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Wedding and Engagement Portraits from Harrisonburg & Beyond

Harrisonburg Downtown Engagement Session

Harrisonburg Downtown Engagement Session

Sometimes people have a unique element that encapsulates their love story...like coffee for example. Many couples choose a coffee shop as an ideal first date location (myself included!). Thankfully there is so much more to this love story than coffee! I met with Josh...

Strasburg Virginia Engagement Session

Strasburg Virginia Engagement Session

With the autumn colors, the view in Strasburg Virginia couldn't be more gorgeous for Danielle and Darren's engagement session. It was a beautiful drive and the clouds on the blue ridge mountains were absolutely stunning. I even pulled off the road to snap a pic and...

Northern Virginia Wedding

Northern Virginia Wedding

This Northern Virginia wedding was a highlight from my 2019 wedding season. Sometimes when you meet people for the first time it can take a little bit to get comfortable, especially when there's already added stress from the average wedding day. But that was far from...

Virginia Eastern Shore Wedding

Virginia Eastern Shore Wedding

Mark and Emily are seriously one of the sweetest couples. I don't know how Ben and I get so lucky to work with such amazing clients but we do! This couple is extra special because we also have the privilege of calling them dear friends. I met Mark years ago. I had...

Lake At Cedar Hill Wedding Venue

Lake At Cedar Hill Wedding Venue

Lake At Cedar Hill is located in the rolling hills of Linville, Virginia. Their gorgeous property features breathtaking views of The Shenandoah Valley, a 4+ acre lake and multiple breath-taking locations on their property! If you're looking for fantastic views in a...

5 Reasons You Should Hire A Wedding Planner

5 Reasons You Should Hire A Wedding Planner

Many people have questions about wedding planners. Who needs a wedding planner? What do they do? That’s why I’ve spoken with Jordan Owens, a friend of mine who is an amazing wedding planner and owner of Boundless Love Events. Below she gives us her top 5 reasons why...

Wedding at Four Winds at North Mountain

Wedding at Four Winds at North Mountain

 If you’ve ever met Lindsey and Steven, you know how perfect they are for each other. Lindsey is fun and adventurous, a perfect match for Steven, who is brave, loyal and a US veteran. It’s obvious how much they love each other! I love that we keep in contact even...

Fall Washington & Lee Engagement Session

Fall Washington & Lee Engagement Session

I can’t tell you how sweet this engagement session was for me. I’ve known this bride since she was 8 and I was so excited, not only meet her fiance but, to have the honor of capturing their engagement pictures! She had contacted me a month earlier to see if I would...

Guide to stunning Detail Shots

Guide to stunning Detail Shots

I love detail shots. Simple. Elegant. A serene pause in the hustle and bustle of wedding days to recognize all the little touches that otherwise might have gotten overlooked. Detail shots have become a staple in wedding photography, and with good reason. Detail shots...

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I’m Mary

I am a Harrisonburg wedding photographer, friend to anyone, lover of old books, believer, wife to my high school sweetheart and also a mom to four sweet little ones.

Whenever I photograph a wedding it is my greatest pleasure to share in the joy of your wedding day and then give you back all the moments exquisitely captured. So that later on, you can remember your wedding in all it’s beauty and grace.