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Life with Technology in 2019 Maybe you’re overworked. Maybe you feel like you try SO HARD but are never good enough. Maybe, you solve a problem or accomplish a task (YAY!) and then you see five more issues that weren’t visible before. You feel like you went backwards. Maybe you don’t want to get out […]

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The Importance of the Bridal Bouquet + Inspiration Hello beautiful bride-to-to!!! You may be thinking, an entire blog post dedicated to my bouquet? Really? Really! The bridal bouquet is the most important floral arrangement you’ll invest in for your wedding day, and here’s why! When the wedding day has come and gone, you’ll come home with with […]

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When Kelsie and I sat down to create the mood board for the styled shoot at the second Refined Second Shooter Workshop, we knew we wanted to step it up! We absolutely LOVED our fun Kate Spade inspired styled shoot at the first workshop, but this time we were looking for elegance and a neutral […]

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Aubrey & Tony Aubrey and Tony just joined the family of Michelle Joy brides and grooms a few weeks ago, but as soon as they booked, one of the first things Aubrey asked about was their engagement session! It was the middle of January and she knew they wanted photos in the snow. The following […]

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If you’re like me, you may sometimes have a love-hate relationship with Monday. Personally, I often start Monday morning with excitement about the tasks coming up… for example, I was really excited to wake up and write this blog post! However, not every week is like this and especially if you’re in a tough job […]

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Kayla & Nicholas | 01.19.19 When Kayla and Nicholas decided to get married in January, they knew there was a decent chance for snowy weather. However, I don’t think anticipated that THE winter storm of the season would hit on their wedding day! What we thought was going to be several inches of snow actually […]

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My Journey to my Dream Career When I sit down with couples to talk about their wedding day, inevitably one of the questions they ask me is, “Soo…. how did you become a wedding photographer?” And it’s such a good question! My journey was different than some, because I didn’t go to school for photography, […]

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Maybe I’m the only one… but even though I cherish the days where I can stay home in my office with a cozy sweatshirt and an unlimited supply of coffee, I absolutely love to travel. As a kid, I lived in Virginia- a dreamy land filled with with just enough southern charm, close proximity to […]

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You guys, all I feel when I think about the Refined Second Shooter workshop is gratitude! While I’ve attended workshops and styled shoots in the past, I never actually thought I’d host one! Kelsie and I started dreaming of the Refined Second Shooter workshop early this year, and it was a total first for us… […]