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What can I say? Sometimes you go about your life and then suddenly it’s years later. Hard to believe, but we moved into Melrose three years ago today!! I’ve been wanting to post some house updates for a while, but it was harder than I expected. Partially because getting rooms perfectly staged in the midst […]

Before and Afters our of Historic Home!

  Regina’s brother gave everyone a PERFECT rendition of “She’s Your Queen” from Coming to America! BEST CEREMONY SONG EVER. Regina and Corey’s wedding was certainly one we’ll remember for a long time! It looked grand because of the incredible character of The John Marshall Ballrooms, but their priorities for the day were simple. At the […]

John Marshall Ballroom Wedding

The bride’s shoes with her mother’s wedding hat and veil! 🙂 Matt’s grandfather’s ring, refurbished for the occasion. Obviously their labradoodle Avery had to look good too! Matt wrote Kelsey a letter every day for the past two and half years and surprised her with them on their wedding day! I LOVE Eric’s view of […]

Kelsey and Matt | Inn at the Old Silk Mill Fredericksburg

It was one of those cool, late summer mornings where you just know that autumn is right around the corner. Autumn is always busy for us. It always means lots of photography work, along with all the fun fall activities we can squeeze in. When we decided that late summer was an ideal time for […]

Barboursville Vineyard Engagement Session | Abby and John

  Vendors: Venue: The Old Silk Mill Officiant: Pastor Mark Miller Suits: Men’s Warehouse Dress: David’s Bridal Desserts: The Icing Florals: Anita’s Flower Shop DJ: DJ Kevin Graham Hair: Nam Nguyen Makeup: Nam Nguyen    

Lexi and Chase Wedding

An Old Silk Mill Celebration Josh and Jackie’s wedding was one of those beautiful days that was so much more than a wedding. It felt like a reunion, and a homecoming to the place where their relationship began. They met at the University of Mary Washington, and although they moved to Florida since graduating they […]

Jackie and Josh | Wedding | Old Silk Mill

Looking back at these pictures I can remember exactly how I felt. The morning was cool and humid in the way that so many summer mornings are. We met Lexi and Chase at a nearby parking lot to walk them up to one of our favorite sunrise spots in Fredericksburg, VA for their engagement session. […]

Lexi and Chase | Sunrise Engagement Session

We work so hard on our gardens, and I swear it hardly ever seems to make a dent. This Spring it seemed like we were finally making some progress. When I first took these pictures I was so excited. The peonies has literally dozens of buds, the trees had sprouted minuscule fruits, and the house […]

Spring 2018 Garden Progress