SARAH DUKE PHOTOGRAPHY | THE HEIRLOOM WEDDING EXPERIENCE | PUBLISHED FINE ART WEDDING AND PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER IN VIRGINIA

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MONDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2019 | Personal

Shenandoah River Outfitters & Luray Caverns  | Family Vacation in Virginia

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My mind can't help but sing the famous line from John Denver's song, Country Roads as I look at these amazing images from our recent trip to the mountains.  Tylor and I have been long overdue for a vacation, or at least a getaway...

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SUNDAY OCTOBER 13, 2019 | Engagement

Fall Engagement Session at Paynefield Farm | Tappahannock Virginia| Galen & Rachel

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Every-time I come back to Paynefiled Farm I am never disappointed. From the peaceful field to the beautiful family heirloom house, this venue boats a southern comfort charm...

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 05, 2019 | Wedding

Historic Mansion Wedding | Nick & Sara | North Point Plantation in King William, Virginia

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The stunning white brick North Point Plantation sits quaintly on a private road in King William, Virginia just over the Mattaponi River. The fall weather was crisp and cool and the setting was perfect for high school sweetheart's Sara and Nick's big day.

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SUNDAY September 29, 2019 | Bridals

Southern Charmed Bridal Session |Dellwood Plantation Chesterfield, Virginia

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I met Hannah for her bridal portrait session at the beautiful family owned and operated Dellwood Plantation. Like the bride to be, I fell in LOVE with the home, from it's gorgeous crown molding to the vintage furniture that adorned each room.

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SUNDAY September 22, 2019 | Portraits

Celebrating Ten Years | Brantley & Josefina | Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Virginia

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When my friend Josefina came to me wanting to book an anniversary session with her husband Brantley (a 10 YEAR anniversary....)I was so excited! I have been blessed over the course of the last five years of knowing Josefina at my full time job, so when she asked me to capture this milestone in her life I couldn't have been more honored.

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SATURDAY September 21, 2019 | Potraits

Romantic Sunset Maternity Session|Adriana & Jason | in Hanover Virginia

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It's been one milestone after another for this sweet couple! I first connected with Adriana when her and Jason were newly engaged. And while it feels like I just finished photographing their wedding yesterday, I am reminded how quickly time passes and just how necessary it is capturing these amazing moments.

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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 | Weddings

Classic Fall Wedding at Hanover Tavern in Mechanicsville Virginia | Ben & Kellyn | 

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While “daughter”, “sister”, and “friend” were already titles she was accustomed to, it was in that very moment reality distinguished Kellyn as “bride.” I watched as gratitude evoked tears in her eyes as her gaze continued. How in just a few moments, she would be sharing her first look with her Father and soon-to-be-husband, Ben.

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FRIDAY AUGUST 30, 2019 | Portrait

Military Deployment Session | Pappas Family | Mechanicsville Virginia

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I actually didn’t plan for this post to be before September 11, and since I believe coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous, I am reminded after doing this incredible session with the Pappas family, that every day is truly a gift. And at any time, the routines we have come to anticipate in our lives can change without notice.

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SATURDAY AUGUST 17, 2019 | Engagements

Where History and Pie Collide | Sam & Claudia | Surprise Proposal!

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The scene was set at the historical Grant’s Headquarters – City Point in Hopewell, Virginia. In it’s prime, this abundant land was known as Appomattox Manor, which served as a supply center for 100,000 union soldiers and was one of the busiest seaports in the world. It always amazes me when visiting new locations, especially historical, because I often wonder to myself just how many other feet walked these same grounds?

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SATURDAY AUGUST 10, 2019 | Weddings

A Love Like Fireworks | Wedding On the James | Jordan & Jacob

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The setting was something out of a vintage garden overlooking the peaceful James River. Beyond the ornate, red velvet furniture pieces, and freshly cut eucalyptus ordaining the white ceremony chairs, was the underlying foundation of what truly made this venue so special and one of a kind: family, and the love shared here over the years.

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SUNDAY AUGUST 4, 2019 | Bridals

Hanover Tavern Bridal Portrait Session | Kellyn | Hanover Virginia

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I think I'll always remember this moment (not only because this type of reaction was the first I have ever experienced) but because to me, it depicted Kellyn in her realest form. For, far beyond the lace and bridal accessories that adorned her, I have come to know Kellyn also wears grace, compassion, and humility...

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SATURDAY JULY 13, 2019 | Engagements

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Engagement Session | Brandon & Allie | Richmond Virginia

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While the golden sunset and bountiful blooms made for stunning backdrops, what really set the scene for this incredible engagement session were Allie and Brandon’s hospitable personalities...

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SATURDAY JUNE 08, 20199 | Weddings

Wedding at Paynefield Farm in Tappahannock Virginia | Chrissy & Adam | 

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Every time I arrive at the long drive leading toward Paynefield Farm I am overcome with the beautiful scene. I stepped out of my car to capture the first few scenes of this beautiful venue, and enjoyed taking in the first few breaths of calm, quiet air.

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