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Teenage years are worth documenting

As families grow together and your once toddlers are now looking like young men and women, scheduling a photoshoot can seem like a large task. Between practices, school, work, college applications, who has the time?!

When you search “family photoshoots” on Pinterest the majority of the photos are with kids under the age of ten.

When seeing this you may think - 

Are family photoshoots  just cuter when kids are still young? 

Maybe it’s just too hard to get our family together in the teenage stage of life?

Will they want to participate?

Is it worth it?

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Madison + Ryan's Wedding at Blue Valley Vineyard

The overwhelming emotion of the day from start to finish was JOY.

Joy while the relaxed bridal party sipped mimosas during hair and makeup at their luxurious farmhouse Air BnD and jammed to Taylor Swift.

Joy as a daddy tried to remain stoic while holding his beautiful baby girl in a wedding dress.

Joy as the groom and groomsmen told epic wedding stories and joy as guests filed in under bright blue skies on a warm June day with the slightest breeze.

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Featured: Sweet Family Session on the Downtown Mall

Whenever a family reaches out for suggestions about where to have their session, I start by asking them “where do you like to spend time?”

This sweet crew is getting ready to move at the end of the month, so when they started reflecting on what they wanted their photos to really say beyond just looking pretty, they realized that they wanted to capture a piece of the city where they started their family.

  • The brick streets they roamed pushing a stroller with one hand and a gelato in the other.

  • The concert venues they sat cozied up together for date nights.

  • The feeling of love they felt they grew here and the memories they made.

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At home maternity and newborn sessions with the Hamby family

This family has been with me since I first got to Charlottesville and they were expecting their first baby. A lot has changed since then, including my photography style and a second baby!

When we met for their first journey plan, they were in transition while they built their dream home. Now that they’re in it, we kept this maternity session cozy by celebrating a simple weekend morning of breakfast and backyard time, playing and reading books together. At this point, the nursery was still relatively empty, so we wrapped up by taking a moment in there to embrace the season of waiting and life before 3 became 4 (+ dog :-) ).

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Featured Brand : The Movement Barn

Casey of The Movement Barn contacted me in search of a way to do just that as she launched her new boutique Gyrotinic fitness studio geared toward dancers and physical therapy for all ages. She knew that the unique equipment and beautiful setting of her studio would draw people in, but only if they could see and experience it for themselves. Through her questionnaire and discovery calls, we came up with a plan about what kinds of photos she needed and me at sunrise on a foggy fall morning to photograph her work in action!

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Featured : Nate + Loghan's Panorama Farms Wedding

Ahhh summer love. Virginia hills. Dancing the night away. Sweet tea and sparklers.

This wedding was all the rustic vibes you can dream of, but the best part? By far, it was the tangible, emotional love that could be felt by the bride and groom.

Nathan and Loghan are dear friends of ours, (the kind we trust to watch our kid for date nights and our dog when we're traveling, because they're that darn lovable). To capture their vows and the sentiment of this big day was such an honor. 

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