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I'm Jamie. Welcome to the blog! I hope you use these posts to inspire and prepare you for your wedding day! It can be overwhelming planning a wedding but let this page be an encouragement for you. 

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September Wedding at the Branch Museum

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Richmond Wedding at the Mill at Fine Creek

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Apr 17

Hi Friends! In the last year, I have really started delving into the world of styling flat lays. I wanted to be able to showcase some of my work and have a creative outlet between weddings. Because I’m not a photographer, I was hesitant to even go down this path, but I’m so glad I […]

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Apr 15

Hi Friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend! This year probably looked a little different than most. It may have involved far less friends and family members. Or it may have been spent working on the front lines if you’re in healthcare (like my sweet sister-in-law!). My hope is that you were […]

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Apr 8

Hi Friends, My mantra, as you may know, is to seek joy. I love working with couples that are joy-filled. And I look for joy every day even in the mundane, and especially in the midst of this pandemic. Easier said than done right? FOR SURE! Some days I struggle to see past my own […]

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Apr 6

Hi Friends! Today, I’m sharing some of my tips if you find yourself having to change your plans due to the coronavirus pandemic. And first let me say, I am so sorry that you are in this situation!! My heart breaks for each couple that has been planning their wedding (some for years!) and having […]

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Mar 16

My baby boy recently turned one on February 5th, and I’ve been wanting to share all the images from his first birthday shoot with Caiti Garter Photography! I figured I’m not too far behind yet, so let’s do it! In honor of his birthday, I’m sharing lots of photos and updates on what Duke is […]

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Mar 8

Hi Friends! Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite images from Elizabeth and Conrad’s summer wedding at The Mill at Fine Creek. This was such a beautiful, sunny day filled with so much joy and laughter! Tiffany was the lead planner on this wedding day and she did an amazing job overseeing the setup, corralling […]

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Mar 3

Hi Friends! Today, I want to share all about my love affair with sweet pea flowers! You may have noticed that these delicate, ruffly flowers can be found throughout my new brand, most notably in the logo submark design. But how did this adoration begin? The Backstory When I was born, both of my parents […]

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Feb 27

Hi Friends! Madison and Lane’s April wedding was so beautiful and vibrant despite the rain that moved in that morning and didn’t stop! This was one of the sweetest couples we’ve ever worked with. They handled the rain like champs and kept the focus of the day solely on their marriage and the excitement of […]

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Feb 25

How I knew my business needed a refresh & how I elevated my brand to the next level Hi Friends! When thinking about my first few blog posts, I thought: what could be more fitting than to start this journal by talking about my rebranding experience that got me here in the first place? I […]

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Feb 24

Hi Friends! I’m so happy you are here, and I’m excited to share more of my life with you in this space! I’ll be posting content from weddings and editorials I work on, in addition to providing a resource for answering some questions I get most often about wedding planning and helpful tips for engaged […]

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Explore Featured Weddings

September Wedding at the Branch Museum

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VMFA Wedding in Richmond, VA

View Gallery

Richmond Wedding at the Mill at Fine Creek

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