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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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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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Engagements

Suffolk Engagement Session | Abby + Hunter

Ok so before I begin about this *awesome* couple… let me preface this by stating a ~ win. This is the SECOND blog post in a month y’all!!! Say whaattt?!?! HAHA! And I’m only going up from here 🙂 Big plans for this little space of mine. Ok now seriously back to stars of this […]

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Engagements

Caitlyn + Harrison | Newport News Engagement Session

What do you do when the forecast calls for 70% chance of rain on the day of your engagement pictures?? You TRUST your photographer!!! Thankfully this couple did just that, giving us the chance to make a little magic happen during the misty rain at the cutest location in Newport News!! Caitlyn and Harrison are […]

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Karlie + Tyler | Suffolk VA Wedding

  Heyyy friends!!! Ok first off… I’m a little embarrassed to admit this butttt it needs to be said. We’re almost halfway into the year and this is my FIRST published post of 2021!! Sorry y’all ~ I promise this is the start of something good 😉 However, I couldn’t have kick started my blogging […]

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Santa Mini

The Santa Mini Experience 2020

Well y’all…. we did it!! We’ve almost made it to the end of 2020!! If I truly sit down to try and think of all this year has brought I honestly can’t wrap my head around it. Pandemic, politics, social distancing, masks, etc. These are all words that will forever “brand” this year. But I […]

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Weddings

Ashley + Ben | Mimosa Barn Wedding

  How often do you get to marry your best friend?? Ok now ~ how often do you get to do it TWICE??? Annnddd in the same year?!?! Well that’s exactly what Ashley and Ben did! When COVID started rocking the wedding industry, forcing 2020 couples to make hard decisions Ashley and Ben, decided to […]

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Brandon + Kristin | Smithfield Wedding

  Brandon and Kristin’s wedding day included all the fall and rustic vibes.  These are two of the sweetest, most genuine people and were sooo excited to get married. Their initial wedding plans may have changed due to COVID but I truthfully don’t think their day could have been any better! With their closest family […]

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Weddings

Chris + Tara | Founder’s Inn Wedding

  From their Williamsburg engagement session to their Founder’s Inn wedding, Chris and Tara showcased nothing but genuine love for one another. Like many others, they were hit with having to rearrange their original wedding plans due to COVID. However, their desire to continue on with their marriage and become husband and wife never altered. […]

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Schuyler + Elizabeth | Historic Post Office

  This amazing couple is officially MARRIED!!! Schuyler and Elizabeth had the most beautiful day in Hampton at the Historic Post Office. This was a brand new venue for me and y’all I can say without a doubt that I am in LOVE! Not only was it a great location but an even sweeter couple […]

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Tyler + Hannah | Chesapeake VA Wedding

  When I initially met Tyler and Hannah last year, we had NO CLUE what the future had in store for them. Unfortunately like many other couples, they fell victim to the dreaded wedding replanning due to COVID-19. However, they both handled all of the changes with nothing but grace, patience, and perseverance!! This wedding […]

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Mini Sessions

Sunflower Sessions 2020 | Suffolk, VA

  Thankful to have been able to host the second annual ~ Sunflower Minis in good ol’ Suffolk, VA!! Last year the field was pretty awesome because it was my first time shooting there. However, this year definitely topped it! Not only were the sunflowers amazingly beautiful (again!), but they also made the perfect backdrop […]

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Families

3 Tips for Successful Family Portraits

What are your initial feelings when you think – “Lets take family portraits”?? Most of us cringe at the thought! But don’t worry – I get it!! There are soooo many things to plan, it can be stressful, and then when the time comes you don’t even know if your family will be cooperative. Well… […]

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Engagements

Sunflower Engagement Session

  Y’all this engagement session right here is what summertime dreams are made of!! Surrounded by a gorgeous sunflower field, hanging out with your best friend. Brandon and Kristin’s love for one another truly shines throughout all of their engagement photos. Stick around to see more from our time together and find out a little […]

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Weddings

Intimate Backyard Wedding

  Two days before this wedding, the forecast called for 60-80% chance of rain. This sweet couple already had to change their venue due to covid-19, and greatly decrease the amount of guests who would attend. However, this intimate backyard wedding has quickly become one of my favorites because not only did it, NOT rain. […]

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Families

Sandbridge Beach | Family Session

It’s no secret that the beach is one of my favvvvorite places to shoot. I personally love the beach, so naturally anytime a family chooses it as a location for their session I’m always sooooo excited!!! There is a certain calm and joy that comes from simply being there and it definitely shows in the […]

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Engagements

Tara + Chris | Engagement Session

This past weekend Tara + Chris were so much fun to work with!! They chose Colonial Williamsburg as their engagement session location and I always get a tad overly giddy when this happens because I mean come on – just look how pretty it is!! Anytime a couple books a wedding with me, a complimentary […]

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Weddings

Ashley + Ben | Cape Charles, VA Wedding

  When Ashley and I met on April 16, 2019.  When we talked all about her wedding day dreams, she (we) never dreamed it would turn out the way it did.  Faced with the tough decision of whether or not to continue with their wedding day during a pandemic was not on the agenda. But […]

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Educational

Step by step video guide to editing in Lightroom

Heyyy friends!! I’m so excited you’re here because in this blog I’m going to be sharing how I use Lightroom! This is the software I use when editing all of my galleries and I absolutely LOVE all of the options. Editing in lightroom is a great tool for anyone who may be interested in photography […]

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