• Jennifer and Quinton

    Jennifer and Quinton's love story that is a long time coming.  In 8th grade he fell for her quickly, she took some time. They dated for a brief period before she called it off. He stuck by her, being a great friend and over the years, as these stories tend to evolve,she, as he says it, finally got it right! 

    We did their engagement session wandering around Carytown and it was quite obvious how much they just fit. The way he looks after her, how easily she smiles in his presence, the comfort in their embrace. It's easy to see that while it took awhile to get there, it was totally worth the wait.


  • A Day in the Life: The Anderson's

    There is something to be said for being instantly welcomed when you walk into someone's home. That they trust you from the start and you don't have to worry about showing them as they are because it's widly on display from minute one. This was abosolutely the case with the Anderson family. Crystal and I went to school together but it'd been about 20 years since we had seen each other, she greeted me with her million dollar smile and introduced me to the rest of her family equally full of life and joy. I know you will see that through these images, the love between siblings, the way Robert melts just ever so much when his bride is near, and the special friendship between grandfather and grandson. 

  • Megan + David

    “When you are dancing with your partner,

    for that two and a half minutes,

    you are in love with each other.

    You're corresponding with each other

    by the moves that you make.

    It's a love affair, between you and your partner

    and the music.

    You feel the music, you feel your partner,

    she feels you and she feels the music.

    So there the three of you are together.

    You've got a triangle, you know. Which one do you love best?”

    - Frankie Manning

    Their relationship started through words on a keyboard, then a failed date, then a few muuuch better dates, and the rest is history. This is a couple that loves to dance and actually dancing is what brought them closer during their courtship. So it was a given that this wedding would be an all out dance party, the ceremony was short and sweet making the reception this 2+ hour dance affair. It was a sweet time with some even sweeter moves! :) 

  • Brooke + Alexandria

    These two! I could regale you with tons of stories of Alexandria and what she means to me and my life. She's sat with me through some dark times and laughed with me through some awesome times. She's one of the first I told about Andrew and subsequently she was the first to ask Andrew his intentions threatening him if anything should happen to me :). Shortly after I met the love of my life, Alexandria met hers. We would message back and forth squealing about the awesome things our other halves had done for us and talk about how surreal it was to be in this stage of out lives together. When she told me that Brooke had proposed I could not have been happier, when she asked me capture their wedding I could not have been more proud. They got married overlooking this amazing spot in Richmond a few weeks after marriage equality finally came to the Commonwealth. Right after their ceremony we ran into a tour group that excitedly celebrated with us that these two wonderful ladies who had fallen in love were able to marry on that day. The whole day was wonderfully surreal perfectly beautiful. 

    They had already gotten each other rings early in their relationship so for their wedding they decided to exchange necklaces that carried significance to each other. Both necklaces matched their personalities perfectly. 

  • Stephanie + Felipe

    I completely adore my couples! Since I have begun shooting weddings on my own I've been blown away at the couples that cross my path. Each one of them celebrated their special days in their own unique ways and each one was so much fun; Stephanie and Felipe were certainly no exception. Their wedding was not just one day, but an entire weekend and it was filled with so much love, and joy it was purely contagious.

    Stephanie and Felipe wanted to not only celebrate this stage in their lives but also the people who have been by their sides since the beginning. They started the weekend with a roast which really allowed friends and family to share stories of them both and the night that these two wonderful people met. The entire night I just listened to what these two meant to the people in their lives and it was quite obvious that both Stephanie and Felipe are dearly, dearly loved, and supported by the community that surrounds them. That same love and support was equally apparent during the wedding the following day. 

    They opted to mix things up a bit and do the reception before the ceremony which was a first for me and hopefully not the last. People got a chance to mingle and catch up, sharing drinks, a great meal, and a lot of laughs. The setting, Stephanie's family backyard, was absolutely perfect and just captured the intimacy, and spirit of this weekend. Stephanie wore a skirt that she loved and turned it into a dress wearing a belt she and her mother made specially for the day. Her mom even hand embroidered napkins for the guests and they were gorgeous. When the ceremony started it seemed like the most natural thing to watch and be part of this day with these two. Words of encouragement were shared by the family and Stephanie sang a song to Felipe, I don't think there was a dry eye there, I know mine were a little damp at one point during the day. The night ended with dancing and time together, no huge send off, just a, "See you tomorrow at bunch." The weekend ended with a brunch at a local vineyard and as with the theme for the weekend you knew this couple wanted this to be as much about everyone else as it was about this new part of their journey together. 


    Her smile was the brightest that day and it never faded. 


  • Tremayne

    The session started simply enough, with a photograph. My beautiful friend Ann posted this shot of herself on Facebook and I was immediately inspired!

    The ideas were coming like a flood and I knew I needed to translate her look into a session. I started messsaging Tremayne that night and we came up with some ideas that would work. I scheduled the session on the same day that this handsome guy, who is also my other 1/2  and a fellow brilliant mind would be in town. 

    The day was absolutely perfect! Tremayne nailed the look, Andrew was awesome inspiration and a great set of eyes, even shooting some himself. This may be one of my favorite sessions of the year because I got a chance to collaborate with one of the most creative and beautiful minds I know! 

    Andrew shot the next 3 shots, he did fantastic! 

    See, he nailed it! 

  • Angela

    “One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and turn on. It’s on all the time.” – Annie Leibovitz 

    When I saw this room the day before I could not stop looking. I could not stop looking  at the way the light poured in through the blinds, how the colors of the walls and the lamp perfectly fit one another, creating this cool vibe.  Angela showed up the following day and I could not stop looking at her. How beautiful she looked that day, that sparkle in her eye, and how beautifully that dress complimented her. I could totally see her in that room I was enamored by the day before and the results were far better than I could have ever imagined.


  • Stephanie

    “I fell for her in summer, my lovely summer girl,
    From summer she is made, my lovely summer girl,
    I’d love to spend a winter with my lovely summer girl,
    But I’m never warm enough for my lovely summer girl,
    It’s summer when she smiles, I’m laughing like a child,
    It’s the summer of our lives; we’ll contain it for a while
    She holds the heat, the breeze of summer in the circle of her hand
    I’d be happy with this summer if it’s all we ever had.” 
    ― Maggie StiefvaterShiver

    This session dates back to the early parts of Summer, where the heat is not too overwhelming, the days are a little longer, and the flowers are still in bloom. We found a patch of greens and purples in the midst of the city that day, and then found an area where the light was just perfect amongst the history of this old building. All that adventuring made for some great photos of a city I have known all my life but in the Summer it's just a little bit different.