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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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Justin and Erin had such a beautiful day with their families and a few close friends as they said I DO. The private river property was stunning, the temperature was slightly chilly but perfect, and the perfect cloud coverage for a soft filter with not a drop of rain. We couldn’t have asked for more. […]

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 […]

There aren’t enough beautiful words that could even compare to this couple, their families, & their friends. I could have never prepared, or imagined, the joy and love they all brought to me in such a short amount of time together. I had been speaking with Amy, Lyndsey’s mother from the start and we both […]

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 […]

Kallen is ONE

August 24, 2020

The Ayers family has the CUTEST boys ever and it just so happened to be a birthday celebration of the tinniest of Ayers, Kallen! These sweet boys stole my heart the moment I met them and their photos are pulling my heart strings again today! Kallen and Mommy have made it to ONE YEAR of […]

Although plans didn’t go as expected (hello 2020), this day couldn’t have been any more perfect. When Katie messaged me about the replanning of their April wedding, of course, everyone was bummed. This was the very beginning of COVID, and it was still so new to everyone. There wasn’t a single plan anyone had that […]

Covid-19 has tried really hard to cancel all the things this 2020. I get it, we want to keep our loved ones safe! But it doesn’t mean you have to cancel your wedding! I know scaling down your wedding will be difficult, just keep in mind that your guests may scale it down for you! […]

Brinley | Newborn Session She’s here, she’s here! And oh, my heart she is perfect. Brinley made her debut and Mommy and Daddy are so in love. My first praise to Jesus was about Brinley’s hair. Insert all the heart eye emojis. I kept telling Brooke during Brinley’s session that I couldn’t get over her […]

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. […]

The Dawson Family

July 7, 2020

I’ve taken on more large family sessions this year than I have since starting my business in 2010, and I’m not mad about it. I’m an only child and so I’ve always longed for family and relationships so strong they could be blood. My husband is one of seven and I’ve grown up with them […]


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