The Journal

Welcome, and thank you for visiting my daily blog! My name is Stephanie, and I'm a wedding + lifestyle portrait photographer based in Warrenton, VA. Feel free to browse around and check out some of my recent work!

FOLLOW ALONG

I’m in disbelief we are just days away from March of 2017! I have a feeling this year is going to fly by like the last one. Yikes! It seems like winter pressed fast forward as well. I was really hoping to squeeze in a ski trip, but I guess it’s too late around this…

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When I was envisioning a space to gather family and friends in my home, a big and pretty wooden dining room table was exactly what I hoped for. What came to my surprise was the price of purchasing a brand new eight-person table with eight chairs! Yikes! We are talking at least $1,000 … And…

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  • Carolyn Baldanza

    Fantastic. Love the picture of the cat too.

It’s a HUGE honor to photograph a wedding, and I’m forever thankful for those who trust me from year to year. Each of my couples has a special place in my heart, and I’m glad I have these memories to reflect my experience with them forever. <3 I have been so fortunate to have sweet,…

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  • Margaret Kendron

    Great pictures.  Love them all

I had the privilege of meeting a gracious, BEAUTIFUL, grateful and joyful couple last week. No question why Jason and Maryn were GLOWING in these photos as little baby Charlotte is indeed the one they have been dreaming and praying for. They are just weeks away from finally holding her in their arms, and I…

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We are wrapping up this series with a couple more “Best of 2016” posts, but today is “Reception Details” day!! Despite the fact that all of my 32 weddings last year had different themes, it’s fun seeing these photos together. :) So many unique and beautiful ideas thanks to hard work from the couples and vendors…

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I have to be honest. If you asked me if there was human trafficking in Virginia over a year ago, I would have guessed no. I mean, we hear about it in other countries/continents, but not so much in the U.S. There’s also this perception of girls in chains and held against their will. That does…

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  • Alex

    I love this post. My senior internship was spent working with the Human Trafficking Unit with Fairfax County Police, and this topic is so important to me and so much awareness is needed about this horrible act. The Just Ask Campaign is another organization working to combat and raise awareness about Human Trafficking! Was Bill Woolf the guest lecturer? 

  • Hi Alex!!!

    That is so cool to hear the connection! And YES! It was Bill Woolf! He was great and so informative! :)