The first time I met this family was just after their little girl turned 1 - we met downtown for a family shoot that showcased some Virginia character during their short but sweet time here while in medical school at UVA.Read More
Journey plans are my absolute favorite because over the course of a year+, I get to watch the progression of pregnancy through really coming into new roles and discovering the personality of this new little human!Read More
When a family writes to me about a family photo shoot and says, "we'd really just love to do it at our home, is that okay?" I basically feel like seting off fireworks.Read More
We bonded over mutual boredom in computer class our senior year of high school, then became roommates our freshman year of college at JMU and best friends throughout the entirety of our time there.Read More
Remember this brave couple? We met on a 9 degree day in January for an outdoor maternity session by the lake to celebrate in preparation for their little girl. A few months later, I got to meet their oh so tiny and sweet daughter for the first time as we captured some of the softness in their new life together at home.Read More
Earlier this year, I introduced the Kirkpatrick family and a little bit about their story through their documentary maternity session at the park and sharing family traditions on a chilly, winter morning.
Well the waiting finally came to fruition as they welcomed sweet baby Henry to the world a few weeks ago, and I was able to capture these proud older siblings meeting their newest addition for the very first time.Read More
They met because of perfect timing. And while the joy of new life and news of cancer came for her all at once, their faithfulness in the continued purpose of God's timing is one of the most inspiring stories I've heard and had the honor to capture.Read More
There is nothing quite like the relationship of a mama and her newborn baby. When discussing photos for his first year, mom Amanda shared with me that her husband felt like she had worked so hard all 9 months of the pregnancy to grow and nurture him, that the first session should simply celebrate their bond. (I mean come on, how sweet is that?!)Read More
Ever wonder what a maternity session looks like in the dead of winter?
Welp, to start with, it looks like two adventures soon-to-be-parents and a willingness to get a little cold for the sake of a vision. Add an icy lake on a 9 degree evening at sunset + some gorgeous Virginia mountains, and you're right on track!Read More
This family is excitedly going through some major transitions in life right now, including building their dream home and preparing to welcome baby #3 into their lives!Read More
Between these three family units, the patriarchs + two daughters and their families, each one has moved into a different home or state in the past year. Both sisters had babies within a few weeks of each other, they lost a family dog, both husbands started new jobs, grandparents entered retirement, and the oldest grandchild is hitting toddler life full steam ahead.
So Christmas looked really different this year than it did last year.Read More
They bought a house when they were newly married, excited for the opportunity it held and the family that would fill it. 5 kids later, they were ready for an upgrade, but the house wouldn't sell. For 2 years.
Finally, the right person and the right timing fell into place and they sold their first home - but were still searching for their forever.Read More