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Mike Dragon had been wanting to do an eco-friendly shoot for as long as I remember. He literally took the idea of “green” and made everything involved in this shoot completely green. The flowers from Roost were locally sourced, the plates were bamboo and biodegradable, the glassware were made from recycled wine bottles. To take […]

August 18, 2017

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When we started working on the pier shoot that was featured in Coastal Virginia Bride (see my blog post about it here), I had this idea in my head that I wanted it to be like my love story with my husband, but not necessarily in a way that you would know unless you knew […]

February 28, 2017

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This beach wedding inspiration came of my love for Virginia Beach, where we grew up, and where Chris and I dated, fell in love, and got married.  It was supposed to feel like every beach kid’s dream wedding – a little bit of boho, a lot of color, and a nod to the stars on the […]

January 6, 2017

coastal virginia bride, dragon studio, misty saves the day, beach wedding, virginia beach wedding, martina liana, house of maya, pure english bridal, lynnhaven fishing pier, pier wedding, behind the veil, fluttering flowers

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Oh, y’all. Let me tell you about one of my favorite photoshoots ever.  I definitely fulfilled a dream when The NorVa said “yes” to me styling a shoot there.  I was fortunate enough to have the backing of the amazing folks at Coastal Virginia Bride to get me in the front door.  I will be […]

August 29, 2016

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We all have bad days.  All of us.  Or bad moments that turn into bad days. Habitually, when I have a bad moment, I let it turn into a bad day.  I’ll be honest.  My closest friends know it.  My husband definitely knows it.  I also tend to overreact to things (I said it, I […]

August 25, 2016

Dragon Studio, The Norva, Kathy Forrest Design, Misty Saves the Day, Coastal Virginia Bride

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April has been a month of insanity.  Ms. Piper is now officially a sassy 4 year old (not much different than the sassy 3 year old that she was) who had an insane princess party, and Wrenny Penny is a crawling 7-month-old force of nature.  My awesome husband, Christopher, turned the big 3-0. My best […]

April 29, 2016