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11/07/18

Senior

I have known Alison for a long time — I photographed her and her sisters as kids and did Senior photos for her oldest sister Emily a few years back. She has the kind of smile that just completely lights up a room, and you can feel that energy just illuminate from her photos.

alison

11/07/18

Senior

Mikaela was a joy to photograph. She was so spunky and full of life — and with awesome taste in books may I add! During the second half of her session, we witnessed hundreds of butterflies at Chatham Manor. We ended with a few “very October appropriate” shots near the old corn stalks.

mikaela

10/29/18

Uncategorized

So here we are, my favorite shoot of the year! This is the fifth year we have done a Halloween shoot, which is insane. It doesn’t feel like five years has gone by since our first one. This year while down in Nola, I felt inspired by the cultural icon that is Marie Laveau. The […]

Halloween 2018

10/19/18

wedding

Wow, it’s been a hot second since I’ve blogged. Today I want to share this adorable tiny wedding in Old Town Fredericksburg with Amanda and Ryan. Amanda has modeled for me as a “bride” probably about three times in the past, since I’ve known her since right out of high school. But this time she’s […]

old town fredericksburg elopement

8/20/18

Senior

Enjoying this August downtime before Senior season heats up next month. Today I’m sharing Sarah’s session from a few months back. Sarah is also a photographer and will be attending VCU this year to study photography. She’s also the only Senior to date to ever have a rainbow in her photos!

sarah

8/13/18

Senior

Oh Trinity, probably one of the most rescheduled Senior sessions we’ve had yet! It seemed like every time we planned her session, rain would come and soak everything into a sopping wet mess. After about six (??) reschedules, we finally came into some sunshine. We did end up with some pretty high winds, but it […]

trinity

8/13/18

Senior

Trying to keep up with all of the amazing Senior shoots we did at the beginning of this Summer. Today, I’m sharing Arizona’s session. This was really fun because I also photographed her sister Riley a few years back as well. We got the epitome of amazing lighting for this session, even though it was […]

arizona

8/06/18

wedding

August is here! After July dragging by for what felt like forever, August is finally here and I feel like it’s going to fly by. Katie and Zane’s wedding was the final of our early Summer weddings, so I am ready to share this southern plantation, rose gold styled goodness with you all on this […]

rose gold plantation wedding

7/26/18

wedding

I have been so looking forward to sharing this wedding on the blog!! Joey and I are huge history buffs, and Yorktown is one of Virginia’s greatest little gems. We’ve taken many weekend getaway trips to Yorktown and stayed in the Hornsby House — and last year my dream came true when Andrew and Alison […]

historic yorktown wedding

7/16/18

journal

  Hi everyone! I feel like it’s been ages since I last blogged and truth is, I’ve been a bit busy in my personal world. With this busyness, I have a bit of explaining to do. In June of 2014, I left my job as a hair stylist to pursue photography full time. Now this past […]

the times they are a changin’

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