Unicorn Mommy & Me Session – Doswell, VA

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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Family Session – Doswell, VA

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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Unicorn Session – Doswell, VA

Catching up on blog entries here and am so excited to share some of my recent work as I go through all of my summer sessions!  I had the opportunity to photograph these beautiful sisters just before the youngest sister had a unicorn-themed birthday!  Of course, our unicorn was incredibly excited to be loved on and spoiled by them, and we had the most amazing time romping around the farm while I photographed their incredible bond and their mama savored these last moments of pure childhood innocence.  I’m so glad that she will have these photographs of her gorgeous girls to look back on.  Here are some of the highlights from their gallery!

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Couple’s Session – Yorktown, VA

I can’t believe I have lived in Virginia my entire life and have never been to Yorktown before (that I can remember, any way)!  I had the best time exploring the area with Ariana and Chase.  They were up for anything, so we chased the light and ended up getting some really beautiful photographs for them.  I already can’t wait to go back and shoot!  Here is a little peek at their couple’s session.


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Portrait Session – Doswell, VA

Jenna contacted me last year to book a family session with her best friend Tenney to document their bond after some trying times.  She loves cherry blossoms, so we scheduled her during their peak bloom on our farm in Doswell, VA.  The weather was beautiful, Tenney was full of energy, and we had the best time giggling at his many expressions and antics.  Jenna’s metal grouping turned out absolutely breathtaking.  The reclaimed barn wood frames that we selected to compliment her chosen images were stunning too.  One of my favorite pieces to date so far!  You can see a quick cell pic I posted to my Facebook page from when I received her order.  I couldn’t resist because it was just so perfect!  Here is a quick peek at a few highlights from their family portrait session.

 

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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!

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

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 🙂

I had a cake smash session with sweet Lawson recently, and I cannot even tell you how much fun we had shooting this.  This kid kept us laughing and giggling the entire time.  Instead of actually eating his cake, he decided that finger painting was a much better idea.  His expressions had us cracking up.  Cake smashes are one of my favorite types of sessions because they’re so fun.  Incredibly messy, but so, so fun!  Check out some of the highlights from his session!

 

This fall has been such a crazy season for me and I am so thankful to all of my clients for keeping me busy!  I’ve loved every second of every session and have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all of my … Continue reading