Annual Holiday Mini Sessions – Doswell, VA

I am excited to announce that I am now publicly booking for my Story Time With Santa sessions!  Santa Claus last year was AWESOME, and I had so many requests to host this event again this year that I couldn’t say no.  Each session includes a complimentary wardrobe and styling consultation, a 20 minute personalized play date with Santa, and a private ordering appointment, which is the perfect opportunity to get some Christmas shopping done for family!

I am also still taking on a handful of bookings for my $99 mini sessions.  The deadline to book your session is nearing, so if you’re thinking about it, don’t wait.  These have generated a ton of interest and I’m super excited to be able to help everyone get some quick, updated portraits!

Here are a few images from last year’s Santa sessions.  Send me an e-mail to for more information, pricing, and to reserve your time slot!

Fall Mini Sessions – Richmond, Virginia

Whoooo, super exciting news for you guys!  I have officially opened days for FALL MINI SESSIONS!  If you have been following my page, you know that I very, very rarely offer mini sessions, so this is super exciting!  These sessions are short and sweet and offer the same perks as a full session (wardrobe consultation, session planning, and private ordering appointment), but just with a shorter session time, which makes it especially great for grumpy husbands or older children😉   The creative fee for this session is only $99!  I have been booking my fall schedule like CRAZY since I announced them over on my Facebook page, so if you’re interested in booking a session, please contact me ASAP.  I am almost fully booked for the rest of 2016!

You guys are keeping me super busy and I love it!   I am so excited to see so many old faces and lots of new ones this fall.  I have another big announcement for new clients coming up this week as well (hint hint, it involves a jolly ol’ fella in a red suit), so make sure you follow my Facebook page and blog for updates!


Lifestyle photos – Vacation in Rodanthe, NC

I’ve been gearing up for the busy fall season and trying to put together my annual mini session event, and it’s making me already miss summer!  And it’s barely September!  So today’s blog post is a throw back to our beach vacation earlier this summer in Rodanthe.  I always want to remember all the little mundane details that make up our lives, so I hauled my camera with us to the pizzeria down the street and made sure to capture all the little details and mannerisms of my little humans.  Little wrist rolls, long eye lashes, the way she holds her cups, the way he curiously studies everything…  I’ll remember🙂

Senior Portrait Session – Doswell, VA

I had the pleasure of working with Mason on her senior portraits a couple weeks ago on my farm in Doswell, and I cannot believe how amazingly photogenic this chick is!  Almost every frame was usable and I had the toughest time narrowing her gallery down.  Here are some highlights of my favorite images from her session.

Schedule your own senior portrait session before my fall schedule books up.  We will plan something amazing and unique to you!

Children’s Portrait Session – Doswell, Virginia

I had the pleasure of working with Amanda and her two adorable kids recently.  They were so well behaved and just so sweet!  We discussed wardrobe prior to the session and I was so happy to see that she nailed Adam’s outfit.  He looked like such a little gentleman.  She borrowed a dress from my Client Closet for Kendall and oh my gosh, she looked precious!  That dress is perfect for twirling😉   I have a few gorgeous dresses available for my littlest clients to borrow that look great for children’s portraits or family photos.  All sessions are styled during the consultation, so if you’re clothing-impaired, don’t worry!  We will get you all dressed perfectly.

Take a look at the images below and you’ll see just a few reasons why I love working with this family!

Unique Senior Session – Richmond, VA

I was recently challenged by this gorgeous high school senior (who happens to be my cousin!) to produce some unique images that would not only capture her radiating beauty, but would also capture her free spirit and artistic soul.

Challenge accepted.  We have since been working together on an extended project, which you will see more of later.  For now, here is a small peek at this shoot portraying Laila as a mysterious gypsy❤

A day in the life

My days are spent chasing my kids around to put their pants on and running a full time business.  Lucky for me, I have pretty good multi-tasking skills (I guess I can thank 7 years of 911 dispatching before I went full time with photography).  I try to pull my camera out as much as my kids will stand it at home, but if you’ve ever photographed your own children… you know how that goes once you start trying to get them into any poses or ideas you have in your head, ha.

Lifestyle photographs make up most of my personal images.  If you’ve ever wondered about lifestyle photography and what that means, it is defined as “a kind of photography which mainly aims to capture portrait/people in situations, real-life events or milestones in an artistic manner and the art of the everyday.”  I don’t often share these types of images from my personal life, but here is a glimpse at my afternoon today.  <3




I’ve had a few babies to snuggle lately after a little newborn dry-spell!  They’re so cute and tiny at this age, and that sure does make me miss my own babies being so little.  But I get to snuggle these babies, pose and photograph them, and send them back to their parents and that is good enough for me!  Ha!

Here is a little peek at Baby E’s recent newborn session!

I had the pleasure of working with Maria and her sweet little boy on a Mommy & Me session for the two of them.  She is a photographer as well, so she knows all too well how important it is for us mommies to actually be IN some of the pictures sometimes😉  I’m so glad they’ll get to keep these little moments forever.  Here is a peek at their session.

I’ve had so many sessions so far this year and I’m terrible at blogging each and every one, so I am just going to randomly select a few to blog.  And a lot of them will be unicorns because I’ve photographed a ton of them this year!

I LOVED Mallory’s session.  She is a super sweet girl and was so great and so cooperative.  If you have any young children, you know that can always be hit or miss depending on the day.  She was a trooper, despite the cooler weather, and I was so ecstatic to show her mama these images!  Her album and canvas turned out BEAUTIFUL.  I can’t wait for her to see her entire order!