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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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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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Travis + Emmy | Clay Hill Garden Events Wedding

Emmy + Travis wedding day!!! A gorgeous afternoon in Yale, Virginia at the beautiful Clay Hill Garden Events. During an intimate ceremony with close friends and family these two vowed to love, honor, and serve one another forever. This wedding is special to me because not only do I know Emmy and Travis personally from […]

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Weddings

Caitlyn + Harrison | Suffolk, VA Wedding

Caitlyn and Harrison are two people who were perfectly made for each other. He is more quiet and she is more loud and spunky. But to see how they balance each other out is quite a gift. Caitlyn and Harrison’s May wedding took place at their hometown church in Suffolk, VA and included a choreographed […]

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Families

Spring Minis 2022 | The Pinner House

This year’s annual ECP Spring Minis were absolutely stunningggg!!! I loved getting the chance to see some familiar faces as well as new ones!! This year’s location was at the always amazing Pinner House located in the heart of Suffolk. They were hosting their spring market full of local vendors, musicians, coffee bar, and more! […]

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Personal

Our Strawberry Tradition

I’m sharing something new today!! No this is not a blog post about a recent wedding or session. This is a personal one about MY family 🙂 A goal of mine is to use this space to share more about me, my family, and document our own precious moments throughout life. So buckle up and […]

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Maternity Milestone

Baby Jonathan | Lifestyle Newborn Session | Suffolk, VA

  Oh sweet baby Jonathan… this boy was prayed for long before he was made his grand debut earlier this year. The Plaskon’s have trusted me to photograph many of their milestones but I think their lifestyle newborn sessions will always be my favorite. They are the reminder that God cares for his children and […]

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Weddings

Samantha + Preston | Planter’s Club Wedding | Suffolk, VA

First wedding of the year is officially done and omgggg was it a beautiful one!!! The most amazingggg spring blooms and a soft color palette was the theme for Samantha and Preston’s wedding at the Planter’s Club in Suffolk, VA. Although it was April, the wind was blowin and it was a chilly day. However, […]

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Couples

Anniversary Portraits | The Hermitage Museum and Gardens

What better way to commemorate your first anniversary than with portraits at the venue you were “supposed” to get married at??? Kailynn and Caleb brought the HEAT to the Hermitage Museum and Gardens by even getting back into their wedding day attire! When I first met Kailynn back in March of 2020 I had no […]

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Weddings

Matt + Molly | The Historic Post Office | Hampton, VA

  So many feelings as I write up the blog post for my lasttt wedding of 2021. This year has been quite the whirlwind and I’m beyond thankful to end it with such a sweet couple as Matt and Molly. Their wedding day at the Historic Post Office in Hampton Virginia was nothing short of […]

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Santa Mini

The 2021 Santa Mini Experience Day 1 | The Pinner House, Suffolk Va

  Soooo excited to be sharing highlights from the 2021 Santa Mini Experience ~ Day 1!!!! This year Santa and I decided to break up the fun into two days. More chances for families to come out and enjoy one on one time with Santa to kick start their holiday season. My vision for these […]

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Mini Sessions

Tree Farm Minis 2021 | Suffolk Va

Ok sooo I knowww it’s only almost Thanksgiving but, Tree Farm Minis out in Suffolk, VA were this past weekend!! Each year I get soooo excited about upcoming holiday mini sessions!! This is my chance to see returning families, along with some new faces. And even though these sessions are only 15 minutes, we always […]

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Weddings

Brett + Beth Ann | Fairview Farms Wedding | Powhatan Virginia

  Lot’s of firsts for me with this fall wedding day!! First time travelling to Powhatan in Virginia (which is pronounced Pow-uh-tan not Pow-hat-an for those as confused as I was ~ don’t judge me haha!). And my first time working at the beautiful Fairfield Farm Events venue. An absolutely amazinggg place that was showing […]

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Cameryn + Michael | Country Fall Wedding

    Welcome to Cameryn and Michael’s blog post from their amazingggly beautiful country fall wedding in Ivor Virginia!!! This couple was a delight to work with and their day included some of the best fall colors I’ve seen all year along with TONS of attention to detail!! Taking place right on her grandparents farm, […]

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Weddings

Hunter + Abby | Suffolk Vintage Wedding

,   As I sit here to write this blog post I have a hundred things to say about this beautiful wedding and no idea where to begin!! For instance, the amount of thought and detail that went into this entire day ~ whew!! So much beauty you won’t want to miss!! Abby and Hunter […]

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James and Amanda | Williamsburg Inn Wedding

  This day was definitely one to remember!! It was the first time I was able to capture a wedding at the beautiful Williamsburg Inn and I couldn’t have worked with a more “in love” couple!! This day was long overdue and after a wedding date change, Amanda and James shared their vows in front […]

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Maternity Milestone

Lifestyle Announcement Session | Suffolk, VA

  It’s not often I do pregnancy announcement sessions, but when I do… they usually involve lots of excitement!!! This time it was mainly from little miss Addy Mae who is being promoted to BIG SISTER!! I’ve had the privilege of capturing this family for almost 3 years now and somehow each one is more […]

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Weddings

Michelle + Drew | Pungo, Virginia

  September 4th included unending smiles, joyful laughter, and the most beautiful weather for Michelle and Drew’s rustic, elegant outdoor wedding!! This couple was seriously so much FUN!!! The way they looked at each other all day, giddy and smiling, was one of the best experiences. After being around them you’d instantly feel their genuine […]

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Maternity Milestone

Miss Amelia | Lifestyle Newborn

Clients turned into sweet friends. That is exactly what comes to mind of when I think of Ashley and Ben. What started out with meeting to potentially photograph their wedding has led to an engagement session, TWO weddings (thanks COVID for the extra fun), maternity, and now documenting this next journey of life ~ parenthood, […]

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Weddings

Abby + Kansas | Timeless wedding at The Onley Place

  This beautiful day was held at The Onley Place in Belvidere North Carolina. With an amazing field backdrop, flowers in bloom, and red barn, this was the perfect location for Abby and Kansas’s rustic summer wedding. On what may have felt like the hottest day of the year, these two showed nothing but poise […]

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Seniors

Sandbridge | Senior Portraits

Senior sessions – a time to reflect on how far you’ve come, all that you’ve accomplished and embrace how bright your future looks! Berkley was sooo much fun to work with. One of those people you could just tell she had a pure and genuine heart. Her smile was infectious!! Had the best time laughing […]

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