Charlottesville, VA Fall Family

I spent a beautiful week last fall photographing families and couples in the Shenandoah. Every evening I would drive up the mountain where the sunlight started to get soft and hazy, spend an hour or so taking photos at an overlook, and then head back to the AirBnb where I hung out on the balcony with a glass of local wine from Veritas. It didn’t take long to decide I would be planning more adventure sessions in 2021! The first photo session I did with this family was 3 years ago – it was actually a maternity session + one


Virginia Waterfall Session

The muted background of the rocks and water at this location really allows for the focus to be on this beautiful mom and her three boys. You have to be QUICK when taking photos of little boys because they want to be on the move and don’t have a lot of patience for sitting in one place too long. Alicia is also a family photographer and was so fun to work with – she knew exactly what I was trying to capture and I didn’t give much direction at all! I have 3 more waterfall locations in mind for the


Modern Day Fairytale at Vaughan Greenhouse

One of my best memories of childhood is my mom reading fairytales to us – we had a big blue hardback book called The Fairytale Treasury¬†(which I still own) and I heard every single story many, many times. Most of them are Grimm’s fairy tales and looking back they are actually terrifying! But, I still loved Cinderella, Snow White, Red Riding Hood, and even Hansel and Gretel. (I banned the Little Match Girl after hearing it once or twice.) When I found out that I was going to be in southern VA the same time that Vaughan Greenhouse had scheduled



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