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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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Yesterday, although it was HOT… it was an absolute dream! I simply cannot get over how stunning this vision of Jami’s that we brought to life. So much so, that I had to release this post less than 24 hours later! The color palette was so refreshing and had every wow factor you could possibly […]

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 […]

Mommy & Me

June 24, 2020

Can I let you in on a secret? My heart longs for more Mommy & Me sessions. They seriously have become one of my absolute favorite portrait sessions. If you are a Momma reading this and you haven’t had a Mommy & Me session, no matter how old your babe is, JUST DO IT! You […]

The Walker Family

June 20, 2020

Rain rain go away, come again another day! On second thought, let’s have fun with it and hunt for some rainbows! The Walker family will be welcoming their second baby and I couldn’t be any more excited than I already am. Willa is a doll and this family is one of my favorites to photograph. […]

Caleb turns One

June 8, 2020

I cannot even believe that Caleb is already ONE! My how the time has passed so quickly and I didn’t even realize it. This sweet boy brought me Chick Fil A and all the dance moves during his studio session. We had the best time and made the best mess. I absolutely love when milestone […]

Oliver | Newborn Session I finally got to meet Oliver … from six feet away of course! It’s no doubt that this pandemic has us all turned on our heads and there are so many things, small things, that we’ve taken for granted and haven’t put too much thought or thankfulness into until now. For […]

I felt an instant comfort with Amilee and Dan and their sweet baby girl Aubrey so this newborn photo shoot was a dream! Her nursery was so lovingly designed by her mom and put together by her dad and it was the perfect place for this baby girl photo shoot.

I have had the opportunity to shoot many beautiful weddings at stunning Virginia locations. This year, I’ve been honored to be listed on four of these gorgeous Virginia wedding venues, preferred vendors list! I want to share a little bit about why I adore each venue and give you an exclusive inside look! And don’t […]

Being a second shooter is an important job! While the main photographer is focused on the bride and groom’s classic shots, you can grab some of the candids that become treasured favorites! Here are ten different ways you can be a valuable second shooter! To be a valuable second shooter- be on time! It is […]

Lily is Two

May 1, 2020

I love photographing littles, but sometimes they just make me realize how quickly time goes by! I don’t know how we got here and I’m sure her family is thinking the same thing! It seems like it was just yesterday that we had Lily in pearls climbing all over my cute pink velvet chair and […]


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