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  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 […]

Ashley + Ben | Cape Charles, VA Wedding

May 8, 2020

Weddings

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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 […]

Step by step video guide to editing in Lightroom

April 15, 2020

Educational

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Anniversary photos should be more popular than what they are. Have any of you done them? Whether it’s to commemorate a significant number of years together or every year, celebrating any amount of time together in marriage is definitely something that should be documented. Which is why I was so excited to capture 20 years […]

20th Anniversary at Pleasure House Point

April 10, 2020

Couples

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With everything going on right now, my heart hurts for all those who are currently affected by this virus. However, by now I think we’ve all been affected in one way or another whether it be physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, etc. This is one of those things that’s really impacting everyone. Which is exactly why […]

Ben + Ashley | A Williamsburg Engagement | Williamsburg, Virginia

March 18, 2020

Engagements

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One thing I love about weddings, is how they’re all so different. Regardless of how many times one attends, photographs, or even officiates a wedding – each is different and unique in their own way.  Some, are extravagant events, some couples elope, and then, there are others who have an intimate ceremony with their most […]

Haley & Collin | Intimate Suffolk Wedding

February 28, 2020

Weddings

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No matter the time or the season, the beach will always be my most favorite place to take pictures.  So of course when Jamie asked me to come out to Fort Story for their maternity session my answer was an obvious – YES!!!  Stick around to see some joyous photos from our session as they […]

November Maternity Session | Fort Story, Virginia

February 14, 2020

Maternity Milestone

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Wedding day details are one of the most important and can be one of the most overlooked portions of the day.  When thinking about wedding photography, everybody always includes the couples, ceremony, reception, etc. but those small details really do bring the entire event together.  In this blog post I’ll be sharing ways how you, […]

Wedding Timeline | Details

February 12, 2020

Weddings

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With these cold winter months I haven’t been able to get outside and shoot family sessions as much as I’d like but you know what – that’s ok cause ya girl would F R E E Z E!!!  I’m a cold natured woman who prefers to hibernate until its at least 70 degrees.  But I’ve […]

All You Need To Know About Lifestyle Newborn Sessions

January 30, 2020

Maternity Milestone

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Wondering what a Fresh 48 session actually is??  Well guess what – you’re in the right place because today, I’ll be sharing all the details and more!  This session is one of the 4 options available in the Maternity Milestone Package.  Follow along to learn more about what a Fresh 48 session is, what to […]

What Is A Fresh 48 Session?

January 29, 2020

Maternity Milestone

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The moment still seems so surreal.  You’re pregnant.  You’ve been growing this tiny baby for weeks now.  Feeling those little flutters.  Imagining how your life will soon be completely different while anxiously anticipating your baby’s arrival!!!  However, before that happens every woman should document this season of motherhood.  Maternity photos are the perfect way to […]

When To Schedule Maternity Photos

January 28, 2020

Maternity Milestone

mother on the beach during the fall holding baby belly during maternity photo session

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You’re pregnant and want to commemorate this special occasion with professional photos!!!! Hoorayyyyy!!!  **Insert all the happy emojis and imagine virtual confetti is bursting through the screen right now!!!**  This is such and exciting time for you and your growing family that I’d love to help you plan out your pregnancy announcement session with my: […]

Top 3 Tips For Planning Your Announcement Session

January 27, 2020

Maternity Milestone

mother and father announcing pregnancy after ivf journey

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Alright so it’s almostttt the end of 2019.  And since I successfully failed at blogging all my sessions/weddings this year I decided (on the day of New Year’s Eve no less ~ better late than never HAHA!) to blog my Year In Review with photos from everyyyyy session of the year!  Stick around friends because […]

2019 My Year in Review

January 1, 2020

Exciting News

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This year’s santa minis were definitely the best yet – to say the least!!!  With almost 30 families in attendance there was definitely no shortage of joy!! Due to a rainy forecast, there were slight hiccups and a last minute location change however, that did not hinder the magical fun everyone had.  With Christmas music […]

The 2019 Santa Mini Experience

January 1, 2020

Mini Sessions

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This past weekend I had the pleasure of doing one of my favorite types of sessions – Extended Family!! Now you may be wondering why? Why do you need extended family photos? Well for starters these sessions are awesome because they’re basically a one stop shop for all things family photos (aka best gifts ever […]

Why You Need Extended Family Photos | Virginia Family Photographer

December 3, 2019

Extended Families

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This session right here was a special one for sure. I met Elissa and Aaron at church and have I’ve followed along on their journey to have a baby for over a year now and can honestly say there isn’t a more deserving couple of this sweet babe!

The Plaskon’s | Baby Announcement

September 23, 2019

Families

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Does anybody here have family reunions??? Coming from a military background, my family lives in multiple different states. We usually try to get together about once a year (hence our long roads trips with the kids earlier this year lol!!). When together, it’s always busy, loud, and hard to make plans while scrambling everyone together. […]

Dorschel Extended Family Session | Suffolk, VA.

September 13, 2019

Extended Families

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Sweet baby Ivy. Such a precious dainty little girl who is so dearly loved by her family and all who have had to privilege of meeting her. I was lucky enough to be one of the first to meet her during our fresh48 session which had an interesting start. Buckle up y’all, hold on tight, […]

Baby Ivy Fresh 48 | Portsmouth, VA

September 11, 2019

Newborns

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Getting that inquiry from Moriah about photographing their wedding was like a blast from the past. We grew up together in church from the time I was about 12-15 and now I have the privilege of documenting her wedding to a guy who makes her so extremely happy! So excited to share with y’all some […]

Moriah & Tyler | Engaged

September 6, 2019

Engagements

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The beginning of a senior year is such an exciting time!! Heading into the school year knowing that it will be full of so many “lasts” and trying to cherish everything that high school has to offer before you begin a new chapter in your story. This girl right here is no stranger to my […]

Senior Session | Windsor Castle Park, Smithfield Virginia

September 3, 2019

Seniors

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Hey yall!!! Want to know a secret?? One of the things I’m learning quickly (and love) about my journey capturing weddings is how truly unique they are.  Some are more traditional, some modern, some last all day, some a couple of hours and the best part is – THAT’S OK!! If you hear anything from […]

Suffolk Wedding | Jose & Ana

August 14, 2019

Weddings