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Skyline Drive Family Session

These little girls rode all the way down from northern VA with their mom and dad for these family photos and were full of energy when they arrived! I try to make sessions with little ones as fun as possible – we look for plants, bugs, and rocks, and definitely don’t stay in one spot …

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Shenandoah Sunrise Anniversary

There’s nothing like waking up at 4:15 a.m., meeting your couple in the pitch dark with fog drifting in front of your headlights, and hiking up to the top of a mountain with headlamps. Is it worth it just for a photo shoot? 100% YES. When we reached the top and stepped out on the …

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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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Mountaintop Elopement in Shenandoah National Park

Jonathan & Maguire met while volunteering in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone. Their villages were 6 hours apart but they were able to see each other once a month. They are both currently in grad school in DC and wanted, in Maguire’s words, “an aspect of our wedding that was just between the two …

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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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Blacksburg, VA Mountain Session

Fall 2020 – one of the most beautiful locations & stunning skies I saw in Virginia all fall. We were FREEZING but this family was amazing and hung in there, even for those last ones of just the mom & dad which I had to get before we headed back down the mountain.     …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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