Sky Meadows Engagement Session

Sky Meadows State Park was the perfect location for Karen and Larry’s session – they love hiking and the outdoors, and that’s where they got engaged last year! The day they chose turned out to be VERY special because it was not only Karen’s birthday, but they were closing on their first home that afternoon!! Karen told me a couple of weeks before our session that they had just gotten married in Old Town, and in her words, “It was a small, simple and beautiful day. We felt so grateful.”  They then spent a weekend in a cabin in Sapphire,

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Focus & Composition Tips for the Perfect Ring Shot

Details are an important part of an elopement or engagement session, and shots of the ring(s) are a must-have to complete these galleries! My sessions are all outside using natural light, and it’s so fun to get creative and use whatever is available for your composition. Here’s what I’ve learned to create gorgeous ring shots – I hope it will be helpful! This is a given, but use a macro lens  – mine is the Canon 100mm 2.8. It does not have image stabilization, so I have to have an extremely steady hand and can’t always rely on auto focus.

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Shenandoah National Park Family Session

Last weekend’s session was a dream because I got to kick off spring with a styled shoot in the Shenandoah with 4 other Virginia photographers! Sara Thom, Lauren Newman, Emily Heskett and I collaborated to come up with the location and styling, and we got to work with Meredith White and her family. The first piece we chose was a gorgeous Reclamation rust-color dress for Meredith. We knew the color and movement of the dress would be perfect for the location, and complement the blues and greens in the background. Weather can be tricky in early spring, but we had

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WELCOME

Hello, I’m Sarah! Nothing would make me happier than documenting your authentic, real moments in beautiful evening light in the Virginia mountains.