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Celebrating 5 Years in Business with 5 Things I’ve Learned

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As I’m typing this, I almost can’t believe that I’ve been in business for 5 years. It doesn’t feel like all that long ago that I submitted my application for a business license (when I was 19 years old!!) After over 5 years, 35+ weddings, and so many wonderful additions to my circle, I’m so happy […]

2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Creatives

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It’s that time of the year, friends!! Christmas is one of my favorite seasons because gift-giving is one of my highest love languages, and it’s always so special for me to give my loved ones things they’ll actually use. I’ve rounded up 10 of the things I use almost every day and think the creative in […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Do a First Look

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It’s no secret that a first-look is a modern, intimate moment for you and your future partner to experience together. It seems like first-looks are 50/50 situations, in which half of my couples are ALL FOR seeing each other beforehand and the other half wants to continue the tradition of seeing each other for the […]

Belize Recap

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A goal of 2019 was to book a solo trip. It was some sort of self-fulfilling prophecy while also being a reward for making it through my undergraduate degree and working hard on my photography business over the last 4 years. The travel bug bit me during my 6 week trip to Bulgaria and Greece […]

19 in ’19 | Top 19 Things in the 2019 Year

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2019 was a year of firsts and lasts. Last time being an undergraduate student, first time living in a farmhouse, first time having a “big girl” job. So much can change in a year, and so much has changed since I last sat down to write one of these “Top ____ Things”. In case you missed the […]

I’ve GRADUATED (+ an update)

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This is a LONG overdue post (by like 3-4 months) but I figured I’d update my internet friends on life after grad and what this means for my photography business. It doesn’t feel like too long ago that I stepped onto the grass at Eastern Mennonite University’s front lawn and turned around, watching my parents […]

Rebrand and Website Launch!

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I began this business when I was 16 years old. My parents knew I was getting more into photography and bought me a DSLR for my 16th birthday, and that’s the camera I used to begin photographing anything and everything (* shout out to my lil‘ Canon Rebel for getting me through that roughhhh beginner’s phase). I took a ton of senior […]

18 in ’18 – the top 18 things from the 2018 year

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18. Got some updated headshots! Always thankful for my girl Sierra McCray and her photographic talents. I can’t wait to get some more done by her! 17. Purchased a 5D Mark III + upgraded my equipment 16. Visited Aspen, Colorado + shot my FIRST destination wedding!! 15. Got featured on Captured Elegance Design! 14. Got […]

Marginalized Europe |A Recap of the Last 6 Weeks in Greece and Bulgaria

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There aren’t many words that can describe how a 6 week trip to Bulgaria and Greece has affected me. The last month and a half have been encapsulated through host families, stares, second-hand cigarette smoke, hikes, good and bad coffee, so many cucumbers and tomatoes, stomach probz #theITIS, blossoming friendships, laughter, card games, and a […]

Matt + Rose | Portrait Session

17 in ’17 – the top 17 amazing things from the 2017 year

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I’ve started a  new series that commemorates the amazing things done each year! Excitingly enough, I’ve wrapped up the 17 most amazing things that have happened to me throughout the 2017 year. Brace yourselves, every one. These are all pretty great. In 2017, I…. 17. Implemented new workflow systems into my business with Honeybook! This […]

WHY we're the perfect match

WE ARE SOULMATES

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar. The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen. She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way. 

SARA & ANDREW

"Andrea is a joy to be around and creates a natural, relaxed atmosphere.

Andrea is a joy to be around and creates a natural, relaxed atmosphere. Andrea captures each moment so beautifully. She was always on top of communication, and I always felt like she cared about what we wanted. The quality of pictures is amazing and I am so glad we chose Andrea as our wedding photographer! You should definitely hire her now for your photography needs!"

TAYLLOR AND CODY

"Andrea brings out the natural beauty in whatever she photographs.

Andrea went above and beyond to accommodate us for a last minute change of plans due to COVID-19. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the pictures and how they turned out. We absolutely love them all. Andrea brings out the natural beauty in whatever she photographs. Thanks to Andrea we will be able to relive our wedding day over and over."

SARA AND JOHN

"Andrea is so professional and detail-oriented, while still being fun, friendly, and loving.

Andrea is so professional and detail-oriented, while still being fun, friendly, and loving. She feels like she is your best friend as soon as you meet her! Throughout our wedding planning process, she sent a sweet little surprise gift box, a helpful photography planning guide, and she even made us a personalized ornament for our first Christmas! She goes above and beyond in everything she does.

LIZ & ZACK

"Her excitement about being our photographer was contagious."

From the first meeting, we knew Andrea was an experienced photographer who was also warm and bubbly, which is the perfect type of person to have around you on your wedding day. She was extremely helpful with answering any questions we had, and was very responsive. Andrea is incredibly organized and efficient. She captured the best moments and got all the shots we wanted without making it feel like the photography was taking over the day. Working with her was a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend her!