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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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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 […]

Click to browse a stunning engagement session on Tuckahoe Plantation in Virginia, USA.

Mary Pat & Tyler

September 25, 2020

I met Mary Pat and Tyler at the Foundry in Powhatan, VA… which if you’ve never visited you should if you can, it is beautiful! Top off a beautiful location with great company and what more could I possibly ask for? I’m so grateful to Nicolle for introducing Mary Pat and I to one another. […]

Proposal – David & Helene

September 16, 2020

My goodness, do I have a session for you!Helene and David are among my favorite people. Not only are they so much fun and so laid back, but they’ve given me the cutest baby (Oliver) to photograph! So, hello, how could they not be!? This story is a bit different than their maternity and family […]

When Brooke emailed me and suggested a venue she and Mark stumbled upon by chance my jaw practically hit the floor. I had seen this property in a handful of recent photos from other industry friends and was even supposed to photograph a styled shoot there so I was excited, to say the least! Honestly […]

I met with Ashlee & Matt last night for their engagement session and let me tell you, the wait was worth it. They did not disappoint. Hollyfield Manor is so beautiful and if you have seen my Instagram stories, you already know about the tree-lined drive and beautiful historic home with columns on the front. […]

Do you know how when your favorite people share their favorite people with you? It’s super amazing and awesome. While on vacation I got an email inquiring about an engagement session which already makes me do a happy dance (I love people in love if you didn’t pick up on that already!), but then I […]

I am a little late at posting Melanie & Brandon’s engagement session, but I’m finding that being a little late, in this case, is a good thing. Visiting their gallery and reminiscing on our time together so far has brought a smile to my face during this quarantine season. These two are FUN! Melanie “warned” […]

My favorite thing ever is when I meet new amazing people through my couples who’ve gotten married or had a session with me. Erin & Justin found me through tagged Instagram photos of mutual friends who happened to be one of my October 2019 couples. I am so thankful for my people who share their […]


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