Sibling Session – Doswell, VA

I was contacted for this sibling session by Phil, who was searching for a Richmond area family photographer to help them capture some fun and updated portraits of their children to hang in their home.  I love working with older children because I can still draw out their silliness, but also because they tend to listen very well, which is quite a change of pace from the toddler age that I tend to photograph a lot, haha.

We got some great formal, posed portraits, but also got a little silly and captured some really fun candid shots as well.  They chose the metal prints to display their images, which is a perfect choice for these vibrant portraits.  Here is a quick peek at a few shots from their session!

Mommy & Me Session with Unicorn – Doswell, VA

Renee contacted me because her daughter was turning 3 and having a “Rainbows & Unicorns” birthday party, which of course, is my all time favorite theme!  She selected the rose gold sequined top dress with full tulle skirt from my Client Closet for her Devyn to wear.   I had such a blast playing with and photographing Devyn, as she has this amazingly sweet and larger than life personality.  I am so happy to be able to capture these memories for them to have forever.  Here is a look at some of the hand-edited images from their session!

The candid and playful shots were just as fun!  I just adore photographing children at this age.  They usually make me work for it, but we have such a good time!  Devyn got to change into her adorable birthday outfit at the end, and the matching brag books will certainly be a special keepsake for her to have as she grows up!

If you’re looking for a family photographer near Richmond, VA, please feel free to send me an e-mail and we can set up your very own custom session!

Family Portrait Session + Unicorn Session – Doswell, Virginia

This sweet family came to me for updated family portraits as well as a unicorn session with their adorable daughter.  The kids were troopers dealing with the elements and we had so much fun having a little tea party with my unicorn, Poppy!  My favorite part of being a family photographer in Richmond is being able to capture these milestones for families, and being able to provide beautiful, high quality print products so that their portraits may be passed down for generation.  I am so excited to get their canvas grouping in and show them!  It’s going to look so amazing on their wall!

Family & Unicorn Session – Doswell, VA

I love, love working with this sweet little family of three (soon to be four)!  They are seriously the cutest ever.  Kelly and I have been planning out this unicorn session for quite some time now, and it honestly could not have come together any more perfectly.  I just adore all the emotions captured in this gallery.  And how about the adorable expressions their little girl gave us when she set her big blue eyes on Poppy the unicorn!  THIS is what every childhood should be filled with!  Love and a little bit of magic ❤

Family Portrait Session – Doswell, VA

This session was so perfectly imperfect.  If I have learned anything over the years as a family photographer, I’ve learned that toddlers can be SO unpredictable.  That being said, I am always prepared with some tricks up my sleeve to get their cooperation for at least a few frames.

I do love capturing the realness of what life is like at that moment in your life, so when your toddler has a meltdown, we roll with it and turn it into fun.  I want each experience they have with me to be positive and I want them to have a great time making memories.  After all, that’s what this is all about 🙂

Here are a few images from this gorgeous family session at my farm in Doswell.  If you’re looking for a portrait photographer in central Virginia, please contact me!  I’d love to help capture your own family’s memories!

Family Portrait Session – Doswell, VA

We had some fantastic weather for this family session at my farm.  I love the beautiful golden light we get here.  We sure did luck out when we bought this place– as a family photographer, I couldn’t ask for a more perfect scene!  We laughed and played and twirled.  I can’t wait to see this finished gallery wall in print!

Favorite images of 2016

I found out today the official rankings of the photos I entered into the Shoot and Share contest, which is the world’s largest photography contest.  I entered on a whim and using only photos that I happened to have handy on my hard drive at the time.  The talent I saw during voting was absolutely insane!  I was super shocked to find out that I made it as far as I did!  I actually had quite a few entries that made it further than I expected, but here are the top four ranking images from my submission.

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This image made Top 100 out of nearly 24,000 submissions in it’s category!  ❤

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This image was one of the more adventurous sessions I had in 2016 (slippery rocks over the river while carrying heavy camera gear almost had me freaking out, not gunna lie, haha).  This photo was a finalist in the Lifestyle category, which had over 10,700 entries!

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This was probably one of my most challenging sessions in 2016, as you can see, LOL.  We had a blast and laughed the whole time, but worked hard to get the final images!  This was an outtake I entered into the “That Just Happened” category, and was also a finalist in that category with 4300+ entries.

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This portrait of these twin girls is one of my favorites ever.  It made the top 10% in it’s category with almost 24k entries.  And here are some of my badges for these particular photos, because I’m fancy.  😉

Puppy Portraits – Doswell, VA

I’m basically the luckiest girl in the world because I got to snuggle this adorable Great Dane puppy for a couple hours while we were doing his “newborn portraits”.  He may not be exactly a newborn anymore, but he’s only … Continue reading

With the warmer weather here in Richmond this week (in FEBRUARY, for crying out loud), I have been itching to get started on my spring sessions.  I have been keeping busy this winter between launching my new product lineup and also hosting boudoir marathons (which were INCREDIBLY fun, so if you’re looking for a boudoir photographer in Virginia, hit up your girl here!).  I am hosting another boudoir marathon on Saturday, March 18, so if you’re interested in participating, you can e-mail me or join my private, ladies only boudoir group on Facebook for more details and updates.

Anyways, I have a lot planned for my business this year!  I am excited about creating new session experiences, themes, and also brand new wall art options to display everything.  They have been very well received by the new clients I’ve had so far this year, so I am super excited to show all of my returning clients that are already on the books for the spring and summer.  I am beginning to book heavily into April and May, so if you are interested in booking a family session, unicorn session, or have something else in mind, don’t wait to contact me!

 

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Lifestyle portraits – Doswell, VA

Lifestyle photography is about embracing the perfectly imperfect moments of your every day life.  With the recent snow still melting, as well as the scheduled home improvement projects taking over most of our home, we spent the afternoon today hidden away, playing dinosaurs, babies, and watching Beauty & The Beast (which was one of my favorite Disney movie as a child– I totally had a matching Belle dress and book).  These are the little expressions and quirks that I will remember of my own children.  Smiles, giggles, wild hair, sweet hugs, the strange hand-down-his-shirt my son has had since he was an infant… I want to remember everything about these two.  ❤