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I'm Erica a D.C. wedding photographer, with two young children, and a love for organization. Welcome to my small space on the internet where I can share with you special sessions, real weddings, and even little looks into my everyday life. Take a look around, and thanks for stopping by!

I have written about my love of the bridal session before. It is one of our great Southern bride traditions that I adore. I remember being a little girl and going to my first wedding as a little guest. I remember walking into the reception at the most beautiful country club and there stood the […]

Real Weddings

Preparing for your Bridal Portraits | Virginia Wedding Photographer

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Real Weddings

Believe it or not, where you choose to get ready on your wedding day can have a HUGE impact on the look + feel of your wedding images.  If you think about it, a good portion of your wedding gallery is comprised of photos shot at your getting ready location – all of your bridal […]

Choosing Your Getting Ready Location

I wanted to put together a blog post to help couples navigate wedding planning during this crazy time.  I know everyone is on edge, frustrated, scared, anxious… including me… but there are definitely some things that I think will help couples as they navigate this challenging time. First of all, breathe.  This isn’t the end […]

Real Weddings

Tips for Wedding Planning & Postponing during Covid-19 | D.C. Wedding Photographer

Real Weddings

When people discover I’m a wedding photographer, one of their first questions is, “Have you ever had a bridezilla?” I haven’t. Not even close! And I think it’s because my brides have done the work to manage their stress well. MANAGING WEDDING DAY STRESS 1. DELEGATE. I can’t stress this enough. Even if you’re a professional […]

How to Manage Stress on your Wedding Day | NOVA Wedding Photographer

More than any other question, clients always ask what they should wear to their family session. Coordinating your outfits can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! I’ve created some sample clothing boards and color palettes to jump-start you as you plan your family’s clothing. For fall, I’m loving warm tones like […]

Family Portraits

What you Should Wear for your Fall Family Portraits | Richmond Family Photographer

Family Portraits

Arrive Early Arrive 5-10 minutes early to give yourself plenty of time for last minute issues that may arise.  Mini Sessions are scheduled back to back and any amount of time that you’re late will directly impact the length of your session and number of images you may receive. What To Wear I know planning […]

Preparing for your Winter Mini Session | Fluvanna Family Photographer