Richmond’s Purify Infrared Sauna Retreat

July 17, 2015


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Meet Mary, owner and founder of Purify Infrared Sauna Retreat, in Richmond, Virginia. I had the honor of working with Mary, and was totally intrigued and excited about her new company. While visiting California, Mary stumbled upon a spa that had infrared saunas. She thought that it was the coolest idea, and thought, “We need this in Richmond!”.  After some time, her dream became a reality and she recently opened her beautiful new Spa called Richmond’s Purify Infrared Sauna Retreat.  So you are probably asking yourself, what makes her spa different? A WHOLE LOT. A normal sauna will heat up the air around you, an infrared sauna will penetrate deep into your body and raise the temperature. These infrared saunas are much more comfortable and relieve a wider range of health concerns than traditional saunas; pain & stress relief, increased blood circulation, better sleep, skin purification, detox, weight loss and the list goes on! This girl is on fire and has a good thing going on!!!
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Purify Spa in Richmond Virginia

To inquire for yourself or Mother’s Day check out her site : Purify Infrared Sauna Retreat

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I see the beauty in imperfect things. As a Christ-follower, faith is central to my life, work, and connections. I am fueled by joy, known for my bubbly and sunny disposition, and always with a warm hug. Imperfect beauty inspires my love for all things vintage, abstract art, and real love stories. I love moments full of grit and emotion; life off the beaten path; stunning views along the shore; and the juxtaposition of New York grunge and laid back Cali-vibe. 

As a mother of two, I am very familiar with how quickly life’s most important moments fly by too quickly. I will calmly and seamlessly guide you through frames that will endure. I strive to capture your memories with one-of-a-kind images full of meaning. I cannot wait to connect with you! 

I bring all of these elements to my time with my couples. With over a decade of experience in the industry, I know how to gently guide you through poses that are natural and beautiful. The transition into this sentence doesn’t make sense. Throughout your day, you will feel the love from those there to celebrate
 you two. 
When I’m not photographing weddings, I enjoy long walks in the neighborhood with my husband, my kiddos Tuxie and Sunny, and my labradoodle Hokie.. Also, I am a huge dog-lover! I’m pretty sure heaven is full of dogs. I can’t wait to connect with you, and yes, your pup is always welcome here! 


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Richmond’s Purify Infrared Sauna Retreat

Richmond’s Purify Infrared Sauna Retreat

Richmond’s Purify Infrared Sauna Retreat

Richmond’s Purify Infrared Sauna Retreat

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