Floral Couture with Abby Chick + Harrisonburg Harlots

Floral Couture with Abby Chick + Harrisonburg Harlots

Every once in a blue moon, I come across another creative who isn't satisfied with creating something that is simply very beautiful, and on those rare occasions my artistic heart just melts into a sappy puddle and an instant bond is formed.

This collaboration is a love story between Abby Chick (who runs Blakemore's Flowers), the Harrisonburg Harlots (a burlesque group run by Sindi Ray Boustier), and me. Obvi.

Romantic Seaside Bridal Portraits

Romantic Seaside Bridal Portraits

I am, without a doubt, through and through, a mountain girl. Give me grass to dig my toes into, a tree stump to sit on, and I'm a happy girl. Give me sand and water and I literally don't know wtf I'm supposed to. (For real, sand is itchy and waves knock me over and I have a whole laundry list of reasons why I don't like to be at the beach. Just saying.)

However, I live near the beach, with the mountains a few hours away, so I feel like it's about time that I start embracing these opportunities. So when Viktoriya from the Hanging Gardens finally had a styled session available on a date that I was available, I decided to jump on it.

Sunrise session at Virginia Beach // Alejandra + Aaron

Sunrise session at Virginia Beach // Alejandra + Aaron

Alejandra and Aaron actually booked me for a wedding up in the Shenandoah Valley (at the Melrose Caverns! That one was on my bucket list), buuuut if you haven't seen the forecast up there, it's basically been monsoon season. Despite a few attempts to schedule sessions up their way, they decided to pay me a visit down at the beach for a mid-summer sunrise session. And I'm so freaking happy that they did.

Limited edition items for summer brides

Limited edition items for summer brides

Ahh you guys, I kind of have a problem. I want to try out all of the products and provide y'all with some really cool client gifts that don't look like all of the other wedding products that all of your friends have.

Not that there's anything wrong with what your friends have! But I know that you chose to me because you were looking for something a little different. So my goal is to purchase items in small-batches and offer them only in limited quantities.

10 things about me!

10 things about me!

Does anyone else remember the time before Facebook, back to MySpace or even AOL? If you haven't, I'm sorry that you'll never get to experience the joy of reading a bunch of random information about people via these little surveys that were all of the rage.

Sike. I'm actually doing one today, you're not missing diddly squat! Read on to learn a little more about me.

How to Get Married in a National Park

How to Get Married in a National Park

Your love is natural, raw, and great. Forests and mountains and the seclusion of nature reflect that love. Furthermore, your love and the simplicity but grandeur of nature is more important to you than a venue with a DJ and string lights. As a couple, you have a streak for that wild unknown and you two thrive off the adventure you seek for your wedding day. It’s not just about the location but it’s also about the experience! Nature is profound and so are you, am I right?