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


Dusk in Prince William Forest

This is a gorgeous spot in Prince William Forest Park – sun streaming through the trees, a beautiful creek, rocks, moss, and sooo many ferns. In just a couple of months there will be brilliant fall colors here but for now I’m soaking up as much summer as I can and taking advantage of the deep forest greens. We have had so many torrential downpours this month, the creek was much higher than usual and we couldn’t cross over to the big flat rocks on the other side, but we discovered some new spots, textures and light that I hadn’t



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