RECENT WORK AND MUSINGS
Autumn and Nick celebrated their forever with family and friends in a beautiful wedding at Bowling Brook Mansion. With the golden glow of the sunset, the couple celebrated in a big way complete with their Harley and dancing the night away. The bride was on sight with her ladies in the bridal suite, while the […]
Kelly and Phil fun at the beach in South Carolina Kelly and Phil met me at Isle of Palms for a fun and flirty couples session. While I was hanging out with my brother and his family in Charleston SC, I got a hold of a couple that was more than ready and willing to […]
Ashley and Ty’s beach adventure couples’ session took place at Westmoreland State Park located in Montross Virginia. Just under an hour from my home location. The couple is so adventurous and amazing that a traditional park or monument location was not something that I wanted to provide. I wanted something that matched their personality and […]
Emily & Garrett’s intimate wedding at Lydia Mountain Lodge was sweet and filled with love. The deep woods feel, the rustic amazing feel of the entire location, the old wood and rustic style cabins selectively located in lots within the woods is just an amazing location for your wedding. The main lodge has ample windows […]
Historic St. Mary’s City is full of history and beautifully located right on the bank of the Potomac River. Arguably one of the best locations for an elopement. In the middle of 2021 I had the pleasure of providing elopement photography for one of the sweetest and cutest couples, Michael + Leona, right here in […]
Weddings are much fun! Especially when it’s located in an amazing area. This venue is located in Farmville nestled inside a thick and lush forest. Cannot ask for a better location to get married with many or as little guests as you want. Right on the property is a man made lake that is perfect […]
Todd & Ginny were the perfect couple that I could ever have. Both are so sweet, their kids were amazing, and the venue was perfect and suited the couple and their small list 25 guests. The perfect elopement wedding went off without a hitch at Fleetwood Farm Winery in Leesburg, VA. Keep scrolling to see […]
Which is your wedding style Wedding or Elopement, let’s see what the difference is between them. In a world where things are so damn crazy with all kinds of shit going on, it’s so nice to know and see people living their lives and still making plans for the future. So, are you planning a […]
BEHIND THE LENS
A self proclaimed badass photographer
No elegant or amazing story to tell here. My life consisted of growing up in the military from the age of 2. Settling in North Carolina, and marrying a Navy Corpsman. Three kids later, and two masters degrees into a career in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis, I decided that it was finally time to pursue a lifelong dream of mine, photography.
I started out as wanting to become a Marine Biologist/Oceanographer, and working for National Geographic, swimming with the sharks! Choices made led me down a different path and led me to where I am today. Sitting here, at the computer, writing a mini novel about my life to you.
I started my business in 2019 realizing as my oldest son graduated high school that I missed photography, I missed the interaction I could have with others, and the different lives I was able to be a part of. So, I did as allo beginner photographers did. I dusted off my only old camera, and started using my friends and family as models. Charge next to nothing for sessions, and was able to purchase mentoring sessions, business courses, posing class, 1:1 workshops, and I have learned so much and have grown tremendously within my skill and knowledge. With the help of amazing photography mentors such as Katelyn James, Alina Thomas, Joy Michelle, Megan MacPhail, India Earl, Anni Graham, Jai Long, Maddie Mae (Adventure Instead), and many more, I have been able to create an experience for my couples that is comfortable, relaxed, and crafted specifically to their style and personality
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I am so excited to have the chance to chat with you about your wedding day plans. I think it's time we set up a phone chat!