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Married to my first love, Momma of 2 (Mason and Weston). Dog mom to Tippon. North Carolina born but Virginia lover at heart. 

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That’s it. I’m moving to the beach and Shelby and Evan’s beach engagement session in Norfolk, VA is just one reason why.  STAHPPPP!!!! Like seriously STOP IT! HOW how how am I this lucky? My couples are rock stars you guys! LOOK AT THEM! I already loved the ocean (anything water really) but you add […]

This Byrd Park Summer Engagement session are of MY PEOPLE! And I am obviously, totally obsessed. Paige & Gunnar are proof that sharing your images with wedding Vendors from your mutual clients is a HUGE bonus because then they get to share the images, and more amazing people see leading to some amazing opportunities to […]

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is such a stunning location for engagements, no matter what season we are in. VMFA has become a favorite spot of mine because the architecture, the grounds, the people– it’s all so lovely. And oh my stars, am I so excited to share Leah and Michael’s VMFA engagement session […]

This engagement session at Alturia Farm was so dreamy, even if it didn’t start off the way we envisioned. I messaged Amanda yesterday because the weather forecast had robbed us of our golden hour and I knew we talked about her loving those photos. I wanted to make sure she got her vision and asked […]

I meet Kendall & Andrew at Maymont Park in Richmond, Virginia over the weekend to celebrate and capture their engagement season. It was a little on the warm side but we were so thankful for shade, overcast, & a breeze. We had SO much fun and I laughed SO much, what a fun couple! Normally […]

Oh we have a SHOW STOPPER today! Jennifer and Garrett’s Washington DC Engagement session was everything I could have hoped for!  When I think about the city I get overwhelmed if I’m being honest, I’m def. a backroad kinda girl and NOT a parallel parking kinda girl LOL. 😂 This is the main reason why […]

Get excited for these two and their Richmond Engagement Session at Tuckahoe Plantation! I had the absolute best time with AJ, Jamie, & their two pups at this picturesque location. The weather was the absolute perfect scenario and the lighting was the chef’s kiss. I was immediately spoiled with a hug AND a gift of […]

Oh boy am I excited about and for these two! This outdoor engagement session at Seven Springs was absolutely amazing, and I LOVED every minute of it. I met Lydia years ago while photographing her brother’s wedding and she’s one of those people you instantly fall in love with. Audrey and I both looked at […]

I shot Sam and Aubrey’s engagement session at Castle Hill and if you know me, you know that this is one of my favorite places to photograph my couples. Quick side note for newly engaged couples- If you’re looking for some gorgeous locations for your photos, check out my 18 recommendations. The Location: Castle Hill […]

Melinda and Joe’s engagement session at Swannanoa on Afton Mountain was absolutely perfect. Melinda and Joe were referred to me by one of my previous couples Bri and Thornton. Can I just take a moment and say that that’s one of the best feelings ever, when a past couple refers their friends and family to […]

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