:

I believe in serving all couples regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, skin color, or religion. Inclusion, respect, and kindness are top priorities in my business and no matter your story I'm honored to photograph your love.

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your photos should be as unique as you two

I believe:

Every love story is original and beautiful in its own way. My job is to spend time getting to know you two as individuals and as a couple. I focus on building trust with both of you and understanding how best to capture your love, your guests, and your wedding day. The most important part of my approach is building an intentional, custom experience. Your top priorities are mine.

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in balancing direction with being unobtrusive

I believe:

My approach is neither to pose you the whole day nor focus exclusively on candids. I pride myself on knowing the moments to step in and direct and when to stay on the sidelines and capture things as they happen. There are many beautiful moments on your wedding day that will unfold naturally, and I want to photograph them authentically. On the other hand, I will quickly direct you on the best places to stand, fix your train, and guide you through posing for beautiful portraits throughout the day.

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IN PRINTING YOUR PHOTOS

I believe:

Your photos don't deserve to stay stuck on your phone forever. They belong in your hands, on the walls of your home, and in beautiful keepsake albums. Your computer certainly won’t last a lifetime, so print them, frame them and share them with your loved ones.

As a former experience designer, customization and client service are primary focuses in my business. You and your partner’s time working with me is carefully crafted to be the best fit for you both. Just like your love story is unique, so is your wedding experience. This begins with your initial inquiry - from the start you receive bespoke collection options customized to your needs and priorities.

Your photos are the only investment from your entire wedding that increases in value over time, so I’m committed to serving my clients, their families and guests to the best of my ability. To care for each couple, I only take on a limited number of weddings each year.

Regardless of the details,   the heart of your experience is your individual love story. 

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