One of the most rewarding things about my job is the ability to capture the tiny little moments that, when pieced all together, tell these beautiful stories of the connections and bonds between souls. That is one of the reasons I absolutely love photographing mommy & me sessions. As mothers, we spend so much time pulling out our phones and photographing everyone else as they are creating family memories that will shape their childhood and even entire adult life. We are rarely IN any of these photographs (and I don’t mean those obligatory selfies!). I always encourage mothers to participate and be present in the photographs. Years from now, this little girl will be a young woman and she will always have these amazing images of her and her mother that she will treasure and be so incredibly special to her. She will remember how her mother brought her to a farm in Virginia (all the way from PA!) and she got to meet a real unicorn. She will remember how they laughed and danced and had skipping races through the fields. Looking back on these images, she will remember how her mother used to hold her and gently caress her hair, how she smiled and her eyes sparkled whenever she looked at her. She will remember how she she felt so safe, happy, and loved. It was an absolute pleasure photographing these two remarkable ladies and I am so thankful have played a little part in their memories decades from now.
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Yesssss, I am aware that it’s only September, BUT you know what that means! It’s time to start planning my annual holiday mini sessions! And this year, SANTA IS COMING BACK to see all of my sweet littlest clients again! We’ve been working with Santa every year for the past 4 years, and he is absolutely incredible with the children. Each session is a 20 minute personal interaction with Santa Claus and includes TWO amazing sets (see my images from the sets below, minus Santa). I have designed my holiday collections to each include all of your favorites! You can skip the lines with grumpy kids, get your holiday cards custom designed and printed, gifts for family members, AND snag heirloom pieces to pass down to your children with a STELLAR discount. I ONLY do discounted products once a year for these holiday themed sessions, so don’t miss your chance. Studio sessions without Santa are available as well. E-mail me today for more information or to reserve your spot! firstname.lastname@example.org
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I had such a great time working with the Ramos’ as I photographed their gorgeous family on my farm in the last few quiet moments before their newest addition was born. We laughed until we cried by the end, and I loved being there to capture these moments for them. Here are just a few highlights from their family session.
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I have known Kristen for awhile through our horses, and I did some engagement pictures for her and her then-fiance, Josh. It was such an honor to photograph their wedding last month. They chose to get married at her parent’s home in Ashland,Virginia. It was a beautiful setting and they got married underneath a breathtaking archway that her father built, surrounded by trees, and all their loved ones, and their horses in the barn and pasture right behind them.
The wedding color was a pretty aqua, and a lot of the details were homemade, DIY. I love seeing the visions people have come to life for the final product. I also thought it was so cool that she used freshly picked flowers from the yard to put in her hair.
I always get a picture of the groom’s reaction as he is watching his bride walk down the aisle for the first time. I love watching their face, and I love watching the emotion flicker across.
The ceremony was beautiful (and HOT!) and Kristen, of course, had to have a few photos with her horses. The horses had bowties. BOW TIES. HORSE BOW TIES. Ahhhhh.
I wish Kristen and Josh the best. Thank you so much for choosing me to photograph your special day!