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Five Tips for Gorgeous Winter Family Photos

Although fall is by far the most popular time to schedule photos, the winter months can be a perfect time to get your family together for an outside session! If you have kids who are home from college for Thanksgiving or Christmas break, or even home for a weekend, take advantage of that golden winter …

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Outer Banks Extended Family Session

Extended Family Session at the Outer Banks I will always say YES to an extended family session at the Outer Banks! I loved seeing how much fun these cousins have together and knowing they will have these photos of their aunts, uncles and grandparents to look back on when they grow up. How to Shoot …

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Spring JMU Graduation

I LOVE April and May because of the longer and warmer days, the spring greens and flowers popping out everywhere, and all of the SENIOR photo shoots!! Working with high school, college, and graduate students to commemorate their incredible achievements and hard work makes me so happy and every year I can’t wait for spring …

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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 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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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 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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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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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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