HALF-OFF November Sessions

promo-pic1Things have been crazy and as we enter the holiday season they will surely get crazier! If you’re going to be around the week of Thanksgiving grab one of the few spots available before it’s too late and cross family pictures off your to-do list!

Session Details:

  • 45-60 minutes
  • Immediate family only
  • Download ALL images from your session, fully edited and in hi-res from online gallery (25 images minimum)
  • Print release included
  • 10% off any print/product orders placed before December 14th, 2016. Product Guide
  • Shoot location must be within 20 miles of Leesburg, VA
  • For ideal lighting purposes, sessions begin between 3:30pm-4:00pm on selected date
  • $400 session fee required to hold your session date. Click here to make payment
  • No refunds. Will work with you to rescedule due to poor weather
  • Select from available sessions below and contact me to confirm.

SESSIONS STILL AVAILABLE: (Session begins at 3:30 or 4:00pm, for ideal lighting purposes)

  •  Saturday 11/19
  •  Sunday 11/20
  •  Monday 11/21
  •  Friday 11/25
  •  Saturday 11/26
  •  Sunday 11/27

LIMITED SPOTS OPEN…BOOK NOW! Feel free to contact me with any questions.


NEWS | The Deal is “Sealed”

It’s official. A few weeks ago Justin & I were sealed in the Washington DC Temple. Aside from the 95 degree weather that felt like 105 degrees. It was perfect. Absolutely perfect.

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I wanted to take this opportunity to spotlight our AMAZING wedding photographer and friend, Alyssa Saylor of Alyssa Saylor Photography who is responsible for all of the stunning pictures below.

I met Alyssa at a photography workshop I attended 2 years ago in Asheville North Carolina. I think we both came in search of similar things and I felt immediately drawn to her. During a portion of the workshop we each shared some of our own work and I fell in love with her vintage inspired photography style and knew that when/if I ever got married I wanted her to do our pictures.  In fact, after we got engaged and set the date, with all the arrangements that needed to be made, the first thing and BEST THING I did was contact Alyssa. It was an answered prayer that she was available on our date and made the trip in from Tennessee to photograph our wedding! A HUGE and unexpected bonus was that another girl we met at that workshop, Jenny Carroll (as ever photography), came in from Utah as a second shooter. SO AWESOME!!

They did an amazing job taking control of and managing our HUGE families and wedding party, while still capturing the special moments and little details happening all around.  Here are some of the images we’ll cherish forever.

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NEWS | Engaged!

It’s been a long while since I’ve posted so I thought I’d pop on to share some exciting news and fun new pictures.  I’m engaged!

We’ve set a quick date for this September and are hustling to get arrangements made and invitations in the mail. We wanted to include an engagement photo but each time we’d set out to take pictures they just never seemed right. I SOOOOOO prefer to be behind the camera and not in front of it and it was getting more and more apparent with each shoot we did.  They all seemed so stiff and awkward. I seemed so stiff and awkward rather.

I finally realized for me to loosen up I was going to have to change the feel of the shoot to be something less formal and more fun…the problem was I WANTED the pictures to feel formal. Getting married is a big deal. Anyway, here’s what we came up with.

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Justin was a great sport about this shoot…and every other shoot preceding this one, that I made him do, in search of the perfect images. I couldn’t be happier with the results. Not very traditional…but neither are we. I love them.

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Funny unexpected side note: So many people mistook our wedding announcement as an announcement that we were expecting (until they READ it of course). In hindsight I can see how blue and pink cotton candy could be misleading. I see an exciting birth announcement in our future though!

PRESENTING | Itty Bitty Baby Bump

This shoot is a little surreal. You might remember my friends Mckell & Brandon from their engagement pictures taken just last year.   Recently they shared their exciting news that a little one is on the way.  What a whirlwind the last year has been.  The weather has been so gorgeous lately we had to get out and take advantage of it…even though her belly is just itty bitty and I swear I had to photoshop it bigger in some of these images. : )

I love these two. I could not happier for them…or for myself with these awesome images we got. : ) Really some of my favorites!

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Amazing Wildflowers Workshop!

How charming is this place? This is The Historic Brigman House in Asheville North Carolina where I got to spend a few days with some very inspiring and incredible women.workshop_asheville_packet_2

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I was a little starstruck when Joy & her husband Donnie first introduced themselves. The workshop started right off the bat with a themed family photo shoot which was a great way to break the ice and to just get us going. I loved the simple authentic ways she styled everyone so the theme carries through while not being overdone or getting too costume-y.

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I loved watching Joy interact with the family and learning how she keeps it moving while getting very natural, expressive, and emotional images. It was really fascinating. Here are some of my favorites.


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Here are some from the photo shoot she set up on day 2.

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It wasn’t just amazing shoot after amazon shoot. There was also a lot of talking and sharing. I was blown away by how open Joy was about EVERYTHING. From business and starting up to getting inspiration, dealing with difficult clients, photo shoot nightmares, her editing process, insecurities, personal goals and much more. She was incredible.  I was actually blesses to meet several incredible  and very very talented women this week. It already feels like a dream.

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