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I'm a hopeless romantic who finds great joy in creating and capturing connection and beauty wherever I go.

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Newborns

Lifestyle Newborn Session | Cape Charles

This Cape Charles Lifestyle Newborn Session was a dream and I can’t wait for you to see it!! These sweet repeat clients were so excited when little miss Everly made her debut and joined big brother Sullivan into the family. One of the best parts of this session, for me, was seeing their previous photos […]

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Engagements

Cal + Katie | Smithfield Engagement

Hey y’all!👋🏼 I am thrilled to share some previous sessions from last year that I haven’t shared yet. Buckle up because I’ve got a bunch of couples, babies, families, and more from 2023 that definitely need to make their “blog debut”. Beginning with this Smithfield engagement session with Cal and Katie. First off, let’s talk […]

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Engagements

Historic Jasmine Engagement

Being a photographer, I have the privilege of capturing love in its purest form, and the recent engagement session with Alyssa and Travis was no exception. The Historic Jasmine, with its timeless charm and serene ambiance, served as the perfect backdrop for this love-filled, engagement photoshoot. From the moment I met Alyssa and Travis, I […]

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Engagements

Kill Devil Hills Surprise Proposal

Kicking off my blogging hiatus with a family near and dear to my heart. I’ve done countless sessions for them from weddings, to family sessions, maternity, senior, and more. This time, it was Maddie’s surprise proposal in Kill Devil Hills, NC!!! Y’all the amount of excitement I had for this one was HUGE!!!! Maddie and […]

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Santa Mini

The Santa Mini Experience 2023

The blog post for the 2023 Santa Mini Experience with ECP and East Coast Santa is officially here!!! Yayyy!!! Crazy to think this event has already come and gone and I’m already writing up the blog post but – here we are haha!! Special shout out again to The Pinner House in downtown Suffolk for […]

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Maternity Milestone

Newborn Session | Miss Addie

You’ve just come home from the hospital with your precious newborn baby and it’s officially time to soak in those sweet snuggles. A lifestyle newborn session, in the comfort of your own home, is the best way to capture this new season of life – without the stress. Let me help ease your mind and […]

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Maternity Milestone

ECP Maternity Milestone | Casey + Nate

ECP Maternity Milestone sessions are on the rise and I’m all here for it!!! The past few weeks and months I’ve had the pleasure of photographing families throughout the duration of their pregnancy. Having the privilege of documenting this special season of life is so rewarding!! Follow along as I explain the process of a […]

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Families

Sunset Session at Virginia Beach

Summer sunset sessions at Virginia Beach have been in full swing and I’m so excited to *attempt* to blog more of them!!! Showcasing more than just sneak peeks is definitely on my to-do list 😉 To kick start this new trend I’m beginning with this beautiful family from Chicago who was vacationing in Virginia Beach. […]

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Mini Sessions

The Santa Mini Experience 2022

It’s CHRISTMAS in JULY!!! Hey friends!!! It’s soooo crazy to think we’re over halfway through the year and well into July. Now I’m not going to say that summer is almost over because that would just break my summer lovin heart…. but…. I do have amazing news about upcoming minis – dates for the SIXTH […]

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Weddings

Mac + Brooke | Norfolk Wedding

An intimate afternoon wedding in downtown Norfolk was simply stunning for Brooke and Mac. What I love most about capturing weddings is they’re always unique! If you want a big wedding – great!! If you want a small wedding – great!! It’s your choice and trust me when I say you can’t make a wrong […]

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Seniors

Millie Senior Session | Suffolk, VA

A fun retro senior session in downtown Suffolk!! Millie has a beautiful soul and it definitely shone during our time together!! We explored through good ol’ “Surprising Suffolk” and found some amazinggg backdrops. There is so much charm in our little town and we definitely found some beautiful places!! We started our time out in […]

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Weddings

Luke + Abby | Suffolk Wedding

This beautiful summer June wedding was absolutely stunning!! Abby and Luke have an amazing love story and their wedding day was a perfect display it. Surrounded by loved ones, they vowed to spend forever together and danced the night away!! Before the ceremony Abby shared a beautiful first look with her father. It was so […]

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Weddings

Brent + Alyssa | Yorktown Wedding

Officially getting back into the swing of blogging for 2023!!! Soooo many amazing sessions I have lined up to share but first up – Brent and Alyssa’s Yorktown Wedding on one of the most beautiful days in April. Get ready to see a day full of love and happiness for a deserving couple!! Alyssa and […]

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Weddings

Hope + Macon | Two Rivers Country Club Williamsburg VA

A beautiful wedding overlooking the James River was exactly what Hope and Macon envisioned for their wedding day. Last Saturday, they got that …. and so much MORE!!! What started out as cold and overcast, turned into one of the most beautiful fall afternoons, perfect for an outdoor wedding in Williamsburg. When I first met […]

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Weddings

Danielle + Russ | Virginia Beach Elopement

An elopement on the beach with their kids is exactly what Danielle and Russ envisioned when they got engaged earlier this year. They knew they wanted to keep it simple and focus on their love for one another. The day could not have been more beautiful and I CAN’T WAIT for y’all to see just […]

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Engagements

Alyssa + Brent | Yorktown Engagement

New engagement session comin at y’all today!!! Alyssa and Brent chose the beautiful historic yorktown as the backdrop for their engagement session. The weather was finicky for us with off and on chances of rain but we still managed to get some beautiful images!! Alyssa and Brent got engaged back in March of this year. […]

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Engagements

Hope + Macon | Williamsburg Engagement

Beyond excited to finallyyyy be able to share with y’all this engagement session. Hope and Macon have been an ECP couple for a while now but we have struggled scheduling this session *thanks weather*. But we had the most beautiful, sunny afternoon in Williamsburg for their engagement photos!! So rewind back to the beginning of […]

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Extended Families

Extended Family Session | Top 5 tips

Ok ok… hear me out. I totallyyy understand how hard it is to plan a family session let alone an EXTENDED family session with allll the people. But here me out – in the end it is ALWAYS worth it!! There will inevitably be hiccups but if you can roll with the punches I guarantee […]

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Couples

Alyssa + Travis | Botanical Paradise

Pulling this session from the archives because it’s back from May butttt I just had to share this botanical paradise!!! Alyssa reached out to me expressing her interest in reallyyyy wanting a floral setting. Mission accomplished 😉 We initially looked into Norfolk Botanical Gardens for their session but scheduling didn’t work in our favor. Then, […]

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Weddings

Coral + Oscar | Chippokes State Park Wedding

All last week Virginia weather had chances of rain for every single day. During the whole week it barely rained then sure enough, Saturday gets here and it’s POURING!!! But that didn’t stop Oscar and Coral from being amazingggg troopers and having the BEST time during their summer wedding in Smithfield at Chippokes park. Chippokes […]

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