Photography

A Stormy Shenandoah Adventure

Emily and her family drove close to 3 hours to meet me for this shoot, and it was one of the sessions I had planned as part of an overnight mentorship. My mentee Stephanie came from Texas and I couldn’t wait for our first shoot together … but when we met up in the parking …

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A Blue Ridge Parkway Anniversary Session

It makes me SO happy that we finally got to do this session – we planned it back in the spring but got rained out a couple of times. It was worth rescheduling because I can’t get enough of the cloud-filled skies and golden glow that lit up the valley!  Happy anniversary Christina & Chris!! …

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A Shenandoah Proposal

This session was definitely one for the books! Chelsea is the one who initially contacted me to schedule a session for her and Charlie, and then a couple of weeks later he messaged me and said he was thinking about proposing! I was SO excited and we put together a plan: I would take them …

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Shenandoah Summer Family Session

I always look forward to doing sessions for other photographers and their families!! Lauren and I have crossed paths quite a few times in the past couple of years – we first met at a styled shoot in Forest, VA, and then I got to know her when we took a year-long class together. After …

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Woodland Elopement Styled Shoot

How do you create a woodland styled shoot in the DC suburbs? 1. Find your inspiration. I decided on an elopement theme –  I was inspired by several couples who contacted me early this year to photograph their elopements, engagements, and micro-weddings. The small wedding and elopement trend allows a more intimate and personalized experience, …

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10 Ideas for Your Next Family Session

So many families and couples have made plans to meet me in Shenandoah National Park next month for their annual photos and I couldn’t be happier! I’ve got all the best locations and times covered, all you have to do is show up for your adventure. The people who contact me have usually seen my …

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Washington, DC Senior Session

I am so happy for all of the seniors to graduate next month. Online school has not been easy for them this year but they have so much to look forward to with everything slowly returning to normal. Natalie and I had the best time taking her senior photos – when we arrived at the …

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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 …

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Tips for Photos With Toddlers

I love working with 2-3 year olds!! This session was so awesome from the time I met up with this family to the time I finished culling and editing their photos. Here are my five top tips for a successful photo session with toddlers: Plan where you are going to take the photos beforehand and …

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