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Charlottesville King Family Vineyards Wedding: Sam and Jackie – 8.11.2017

I had such a blast shooting this wedding. It was full of many firsts for me. First time a bride read her vows from a laptop. First time the Man of Honor danced with no pants on. First time hearing Tolkien read during a ceremony. You’ll see the use of green and gold throughout with a Lord of the Rings theme woven into the details of the wedding. Sam and […]

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Family Portrait Session – Osteens

I had the fortunate pleasure to meet Jeremiah, Coco and their adorable daughter Ilona this past week at Castle Hill Farm in Keswick, Virginia. The gardens were amazing and the perfect backdrop to these laid-back family photos.

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Maternity Portraits: Megan and Alex

When I left Charlottesville in the morning to drive up to Manassas to take these maternity photos, it was nearly 80 degrees. These photos were going to be sunny, warm and super easy. But, dumb me, didn’t check the weather and was shocked to step out of the car and realize it was only 50 degrees with blowing winds and overcast skies. How could that be?! But my subjects were […]

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Maternity Portraits in Downtown Fredericksburg: India

January is a tricky month in Virginia. You never know what the weather will be like. The day we took these photos, it was warm and near 70 degrees, but the following weekend we got 15 inches of snow. I would have been fine with either for different reasons. I love a good snowy backdrop, but  maybe not during a blizzard with high winds. I also love mild weather when […]

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Fredericksburg Engagement Photography at Chatham Heights: William and Sarai

I know I sound like a broken record, but I love photo sessions at Chatham Manor. Every time I go there, the season is a little different from the time before and the lighting is always great. It’s our tax dollars at work here, so why not take advantage of its beautiful backdrop? For these engagement photos, Sarai and William were incredibly laid back and probably the easiest clients I’ve ever […]

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Newborn Session at Home: Kane Marcus

I have known the parents of this sweet little boy for a couple of years now and was thrilled to finally get to meet him and hold him while we walked around their home. And he didn’t even make a fuss! He’s got his mom’s hair but definitely looks like a mini version of his papa – adorable. Kane Marcus was born on June 27th at 5:00 in the morning, […]

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Photography Sessions At Home

When exactly were the “good old days”? I think for me, they were the years I spent growing up on Janedale Drive in Fremont, Indiana. That house is where I ate over ten thousand meals. Where my dog Winston greeted me hundreds of times at the front door. Where we decorated for twenty Christmases and sang Happy Birthday dozens of times. When a client suggests an in-home photography session, I want to […]

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Family Portraits at Chatham Manor – The Osborns

What a fun and easy family to work with! Adorable Abel is a little over six  months old now and because he’s been growing like a weed, his parents wanted some new portraits done before he outgrows everything again. We chose my trusty old spot of Chatham Manor in Fredericksburg, Virginia, because of it’s gorgeous and uncrowded backdrop. Outdoor family portraits in the evening sunlight are my favorite – dreamy […]

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Still Life Photography

Let’s talk about photography that doesn’t involve booking a client or even necessarily putting on pants: Still Life Photography! SLP (I’m lazy) is something worth learning even if you want to only shoot portraits and weddings. Why? Because when you’re shooting a wedding, you’re capturing more than fleeting moments between the bride and groom. You’re shooting still life any time you shoot a photo of the rings, the flowers, the invitations […]

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Washington Monuments Engagement Session: Heather and Caleb

It’s anyone’s guess what the weather will be like in mid-March around DC. Unfortunately, and also fortunately, the weather for this session was quite overcast and rainy. It was chilly being outside but the lighting was actually very ideal and the plans to stick to these locations paid off. Even better than the light – the National Mall was completely empty. The Jefferson Memorial was our playground for the morning, followed by […]

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