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  Mississippi, Russia, Connecticut, Los Angeles — just a few of the places that people flew in from for Jess and Eddie’s wedding. With a party list fewer than twenty people, we had so much fun capturing this intimate gathering. Ingleside Vineyards is one of our favorite local wineries. Not only is their wine very […]

couples, portrait

October 7, 2019

intimate wedding at ingleside vineyards

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Every portrait session is memorable for me. Sometimes, though, something absolutely insane happens to make them even more memorable. Brooke’s Senior session started out like most but it ended with me taking home two baby squirrels. What? You read that correctly. Let me rewind a bit. Like many sessions in late Summer, Brooke’s session was […]

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September 25, 2019

brooke (and the baby squirrels)

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Meg loves the camera and the camera loves her back! This session was so much fun and I’ve been excited to blog it for a while now. My time with Meg was unique because I had my wonderful assistant follow us around and take some footage of the session actually happening — which if you […]

portrait

July 3, 2019

meg

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Today I’m sharing Chloe’s senior session from a few months ago! Slowly but surely I am catching up on posting on the blog. Seriously, there are so many sessions I can’t wait to share. Chloe decided to do her photos on her property which was a nice change of pace from all the places I […]

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May 21, 2019

chloe

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Wow, it must be the end of the world because I actually blogged!! Let me tell you guys, those of you who have been hustling photography part-time while also having a full-time job, I truly don’t know how you’ve done it. It’s been a serious moment since I have had the time or energy to […]

portrait

May 4, 2019

emily

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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.

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November 7, 2018

alison

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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.

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November 7, 2018

mikaela

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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 […]

portrait

October 29, 2018

Halloween 2018

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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!

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August 20, 2018

sarah

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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 […]

portrait

August 13, 2018

trinity

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